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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:
$9,816 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,776 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
22,436
Setting:
suburban
#201 Overall Score: 28 out of 100.

Located about 40 miles south of Cleveland, Kent State University offers more than 200 campus organizations, including Greek life, leadership programs for underclassmen and community service clubs. In the classroom, Kent State students can choose from nearly 300 academic programs, including peace and conflict studies.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,821 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$20,648 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
12,772
Setting:
city
#201 Overall Score: 28 out of 100.

Montana State University is home to many unique research facilities, such as the Plant Growth Center and the Center for Bison and Wildlife Health. Notable alumni include Jan Stenerud, one of the few Pro Football Hall of Fame placekickers.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,708 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$9,790 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
11,118
Setting:
rural
#201 Overall Score: 28 out of 100.

South Dakota State University was established in 1881 as a public institution. South Dakota State University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,456 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$22,203 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
10,626
Setting:
urban
#201 Overall Score: 28 out of 100.

At the University of Missouri—Kansas City, students can explore more than 175 clubs and about 15 Greek-letter organizations. Former President Harry Truman attended the law school at UMKC for two years and later received the school's first honorary degree.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,276 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$22,470 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
10,190
Setting:
urban
#201 Overall Score: 28 out of 100.

University of Montana

Missoula, MT

Among the University of Montana's academic offerings are programs devoted to American Indian culture and an internship on the school’s farm. Notable alumni of the University of Montana include Carroll O’Connor, who starred as Archie Bunker in the "All in the Family" television show.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,105 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$18,634 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
21,179
Setting:
suburban
#201 Overall Score: 28 out of 100.

Founded in 1946, University of North Carolina--Charlotte is a public institution. University of North Carolina--Charlotte follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$28,858 (2012-13)
Setting:
rural
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Ashland University

Ashland, OH

Ashland University is a private school in Ohio affiliated with the Brethren Church. Ashland students have more than 70 undergraduate major programs to choose from.

Tuition and fees:
$28,160 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
4,619
Setting:
suburban
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Barry University

Miami Shores, FL

Located in Miami, Barry University is a private, Catholic school that offers weekend and evening classes across Florida for adult students. Incoming freshmen participate in a program that requires them to read the same book in the summer, ahead of their fall semester classes.

Tuition and fees:
$25,850 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,724
Setting:
suburban
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A private institution, Benedictine University was founded in 1887.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,483 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,039 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
4,283
Setting:
suburban
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Bowie State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,283, with a gender distribution of 37.8 percent male students and 62.2 percent female students. At this school, 50 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 50 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$25,450 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,799
Setting:
suburban
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Founded in 1937, Cardinal Stritch University is a private institution. Cardinal Stritch University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$21,100 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,632
Setting:
urban
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Clark Atlanta University is a historically black institution that formed when Atlanta University and Clark College merged in 1988. Many notable people have passed through Clark Atlanta and the two founding schools, such as civil rights activist and writer W.E.B. DuBois, who taught social work at the university.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,289 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$12,411 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
12,038
Setting:
urban
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At Cleveland State University, students can study in more than 200 academic programs, join more than 150 campus clubs and visit numerous city attractions, such as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Notable CSU alumni include the late Carl Stokes, who, as a former mayor of Cleveland, was the first African-American elected mayor of a major American city.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,697 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$15,372 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
12,267
Setting:
city
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East Tennessee State University in Johnson City is largely a commuter school. The ETSU Buccaneers compete in the NCAA Division I Southern Conference.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,785 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,725 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
10,053
Setting:
city
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U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Florida A&M University

Tallahassee, FL

Located in Tallahassee, Florida A&M University is a historically black institution that offers a range of degrees to students of all races. The university, more commonly known as FAMU, offers more than 100 student organizations and several fraternities and sororities to join.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,986 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$21,543 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
24,823
Setting:
city
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Founded in 1961, Florida Atlantic University is a public institution. Florida Atlantic University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,540 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$18,939 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
37,468
Setting:
urban
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U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Florida International University is a public school in Miami. Hispanic students make up about 60 percent of the student body.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,066 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,658 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
17,993
Setting:
rural
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At Georgia Southern University, students can get a global perspective by utilizing the school's centers for Irish, Africana and International studies, or by studying abroad. On campus, Georgia Southern hosts many annual events for students, such as Finals Feast, when administrators treat students to a breakfast buffet during the stressful weeks of final exams.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,928 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$28,138 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
24,665
Setting:
urban
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Georgia State University, located in downtown Atlanta, is one of the largest universities in Georgia. To help ease the college transition, first-year students can opt into the Freshman Learning Communities program, which groups students based on shared interests.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,070 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,870 (2012-13)
Setting:
city
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U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Idaho State University

Pocatello, ID

Located in the city of Pocatello, Idaho State University  offers more than 280 academic programs. Students can get involved in more than 130 campus clubs, play intramural sports or try out for the Division I Idaho State Bengals varsity teams.

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