National University Rankings

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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:
$40,170 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,336
Setting:
suburban
#1 Overall Score: 100 out of 100.

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

The ivy-covered campus of Princeton University, a private institution, is located in the quiet town of Princeton, New Jersey. Princeton was the first university to offer a "no loan" policy to financially needy students, giving grants instead of loans to accepted students who need help paying tuition.

Tuition and fees:
$42,292 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,658
Setting:
city
#2 Overall Score: 99 out of 100.

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Harvard University is a private institution in Cambridge, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. This Ivy League school is the oldest higher education institution in the country and has the largest endowment of any school in the world.

Tuition and fees:
$44,000 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,405
Setting:
city
#3 Overall Score: 97 out of 100.

Yale University

New Haven, CT

Yale University, located in New Haven, Connecticut, offers a small college life with the resources of a major research institution. Yale students are divided into 12 residential colleges that foster a supportive environment for living, learning and socializing.

Tuition and fees:
$49,138 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,068
Setting:
urban
#4 Overall Score: 95 out of 100.

Columbia University

New York, NY

Columbia University has three undergraduate schools: Columbia College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and the School of General Studies. This Ivy League, private school guarantees students housing for all four years on campus in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights neighborhood in New York City.

Tuition and fees:
$43,245 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
7,063
Setting:
suburban
#5 Overall Score: 94 out of 100.

Stanford University

Stanford, CA

The sunny campus of Stanford University is located in California’s Bay Area, about 30 miles from San Francisco. The private institution stresses a multidisciplinary combination of teaching, learning, and research, and students have many opportunities to get involved in research projects.

Tuition and fees:
$46,386 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,590
Setting:
urban
#5 Overall Score: 94 out of 100.

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

The University of Chicago, situated in Chicago’s Hyde Park community, offers a rich campus life in a big-city setting. Since 1987, the private institution has hosted the University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt, a four-day event that is regarded as the largest scavenger hunt in the world.

Tuition and fees:
$45,476 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,655
Setting:
suburban
#7 Overall Score: 92 out of 100.

Duke University

Durham, NC

Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke University is a private institution that has liberal arts and engineering programs for undergraduates. The Duke Blue Devils sports teams have a fierce rivalry with the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill Tar Heels and are best known for their outstanding men's basketball program.

Tuition and fees:
$43,498 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,503
Setting:
urban
#7 Overall Score: 92 out of 100.

Though the Massachusetts Institute of Technology may be best known for its math, science and engineering education, this private research university also offers architecture, humanities, management and social science programs. The school is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, just across the Charles River from downtown Boston.

Tuition and fees:
$45,890 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
9,682
Setting:
urban
#7 Overall Score: 92 out of 100.

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Founded by Benjamin Franklin, the University of Pennsylvania is a private institution in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Students can study in one of four schools that grant undergraduate degrees: Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Wharton.

Tuition and fees:
$41,538 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
997
Setting:
suburban
#10 Overall Score: 91 out of 100.

The California Institute of Technology focuses on science and engineering education and has a low student-to-faculty ratio of 3:1. This private institution in Pasadena, California, is actively involved in research projects with grants from NASA, the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Tuition and fees:
$46,752 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,193
Setting:
rural
#10 Overall Score: 91 out of 100.

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH

Dartmouth College, a private institution in Hanover, New Hampshire, uses quarters, not semesters, to divide the school year. Among more than 300 student organizations at Dartmouth is the Outing Club, the nation's oldest and largest collegiate club of its kind, which offers outdoor activities, expeditions, gear rentals and courses.

Tuition and fees:
$45,470 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,153
Setting:
urban
#12 Overall Score: 89 out of 100.

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University is a private institution in Baltimore, Md. that offers a wide array of academic programs in the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, and engineering disciplines. The Hopkins Blue Jays men’s lacrosse team is consistently dominant in the NCAA Division I; other sports teams at Hopkins compete at the Division III level.

Tuition and fees:
$45,527 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
8,600
Setting:
suburban
#12 Overall Score: 89 out of 100.

