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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:
$25,002 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,980
Setting:
suburban
#161 Overall Score: 35 out of 100.

Maryville University of St. Louis was established in 1872 as a private institution. Maryville University of St. Louis follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,942 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,562 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
26,481
Setting:
city
#161 Overall Score: 35 out of 100.

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University is a large public school in the college town of Lubbock. The Red Raiders sports teams compete in the NCAA Division I Big 12 Conference and are particularly well known for football and basketball.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,524 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,600 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
9,928
Setting:
rural
#161 Overall Score: 35 out of 100.

University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

At University of Idaho in Moscow, students can explore restaurants and festivals in the city, or get involved with more than 200 clubs and Division I sports on campus. Idaho’s silver-and-gold sports teams are called the Vandals, thanks to an old newspaper account of the 1917 basketball team vandalizing its opponents on the court.

Tuition and fees:
$35,000 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,499
Setting:
suburban
#161 Overall Score: 35 out of 100.

University of La Verne

La Verne, CA

Founded in 1891, University of La Verne is a private institution. University of La Verne follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,750 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$23,638 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
15,727
Setting:
urban
#161 Overall Score: 35 out of 100.

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

At the University of Louisville in Kentucky, students can participate in Division I sports, Greek life and more than 250 clubs. The campus is also home to an art museum, planetarium and Auguste Rodin's original sculpture of The Thinker.

In-state tuition and fees:
$4,404 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$14,124 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
10,194
Setting:
suburban
#161 Overall Score: 35 out of 100.

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

At the University of Wyoming, students can study in nearly 200 programs, including those in the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Through this program, students can explore many interesting places and activities in courses such as Alaska Mountaineering, Himalaya Backpacking and Baja Sea Kayaking.

Tuition and fees:
$36,020 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,978
Setting:
city
#167 Overall Score: 34 out of 100.

The Florida Institute of Technology originally started as a training facility for space industry professionals and now offers a wide range of degree programs to undergraduates. About half of the student body enrolls in the school’s College of Business.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,594 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$27,454 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
8,778
Setting:
rural
#167 Overall Score: 34 out of 100.

At the University of Maine, students participate in annual events such as Maine Day, when the school hosts a parade, and then together, everyone helps clean the campus. Notable UMaine alumni include bestselling horror author Stephen King, who wrote "Carrie" and "The Green Mile."

In-state tuition and fees:
$12,002 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$28,861 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
23,951
Setting:
urban
#167 Overall Score: 34 out of 100.

Virginia Commonwealth University, or VCU, is a public school in Richmond. Cheering on the school's Division I sports teams, the VCU Rams, is a popular outlet for students.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,317 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$22,415 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
50,968
Setting:
suburban
#170 Overall Score: 33 out of 100.

The University of Central Florida is based in Orlando and has regional campuses throughout the middle of the state. The school has more than 350 clubs and organizations for students to consider joining.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,410 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,325 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
30,289
Setting:
urban
#170 Overall Score: 33 out of 100.

The University of South Florida, or USF, is a large public school that is committed to research. The school has a sizeable commuter population and offers bus transportation and a commuter network to accommodate students who don’t live on campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,456 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,632 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
22,827
Setting:
suburban
#170 Overall Score: 33 out of 100.

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

A public school in the small city of Morgantown, West Virginia University offers several degrees and is home to the Center for Service and Learning, which gives class credit for community service. Students can also get involved with Greek life, Division I sports and more than 400 student organizations.

Tuition and fees:
$32,256 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,224
Setting:
suburban
#173 Overall Score: 32 out of 100.

Azusa Pacific University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,224, with a gender distribution of 36.4 percent male students and 63.6 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.

Tuition and fees:
$38,069 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
8,336
Setting:
urban
#173 Overall Score: 32 out of 100.

Pace University

New York, NY

Pace University students can choose from the school's two campuses: one in the Financial District of New York City, the other in suburban Pleasantville, New York. "Inside the Actors Studio," a television show on Bravo, is filmed at the school's urban location.

Tuition and fees:
$29,315 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,985
Setting:
city
#173 Overall Score: 32 out of 100.

