National University Rankings

National University Methodology

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.

To see full rankings, SAT/ACT scores, scholarship and grant information, graduation rates and more, sign up for the U.S. News College Compass!

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.

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 of nearly 30 greenhouses, 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 is a public institution that was founded in 1881. The school has 30.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at South Dakota State University is 17:1.

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 (UMKC), 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

The University of Montana offers unique academic opportunities, including classes devoted to American Indian culture and an internship on the school’s farm. Several interesting people have graduated from the University of Montana, including 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.

University of North Carolina--Charlotte has a total undergraduate enrollment of 21,179, with a gender distribution of 51 percent male students and 49 percent female students. At this school, 25 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 75 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$28,858 (2012-13)
Setting:
rural
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Ashland University

Ashland, OH

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

Tuition and fees:
$28,160 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
4,619
Setting:
suburban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Barry University

Miami Shores, FL

Located in Miami, Barry University is a private, Catholic school that offers unique programs for all levels of students. Barry has weekend and evening classes across Florida for adult students and a freshmen program that requires all students 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
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Benedictine University was established in 1887 as a private institution. Benedictine University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,483 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,039 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
4,283
Setting:
suburban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

A public institution, Bowie State University was founded in 1865. Bowie State University offers a Greek system, where 15 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 8 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$25,450 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,799
Setting:
suburban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Cardinal Stritch University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,799, with a gender distribution of 35 percent male students and 65 percent female students.

Tuition and fees:
$21,100 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,632
Setting:
urban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

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
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

At Cleveland State University (CSU), 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
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

East Tennessee State University in Johnson City is largely a commuter school. The ETSU Buccaneers compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Sun Conference.

1 .. 6 7 8 9 10 11

Show 25 schools
U.S.News Compass

Now Hiring

Find companies hiring grads from your school.

College Search

Top College Resources

Looking at colleges? Find out what you need to know.

Studying in the United States
Paying for College
Finding the Right School
Applying to College

Find Accredited Colleges

AA, AS and Other 2-Year Degrees; BA, BS and Other 4-Year Degrees; MA, MS, MBA and Other Master's Degrees; Professional Certificates and Certifications.
Learn More at www.usnewsuniversitydirectory.com!