Northwestern University is a private school in Evanston, Ill., about 30 minutes outside of Chicago. Undergraduate students have more than 70 options for majors or can design their own non-traditional degree program.

Tuition and fees:
$45,612 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,435
Setting:
city
#14 Overall Score: 87 out of 100.

Brown University

Providence, RI

At Brown University, undergraduate students are responsible for designing their own academic study with more than 70 concentration programs to choose from. Another unique offering at this private, Ivy League institution in Providence, R.I. is the Program in Liberal Medical Education, which grants both a bachelor’s degree and medical degree in eight years.

Tuition and fees:
$44,841 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
7,259
Setting:
suburban
#14 Overall Score: 87 out of 100.

Students can study architecture, art, arts and sciences, business, and engineering at  Washington University in St. Louis, a private research institution in Missouri. Outside of class, about a quarter of the student body is involved in Greek life.

Tuition and fees:
$45,359 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
14,261
Setting:
rural
#16 Overall Score: 85 out of 100.

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University, a private school in Ithaca, N.Y., started the country’s first colleges for hotel administration, industrial and labor relations, and veterinary medicine. Cornell now offers a wide variety of undergraduate programs and runs interdisciplinary research centers for nanotechnology, supercomputing, and more.

Tuition and fees:
$42,978 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,796
Setting:
urban
#17 Overall Score: 84 out of 100.

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt University is a private institution in Nashville, Tenn. with four undergraduate colleges: the College of Arts and Science, the School of Engineering, Peabody College, and the Blair School of Music. More than 40 percent of Vanderbilt students participate in Greek life.

Tuition and fees:
$38,941 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,848
Setting:
urban
#18 Overall Score: 83 out of 100.

Rice University

Houston, TX

Rice University is located in the heart of the Museum District in Houston, TX. The private institution has a need-blind admissions policy and meets the full demonstrated need of any accepted student who requires help paying tuition.

Tuition and fees:
$44,605 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
8,475
Setting:
city
#18 Overall Score: 83 out of 100.

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

The University of Notre Dame is a private, independent, Catholic institution in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame’s athletic teams, known as the Fighting Irish, play in the NCAA Division I and are particularly competitive on the football field.

Tuition and fees:
$44,008 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
7,656
Setting:
city
#20 Overall Score: 79 out of 100.

Emory University

Atlanta, GA

Students can begin their education at the school's main location in a suburb of Atlanta, known as Emory College, or at Oxford College, a smaller campus about 40 miles away. This private institution offers about 70 majors in the arts and sciences, as well as degrees in business administration and nursing.

Tuition and fees:
$44,805 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
7,552
Setting:
urban
#20 Overall Score: 79 out of 100.

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

Georgetown University is the oldest Catholic university in the country. The school's location in Washington, D.C. gives students many opportunities for internships throughout the nation's capital.

In-state tuition and fees:
$12,864 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$35,742 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
25,774
Setting:
urban
#20 Overall Score: 79 out of 100.

The University of California—Berkeley overlooks the San Francisco Bay in Berkeley, Calif. Students at this public school have more than 700 organizations to get involved in, including more than 55 fraternity and sorority chapters.

Tuition and fees:
$46,962 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,279
Setting:
urban
#23 Overall Score: 76 out of 100.

Carnegie Mellon University, a private institution in Pittsburgh, Pa., is the country’s only school founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. The school specializes in academic areas including engineering, business, computer science, and fine arts.

In-state tuition and fees:
$12,696 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$35,574 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
27,941
Setting:
urban
#23 Overall Score: 76 out of 100.

The University of California—Los Angeles is just five miles away from the Pacific Ocean. The public institution offers more than 3,000 courses and more than 130 majors to undergraduate students.

Tuition and fees:
$46,298 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
18,316
Setting:
urban
#23 Overall Score: 76 out of 100.

Undergraduates study in the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at the University of Southern California, a private school based in Los Angeles. The USC Trojans compete in the NCAA Division I Pac-12 Conference and are particularly competitive in football.

