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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:
$25,002 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,980
Setting:
suburban
#161 Overall Score: 35 out of 100.

Maryville University of St. Louis has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,980, with a gender distribution of 26.6 percent male students and 73.4 percent female students. At this school, 23 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 77 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,942 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,562 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
26,481
Setting:
city
#161 Overall Score: 35 out of 100.

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University is a large public school in the college town of Lubbock. The Red Raiders sports teams compete in the NCAA Division I Big 12 Conference and are particularly well known for football and basketball.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,524 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,600 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
9,928
Setting:
rural
#161 Overall Score: 35 out of 100.

University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

At University of Idaho in Moscow, students can explore the restaurants and festivals in the city, or get involved with more than 200 clubs and Division I sports on campus. Idaho’s silver-and-gold sports teams are called the Vandals, thanks to an old newspaper account of the 1917 basketball team vandalizing their opponents on the court.

Tuition and fees:
$35,000 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,499
Setting:
suburban
#161 Overall Score: 35 out of 100.

University of La Verne

La Verne, CA

University of La Verne was established in 1891 as a private institution. University of La Verne follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,750 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$23,638 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
15,727
Setting:
urban
#161 Overall Score: 35 out of 100.

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

At the University of Louisville in Kentucky, students can participate in Division I sports, Greek life, and more than 250 clubs. The campus is also home to an art museum, planetarium, and Auguste Rodin’s original sculpture of The Thinker.

In-state tuition and fees:
$4,404 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$14,124 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
10,194
Setting:
suburban
#161 Overall Score: 35 out of 100.

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

At the University of Wyoming, students can study in nearly 200 programs, including those in the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Through this program, students can explore many interesting places and activities in courses such as Alaska Mountaineering, Himalaya Backpacking, and Baja Sea Kayaking.

Tuition and fees:
$36,020 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,978
Setting:
city
#167 Overall Score: 34 out of 100.

The Florida Institute of Technology originally started as a training facility for space industry professionals and now offers a wide range of degree programs to undergraduates. About half of the student body enrolls in the school’s College of Business.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,594 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$27,454 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
8,778
Setting:
rural
#167 Overall Score: 34 out of 100.

At the University of Maine, students participate in annual events such as Maine Day, when the school hosts a parade, and then together, everyone helps clean the campus. Notable UMaine alumni include bestselling horror author Stephen King, who wrote Carrie, The Shawshank Redemption, and The Green Mile.

In-state tuition and fees:
$12,002 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$28,861 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
23,951
Setting:
urban
#167 Overall Score: 34 out of 100.

Virginia Commonwealth University, or VCU, is a public school in Richmond. Cheering on the school’s Division I sports teams, the VCU Rams, is a popular outlet for students.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,317 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$22,415 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
50,968
Setting:
suburban
#170 Overall Score: 33 out of 100.

The University of Central Florida is based in Orlando and has regional campuses throughout the middle of the state. The school has more than 350 clubs and organizations for students to consider joining.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,410 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,325 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
30,289
Setting:
urban
#170 Overall Score: 33 out of 100.

The University of South Florida, or USF, is a large public school that is committed to research. The school has a sizeable commuter population and offers bus transportation and a commuter network to accommodate students who don’t live on campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,456 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,632 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
22,827
Setting:
suburban
#170 Overall Score: 33 out of 100.

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

A public school in the small city of Morgantown, West Virginia University offers several degrees and is home to the Center for Civic Engagement, which gives class credit for community service. Students can also get involved with Greek life, Division I sports, and more than 300 student organizations.

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