Best Undergraduate Education Programs in U.S. Colleges and Universities.

Ranking Colleges / Universities City, State Tuition
1 Vanderbilt University (Peabody) Nashville, TN Full-time: $1,568 per credit
2 Teachers College, Columbia University New York, NY Full-time: $1,127 per credit
3 Harvard University Cambridge, MA Full-time: $34,208 per year
3 Stanford University Stanford, CA Full-time: $37,380 per year
5 University of Oregon Eugene, OR In-state, full-time: $12,697 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $17,989 per year
6 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD Full-time: $477 per credit
6 University of California–Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA In-state, full-time: $0 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $14,694 per year
8 Northwestern University Evanston, IL Full-time: $38,088 per year
9 University of Wisconsin–Madison Madison, WI In-state, full-time: $10,518 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $25,072 per year
10 University of California–Berkeley Berkeley, CA In-state, full-time: $0 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $14,694 per year
10 University of Texas–Austin Austin, TX In-state, full-time: $7,376 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $14,464 per year
10 University of Washington Seattle, WA In-state, full-time: $10,660 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $24,000 per year
13 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA Full-time: $38,800 per year
14 Ohio State University Columbus, OH In-state, full-time: $10,989 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $26,229 per year
14 University of Michigan–Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI In-state, full-time: $17,624 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $35,650 per year
16 New York University (Steinhardt) New York, NY Full-time: $28,872 per year
17 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI In-state, full-time: $511 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $1,000 per credit
17 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS In-state, full-time: $270 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $646 per credit
19 Boston College (Lynch) Chestnut Hill, MA Full-time: $1,050 per credit
19 Indiana University–Bloomington Bloomington, IN In-state, full-time: $330 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $961 per credit
21 University of Virginia (Curry) Charlottesville, VA In-state, full-time: $10,452 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $20,010 per year
22 Pennsylvania State University–University Park University Park, PA In-state, full-time: $15,446 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $28,210 per year
23 University of Minnesota–Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN In-state, full-time: $11,212 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $18,310 per year
23 University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA In-state, full-time: $16,402 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $28,694 per year
25 University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL In-state, full-time: $9,318 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $22,584 per year
25 University of Maryland–College Park College Park, MD In-state, full-time: $471 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $1,016 per credit
27 University of Southern California (Rossier) Los Angeles, CA Full-time: $1,299 per credit
28 University of Delaware Newark, DE In-state, full-time: $8,550 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $22,248 per year
28 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA In-state, full-time: $7,224 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $15,904 per year
30 University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC In-state, full-time: $5,413 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $19,811 per year
31 George Washington University Washington, DC Full-time: $1,118 per credit
31 Texas A&M University–College Station College Station, TX In-state, full-time: $222 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $499 per credit
31 University of Connecticut (Neag) Storrs, CT In-state, full-time: $9,450 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $24,534 per year
31 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA In-state, full-time: $6,840 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $20,444 per year
31 Utah State University Logan, UT In-state, full-time: $3,458 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $12,104 per year
36 Arizona State University (Fulton) Tempe, AZ In-state, full-time: $7,975 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $20,322 per year
36 Cornell University Ithaca, NY Full-time: $20,800 per year
38 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey–New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ In-state, full-time: $13,848 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $21,264 per year
39 College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA In-state, full-time: $10,514 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $24,204 per year
39 University of Georgia Athens, GA In-state, full-time: $6,000 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $20,904 per year
41 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL In-state, full-time: $267 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $899 per credit
41 Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA Full-time: $525 per credit
41 University of Colorado–Boulder Boulder, CO In-state, full-time: $8,190 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $23,346 per year
44 Purdue University–West Lafayette West Lafayette, IN In-state, full-time: $8,183 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $24,663 per year
45 University of Missouri Columbia, MO In-state, full-time: $299 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $772 per credit
45 Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, MO Full-time: $37,800 per year
47 Temple University Philadelphia, PA In-state, full-time: $590 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $861 per credit
47 University of Massachusetts–Amherst Amherst, MA In-state, full-time: $2,640 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $9,937 per year
47 University of Tennessee–Knoxville Knoxville, TN In-state, full-time: $6,826 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $20,622 per year