In-state tuition and fees:
$12,458 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$39,844 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
15,822
Setting:
city
#23 Overall Score: 76 out of 100.

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

Founded in 1819, University of Virginia is a public institution. University of Virginia follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered most selective.

Tuition and fees:
$44,742 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,815
Setting:
suburban
#23 Overall Score: 76 out of 100.

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

Wake Forest University is a private institution that was founded in 1834. The school has 58.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Wake Forest University is 11:1.

Tuition and fees:
$46,598 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,255
Setting:
suburban
#28 Overall Score: 74 out of 100.

Tufts University

Medford, MA

Tufts University was established in 1852 as a private institution. Tufts University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered most selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$13,819 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$40,496 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
27,979
Setting:
city
#28 Overall Score: 74 out of 100.

A public institution, University of Michigan--Ann Arbor was founded in 1817. University of Michigan--Ann Arbor offers a Greek system, where 21 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 16 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,340 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$30,122 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
18,503
Setting:
suburban
#30 Overall Score: 72 out of 100.

University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill has a total undergraduate enrollment of 18,503, with a gender distribution of 41.8 percent male students and 58.2 percent female students. At this school, 46 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 54 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$45,622 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
9,110
Setting:
suburban
#31 Overall Score: 70 out of 100.

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a private institution. Boston College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered most selective.

Tuition and fees:
$46,106 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,588
Setting:
suburban
#32 Overall Score: 69 out of 100.

Brandeis University

Waltham, MA

Brandeis University is a private institution that was founded in 1948. The school has 64.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Brandeis University is 10:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$15,464 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$37,852 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,171
Setting:
suburban
#32 Overall Score: 69 out of 100.

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA

College of William and Mary was established in 1693 as a public institution. College of William and Mary follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered most selective.

Tuition and fees:
$44,848 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
22,498
Setting:
urban
#32 Overall Score: 69 out of 100.

New York University

New York, NY

A private institution, New York University was founded in 1831. New York University offers a Greek system, where 5 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 8 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$45,372 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,785
Setting:
suburban
#32 Overall Score: 69 out of 100.

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

University of Rochester has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,785, with a gender distribution of 48.4 percent male students and 51.6 percent female students.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,650 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$29,954 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
14,527
Setting:
urban
#36 Overall Score: 67 out of 100.

Founded in 1885, Georgia Institute of Technology is a public institution. Georgia Institute of Technology follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered most selective.

Tuition and fees:
$41,800 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,386
Setting:
urban
#37 Overall Score: 66 out of 100.

Case Western Reserve University is a private institution that was founded in 1826. The school has 61.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Case Western Reserve University is 10:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$16,992 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$29,566 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
39,192
Setting:
city
#37 Overall Score: 66 out of 100.

Pennsylvania State University--University Park was established in 1855 as a public institution. Pennsylvania State University--University Park follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$13,896 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$36,774 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
25,759
Setting:
city
#39 Overall Score: 65 out of 100.

A public institution, University of California--Davis was founded in 1905.

In-state tuition and fees:
$13,234 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$36,112 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
22,676
Setting:
urban
#39 Overall Score: 65 out of 100.

University of California--San Diego has a total undergraduate enrollment of 22,676, with a gender distribution of 50.6 percent male students and 49.4 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.

Tuition and fees:
$44,910 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
18,306
Setting:
urban
#41 Overall Score: 64 out of 100.

Boston University

Boston, MA

Founded in 1839, Boston University is a private institution. Boston University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$43,520 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,883
Setting:
city
#41 Overall Score: 64 out of 100.

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

Lehigh University is a private institution that was founded in 1865. The school has 47.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Lehigh University is 10:1.

Tuition and fees:
$46,269 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,391
Setting:
city
#41 Overall Score: 64 out of 100.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute was established in 1824 as a private institution. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered most selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$13,746 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$36,624 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
18,977
Setting:
suburban
#41 Overall Score: 64 out of 100.

A public institution, University of California--Santa Barbara was founded in 1909. University of California--Santa Barbara offers a Greek system, where 12 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 8 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$15,258 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$29,640 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
32,281
Setting:
city
#41 Overall Score: 64 out of 100.

