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Tuition and fees:
$25,470 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,917
Setting:
rural
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100.

Andrews University

Berrien Springs, MI

Andrews University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,917, with a gender distribution of 44.4 percent male students and 55.6 percent female students. At this school, 63 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 37 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,250 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$23,660 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
16,652
Setting:
suburban
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100.

At Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., undergraduate students can choose from about 180 majors, including the highly ranked entrepreneurship program. Notable alumni include late-night talk show host David Letterman, who created a scholarship for creative Ball State media students with average grades.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,721 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$18,029 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
14,815
Setting:
rural
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100.

Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH

Located about 85 miles south of Detroit in northern Ohio, Bowling Green State University (BGSU) offers more than 300 student clubs, about 40 Greek organizations, and an anonymous, masked spirit crew. Notable alumni include Academy Award-winning actress Eva Marie Saint.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,869 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,683 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
21,298
Setting:
city
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100.

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

East Carolina University was established in 1907 as a public institution. East Carolina University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,192 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$21,506 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,882
Setting:
city
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100.

Students at University of Alabama—Huntsville can choose from more than 60 academic majors. UAHuntsville history majors with good academic merit may be eligible for a scholarship established by alumnus John Hendricks, founder and chair of Discovery Communications.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,154 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$20,064 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
15,082
Setting:
city
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100.

The University of Nevada—Reno is located on the western edge of the state on the border between the Great Basin and the Sierra Nevada. Off campus, Nevada students can visit the nearby Lake Tahoe, check out the museums and festivals of Reno, and drive just a few hours to California’s capital of Sacramento or the San Francisco Bay Area.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,274 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$11,568 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
22,773
Setting:
urban
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100.

University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

Founded in 1889, University of New Mexico is a public institution. University of New Mexico follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,355 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$24,109 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
19,478
Setting:
city
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100.

Located in Kalamazoo, Western Michigan University offers more than 300 student organizations, nearly 30 fraternities and sororities, and many Division I sports. Off campus, WMU students can check out Kalamazoo’s zoo, theater, and festivals, or drive 40 minutes to the Lake Michigan beaches of South Haven.

Tuition and fees:
$38,028 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,298
Setting:
city
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100.

Widener University

Chester, PA

At Widener University in Chester, Pa., many students help the community by mentoring local children, building houses, and donating blood. Notable Widener University alumni include esteemed film director Cecil B. DeMille.

In-state tuition and fees:
$11,220 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$23,670 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
21,332
Setting:
city
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100.

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

The main campus of Central Michigan University (CMU) is located in Mount Pleasant, although it has about 60 other locations across North America. On the main campus, CMU students participate in many annual events and traditions, including Native American Month, when the school celebrates its relationship with the local Saginaw Chippewa Tribe.

Tuition and fees:
$24,666 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,028
Setting:
city
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100.

Edgewood College

Madison, WI

Edgewood College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,028, with a gender distribution of 29.8 percent male students and 70.2 percent female students. At this school, 28 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 72 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$30,740 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,883
Setting:
suburban
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100.

Immaculata University

Immaculata, PA

Founded in 1920, Immaculata University is a private institution. Immaculata University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,146 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$18,483 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
8,958
Setting:
rural
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100.

Louisiana Tech University is a public institution that was founded in 1894. The school has 53.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Louisiana Tech University is 24:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,220 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,644 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
14,276
Setting:
city
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100.

New Mexico State University (NMSU) has five locations, with the main campus situated in Las Cruces. NMSU is home to the Chile Pepper Institute, which promotes the state vegetable.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,233 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,478 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
12,332
Setting:
city
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100.

Located in the city of Fargo, North Dakota State University (NDSU) offers more than 100 academic majors  and Division I sports. Notable NDSU alumni include Alf Clausen, Emmy Award-winning music director for The Simpsons television show.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,494 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$21,006 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
13,103
Setting:
urban
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100.

University of Colorado—Denver offers about 130 areas of study, including top-ranked health and medical master’s programs at the Anschutz Medical Campus. In their free time, CU Denver students can get involved in more than 100 campus organizations, as well as student government, ROTC, and volunteer opportunities.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,272 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$20,892 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
32,639
Setting:
urban
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100.

University of Houston

Houston, TX

With its campus situated in one of the largest cities in the country, the University of Houston puts its students in an ideal location to find internships and research opportunities. Options exist on campus, too, with about 40 research centers.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,388 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$20,186 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
14,674
Setting:
city
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100.

At the University of North Carolina—Greensboro (UNCG), students can get involved in more than 200 organizations and Division I sports. Notable UNCG alumni include Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Claudia Emerson and Tony Award-winning actress Beth Leavel.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,022 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$10,104 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
7,690
Setting:
rural
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100.

University of South Dakota was established in 1862 as a public institution. University of South Dakota follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,183 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,886 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
25,445
Setting:
city
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100.

A public institution, Utah State University was founded in 1888. Utah State University offers a Greek system, where 1.8 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 1.9 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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