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UNDERGRADUATE

Browse through a list of 375 of the best undergraduate schools in the nation. We’ve partnered with College Factual to bring you exclusive data on academics, value, selectivity, diversity and financial aid. PAGE 28

MANAGING EDITOR Michelle Washington mjwashington@usatoday.com CREATIVE MEDIA MANAGER Christine Neff cneff@usatoday.com EDITORS Nikki Dobrin Elizabeth Neus Chris Garsson Amanda Shifflett Sara Schwartz

6 Admissions deadlines

DESIGNERS Ashleigh Carter Gina Toole Saunders Lisa M. Zilka

10 Major changes to the SAT 14 Questions to ask yourself

INTERNS Miranda Pellicano Alexa Rogers

about a school

16 The financial aid maze 18 Write a wonderful essay

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20 Get the most out of your tour 22 A look at campus safety

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25 How to read the data 26 School-by-school index

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USA TODAY and College Factual bring you deep data on 160 business, law, medicine and STEM programs from across the country. Search schools by specialty and by region. PAGE 120 How to know if grad school is right for you

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When to go for an MBA

128 Finding the right legal

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140 Research vs. patient care: the two paths through med school

154 The growing popularity of STEM degrees

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From searching to enrolling A timeline for getting into the right college for you FINDING THE RIGHT COLLEGE can seem like an overwhelming task. College websites tend to blend into one another after a while, and you may not know how to differentiate between two schools that seem to have equal reasons to boast about their rankings, diversity and beautiful campus. The best way to start your college search is to learn more about yourself: your strengths, your interests and your long-term goals. Do you want to be in an environment where everyone knows your name, or in a large school where you’re always meeting new people? Do you prefer a broad education covering

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lots of subjects, or do you prefer to focus on one particular field of study? Knowing the answers to these questions will help steer you in the right direction. While the first stop for many students embarking on their search are websites that rank colleges, they can’t tell you if the school is a good fit for you. Instead, determine what you need or want in a school, and then use a variety of resources to gather information. These resources can include college guidebooks and magazines such as this one, as well as websites such as Collegefactual.com. Don’t be deterred

from investigating a school that you have never heard of before. When researching a college, look at outcomes-specific data such as graduation rates, average debt and student loan default rates, all of which will indicate how well the college is doing at helping its students succeed. Consider what major you’ll be studying. A college that ranks well overall won’t be a good fit for you if it doesn’t have a strong program in your major. During your college search, there are some important deadlines you shouldn’t miss! Read on for a timeline to keep on track.

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The quality of a private campus with the affordability of a public university. Academic Excellence

Offering 58 distinct programs within four endowed schools, SU is one of those rare universities that celebrates individual talents and encourages big ideas.

National Recognition

SU consistently ranks among the nation’s best in U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. On the field, the Sea Gulls have won 18 NCAA Division III team national championships.

Accomplished Alumni

Some 44,000 graduates are taking the lead in the boardroom, the lab, the legislature and even on Broadway. SU helps put students’ education to work, supporting job searches and graduate school applications.

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Beautiful Campus

Home to 8,700 students from 35 states and 68 countries, the University, a national arboretum, is situated between the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay.

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COLLEGE APPLICATION TIMELINE JUNIOR YEAR

SUMMER P Your college search should begin during the summer before your junior year. This gives you time to think about what you would like to do and the types of colleges that will meet your needs. P Begin thinking about what types of jobs you could see yourself working in and what types of majors you would enjoy. A summer job can help you earn valuable work experience. P Talk to your parents about how you should plan on paying for college and what you can afford. Are there ways you can contribute to your college savings? P Draw up a list of schools that interest you and research them thoroughly. Don’t pick a favorite school until you’ve done some in-depth research and comparisons. P Will you be taking the ACT, the SAT or both? Start prepping now, particularly if you plan on taking the SAT — and remember, taking the PSAT in the fall is a way to get ready for the official test. FALL P Meet with your guidance counselor to discuss your college search. Your counselor may have additional suggestions and advice for you, including how to choose a major or career. P Take the PSAT, which is typically scheduled for October. Use the results to identify areas of strength and potential weaknesses. P Schedule trips to visit colleges. It’s best to visit a college while classes are in session so you can get a more realistic picture of what it’s like. WINTER/SPRING P Study for and take the SAT or the ACT for the first time. In the first half of the calendar year, the SAT is offered in January, March, May and June. The ACT is typically scheduled in February, April and June. Plan to take the test again in the fall of your senior year. P Continue to visit colleges and narrow down your list. The size of your final list will vary depending on the types of schools you are interested in and what you can afford to spend on application fees. P You should be prepared to apply to at least three schools and as many as eight.

