Top 200 National University Rankings in 2011-2012

U.S. Ranking School City, State Tuition Total enrollment Fall 2010 acceptance rate Average freshman retention rate 6-year graduation rate
1 Harvard University Cambridge, MA $39,849 19,627 7% 97% 97%
1 Princeton University Princeton, NJ $37,000 7,802 9% 98% 96%
3 Yale University New Haven, CT $40,500 11,701 8% 99% 96%
4 Columbia University New York, NY $45,290 22,283 10% 99% 96%
5 California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA $37,704 2,175 13% 98% 90%
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA $40,732 10,566 10% 98% 93%
5 Stanford University Stanford, CA $40,569 19,535 7% 98% 95%
5 University of Chicago Chicago, IL $42,783 12,781 19% 98% 92%
5 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA $42,098 19,842 14% 98% 96%
10 Duke University Durham, NC $41,958 14,983 16% 97% 94%
11 Dartmouth College Hanover, NH $42,996 6,141 12% 98% 95%
12 Northwestern University Evanston, IL $41,983 19,389 23% 97% 94%
13 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD $42,280 21,092 21% 97% 92%
14 Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, MO $41,992 13,820 21% 97% 94%
15 Brown University Providence, RI $42,230 8,695 9% 98% 96%
15 Cornell University Ithaca, NY $41,541 20,939 18% 96% 93%
17 Rice University Houston, TX $35,551 5,879 21% 97% 92%
17 Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN $41,332 12,714 18% 97% 91%
19 University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN $41,417 11,992 29% 98% 96%
20 Emory University Atlanta, GA $41,164 13,381 29% 95% 89%
21 University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA in-state: $11,767, out-of-state: $34,645 35,838 22% 97% 91%
22 Georgetown University Washington, DC $41,393 16,871 20% 96% 93%
23 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA $43,396 11,618 33% 95% 86%
23 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA $42,818 36,896 24% 97% 89%
25 University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA in-state: $11,604, out-of-state: $34,482 39,593 23% 97% 90%
25 University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA in-state: $11,576, out-of-state: $36,570 24,391 33% 97% 93%
25 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC $41,576 7,162 40% 94% 89%
28 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI in-state: $12,590, out-of-state: $37,265 41,924 51% 96% 90%
29 Tufts University Medford, MA $42,962 10,480 24% 97% 91%
29 University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC in-state: $7,008, out-of-state: $26,834 29,390 32% 97% 90%
31 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA $42,204 14,015 31% 96% 91%
31 Brandeis University Waltham, MA $41,860 5,642 35% 93% 91%
33 College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA in-state: $13,132, out-of-state: $35,409 8,000 32% 95% 90%
33 New York University New York, NY $41,606 43,797 38% 92% 85%
35 University of Rochester Rochester, NY $41,826 10,111 38% 96% 84%
36 Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA in-state: $9,652, out-of-state: $27,862 20,720 52% 93% 80%
37 University of California-San Diego La Jolla, CA in-state: $12,128, out-of-state: $35,006 29,176 38% 95% 86%
38 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH $39,120 9,837 67% 92% 82%
38 Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA $40,960 7,051 38% 94% 88%
38 University of California-Davis Davis, CA in-state: $12,794, out-of-state: $35,672 31,392 45% 91% 84%
38 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL $39,654 15,657 39% 90% 80%
42 University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA in-state: $12,508, out-of-state: $35,386 22,218 46% 91% 85%
42 University of Washington Seattle, WA in-state: $10,574, out-of-state: $28,058 42,446 57% 93% 80%
42 University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI in-state: $9,671, out-of-state: $25,421 42,595 57% 94% 84%
45 Pennsylvania State University-University Park University Park, PA in-state: $15,984, out-of-state: $28,066 45,233 55% 93% 85%
45 University of California-Irvine Irvine, CA in-state: $12,902, out-of-state: $35,780 26,994 45% 94% 83%
45 University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL in-state: $13,558, out-of-state: $27,700 43,862 67% 94% 84%
45 University of Texas-Austin Austin, TX in-state: $9,794, out-of-state: $32,506 51,195 47% 92% 81%
45 Yeshiva University New York, NY $35,150 6,445 72% 91% 82%
50 George Washington University Washington, DC $42,425 25,135 32% 92% 81%
50 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY $42,704 7,144 40% 92% 82%
50 Tulane University New Orleans, LA $43,434 12,622 26% 89% 74%
53 Boston University Boston, MA $41,420 32,727 58% 91% 84%
