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Tuition and fees:
$42,852 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
10,590
Setting:
suburban
#47 Overall Score: 63 out of 100.

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

Founded in 1925, University of Miami is a private institution. University of Miami follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered most selective.

Tuition and fees:
$37,600 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,869
Setting:
urban
#47 Overall Score: 63 out of 100.

Yeshiva University

New York, NY

Yeshiva University is a private institution that was founded in 1886. The school has 66.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Yeshiva University is 6:1.

Tuition and fees:
$41,686 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
13,107
Setting:
urban
#49 Overall Score: 62 out of 100.

Northeastern University was established in 1898 as a private institution. Northeastern University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered most selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$14,688 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$37,566 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
22,216
Setting:
suburban
#49 Overall Score: 62 out of 100.

A public institution, University of California--Irvine was founded in 1965. University of California--Irvine offers a Greek system, where 10 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 9 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,263 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$28,541 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
32,776
Setting:
suburban
#49 Overall Score: 62 out of 100.

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida has a total undergraduate enrollment of 32,776, with a gender distribution of 44.9 percent male students and 55.1 percent female students. At this school, 24 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 76 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$47,343 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
10,464
Setting:
urban
#52 Overall Score: 61 out of 100.

Founded in 1821, George Washington University is a private institution. George Washington University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,037 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$25,757 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
43,058
Setting:
urban
#52 Overall Score: 61 out of 100.

Ohio State University--Columbus is a public institution that was founded in 1870. The school has 29.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Ohio State University--Columbus is 19:1.

Tuition and fees:
$46,930 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
8,423
Setting:
urban
#52 Overall Score: 61 out of 100.

Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

Tulane University was established in 1834 as a private institution. Tulane University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,790 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$33,824 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
39,955
Setting:
city
#52 Overall Score: 61 out of 100.

A public institution, University of Texas--Austin was founded in 1883. University of Texas--Austin offers a Greek system, where 4.9 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 3.4 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$12,383 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$29,938 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
28,933
Setting:
urban
#52 Overall Score: 61 out of 100.

University of Washington has a total undergraduate enrollment of 28,933, with a gender distribution of 48.3 percent male students and 51.7 percent female students. At this school, 13 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 89 percent of students live off campus.

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