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BY THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR YOU SHOULD HAVE… P Taken the SAT or ACT for the first time. P Assembled a list of colleges that interest you. P Visited colleges and removed any from your initial list that weren’t a good fit. P Begun to consider potential college majors and careers.

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SUMMER P This can be a good time to visit colleges that you aren’t able to visit during the school year. Try to visit every college on your list at least once, then narrow down your options to your top choices. P Get a summer job and save up cash to spend on textbooks and other college expenses. P Start searching for scholarships that may be available to you. Check your parents’ places of employment, your school, your church and local businesses, civic clubs and community centers. FALL P The fall of your senior year is a busy time as you begin applying to schools and studying for the SAT or ACT. Meet with your guidance counselor again to make sure you’re on track, and keep a calendar of specific deadlines you have to meet. P Take the SAT or ACT. Have your scores sent to the colleges on your list. The SAT is offered in October, November and December. The ACT can be taken in September, October and December. SEPTEMBER P Assemble your final list of colleges. Ideally, it should include two safety schools, two or three good-fit schools and one or two “reach” schools. P Request letters of recommendation and work on your application essays.

The best way to start your college search is to learn more about yourself: your strengths, your interests and your long-term goals.

WINTER/SPRING JANUARY P The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be filed as early as Jan. 1 in the year you plan to attend college. Find the form at fafsa.gov. You and your parents will want to complete your tax returns before beginning the FAFSA process. FEBRUARY AND MARCH P After filing the FAFSA, you will receive your student aid report (SAR). Check it for accuracy and report any errors. Your colleges of choice also need to receive a copy of your SAR, so be sure to file the FAFSA in enough time to meet individual school deadlines. APRIL P You will start receiving your college acceptance letters and financial aid offers from many schools in April. Compare financial aid offers to find the best deal.

OCTOBER P Apply for scholarships.

MAY P Most schools have enrollment deadlines of May 1. Contact your chosen college and make any necessary payments at this time. P Graduate strong! Yes, your grades still matter even after you have been accepted to college.

NOVEMBER P If you are applying for early decision or early action, your application will need to be ready by November or even earlier. You should be notified of a decision in December. If you were not accepted, this gives you a few weeks to apply to other schools by their deadlines.

BY THE END OF YOUR SPRING SEMESTER YOU SHOULD HAVE… P Submitted your application for federal aid. P Received and compared financial aid offers from colleges that accepted you. P Decided on the best college offer. P Accepted the offer and enrolled in college!

DECEMBER P Most college applications are due in December or January.

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What to know before you take the redesigned SAT BY SAMANTHA KAHN RHODES

FOR YEARS, CRITICS OF the SAT have said that the test favors students from high-income families who can afford expensive tutors who purportedly hold the key to the secrets of the exam. But with major changes coming in the test’s structure next year, the creators of the SAT hope to level the playing field. The redesigned SAT, debuting in March 2016, is intended to be more modern and relevant, with questions and problems that will focus on common high-school classwork and real-life applications. The aim is to better assess a student’s ability to apply classroom knowledge in a real-world context. Each section will now demand a deep and thorough understanding of the subjects tested and be less prone to “gaming” with tips or tricks. Students will be challenged to show their ability to analyze problems and evaluate information to come up with an answer. “We need to get rid of, completely, the sense of mystery, and dismantle the advantages that people perceive in using costly test preparation to find out the secrets of the SAT,” says College Board President David Coleman. “If

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there are no more secrets, it’s very hard to pay for them.” To ensure that all students getting ready for the SAT have access to the tools they need, the College Board has partnered with the online Khan Academy to offer free, in-depth test prep for the redesigned SAT. (Personalized practice for the new test is already available at khanacademy.org/sat.)

