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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:
$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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