Top 100 National Colleges and Universities Rankings in United States – Schools in the National Universities category, such as Yale University and UCLA, offer a full range of undergraduate majors, master’s, and doctoral degrees. These colleges also are committed to producing groundbreaking research.

This Top 100 Colleges Ranking guides are calculated by cost, Fall Acceptance Rate, Peer Assessment Score, Average Freshman Retention Rate, 6-Year Graduate Rate, SAT/ACT 25th – 75th percentiles, 2009 Freshmen in Top 10 percent of high school classes, Classes with under 20 students, and Classes with 50 or more students in 2009 Data – which is not included in this list.

2010 Top 100 Colleges in United States

Rank University / College Score Tuition and Fees
1 Harvard University 100 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $38,416
2 Princeton University 90 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $40,472
3 Yale University 77 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $40,203
4 Columbia University 66 2009-2010 Tuition and Fees: $38,765
5 Stanford University 60 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $11,913; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $34,792
5 University of Pennsylvania 60 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $8,701; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $25,329
7 California Institute of Technology 51 2009-2010 In-state tuition and fees: $14,154; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $23,852
7 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 51 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $38,700
9 Dartmouth College 45 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $32,656
9 Duke University 45 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $8,511; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $28,193
9 University of Chicago 45 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $36,501
12 Northwestern University 99 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $36,640
13 Johns Hopkins University 98 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $38,300
13 Washington University in St. Louis 93 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $43,304
15 Brown University 92 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $39,201
15 Cornell University 92 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $40,514
17 Rice University 91 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $36,282
17 Vanderbilt University 91 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $39,212
19 University of Notre Dame 90 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $40,437
20 Emory University 90 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $41,091
21 Georgetown University 89 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $40,247
22 University of California, Berkeley 86 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $40,680
23 Carnegie Mellon University 86 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $40,374
23 University of Southern California 85 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $40,820
25 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 85 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $39,666
25 University of Virginia 82 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $33,771
25 Wake Forest University 82 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $39,932
28 Tufts University 81 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $39,919
29 University of Michigan 80 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $39,158
30 University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 76 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $10,868; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $33,747
31 Boston College 74 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $41,940
31 College of William and Mary 74 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $41,022
33 New York University (NYU) 73 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $10,781; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $33,660
34 Brandeis University 73 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $10,628; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $33,574
35 Georgia Institute of Technology 73 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $39,970
35 University of California-San Diego 72 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $41,598
37 Lehigh University 71 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $12,400; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $36,163
37 University of Rochester 70 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $6,665; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $25,280
39 University of California-Davis 67 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $40,542
39 University of California-Santa Barbara 67 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $12,188; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $33,212
41 Case Western Reserve University 65 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $40,274
41 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 63 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $8,716; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $26,926
41 University of California-Irvine 63 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $11,306; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $34,185
41 University of Washington 62 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $39,780
45 University of Texas-Austin 62 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $40,282
45 University of Wisconsin-Madison 61 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $11,984; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $34,863
47 Pennsylvania State University-University Park 61 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $11,630; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $34,509
47 University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign 60 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $37,648
47 University of Miami 60 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $40,680
50 Yeshiva University 59 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $9,418; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $31,218
51 George Washington University 59 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $9,050; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $24,300
51 Tulane University 58 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $15,250; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $27,114
53 Pepperdine University 58 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $13,640; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $27,782
53 University of Florida 58 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $37,836
55 Syracuse University 57 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $33,050
56 Boston University 56 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $41,242
56 Fordham University 56 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $41,884
56 Ohio State University-Columbus 55 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $39,080
56 Purdue University-West Lafayette 55 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $5,020; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $27,300
56 Southern Methodist University 54 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $36,302
56 University of Georgia 53 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $39,864
56 University of Maryland-College Park 53 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $38,277
63 Texas A&M University-College Station 53 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $9,420; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $23,604
64 Clemson University 53 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $9,070; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $26,622
64 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick 53 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $37,230
64 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 53 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $7,530; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $25,740
64 University of Pittsburgh 53 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $8,416; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $24,831
64 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 52 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $8,387; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $22,817
69 Northeastern University 51 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $11,958; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $27,470
69 University of Connecticut 51 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $12,582; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $24,044
69 Virginia Tech 51 2009-2010 In-state tuition and fees: $11,293; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $15,293
72 Colorado School of Mines 50 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $36,792
72 University of California-Santa Cruz 50 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $10,416; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $26,880
72 University of Iowa 50 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $9,954; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $26,404
75 Brigham Young University-Provo 49 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $13,425; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $27,855
75 Indiana University-Bloomington 49 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $10,626; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $33,505
75 Marquette University 49 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $7,417; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $23,713
75 University of Delaware 48 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $4,420
79 American University 48 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $9,028; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $27,689
79 Baylor University 48 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $30,462
79 Miami University-Oxford 48 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $9,486; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $23,186
79 Michigan State University 47 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $36,697
79 SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry 47 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $29,754
79 University of Alabama 47 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $12,318; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $27,108
85 Auburn University 47 2009-2010 In-state tuition and fees: $11,434; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $27,832
86 Binghamton University-SUNY 47 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $5,946; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $13,846
86 Clark University 47 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $7,900; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $20,500
86 Drexel University 46 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $7,900; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $21,916
86 Stevens Institute of Technology 45 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $6,815; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $14,715
86 St. Louis University 45 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $36,420
86 University of Colorado-Boulder 45 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $33,005
86 University of Denver 45 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $39,976
93 University of Tulsa 44 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $28,310
94 Iowa State University 43 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $6,997; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $18,563
94 University of California-Riverside 43 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $11,022; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $33,901
94 University of Missouri 43 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $8,501; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $19,592
94 University of San Diego 43 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $37,378
94 University of Vermont 43 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $14,132; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $32,840
99 SUNY-Stony Brook 42 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $6,578; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $14,478
99 Texas Christian University 42 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $30,048
99 University of Dayton 42 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $29,930
99 University of Massachusetts-Amherst 42 2010-2011 In-state tuition and fees: $12,084; Out-of-state tuition and fees: $20,307
99 University of the Pacific 42 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees: $34,100