Major test changes include: The new Reading test, as well as the Writing and Language test, will ask students to digest and interpret information presented to them from a variety of sources including text passages and informational graphics. To demonstrate a deeper, multilayered understanding of the reading (or a “command of evidence,” as the College Board puts it), students may be asked to cite available information. Students will get a combined Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score from these two test sections. In a move away from its infamous — and obscure — vocabulary words, the new SAT will measure a student’s familiarity with contemporary vocabu-

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lary and the context in which those words and phrases are used. The content in the math section will be narrower, centering on four areas: problem solving and data analysis; using basic linear equations (the “heart of algebra”); using more complex equations; and testing skills in geometry and trigonometry. The tricks that allowed students with substantial tutoring to solve the most difficult math problems with ease while actually using little to no math will no longer be of any use. And in a move that should come as welcome news to many test-takers, the new SAT will no longer penalize students for guessing (points won’t be deducted for incorrect answers). In what may be the largest overhaul in content structure, the redesigned essay portion will now take 50 minutes at the end of the test, be scored separately from the rest of the exam and will be, for better or worse, optional. Students will be asked to read a passage drawn from what the College Board calls “high-quality” sources and coherently analyze the author’s use of argument and persuasion. As she prepares to take the new SAT next spring, Mina Mafi, a junior at Crystal Springs Uplands School, a college prep school in Hillsborough, Calif., is excited by the news of the redesigned essay section. “In 25 minutes, students can only write so much,” she says. This version, Mafi says, will “be


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More than $1 billion in capital construction has been completed, and CNU has built a spectacularly beautiful campus with world-class facilities. “Our job is to instruct and inspire, and nothing does that more powerfully than great architecture,” Trible says. “We want our students to have great dreams for their lives and for this country.” The reach and reputation of CNU BSF spreading. Kiplinger’s and The Princeton Review include the University among the best values in higher education. U.S.News U & World Report ranks CNU among the top public regional universities in the South and as a school to watch for making “the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus and facilities.” Christopher Newport is also the only public institution in the nation to earn a perfect ““A A”” from the A American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the strength of its curriculum. Christopher Newport is not a place for spectators. The academics are demanding, and students are expected to actively engage, both in class and outside of the classroom. There are more than 200

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more useful for what people have been learning in high school, and if you can talk about what is good about an argument, it’ll probably show a broader spectrum of what (you) can actually do.” Producing a long, optional essay after three hours of testing could be daunting, but students are cautioned not to opt out. Colleges may require the essay, and failing to showcase writing abilities may reflect poorly on students during the application process. “The essay is not in any regard optional if you are applying to a competitive school,” says Matt McCorkle, co-founder of Clear Choice, a test preparation company. The SAT exam itself will revert back to the 1600 scale, reflecting the two combined scores for math and evidence-based reading and writing. If an essay is written, it will be read by two scorers who will award 1 to 4 points for achievement in each of three categories — reading, analysis and writing, which will be reported separately from the total exam score.

The redesigned SAT is intended to be more modern and relevant, with questions and problems that will focus on common high school classwork and real-life applications. In addition to the final score and essay, students will receive sub-score and cross-test reporting to provide a fuller picture of how well they performed and where they need to improve.

What’s the best preparation for the test? Read as much as possible in and out of the classroom, says Jennifer Carleton, director of college counseling at Crystal Springs Uplands School: “Reading fluency will not just be key to (the) reading and writing sections, but it will also be

key to the math sections.” Being an independent reader will not only help a student do well on the exam, she points out, but should also offer better preparation for college. The exam will now also include informational graphics in both the math and the evidence-based reading and writing sections. McCorkle says the added content may look very similar to some of the questions on the ACT science test, and should reflect “a super-low degree of difficulty.” Georgetown University Dean of Admissions Charles Deacon predicts those who would score well on the current SAT will perform equally well on the new one. “The redesign should be more favorable for the student,” he says. “Theoretically, (the exam is) more likely testing your experience in your schoolwork.” Should students even bother taking the old SAT? Most seniors will probably take the current SAT, while juniors will prep for the redesigned exam. The new PSAT will be offered starting in October. “Because the SAT is trending toward

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the ACT, you’ll have less variety between the two tests once the new SAT debuts in March,” McCorkle explains. “If you want to maximize the possibility that you’ll do better on one than the other, you’re going to want to test sooner than later. SAT scores are

a surprisingly durable commodity. ... We don’t expect the validity of the old scores to be questioned.” Deacon, who says the SAT is “only one more level of differentiation in a college application,” says the best preparation for the new SAT — as well

as for college — is for students to be engaged in their studies, which will better equip them for college and the many years beyond. Samantha Kahn Rhodes is a senior at Georgetown University.

