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

Founded in 1842, Villanova University is a private institution. Villanova University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

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 is a private institution that was founded in 1917. The school has 49.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Providence College is 12:1.

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

A private institution, Bentley University was founded in 1917. Bentley University offers a Greek system, where 11 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 11 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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.

Founded in 1852, Loyola University Maryland is a private institution. Loyola University Maryland follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

A private institution, University of Scranton was founded in 1888.

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 New York, Marist College offers students unique opportunities through its partnership with technology giant IBM. Students and staff often work with IBM to explore innovative technologies.

Tuition and fees:
$35,730 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,675
Setting:
urban
#11 Overall Score: 72 out of 100.

Emerson College

Boston, MA

Emerson College is a liberal arts-focused school in Boston. Major and minor options include writing, literature and publishing; fiction; and music appreciation.

Tuition and fees:
$39,330 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,430
Setting:
suburban
#11 Overall Score: 72 out of 100.

A private school in Hamden, Connecticut, Quinnipiac University offers a variety of campus events for students to attend, including comedy shows and film series. Students can also have fun by joining a Division I sports team or by taking a group trip to New York City or Boston.

Tuition and fees:
$39,040 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,342
Setting:
suburban
#11 Overall Score: 72 out of 100.

St. Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA

St. Joseph's University was established in 1851 as a private institution. St. Joseph's University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$37,234 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,180
Setting:
suburban
#14 Overall Score: 69 out of 100.

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI

A private institution, Bryant University was founded in 1863. Bryant University offers a Greek system, where 7 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 6 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,393 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$16,843 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,388
Setting:
rural
#15 Overall Score: 67 out of 100.

SUNY--Geneseo

Geneseo, NY

SUNY--Geneseo has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,388, with a gender distribution of 42.2 percent male students and 57.8 percent female students. At this school, 54 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 46 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$35,370 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,792
Setting:
urban
#16 Overall Score: 66 out of 100.

Simmons College

Boston, MA

Simmons College is a private school in Boston exclusively for female undergraduates and graduate students of both genders. Students at Simmons can play Divsion III sports, walk to numerous nearby college campuses, and explore the city life of Boston.

Tuition and fees:
$32,625 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
3,351
Setting:
city
#17 Overall Score: 64 out of 100.

Manhattan College

Riverdale, NY

A private, Catholic school, Manhattan College is located in Riverdale, N.Y. At Manhattan, students can check out more than 90 campus clubs or jump on the subway to explore the museums, restaurants, and concerts that New York City has to offer.

Tuition and fees:
$35,270 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,549
Setting:
suburban
#18 Overall Score: 63 out of 100.

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

Rider University was established in 1865 as a private institution. Rider University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$12,380 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$20,186 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
10,750
Setting:
suburban
#18 Overall Score: 63 out of 100.

Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ

A public institution, Rowan University was founded in 1923. Rowan University offers a Greek system, where 5.2 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 5.8 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$34,644 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,842
Setting:
rural
#20 Overall Score: 61 out of 100.

Mount St. Mary’s University is a Catholic institution in Emmitsburg, Md. Undergraduates may be able to graduate early through the school’s Three Year Degree option.

Tuition and fees:
$43,126 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,076
Setting:
urban
#20 Overall Score: 61 out of 100.

Pratt Institute

Brooklyn, NY

The Pratt Institute is a New York City destination for students interested in the arts. The private school’s main campus is located in Brooklyn, where students can live in university housing.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,910 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$15,030 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
13,777
Setting:
urban
#22 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

CUNY--Baruch College

New York, NY

Baruch College is a City University of New York (CUNY) institution in downtown Manhattan. Classrooms, research facilities, an athletic complex, and more are all housed in the school’s Newman Vertical Complex, a 17-story, block-wide building.

Tuition and fees:
$13,800 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,117
Setting:
urban
#22 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

Gallaudet University

Washington, DC

Gallaudet University was established in 1864 as a private institution. Gallaudet University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$30,460 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,749
Setting:
suburban
#24 Overall Score: 59 out of 100.

Le Moyne College

Syracuse, NY

A private institution, Le Moyne College was founded in 1946.

In-state tuition and fees:
$13,348 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$26,908 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,708
Setting:
city
#24 Overall Score: 59 out of 100.

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--Camden has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,708, with a gender distribution of 45.1 percent male students and 54.9 percent female students. At this school, 20.2 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 79.8 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$39,220 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,821
Setting:
urban
#24 Overall Score: 59 out of 100.

Wagner College

Staten Island, NY

Founded in 1883, Wagner College is a private institution. Wagner College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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