St. Mary's University of Minnesota is a private institution that was founded in 1912. The school has 70.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at St. Mary's University of Minnesota is 16:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,254 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,170 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
11,953
Setting:
city
#173 Overall Score: 32 out of 100.

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND

Located on the eastern edge of the state in the city of Grand Forks, the University of North Dakota offers nearly 300 academic fields, including a highly ranked rural medicine program. Notable UND alumni include Sally Smith, CEO of the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant franchise.

Tuition and fees:
$32,142 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,337
Setting:
suburban
#177 Overall Score: 31 out of 100.

Biola University

La Mirada, CA

A private institution, Biola University was founded in 1908.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,080 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,014 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
13,058
Setting:
suburban
#177 Overall Score: 31 out of 100.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, better known as IUP, is located about 60 miles northeast of Pittsburgh and offers Division II sports, Greek life and more than 250 campus clubs. Notable IUP alumni include Chad Hurley, the co-founder and former CEO of YouTube.

In-state tuition and fees:
$12,952 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$22,024 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
16,552
Setting:
suburban
#177 Overall Score: 31 out of 100.

Students at Northern Illinois University can join more than 200 clubs, about 40 Greek-letter organizations and numerous Division I sports teams. Notable NIU alumni include Dan Castellaneta, who voices several characters on the animated television show "The Simpsons."

In-state tuition and fees:
$12,104 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$24,970 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
14,130
Setting:
rural
#177 Overall Score: 31 out of 100.

Southern Illinois University--Carbondale is a public institution that was founded in 1869. The school has 59.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Southern Illinois University--Carbondale is 15:1.

Tuition and fees:
$25,470 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,917
Setting:
rural
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100.

Andrews University

Berrien Springs, MI

Andrews University was established in 1874 as a private institution. Andrews University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,250 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$23,660 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
16,652
Setting:
suburban
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100.

At Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, undergraduate students can choose from about 180 majors, including the highly ranked entrepreneurship program. Notable alumni include late-night talk show host David Letterman, who created a scholarship for creative Ball State media students with average grades.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,721 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$18,029 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
14,815
Setting:
rural
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100.

Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH

Located about 85 miles south of Detroit in northern Ohio, Bowling Green State University offers nearly 300 student clubs, about 40 Greek organizations and an anonymous, masked spirit crew. Notable alumni include Academy Award-winning actress Eva Marie Saint.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,869 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,683 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
21,298
Setting:
city
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100.

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

Located in Greenville, North Carolina, East Carolina University offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and 75 master's programs. Notable ECU alumni include actress Sandra Bullock, who won an Academy Award for her role in "The Blind Side."

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,192 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$21,506 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,882
Setting:
city
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100.

Students at University of Alabama—Huntsville can choose from more than 60 academic majors. UAHuntsville history majors with good academic merit may be eligible for a scholarship established by alumnus John Hendricks, founder and chair of Discovery Communications.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,154 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$20,064 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
15,082
Setting:
city
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100.

The University of Nevada—Reno is located on the western edge of the state on the border between the Great Basin and the Sierra Nevada. Off campus, Nevada students can visit nearby Lake Tahoe, check out the museums and festivals of Reno and drive just a few hours to Sacramento, California, or the San Francisco Bay Area.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,274 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$11,568 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
22,773
Setting:
urban
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100.

University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

A public institution, University of New Mexico was founded in 1889. University of New Mexico offers a Greek system, where 3 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 3 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,355 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$24,109 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
19,478
Setting:
city
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100.

Located in Kalamazoo, Western Michigan University offers more than 300 student organizations, nearly 30 fraternities and sororities and many Division I sports. Off campus, WMU students can check out Kalamazoo’s zoo, theater and festivals, or drive 40 minutes to the Lake Michigan beaches of South Haven.

Tuition and fees:
$38,028 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,298
Setting:
city
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100.

Widener University

Chester, PA

At Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania, many students help the community by mentoring local children, building houses and donating blood. Notable Widener University alumni include esteemed film director Cecil B. DeMille.

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