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

Villanova University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,100, with a gender distribution of 49 percent male students and 51 percent female students. At this school, 70 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 30 percent of students live off campus.

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

Providence College

Providence, RI

Founded in 1917, Providence College is a private institution. Providence College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

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 was established in 1917 as a private institution. Bentley University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

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.

Loyola University Maryland has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,917, with a gender distribution of 39.4 percent male students and 60.6 percent female students. At this school, 82 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 18 percent of students live off campus.

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 was established in 1888 as a private institution. University of Scranton follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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.
 

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, Conn., Quinnipiac University offers a variety of campus events for students to attend, including fairs, pageants, 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 is a private institution that was founded in 1851. The school has 39.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at St. Joseph's University is 14:1.

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

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI

Bryant University was established in 1863 as a private institution. Bryant University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

A public institution, SUNY--Geneseo was founded in 1871. SUNY--Geneseo offers a Greek system, where 24 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 16 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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 is a private institution that was founded in 1865. The school has 50.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Rider University is 12:1.

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

Rowan University was established in 1923 as a public institution. Rowan University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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 is a private institution that was founded in 1864. The school has 85.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Gallaudet University is 8:1.

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

Le Moyne College

Syracuse, NY

Le Moyne College was established in 1946 as a private institution. Le Moyne College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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.

A public institution, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--Camden was founded in 1927.

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

Wagner College

Staten Island, NY

Wagner College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,821, with a gender distribution of 34.8 percent male students and 65.2 percent female students. At this school, 67 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 33 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$33,252 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,280
Setting:
urban
#27 Overall Score: 58 out of 100.

Canisius College

Buffalo, NY

Students at Canisius College in Buffalo can choose from more than 125 majors, minors, and special programs, including a nationally recognized deaf education master’s program. On campus, Canisius students can join more than 100 clubs and play Division I sports.

Tuition and fees:
$38,200 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,516
Setting:
urban
#27 Overall Score: 58 out of 100.

La Salle University

Philadelphia, PA

Located in Philadelphia, La Salle University is a private, Christian institution that has an Academic and Career Exploration Program to help freshmen who are undecided on a major. La Salle offers more than 50 degrees, small class sizes, and no courses taught by graduate assistants.

Tuition and fees:
$29,426 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,095
Setting:
suburban
#27 Overall Score: 58 out of 100.

Nazareth College

Rochester, NY

Nazareth College was established in 1924 as a private institution. Nazareth College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$28,774 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,935
Setting:
rural
#30 Overall Score: 57 out of 100.

Alfred University

Alfred, NY

A private institution, Alfred University was founded in 1836.

Tuition and fees:
$34,975 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,058
Setting:
suburban
#30 Overall Score: 57 out of 100.

Assumption College

Worcester, MA

Assumption College is a Catholic institution in Worcester, Mass. As a member of the Worcester Consortium, the school permits students to enroll in courses at other local colleges.
 

Tuition and fees:
$31,018 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,738
Setting:
suburban
#30 Overall Score: 57 out of 100.

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, NJ

Founded in 1933, Monmouth University is a private institution. Monmouth University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$13,388 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$22,038 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,624
Setting:
suburban
#33 Overall Score: 56 out of 100.

Ramapo College of New Jersey is a public liberal arts institution that offers about 40 undergraduate programs in five schools. Students at Ramapo can get involved in more than 100 student organizations, Greek life, and campus media.

Tuition and fees:
$35,050 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,092
Setting:
suburban
#33 Overall Score: 56 out of 100.

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT

Sacred Heart University was established in 1963 as a private institution. Sacred Heart University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$29,589 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,908
Setting:
rural
#33 Overall Score: 56 out of 100.

St. Bonaventure University

St. Bonaventure, NY

St. Bonaventure University is located in southwest New York State, about 1 1/2 hours from Buffalo. The university is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,083 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$16,533 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,685
Setting:
rural
#33 Overall Score: 56 out of 100.

SUNY--New Paltz

New Paltz, NY

SUNY--New Paltz has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,685, with a gender distribution of 37.5 percent male students and 62.5 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.

