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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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 30,147, with a gender distribution of 57.4 percent male students and 42.6 percent female students. At this school, 35 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 65 percent of students live off campus.

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.

Founded in 1766, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--New Brunswick is a public institution. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--New Brunswick follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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 is a public institution that was founded in 1876. The school has 18.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Texas A&M University--College Station is 22:1.

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.

University of Minnesota--Twin Cities was established in 1851 as 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

A public institution, Virginia Tech was founded in 1872.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 37,454, with a gender distribution of 49.9 percent male students and 50.1 percent female students. At this school, 42 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 58 percent of students live off campus.

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

Founded in 1847, University of Iowa is a public institution. University of Iowa follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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 is a private institution that was founded in 1893. The school has 46.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at American University is 12:1.

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

Baylor University was established in 1845 as 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

A private institution, Clark University was founded in 1887.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 32,371, with a gender distribution of 49.3 percent male students and 50.7 percent female students. At this school, 38 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 62 percent of students live off campus.

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

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

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

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 is a public institution that was founded in 1809. The school has 29.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Miami University--Oxford is 18:1.

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.

University of Delaware was established in 1743 as a public institution. University of Delaware follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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.

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