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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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Tuition and fees:
$43,561 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
2,548
Setting:
city
#82 Overall Score: 52 out of 100.

A private institution, Stevens Institute of Technology was founded in 1870. Stevens Institute of Technology offers a Greek system, where 25 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 25 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,984 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,924 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
16,003
Setting:
suburban
#82 Overall Score: 52 out of 100.

Stony Brook University--SUNY has a total undergraduate enrollment of 16,003, with a gender distribution of 53 percent male students and 47 percent female students. At this school, 60.5 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 39.5 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$36,590 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
8,456
Setting:
suburban
#82 Overall Score: 52 out of 100.

Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University is a private institution. Texas Christian University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$15,718 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$36,646 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
11,211
Setting:
city
#82 Overall Score: 52 out of 100.

University of Vermont

Burlington, VT

University of Vermont is a public institution that was founded in 1791. The school has 49.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Vermont is 17:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,995 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$16,445 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,819
Setting:
city
#86 Overall Score: 51 out of 100.

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry was established in 1911 as a public institution. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,200 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$22,950 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
28,026
Setting:
city
#86 Overall Score: 51 out of 100.

University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

A public institution, University of Alabama was founded in 1831. University of Alabama offers a Greek system, where 33 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 22.8 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$13,416 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$36,294 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
15,978
Setting:
suburban
#86 Overall Score: 51 out of 100.

University of California--Santa Cruz has a total undergraduate enrollment of 15,978, with a gender distribution of 46.7 percent male students and 53.3 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:
$10,240 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$32,008 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
25,805
Setting:
city
#86 Overall Score: 51 out of 100.

Founded in 1876, University of Colorado--Boulder is a public institution. University of Colorado--Boulder follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$33,702 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,160
Setting:
city
#86 Overall Score: 51 out of 100.

University of Tulsa is a private institution that was founded in 1894. The school has 62.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Tulsa is 11:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,852 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$26,364 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
20,175
Setting:
suburban
#91 Overall Score: 50 out of 100.

Auburn University

Auburn University, AL

Auburn University was established in 1856 as a public institution. Auburn University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$16,485 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$32,415 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,169
Setting:
suburban
#91 Overall Score: 50 out of 100.

A public institution, Colorado School of Mines was founded in 1874. Colorado School of Mines offers a Greek system, where 16 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 12 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,537 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$21,703 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
32,171
Setting:
city
#91 Overall Score: 50 out of 100.

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

At Florida State University, a public school in Tallahassee, students have more than 550 organizations to consider joining. The Florida State Seminoles sports teams compete in the NCAA Division I and are especially known for baseball and football.

Tuition and fees:
$40,707 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,394
Setting:
urban
#91 Overall Score: 50 out of 100.

Founded in 1864, University of Denver is a private institution. University of Denver follows a quarter-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$13,258 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$27,974 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
21,928
Setting:
suburban
#91 Overall Score: 50 out of 100.

Students at the University of Massachusetts—Amherst can choose from about 90 majors or can design their own. The school’s University Without Walls program offers flexible course schedules for adult students.

Tuition and fees:
$41,392 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,457
Setting:
urban
#91 Overall Score: 50 out of 100.

University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

University of San Diego was established in 1949 as a private institution. University of San Diego follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

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