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

Fordham University

New York, NY

A private institution, Fordham University was founded in 1841.

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

Pepperdine University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,488, with a gender distribution of 42.8 percent male students and 57.2 percent female students. At this school, 58 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 42 percent of students live off campus.

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.

Founded in 1881, University of Connecticut is a public institution. University of Connecticut follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

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

Southern Methodist University is a private institution that was founded in 1911. The school has 60.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Southern Methodist University is 11:1.

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.

University of Georgia was established in 1785 as 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.

A private institution, Brigham Young University--Provo was founded in 1875.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 16,562, with a gender distribution of 53.9 percent male students and 46.1 percent female students. At this school, 41 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 59 percent of students live off campus.

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

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

Founded in 1870, Syracuse University is a private institution. Syracuse University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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 is a public institution that was founded in 1856. The school has 36.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Maryland--College Park is 18:1.

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

University of Pittsburgh was established in 1787 as 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.

A private institution, Worcester Polytechnic Institute was founded in 1865. Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers a Greek system, where 41 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 28 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 30,147, with a gender distribution of 57.4 percent male students and 42.6 percent female students. At this school, 35 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 65 percent of students live off campus.

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.

Founded in 1766, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--New Brunswick is a public institution. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--New Brunswick follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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 is a public institution that was founded in 1876. The school has 18.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Texas A&M University--College Station is 22:1.

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.

University of Minnesota--Twin Cities was established in 1851 as 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

A public institution, Virginia Tech was founded in 1872.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 37,454, with a gender distribution of 49.9 percent male students and 50.1 percent female students. At this school, 42 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 58 percent of students live off campus.

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

Founded in 1847, University of Iowa is a public institution. University of Iowa follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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 is a private institution that was founded in 1893. The school has 46.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at American University is 12:1.

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

Baylor University was established in 1845 as 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

A private institution, Clark University was founded in 1887.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 32,371, with a gender distribution of 49.3 percent male students and 50.7 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.

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

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

Founded in 1881, Marquette University is a private institution. Marquette University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

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 is a public institution that was founded in 1809. The school has 29.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Miami University--Oxford is 18:1.

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.

University of Delaware was established in 1743 as a public institution. University of Delaware follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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