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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:
$43,561 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
2,548
Setting:
city
#82 Overall Score: 52 out of 100.

Stevens Institute of Technology has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,548, with a gender distribution of 73.1 percent male students and 26.9 percent female students. At this school, 73 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 27 percent of students live off campus.

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.

Founded in 1957, Stony Brook University--SUNY is a public institution. Stony Brook University--SUNY follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$36,590 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
8,456
Setting:
suburban
#82 Overall Score: 52 out of 100.

Texas Christian University is a private institution that was founded in 1873. The school has 41 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Texas Christian University is 13:1.

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 was established in 1791 as a public institution. University of Vermont follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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.

A public institution, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry was founded in 1911. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry offers a Greek system, where 5 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 5 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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

University of Alabama has a total undergraduate enrollment of 28,026, with a gender distribution of 46.4 percent male students and 53.6 percent female students. At this school, 27.4 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 72.6 percent of students live off campus.

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.

Founded in 1965, University of California--Santa Cruz is a public institution. University of California--Santa Cruz follows a quarter-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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.

University of Colorado--Boulder is a public institution that was founded in 1876. The school has 41.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Colorado--Boulder is 19:1.

Tuition and fees:
$33,702 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,160
Setting:
city
#86 Overall Score: 51 out of 100.

University of Tulsa was established in 1894 as a private institution. University of Tulsa follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered most selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,852 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$26,364 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
20,175
Setting:
suburban
#91 Overall Score: 50 out of 100.

Auburn University

Auburn University, AL

A public institution, Auburn University was founded in 1856. Auburn University offers a Greek system, where 31 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 21 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$16,485 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$32,415 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,169
Setting:
suburban
#91 Overall Score: 50 out of 100.

Colorado School of Mines has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,169, with a gender distribution of 73.5 percent male students and 26.5 percent female students. At this school, 43 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 57 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,537 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$21,703 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
32,171
Setting:
city
#91 Overall Score: 50 out of 100.

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

At Florida State University, a public school in Tallahassee, students have more than 550 organizations to consider joining. The Florida State Seminoles sports teams compete in the NCAA Division I and are especially known for baseball and football.

Tuition and fees:
$40,707 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,394
Setting:
urban
#91 Overall Score: 50 out of 100.

University of Denver is a private institution that was founded in 1864. The school has 58.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Denver is 11:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$13,258 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$27,974 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
21,928
Setting:
suburban
#91 Overall Score: 50 out of 100.

Students at the University of Massachusetts—Amherst can choose from about 90 majors or can design their own. The school’s University Without Walls program offers flexible course schedules for adult students.

Tuition and fees:
$41,392 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,457
Setting:
urban
#91 Overall Score: 50 out of 100.

University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

A private institution, University of San Diego was founded in 1949. University of San Diego offers a Greek system, where 32 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 20 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,144 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$18,464 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
12,356
Setting:
suburban
#97 Overall Score: 49 out of 100.

Binghamton University--SUNY has a total undergraduate enrollment of 12,356, with a gender distribution of 53.3 percent male students and 46.7 percent female students. At this school, 61 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 39 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$37,505 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
11,901
Setting:
urban
#97 Overall Score: 49 out of 100.

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Founded in 1891, Drexel University is a private institution. Drexel University follows a quarter-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,415 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$23,764 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
26,996
Setting:
city
#97 Overall Score: 49 out of 100.

University of Missouri

Columbia, MO

University of Missouri is a public institution that was founded in 1839. The school has 45.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Missouri is 20:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$16,496 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$29,216 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
12,811
Setting:
rural
#97 Overall Score: 49 out of 100.

University of New Hampshire was established in 1866 as a public institution. University of New Hampshire follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,726 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$20,278 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
25,555
Setting:
city
#101 Overall Score: 48 out of 100.

A public institution, Iowa State University was founded in 1858. Iowa State University offers a Greek system, where 16.8 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 14 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$35,503 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
9,723
Setting:
urban
#101 Overall Score: 48 out of 100.

Loyola University Chicago is the largest Jesuit school in the country. The university has two locations in Chicago, known as Lake Shore and Water Tower, as well as an international campus in Rome.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,206 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$21,661 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
24,833
Setting:
urban
#101 Overall Score: 48 out of 100.

North Carolina State University, known as NC State for short, is the largest four-year college in the state. Students have more than 100 degree programs and more than 400 clubs and organizations to choose from.

Tuition and fees:
$36,726 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
8,806
Setting:
urban
#101 Overall Score: 48 out of 100.

St. Louis University

St. Louis, MO

St. Louis University is a private institution that was founded in 1818. The school has 50.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at St. Louis University is 12:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,107 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$24,873 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
19,169
Setting:
city
#101 Overall Score: 48 out of 100.

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

University of Kansas was established in 1866 as a public institution. University of Kansas follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,068 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$20,968 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
19,103
Setting:
city
#101 Overall Score: 48 out of 100.

The University of Nebraska—Lincoln, or UNL, is a large, public research institution that offers about 150 undergraduate majors. There are more than 400 student organizations to join, as well as a large community of fraternities and sororities.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,341 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,530 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
21,982
Setting:
city
#101 Overall Score: 48 out of 100.

The University of Oklahoma is a large, public research institution in Norman. Its campus is also home to the National Weather Center, where undergraduates can find research and study opportunities.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,684 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$27,874 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
20,916
Setting:
urban
#101 Overall Score: 48 out of 100.

University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN

The University of Tennessee is a public research institution in Knoxville, one of the state’s largest cities. The UT sports teams compete in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference and traditionally draw large crowds during football season.

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