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Schools in the National Universities category, such as the University of Chicago and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master's and Ph.D. programs. These colleges also are committed to producing groundbreaking research.

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In-state tuition and fees:
$9,992 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$28,794 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
30,147
Setting:
city
#68 Overall Score: 57 out of 100.

Purdue University--West Lafayette was established in 1869 as a public institution. Purdue University--West Lafayette follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$13,499 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$27,523 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
31,593
Setting:
urban
#69 Overall Score: 56 out of 100.

A public institution, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--New Brunswick was founded in 1766.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,506 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$25,126 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
40,103
Setting:
city
#69 Overall Score: 56 out of 100.

Texas A&M University--College Station has a total undergraduate enrollment of 40,103, with a gender distribution of 52.1 percent male students and 47.9 percent female students. At this school, 21.7 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 78.3 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$13,555 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,805 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
34,469
Setting:
urban
#69 Overall Score: 56 out of 100.

Founded in 1851, University of Minnesota--Twin Cities is a public institution. University of Minnesota--Twin Cities follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,930 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$25,320 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
23,859
Setting:
rural
#69 Overall Score: 56 out of 100.

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech is a public institution that was founded in 1872. The school has 28.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Virginia Tech is 16:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$12,863 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$33,750 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
37,454
Setting:
suburban
#73 Overall Score: 54 out of 100.

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University was established in 1855 as a public institution. Michigan State University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,061 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$26,931 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
21,999
Setting:
city
#73 Overall Score: 54 out of 100.

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

A public institution, University of Iowa was founded in 1847. University of Iowa offers a Greek system, where 15 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 11 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$40,649 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
7,299
Setting:
suburban
#75 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

American University

Washington, DC

American University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,299, with a gender distribution of 40.6 percent male students and 59.4 percent female students.

Tuition and fees:
$35,972 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
12,918
Setting:
city
#75 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

Founded in 1845, Baylor University is a private institution. Baylor University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$39,550 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,352
Setting:
city
#75 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

Clark University

Worcester, MA

Clark University is a private institution that was founded in 1887. The school has 58.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Clark University is 10:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,209 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$32,350 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
32,371
Setting:
city
#75 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

Indiana University--Bloomington was established in 1820 as a public institution. Indiana University--Bloomington follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$34,640 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
8,293
Setting:
urban
#75 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

A private institution, Marquette University was founded in 1881. Marquette University offers a Greek system, where 14 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 11 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$13,799 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$29,589 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
15,081
Setting:
rural
#75 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

Miami University--Oxford has a total undergraduate enrollment of 15,081, with a gender distribution of 48 percent male students and 52 percent female students. At this school, 48 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 52 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$12,112 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$29,932 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
17,427
Setting:
suburban
#75 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

Founded in 1743, University of Delaware is a public institution. University of Delaware follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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