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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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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 was established in 1927 as a private institution. Edgewood College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

Immaculata University

Immaculata, PA

A private institution, Immaculata University was founded in 1920. Immaculata University offers a Greek system, where 2 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 0.4 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,958, with a gender distribution of 52.7 percent male students and 47.3 percent female students. At this school, 15 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 85 percent of students live off campus.

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.

Founded in 1862, University of South Dakota is 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.

Utah State University is a public institution that was founded in 1888. The school has 40.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Utah State University is 22:1.

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