50 University of Hawaii–Manoa Honolulu, HI In-state, full-time: $8,928 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $21,552 per year
50 University of Illinois–Chicago
50 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL Full-time: $1,480 per credit
53 George Mason University Fairfax, VA In-state, full-time: $398 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $987 per credit
53 University of Florida Gainesville, FL In-state, full-time: $337 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $1,119 per credit
53 University of Oklahoma (Rainbolt) Norman, OK In-state, full-time: $3,744 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $13,577 per year
56 Boston University Boston, MA Full-time: $37,910 per year
56 Fordham University New York, NY Full-time: $1,000 per credit
56 University at Buffalo–SUNY Buffalo, NY In-state, full-time: $8,370 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $13,250 per year
56 University of California–Irvine Irvine, CA In-state, full-time: $7,947 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $22,989 per year
56 University of California–Riverside Riverside, CA In-state, full-time: $11,254 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $26,296 per year
56 University of Nebraska–Lincoln Lincoln, NE In-state, full-time: $247 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $666 per credit
56 University of North Carolina–Greensboro Greensboro, NC In-state, full-time: $3,044 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $14,524 per year
63 American University Washington, DC Full-time: $22,266 per year
63 University at Albany–SUNY Albany, NY In-state, full-time: $8,370 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $13,250 per year
65 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY Full-time: $1,117 per credit
66 Auburn University Auburn, AL In-state, full-time: $6,240 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $18,720 per year
66 Georgia State University Atlanta, GA In-state, full-time: $6,408 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $25,624 per year
66 University of California–Davis Davis, CA In-state, full-time: $11,631 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $26,673 per year
66 University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH In-state, full-time: $12,723 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $23,055 per year
66 University of South Florida Tampa, FL In-state, full-time: $332 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $819 per credit
71 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA Full-time: $915 per credit
71 San Diego State University San Diego, CA In-state, full-time: $4,962 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $13,890 per year
71 Southern Illinois University–Carbondale Carbondale, IL In-state, full-time: $328 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $820 per credit
74 Baylor University Waco, TX Full-time: $1,055 per credit
74 St. John’s University Queens, NY Full-time: $905 per credit
74 University of Idaho Moscow, ID In-state, full-time: $0 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $10,080 per year
74 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY In-state, full-time: $8,778 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $18,089 per year
74 University of Louisville Louisville, KY In-state, full-time: $8,622 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $18,504 per year
79 Brigham Young University–Provo (McKay) Provo, UT Full-time: $16,260 per year
79 Emory University Atlanta, GA Full-time: $32,800 per year
79 Iowa State University Ames, IA In-state, full-time: $6,716 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $17,816 per year
79 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS In-state, full-time: $279 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $643 per credit
79 University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL In-state, full-time: $7,000 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $19,200 per year
79 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ In-state, full-time: $7,330 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $22,242 per year
79 University of California–Santa Barbara (Gevirtz) Santa Barbara, CA In-state, full-time: $9,501 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $24,543 per year
79 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL In-state, full-time: $297 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $1,090 per credit
79 University of North Texas Denton, TX In-state, full-time: $229 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $505 per credit
79 University of Vermont Burlington, VT In-state, full-time: $11,712 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $29,568 per year
79 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA In-state, full-time: $8,262 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $15,572 per year
79 Washington State University Pullman, WA In-state, full-time: $8,456 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $20,644 per year
91 CUNY–Graduate Center New York, NY In-state, full-time: $6,580 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $645 per credit
91 Clemson University (Moore) Clemson, SC In-state, full-time: $8,340 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $16,198 per year
91 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT In-state, full-time: $4,685 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $15,060 per year
91 University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI In-state, full-time: $10,002 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $23,668 per year
91 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI In-state, full-time: $402 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $851 per credit
96 Ball State University Muncie, IN In-state, full-time: $7,420 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $19,998 per year
96 Louisiana State University–Baton Rouge Baton Rouge, LA In-state, full-time: $4,009 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $13,159 per year
96 Oklahoma State University Stillwater, OK In-state, full-time: $155 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $602 per credit
96 Old Dominion University (Darden) Norfolk, VA In-state, full-time: $338 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $844 per credit
96 University of Colorado–Denver Denver, CO In-state, full-time: $6,278 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $20,268 per year