University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign has a total undergraduate enrollment of 32,281, with a gender distribution of 55.7 percent male students and 44.3 percent female students. At this school, 37 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 63 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,403 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$26,653 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
30,863
Setting:
city
#41 Overall Score: 64 out of 100.

Founded in 1848, University of Wisconsin--Madison is a public institution. University of Wisconsin--Madison follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

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

University of Miami is a private institution that was founded in 1925. The school has 53.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Miami is 11:1.

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 was established in 1886 as a private institution. Yeshiva University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

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

A private institution, Northeastern University was founded in 1898. Northeastern University offers a Greek system, where 5 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 3 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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.

University of California--Irvine has a total undergraduate enrollment of 22,216, with a gender distribution of 45.7 percent male students and 54.3 percent female students. At this school, 38 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 62 percent of students live off campus.

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

Founded in 1853, University of Florida is a public institution. University of Florida follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

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

George Washington University is a private institution that was founded in 1821. The school has 55.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at George Washington University is 13:1.

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 was established in 1870 as a public institution. Ohio State University--Columbus follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

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

Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

A private institution, Tulane University was founded in 1834. Tulane University offers a Greek system, where 40 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 26 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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.

University of Texas--Austin has a total undergraduate enrollment of 39,955, with a gender distribution of 48.5 percent male students and 51.5 percent female students. At this school, 19 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 81 percent of students live off campus.

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.

Founded in 1861, University of Washington is a public institution. University of Washington follows a quarter-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$43,577 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
8,325
Setting:
urban
#57 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

Fordham University

New York, NY

Fordham University is a private institution that was founded in 1841. The school has 48.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Fordham University is 14:1.

Tuition and fees:
$44,902 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,488
Setting:
suburban
#57 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

Pepperdine University was established in 1937 as a private institution. Pepperdine University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$12,022 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$30,970 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
17,528
Setting:
rural
#57 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

A public institution, University of Connecticut was founded in 1881. University of Connecticut offers a Greek system, where 13 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 10 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$43,800 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,249
Setting:
city
#60 Overall Score: 59 out of 100.

Southern Methodist University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,249, with a gender distribution of 49.1 percent male students and 50.9 percent female students. At this school, 32 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 68 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,262 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$28,472 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
26,259
Setting:
city
#60 Overall Score: 59 out of 100.

Founded in 1785, University of Georgia is a public institution. University of Georgia follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$4,850 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
31,060
Setting:
city
#62 Overall Score: 58 out of 100.

Brigham Young University--Provo is a private institution that was founded in 1875. The school has 54.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Brigham Young University--Provo is 23:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$13,382 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$30,816 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
16,562
Setting:
suburban
#62 Overall Score: 58 out of 100.

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Clemson University was established in 1889 as a public institution. Clemson University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$40,458 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
14,798
Setting:
city
#62 Overall Score: 58 out of 100.

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

A private institution, Syracuse University was founded in 1870. Syracuse University offers a Greek system, where 26 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 21 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,162 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$28,348 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
26,487
Setting:
suburban
#62 Overall Score: 58 out of 100.

University of Maryland--College Park has a total undergraduate enrollment of 26,487, with a gender distribution of 52.9 percent male students and 47.1 percent female students. At this school, 47 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 53 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$17,100 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$27,106 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
18,429
Setting:
urban
#62 Overall Score: 58 out of 100.

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

Founded in 1787, University of Pittsburgh is a public institution. University of Pittsburgh follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$42,778 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,952
Setting:
city
#62 Overall Score: 58 out of 100.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a private institution that was founded in 1865. The school has 64.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is 14:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,992 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$28,794 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
30,147
Setting:
city
#68 Overall Score: 57 out of 100.

Purdue University--West Lafayette was established in 1869 as a public institution. Purdue University--West Lafayette follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$13,499 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$27,523 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
31,593
Setting:
urban
#69 Overall Score: 56 out of 100.