53 Fordham University New York, NY $39,967 15,158 51% 90% 80%
55 Ohio State University-Columbus Columbus, OH in-state: $9,735, out-of-state: $24,630 56,064 68% 93% 78%
55 Pepperdine University Malibu, CA $40,752 7,604 31% 89% 80%
55 University of Maryland-College Park College Park, MD in-state: $8,655, out-of-state: $26,026 37,595 44% 94% 81%
58 Texas A&M University-College Station College Station, TX N/A 49,129 69% 92% 79%
58 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT in-state: $10,670, out-of-state: $27,566 25,498 54% 93% 81%
58 University of Florida Gainesville, FL in-state: $5,656, out-of-state: $27,933 49,827 43% 96% 84%
58 University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA in-state: $16,132, out-of-state: $25,540 28,823 58% 92% 78%
62 Northeastern University Boston, MA $38,252 19,796 38% 92% 77%
62 Purdue University-West Lafayette West Lafayette, IN in-state: $9,478, out-of-state: $27,646 39,726 65% 87% 69%
62 Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX $39,430 10,938 59% 89% 74%
62 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY $37,667 20,407 60% 91% 82%
62 University of Georgia Athens, GA in-state: $9,472, out-of-state: $27,682 34,677 59% 94% 82%
62 Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, MA $40,030 5,360 59% 94% 80%
68 Clemson University Clemson, SC in-state: $12,668, out-of-state: $28,826 19,453 58% 91% 76%
68 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick Piscataway, NJ in-state: $12,754, out-of-state: $25,416 38,912 59% 91% 77%
68 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN in-state: $13,022, out-of-state: $18,022 51,721 48% 89% 70%
71 Brigham Young University-Provo Provo, UT $4,560 33,841 64% 84% 78%
71 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI in-state: $12,203, out-of-state: $31,148 47,131 70% 91% 77%
71 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA in-state: $7,765, out-of-state: $25,099 29,518 84% 84% 70%
71 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA in-state: $11,100, out-of-state: $24,560 31,006 67% 92% 80%
75 Baylor University Waco, TX $31,658 14,900 48% 85% 71%
75 Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO in-state: $14,454, out-of-state: $29,139 5,093 46% 86% 65%
75 Indiana University-Bloomington Bloomington, IN N/A 42,464 69% 90% 71%
75 University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL in-state: $8,600, out-of-state: $21,900 30,127 54% 85% 67%
75 University of California-Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA in-state: $12,333, out-of-state: $35,211 17,175 65% 89% 78%
75 University of Delaware Newark, DE in-state: $10,208, out-of-state: $25,408 20,403 54% 91% 77%
75 University of Tulsa Tulsa, OK $29,714 4,185 39% 88% 65%
82 American University Washington, DC $38,071 12,795 43% 89% 79%
82 Auburn University Auburn University, AL N/A 25,078 79% 87% 66%
82 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI $31,822 11,806 62% 89% 81%
82 SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Syracuse, NY in-state: $5,941, out-of-state: $14,351 2,343 46% 86% 65%
82 University of Denver Denver, CO $37,833 11,842 72% 87% 76%
82 University of Vermont Burlington, VT in-state: $14,784, out-of-state: $34,424 13,554 71% 86% 77%
88 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA $34,505 17,634 56% 84% 68%
88 Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, NJ $41,942 5,673 47% 90% 73%
90 Binghamton University-State University of New York Binghamton, NY in-state: $6,939, out-of-state: $15,349 14,895 40% 90% 78%
90 Miami University-Oxford Oxford, OH in-state: $13,213, out-of-state: $28,385 17,472 79% 89% 80%
90 St. Louis University St. Louis, MO $33,986 13,785 70% 84% 72%
90 University of Missouri Columbia, MO in-state: $8,989, out-of-state: $21,784 32,415 84% 85% 69%
94 Clark University Worcester, MA $37,350 3,451 69% 89% 77%
94 University of Colorado-Boulder Boulder, CO in-state: $9,152, out-of-state: $29,480 32,378 83% 84% 68%
94 University of Massachusetts-Amherst Amherst, MA in-state: $12,612, out-of-state: $25,400 27,569 68% 87% 69%
97 Iowa State University Ames, IA in-state: $7,486, out-of-state: $19,358 28,682 81% 85% 70%
97 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX $32,490 9,142 53% 86% 74%
97 University of California-Riverside Riverside, CA in-state: $11,851, out-of-state: $34,729 20,746 76% 85% 70%
97 University of San Diego San Diego, CA $38,582 8,201 51% 86% 73%
101 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL in-state: $5,825, out-of-state: $20,992 40,416 60% 90% 74%
101 North Carolina State University-Raleigh Raleigh, NC in-state: $7,018, out-of-state: $19,853 34,376 54% 90% 71%
