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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.

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