Rankings of University in USA

National University Rankings

Schools in the National Universities category, such as the University of Chicago and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master's and Ph.D. programs. These colleges also are committed to producing groundbreaking research.

Tuition and fees: $40, 170 (2013-14) Enrollment: 5, 336 Setting: suburban

#1 Overall Score: 100 out of 100.

The ivy-covered campus of Princeton University, a private institution, is located in the quiet town of Princeton, N.J. Princeton was the first university to offer a “no loan” policy to financially needy students, giving grants instead of loans to accepted students who need help paying tuition.

Tuition and fees: $42, 292 (2013-14) Enrollment: 6, 658 Setting: city
Tuition and fees: $44, 000 (2013-14) Enrollment: 5, 405 Setting: city
Tuition and fees: $49, 138 (2013-14) Enrollment: 6, 068 Setting: urban

#4 Overall Score: 95 out of 100.

Columbia University has three undergraduate schools: Columbia College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and the School of General Studies. This Ivy League, private school guarantees students housing for all four years on campus in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights neighborhood in New York City.

Tuition and fees: , 245 (2013-14) Enrollment: 7, 063 Setting: suburban

#5 Overall Score: 94 out of 100.

The sunny campus of Stanford University is located in California’s Bay Area, about 30 miles from San Francisco. The private institution stresses a multidisciplinary combination of teaching, learning, and research, and students have many opportunities to get involved in research projects.

Tuition and fees: , 386 (2013-14) Enrollment: 5, 590 Setting: urban

#5 Overall Score: 94 out of 100.

The University of Chicago, situated in Chicago’s Hyde Park community, offers a rich campus life in a big-city setting. Since 1987, the private institution has hosted the University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt, a four-day event that is regarded as the largest scavenger hunt in the world.

Tuition and fees: $45, 476 (2013-14) Enrollment: 6, 655 Setting: suburban

#7 Overall Score: 92 out of 100.

Located in Durham, N.C., Duke University is a private institution that has liberal arts and engineering programs for undergraduates. The Duke Blue Devils sports teams have a fierce rivalry with the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill Tar Heels and are best known for their outstanding men's basketball program.

Tuition and fees: $43, 498 (2013-14) Enrollment: 4, 503 Setting: urban

Though the Massachusetts Institute of Technology may be best known for its math, science, and engineering education, this private research university also offers architecture, humanities, management, and social science programs. The school is located in Cambridge, Mass., just across the Charles River from downtown Boston.

Tuition and fees: $45, 890 (2013-14) Enrollment: 9, 682 Setting: urban
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