101 University of Dayton Dayton, OH $31,640 11,199 77% 87% 76%
101 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS N/A 28,697 93% 79% 61%
101 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, NE in-state: $7,648, out-of-state: $19,932 24,610 62% 84% 64%
101 University of New Hampshire Durham, NH in-state: $14,600, out-of-state: $28,570 15,155 73% 88% 75%
101 University of Oklahoma Norman, OK in-state: $7,125, out-of-state: $18,078 30,303 85% 83% 64%
101 University of Oregon Eugene, OR in-state: $8,789, out-of-state: $27,653 23,342 79% 84% 68%
101 University of Tennessee Knoxville, TN in-state: $8,396, out-of-state: $25,538 30,312 74% 85% 60%
101 University of the Pacific Stockton, CA $36,290 6,717 38% 84% 69%
111 Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL $34,354 7,774 64% 89% 64%
111 Stony Brook University-SUNY Stony Brook, NY in-state: $6,820, out-of-state: $15,230 24,594 41% 89% 65%
111 University at Buffalo-SUNY Buffalo, NY in-state: $7,136, out-of-state: $15,546 29,048 51% 88% 67%
111 University of South Carolina Columbia, SC in-state: $10,168, out-of-state: $26,352 29,597 70% 87% 68%
115 Howard University Washington, DC $19,741 10,594 54% 84% 64%
115 Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI in-state: $12,853, out-of-state: $25,948 6,976 74% 82% 66%
115 University of St. Thomas St. Paul, MN $30,497 10,832 85% 88% 77%
115 Washington State University Pullman, WA in-state: $10,799, out-of-state: $22,077 26,308 69% 83% 69%
119 Catholic University of America Washington, DC $35,460 6,967 87% 81% 69%
119 Clarkson University Potsdam, NY $36,780 3,330 80% 86% 72%
119 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA $28,671 10,161 77% 87% 75%
119 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL $33,294 15,951 60% 85% 67%
119 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA $37,424 9,494 68% 83% 70%
124 Ohio University Athens, OH in-state: $9,864, out-of-state: $18,828 25,108 85% 80% 65%
124 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ in-state: $9,286, out-of-state: $25,496 39,086 75% 79% 60%
124 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY in-state: $9,128, out-of-state: $18,740 27,108 69% 80% 58%
124 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT in-state: $6,763, out-of-state: $21,389 30,819 83% 83% 57%
128 Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO N/A 29,932 81% 83% 64%
128 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY $33,550 11,579 59% 78% 60%
128 Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge Baton Rouge, LA N/A 29,451 72% 85% 61%
128 The New School New York, NY $39,350 10,678 63% 81% 66%
132 Arizona State University Tempe, AZ in-state: $9,545, out-of-state: $22,319 70,440 87% 81% 59%
132 DePaul University Chicago, IL $30,618 25,145 69% 86% 68%
132 Oklahoma State University Stillwater, OK in-state: $7,108, out-of-state: $18,455 23,522 81% 79% 59%
132 Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ $33,490 9,836 79% 83% 65%
132 Temple University Philadelphia, PA in-state: $13,596, out-of-state: $23,422 37,367 65% 87% 65%
132 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR in-state: $7,174, out-of-state: $17,606 21,405 60% 83% 58%
138 George Mason University Fairfax, VA in-state: $9,116, out-of-state: $26,594 32,562 52% 85% 64%
138 New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJ in-state: $13,974, out-of-state: $25,334 8,934 67% 82% 55%
138 Oregon State University Corvallis, OR in-state: $7,518, out-of-state: $21,294 23,761 81% 82% 60%
138 Polytechnic Institute of New York University Brooklyn, NY $37,882 4,432 64% 85% 55%
138 University at Albany-SUNY Albany, NY in-state: $7,172, out-of-state: $15,282 17,615 47% 85% 64%
143 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS N/A 23,588 99% 79% 60%
143 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey-Newark Newark, NJ in-state: $12,294, out-of-state: $24,956 11,798 53% 86% 63%
143 St. John Fisher College Rochester, NY $26,260 4,020 65% 83% 72%
143 University of Alabama-Birmingham Birmingham, AL N/A 17,543 82% 79% 41%
143 University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH in-state: $10,065, out-of-state: $24,588 32,283 62% 84% 56%
143 University of Mississippi University, MS in-state: $5,790, out-of-state: $14,796 17,085 78% 80% 59%
143 University of Texas-Dallas Richardson, TX in-state: $11,168, out-of-state: $28,194 17,128 50% 83% 63%
150 South Carolina State University Orangeburg, SC in-state: $9,258, out-of-state: $18,170 4,362 84% 64% 39%
150 University of Illinois-Chicago Chicago, IL in-state: $13,044, out-of-state: $25,434 27,850 63% 80% 53%
152 Adelphi University Garden City, NY $28,460 7,917 70% 80% 68%
152 St. John’s University Queens, NY $33,875 21,354 46% 78% 58%
