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Top 200 Colleges/Universities in US (2011-2012)

 Rank College Location Tuition Total Enrollment 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 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 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA $42,098 19,842 14% 98% 96%
5 University of Chicago Chicago, IL $42,783 12,781 19% 98% 92%
5 California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA $37,704 2,175 13% 98% 90%
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 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC $41,576 7,162 40% 94% 89%
25 University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA in-state: $11,576, out-of-state: $36,570 24,391 33% 97% 93%
25 University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA in-state: $11,604, out-of-state: $34,482 39,593 23% 97% 90%
28 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI in-state: $12,590, out-of-state: $37,265 41,924 51% 96% 90%
29 University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC in-state: $7,008, out-of-state: $26,834 29,390 32% 97% 90%
29 Tufts University Medford, MA $42,962 10,480 24% 97% 91%
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 New York University New York, NY $41,606 43,797 38% 92% 85%
33 College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA in-state: $13,132, out-of-state: $35,409 8,000 32% 95% 90%
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 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%
38 Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA $40,960 7,051 38% 94% 88%
38 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH $39,120 9,837 67% 92% 82%
42 University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI in-state: $9,671, out-of-state: $25,421 42,595 57% 94% 84%
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%
45 University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL in-state: $13,558, out-of-state: $27,700 43,862 67% 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 Yeshiva University New York, NY $35,150 6,445 72% 91% 82%
45 University of Texas-Austin Austin, TX in-state: $9,794, out-of-state: $32,506 51,195 47% 92% 81%
50 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY $42,704 7,144 40% 92% 82%
50 George Washington University Washington, DC $42,425 25,135 32% 92% 81%
50 Tulane University New Orleans, LA $43,434 12,622 26% 89% 74%
53 Fordham University New York, NY $39,967 15,158 51% 90% 80%
53 Boston University Boston, MA $41,420 32,727 58% 91% 84%
55 Ohio State University-Columbus Columbus, OH in-state: $9,735, out-of-state: $24,630 56,064 68% 93% 78%
55 University of Maryland-College Park College Park, MD in-state: $8,655, out-of-state: $26,026 37,595 44% 94% 81%
55 Pepperdine University Malibu, CA $40,752 7,604 31% 89% 80%
58 Texas A&M University-College Station College Station, TX N/A 49,129 69% 92% 79%
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%
58 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT in-state: $10,670, out-of-state: $27,566 25,498 54% 93% 81%
62 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY $37,667 20,407 60% 91% 82%
62 Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, MA $40,030 5,360 59% 94% 80%
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 Northeastern University Boston, MA $38,252 19,796 38% 92% 77%
62 University of Georgia Athens, GA in-state: $9,472, out-of-state: $27,682 34,677 59% 94% 82%
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 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA in-state: $11,100, out-of-state: $24,560 31,006 67% 92% 80%
71 Brigham Young University-Provo Provo, UT $4,560 33,841 64% 84% 78%
71 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA in-state: $7,765, out-of-state: $25,099 29,518 84% 84% 70%
71 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI in-state: $12,203, out-of-state: $31,148 47,131 70% 91% 77%
75 Indiana University-Bloomington Bloomington, IN N/A 42,464 69% 90% 71%
75 Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO in-state: $14,454, out-of-state: $29,139 5,093 46% 86% 65%
75 University of Tulsa Tulsa, OK $29,714 4,185 39% 88% 65%
75 Baylor University Waco, TX $31,658 14,900 48% 85% 71%
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 Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL in-state: $8,600, out-of-state: $21,900 30,127 54% 85% 67%
75 University of Delaware Newark, DE in-state: $10,208, out-of-state: $25,408 20,403 54% 91% 77%
82 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI $31,822 11,806 62% 89% 81%
82 University of Vermont Burlington, VT in-state: $14,784, out-of-state: $34,424 13,554 71% 86% 77%
82 American University Washington, DC $38,071 12,795 43% 89% 79%
82 University of Denver Denver, CO $37,833 11,842 72% 87% 76%
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 Auburn University Auburn University, AL N/A 25,078 79% 87% 66%
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 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%
90 Binghamton University-SUNY 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%
94 Clark University Worcester, MA $37,350 3,451 69% 89% 77%
94 University of Massachusetts-Amherst Amherst, MA in-state: $12,612, out-of-state: $25,400 27,569 68% 87% 69%
94 University of Colorado-Boulder Boulder, CO in-state: $9,152, out-of-state: $29,480 32,378 83% 84% 68%
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 Iowa State University Ames, IA in-state: $7,486, out-of-state: $19,358 28,682 81% 85% 70%
97 University of San Diego San Diego, CA $38,582 8,201 51% 86% 73%

 

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