Tuition and fees:
$27,684 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,881
Setting:
city
#37 Overall Score: 55 out of 100.

College of St. Rose

Albany, NY

Founded in 1920, College of St. Rose is a private institution. College of St. Rose follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$33,280 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,434
Setting:
city
#37 Overall Score: 55 out of 100.

Hood College

Frederick, MD

Hood College is a private institution that was founded in 1893. The school has 67.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Hood College is 12:1.

Tuition and fees:
$30,310 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,218
Setting:
city
#37 Overall Score: 55 out of 100.

King's College

Wilkes-Barre, PA

King's College was established in 1946 as a private institution. King's College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$30,300 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,790
Setting:
suburban
#37 Overall Score: 55 out of 100.

Located in Erie, Pa., Mercyhurst College is a small Catholic institution that offers approximately 50 bachelor’s degree programs and about six graduate programs. Mercyhurst students can get involved in more than 85 clubs and varsity sports.

Tuition and fees:
$31,668 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,391
Setting:
suburban
#37 Overall Score: 55 out of 100.

Roger Williams University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,391, with a gender distribution of 51.7 percent male students and 48.3 percent female students. At this school, 63 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 37 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$30,390 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,267
Setting:
city
#37 Overall Score: 55 out of 100.

Springfield College

Springfield, MA

Springfield College is a private school in Springfield, Mass., that stresses whole-person education and community service. Students collectively volunteer more than 150,000 hours a year.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,088 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$15,658 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
13,113
Setting:
urban
#43 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

CUNY--City College

New York, NY

CUNY--City College is a public institution that was founded in 1847. The school has 41.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at CUNY--City College is 13:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,207 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$15,777 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
16,187
Setting:
urban
#43 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

CUNY--Queens College

Flushing, NY

Queens College is a public school in Flushing that’s part of the City University of New York (CUNY) system. While Queens offers unique features for parents and commuter students, such as weekend classes, the school is also home to traditional programs, including student organizations and varsity sports.

Tuition and fees:
$28,210 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,427
Setting:
suburban
#43 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

A private institution, Misericordia University was founded in 1924.

Tuition and fees:
$34,950 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,053
Setting:
city
#43 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

Salve Regina University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,053, with a gender distribution of 30.4 percent male students and 69.6 percent female students. At this school, 60 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 40 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$28,878 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,772
Setting:
rural
#43 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

Founded in 1847, St. Francis University is a private institution. St. Francis University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$36,810 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,359
Setting:
suburban
#48 Overall Score: 52 out of 100.

Arcadia University

Glenside, PA

A private school in eastern Pennsylvania, Arcadia University offers small class sizes and many study abroad opportunities. On campus, students can check out more than 90 clubs and the Grey Towers Castles, which have been declared a National Historic Landmark.

Tuition and fees:
$32,454 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
922
Setting:
city
#48 Overall Score: 52 out of 100.

Chatham University

Pittsburgh, PA

Chatham University encompasses an all-women’s college and a coed graduate school. Undergraduates have about 40 degree programs to choose from.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,829 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$14,949 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
16,708
Setting:
urban
#48 Overall Score: 52 out of 100.

CUNY--Hunter College

New York, NY

CUNY—Hunter College is an urban institution that attracts a fair number of commuting students. In addition to its traditional academic programs, the school offers an International English Language Institute for non-native speakers.

Tuition and fees:
$30,690 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,244
Setting:
suburban
#48 Overall Score: 52 out of 100.

Marywood University

Scranton, PA

Marywood University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,244, with a gender distribution of 30.9 percent male students and 69.1 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:
$30,780 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,796
Setting:
suburban
#48 Overall Score: 52 out of 100.

The New York Institute of Technology has two campuses in and around New York City, one in Manhattan and another on Long Island. There are undergraduate housing options, student organizations, and academic major offerings at both New York campuses.

Tuition and fees:
$21,885 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,821
Setting:
urban
#48 Overall Score: 52 out of 100.

St. Joseph's College New York is a private institution that was founded in 1916. The school has 62.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at St. Joseph's College New York is 13:1.

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