152 University of La Verne La Verne, CA $31,300 4,468 59% 82% 70%
152 University of Maine Orono, ME in-state: $10,636, out-of-state: $26,356 11,501 78% 79% 57%
152 University of Wyoming Laramie, WY in-state: $4,125, out-of-state: $12,855 12,911 95% 73% 53%
157 Maryville University of St. Louis St Louis, MO $22,882 3,676 73% 82% 62%
157 Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS in-state: $5,805, out-of-state: $14,670 19,644 66% 83% 58%
157 University of Maryland-Baltimore County Baltimore, MD in-state: $9,171, out-of-state: $19,108 12,888 63% 86% 57%
160 Illinois State University Normal, IL in-state: $12,230, out-of-state: $19,190 21,134 67% 84% 71%
160 Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX N/A 31,637 72% 82% 63%
160 University of Idaho Moscow, ID in-state: $5,856, out-of-state: $18,376 12,302 77% 78% 55%
160 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI in-state: $11,366, out-of-state: $27,454 16,294 78% 80% 63%
164 Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, FL $33,720 8,985 59% 75% 57%
164 San Diego State University San Diego, CA in-state: $5,990, out-of-state: $11,160 30,016 30% 83% 66%
164 University of Hawaii-Manoa Honolulu, HI in-state: $9,100, out-of-state: $23,932 20,337 71% 78% 50%
164 University of Louisville Louisville, KY in-state: $8,930, out-of-state: $21,650 21,234 75% 78% 49%
164 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND in-state: $7,091, out-of-state: $16,766 14,194 70% 77% 51%
164 West Virginia University Morgantown, WV in-state: $5,674, out-of-state: $17,844 29,306 86% 80% 59%
170 Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA $29,940 9,258 51% 83% 62%
170 Biola University La Mirada, CA $29,908 6,101 78% 85% 70%
170 Edgewood College Madison, WI $22,850 2,626 76% 75% 57%
170 Pace University New York, NY $35,032 12,752 79% 76% 58%
170 Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Carbondale, IL in-state: $10,534, out-of-state: $21,469 20,037 59% 69% 46%
170 Utah State University Logan, UT in-state: $2,560, out-of-state: $16,079 16,472 97% 74% 56%
170 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA in-state: $9,686, out-of-state: $23,597 32,303 66% 84% 51%
177 Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, OH in-state: $10,044, out-of-state: $17,352 17,706 80% 75% 61%
177 St. Mary’s University of Minnesota Winona, MN $27,250 6,058 71% 75% 59%
177 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL in-state: $5,584, out-of-state: $21,063 56,235 46% 86% 63%
177 University of Massachusetts-Lowell Lowell, MA in-state: $11,297, out-of-state: $18,410 14,702 74% 78% 51%
181 Ball State University Muncie, IN in-state: $8,544, out-of-state: $22,534 22,083 65% 78% 57%
181 North Dakota State University Fargo, ND in-state: $6,820, out-of-state: $16,472 14,407 77% 80% 51%
181 University of Colorado-Denver Denver, CO in-state: $7,834, out-of-state: $20,570 24,108 60% 72% 42%
181 University of Missouri-Kansas City Kansas City, MO in-state: $8,898, out-of-state: $21,066 15,277 69% 74% 46%
181 University of Nevada-Reno Reno, NV in-state: $4,841, out-of-state: $19,156 17,679 91% 78% 50%
181 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM N/A 28,688 66% 78% 44%
181 University of South Florida Tampa, FL N/A 40,431 45% 86% 51%
181 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI in-state: $9,606, out-of-state: $22,338 25,045 84% 74% 52%
181 Widener University Chester, PA $34,762 6,630 70% 73% 48%
190 Ashland University Ashland, OH $28,582 6,491 77% 71% 59%
190 Montana State University Bozeman, MT in-state: $6,472, out-of-state: $19,109 13,559 61% 72% 47%
190 University of Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, AL N/A 7,614 66% 76% 44%
190 University of North Carolina-Greensboro Greensboro, NC in-state: $5,493, out-of-state: $18,018 18,478 58% 77% 53%
194 East Carolina University Greenville, NC in-state: $5,968, out-of-state: $17,511 27,783 70% 78% 57%
194 Immaculata University Immaculata, PA $28,850 4,456 78% 73% 60%
194 Kent State University Kent, OH in-state: $9,346, out-of-state: $17,306 26,589 89% 76% 50%
194 Louisiana Tech University Ruston, LA N/A 11,743 61% 73% 49%
194 Northern Illinois University DeKalb, IL N/A 23,850 54% 75% 56%
194 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD in-state: $6,887, out-of-state: $8,602 12,816 91% 77% 55%
194 University of Montana Missoula, MT in-state: $5,942, out-of-state: $20,794 13,198 82% 73% 43%
194 University of North Carolina-Charlotte Charlotte, NC in-state: $5,440, out-of-state: $17,205 25,063 71% 78% 55%
194 University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD in-state: $7,209, out-of-state: $8,924 10,151 85% 74% 49%