A public institution, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--New Brunswick was founded in 1766.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,506 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$25,126 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
40,103
Setting:
city
#69 Overall Score: 56 out of 100.

Texas A&M University--College Station has a total undergraduate enrollment of 40,103, with a gender distribution of 52.1 percent male students and 47.9 percent female students. At this school, 21.7 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 78.3 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$13,555 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,805 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
34,469
Setting:
urban
#69 Overall Score: 56 out of 100.

Founded in 1851, University of Minnesota--Twin Cities is a public institution. University of Minnesota--Twin Cities follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,930 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$25,320 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
23,859
Setting:
rural
#69 Overall Score: 56 out of 100.

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech is a public institution that was founded in 1872. The school has 28.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Virginia Tech is 16:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$12,863 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$33,750 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
37,454
Setting:
suburban
#73 Overall Score: 54 out of 100.

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University was established in 1855 as a public institution. Michigan State University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,061 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$26,931 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
21,999
Setting:
city
#73 Overall Score: 54 out of 100.

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

A public institution, University of Iowa was founded in 1847. University of Iowa offers a Greek system, where 15 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 11 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$40,649 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
7,299
Setting:
suburban
#75 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

American University

Washington, DC

American University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,299, with a gender distribution of 40.6 percent male students and 59.4 percent female students.

Tuition and fees:
$35,972 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
12,918
Setting:
city
#75 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

Founded in 1845, Baylor University is a private institution. Baylor University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$39,550 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,352
Setting:
city
#75 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

Clark University

Worcester, MA

Clark University is a private institution that was founded in 1887. The school has 58.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Clark University is 10:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,209 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$32,350 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
32,371
Setting:
city
#75 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

Indiana University--Bloomington was established in 1820 as a public institution. Indiana University--Bloomington follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$34,640 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
8,293
Setting:
urban
#75 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

A private institution, Marquette University was founded in 1881. Marquette University offers a Greek system, where 14 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 11 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$13,799 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$29,589 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
15,081
Setting:
rural
#75 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

Miami University--Oxford has a total undergraduate enrollment of 15,081, with a gender distribution of 48 percent male students and 52 percent female students. At this school, 48 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 52 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$12,112 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$29,932 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
17,427
Setting:
suburban
#75 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

Founded in 1743, University of Delaware is a public institution. University of Delaware follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

Stevens Institute of Technology is a private institution that was founded in 1870. The school has 45 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Stevens Institute of Technology is 9:1.

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.

Stony Brook University--SUNY was established in 1957 as 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.

A private institution, Texas Christian University was founded in 1873. Texas Christian University offers a Greek system, where 51 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 42 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,211, with a gender distribution of 43.8 percent male students and 56.2 percent female students. At this school, 50 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 50 percent of students live off campus.

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.

Founded in 1911, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is a public institution. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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 is a public institution that was founded in 1831. The school has 43.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Alabama is 20:1.

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.

University of California--Santa Cruz was established in 1965 as 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.

A public institution, University of Colorado--Boulder was founded in 1876. University of Colorado--Boulder offers a Greek system, where 16 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 11 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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

University of Tulsa has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,160, with a gender distribution of 56.7 percent male students and 43.3 percent female students. At this school, 74 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 26 percent of students live off campus.

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

Founded in 1856, Auburn University is a public institution. Auburn University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

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 is a public institution that was founded in 1874. The school has 36.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Colorado School of Mines is 16:1.

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.

A private institution, University of Denver was founded in 1864. University of Denver offers a Greek system, where 25 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 25 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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

Founded in 1949, University of San Diego is a private institution. University of San Diego follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

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 is a public institution that was founded in 1946. The school has 35.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Binghamton University--SUNY is 20:1.

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

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University was established in 1891 as 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

A public institution, University of Missouri was founded in 1839. University of Missouri offers a Greek system, where 28 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 22 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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.

Located near the coastline of the state, University of New Hampshire (UNH) is a public institution located in the city of Durham. Students at UNH can participate in many clubs, Division I sports and a freshmen camping trip during the summer before classes begin.
 

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