Regional University North Rankings

Regional University North Methodology

Regional Universities offer a full range of undergrad programs and some master's programs but few doctoral programs. Regional Universities include Providence College, Elon University, Creighton University and Santa Clara University.

These rankings are split into 4 regions: North, South, Midwest and West.

Tuition and fees:
$44,580 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
7,100
Setting:
suburban
#1 Overall Score: 100 out of 100.

Villanova University

Villanova, PA

A private institution, Villanova University was founded in 1842. Villanova University offers a Greek system, where 39 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 18 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$42,206 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,810
Setting:
suburban
#2 Overall Score: 86 out of 100.

Providence College

Providence, RI

Providence College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,810, with a gender distribution of 43.4 percent male students and 56.6 percent female students. At this school, 78 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 22 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$42,920 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,879
Setting:
suburban
#3 Overall Score: 84 out of 100.

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

Located on the Connecticut shoreline, Fairfield University is a private, Jesuit institution. Fairfield encourages students to explore the arts by bringing numerous performers to campus each year.
 

Tuition and fees:
$41,110 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,237
Setting:
suburban
#4 Overall Score: 82 out of 100.

Bentley University

Waltham, MA

Bentley University is a private institution that was founded in 1917. The school has 26 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Bentley University is 14:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$14,730 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$25,135 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,545
Setting:
suburban
#5 Overall Score: 81 out of 100.

The College of New Jersey, also known as TCNJ, is a selective, public school with many campus groups and activities for students to try. Home to theaters and an educational television station, TCNJ also hosts more than 150 student organizations and numerous recreational and competitive sports teams.

Tuition and fees:
$41,850 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,917
Setting:
urban
#5 Overall Score: 81 out of 100.

A private institution, Loyola University Maryland was founded in 1852.

Tuition and fees:
$34,424 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
13,711
Setting:
suburban
#7 Overall Score: 75 out of 100.

The Rochester Institute of Technology emphasizes co-op experiences in many of its academic programs. Students may also complete accelerated degree programs to earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree.

Tuition and fees:
$38,400 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,281
Setting:
suburban
#8 Overall Score: 74 out of 100.

Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY

Located within the Finger Lakes of New York State, Ithaca College is a private institution that offers many opportunities for students to volunteer. Ithaca students can help fight hunger through the Food for Thought program, explore more than 200 student organizations, or play a varsity sport.
 

Tuition and fees:
$38,754 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,041
Setting:
city
#8 Overall Score: 74 out of 100.

University of Scranton

Scranton, PA

University of Scranton is a private institution that was founded in 1888. The school has 49 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Scranton is 11:1.

Tuition and fees:
$31,300 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,560
Setting:
suburban
#10 Overall Score: 73 out of 100.

Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY

A private school on the Hudson River in N.Y., Marist College offers students unique opportunities through its partnership with technology giant IBM. Students and staff often work with IBM to explore innovative technologies, and together, created the website for Marist’s library.
 

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