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Tuition and fees:
$42,852 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
10,590
Setting:
suburban
#47 Overall Score: 63 out of 100.

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

A private institution, University of Miami was founded in 1925. University of Miami offers a Greek system, where 16 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 16 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$37,600 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,869
Setting:
urban
#47 Overall Score: 63 out of 100.

Yeshiva University

New York, NY

Yeshiva University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,869, with a gender distribution of 51.4 percent male students and 48.6 percent female students. At this school, 69 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 31 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$41,686 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
13,107
Setting:
urban
#49 Overall Score: 62 out of 100.

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private institution. Northeastern University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered most selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$14,688 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$37,566 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
22,216
Setting:
suburban
#49 Overall Score: 62 out of 100.

University of California--Irvine is a public institution that was founded in 1965. The school has 46.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of California--Irvine is 19:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,263 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$28,541 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
32,776
Setting:
suburban
#49 Overall Score: 62 out of 100.

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida was established in 1853 as a public institution. University of Florida follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$47,343 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
10,464
Setting:
urban
#52 Overall Score: 61 out of 100.

A private institution, George Washington University was founded in 1821. George Washington University offers a Greek system, where 23 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 23 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,037 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$25,757 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
43,058
Setting:
urban
#52 Overall Score: 61 out of 100.

Ohio State University--Columbus has a total undergraduate enrollment of 43,058, with a gender distribution of 52.7 percent male students and 47.3 percent female students. At this school, 25 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 76 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$46,930 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
8,423
Setting:
urban
#52 Overall Score: 61 out of 100.

Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

Founded in 1834, Tulane University is a private institution. Tulane University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,790 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$33,824 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
39,955
Setting:
city
#52 Overall Score: 61 out of 100.

University of Texas--Austin is a public institution that was founded in 1883. The school has 33.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Texas--Austin is 18:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$12,383 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$29,938 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
28,933
Setting:
urban
#52 Overall Score: 61 out of 100.

University of Washington was established in 1861 as a public institution. University of Washington follows a quarter-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$43,577 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
8,325
Setting:
urban
#57 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

Fordham University

New York, NY

A private institution, Fordham University was founded in 1841.

Tuition and fees:
$44,902 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,488
Setting:
suburban
#57 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

Pepperdine University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,488, with a gender distribution of 42.8 percent male students and 57.2 percent female students. At this school, 58 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 42 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$12,022 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$30,970 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
17,528
Setting:
rural
#57 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

Founded in 1881, University of Connecticut is a public institution. University of Connecticut follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$43,800 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,249
Setting:
city
#60 Overall Score: 59 out of 100.

Southern Methodist University is a private institution that was founded in 1911. The school has 60.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Southern Methodist University is 11:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,262 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$28,472 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
26,259
Setting:
city
#60 Overall Score: 59 out of 100.

University of Georgia was established in 1785 as a public institution. University of Georgia follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$4,850 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
31,060
Setting:
city
#62 Overall Score: 58 out of 100.

A private institution, Brigham Young University--Provo was founded in 1875.

In-state tuition and fees:
$13,382 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$30,816 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
16,562
Setting:
suburban
#62 Overall Score: 58 out of 100.

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Clemson University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 16,562, with a gender distribution of 53.9 percent male students and 46.1 percent female students. At this school, 41 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 59 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$40,458 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
14,798
Setting:
city
#62 Overall Score: 58 out of 100.

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

Founded in 1870, Syracuse University is a private institution. Syracuse University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,162 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$28,348 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
26,487
Setting:
suburban
#62 Overall Score: 58 out of 100.

University of Maryland--College Park is a public institution that was founded in 1856. The school has 36.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Maryland--College Park is 18:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$17,100 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$27,106 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
18,429
Setting:
urban
#62 Overall Score: 58 out of 100.

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh was established in 1787 as a public institution. University of Pittsburgh follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$42,778 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,952
Setting:
city
#62 Overall Score: 58 out of 100.

A private institution, Worcester Polytechnic Institute was founded in 1865. Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers a Greek system, where 41 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 28 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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