WHICH TEST IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

A look at the variations in the current SAT, the new SAT (coming in March 2016) and the ACT:

Current SAT TOTAL TESTING TIME

COMPONENTS

SCORING

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VOCABULARY

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New SAT

ACT

3 hours, 45 minutes

3 hours (plus 50 minutes for optional essay)

2 hours, 55 minutes (plus 40 minutes for optional essay)

Four sections: Critical Reading; Writing; Math; essay

Three sections/One optional: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (one reading and one writing/language test); Math; optional essay

Four sections/One optional: English; Math; Reading; Science; optional essay

Scale from 600 to 2400. Points for correct answers, deductions for wrong ones.

Scale from 400 to 1600. Points for correct answers, no penalty for wrong ones.

Composite score from 1 to 36. Points for correct answers, no penalty for wrong ones.

Four sections, with a focus on general reasoning skills. Due to time constraints, answers are often based on skimming passages.

Four sections. Answers require deeper analysis of passage and accompanying evidence.

Four sections. Students answer multiple-choice questions based on passages.

Covers a wide range of math topics. Calculator is permitted; some answers can be found without understanding problem.

More focus on reasoning and use of practical math skills, with one no-calculator section.

Tests basic math skills students should have learned in high school. Calculators are permitted, but test is designed so that they are not needed.

Focus is on definitions; words are sometimes obscure.

Emphasizes the meaning of realworld vocabulary in context, and how word choice affects meaning.

None

Students answer a question on an issue; essay is written at the beginning of the exam.

Students analyze an argument in a provided passage; essay is written at the end of the exam.

Students analyze a passage and perspectives provided; they also provide their own perspective. Sources: College Board; ACT, Inc.

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in that subject. If you don’t know what you are going to major in yet, you should at least have a few different subjects in mind. The college should also offer a range of opportunities for you if you rethink your goals.

Will I get much interaction with my professors? The more professors there are, the more interaction you will have with them. Find out what the student-to-faculty ratio is for a good idea of how accessible your professors may be. Also investigate the ratio of full-time to part-time teachers, and whether faculty members collaborate with students on research or other projects.

How many students actually graduate on time? Many students plan on graduating in four years, yet not all of them do. College Factual’s online guide helps you determine the on-time and overall graduation rates for your school of interest. Find out if your credits will transfer if you become one of the students who jumps to a new school. Carly Stockwell is the director of content at collegefactual. com, a website that helps students make better decisions about where to go to college.

OTHER QUESTIONS

Know which college characteristics matter to you BY CARLY STOCKWELL

MOST STUDENTS APPLY TO between three and seven colleges. That’s a lot to monitor! The best way to keep your list of options under control, streamline the application process and save your parents money on fees is to determine ahead of time what is most important to you. Not sure what that might be? Try asking these basic questions, and do some research with the help of College Factual (collegefactual.com).

What’s the net price? Very few people pay the advertised sticker price of a college. Use the price calculator on the college’s website to better estimate your exact costs.

What kind of financial aid can I expect? Most students receive some sort of financial aid. Find out how many students receive

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aid and the average amount, and look into whether students are receiving more scholarships and grants (a true discount) or loans (money you’ll have to pay back).

Does this school have my major? If you know what you want to study, you should make sure the college offers a strong program

Ÿ How many students continue on to graduate school? Is the degree viewed highly by other academic institutions? Ÿ Are there chances to study abroad or get involved in internships? Ÿ Does this school offer support to meet my individual needs (international student, veteran, learning disabled, etc.)? Ÿ Will I fit in here? Are there extracurricular programs that interest me? Ÿ What are my options if I'm undecided or want to change majors? Are there a variety of fields to choose from?

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Ÿ How many graduates were employed full time a year after graduating? Is a degree from this school valued highly by employers?


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When you file for the first time, you can have the FAFSA sent to all schools you are interested in. There is no fee, no matter how many schools you select. file an estimated FAFSA using the information from last year and filling in as much current information as you have available. You can then update the FAFSA when you have all the information. While the FAFSA is necessary to receive federal aid, you may also have to fill out an application, or financial aid profile, called the College Scholarship Service, or CSS. Not every school requires this.

Applying for financial aid: a helpful overview BY CARLY STOCKWELL

ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT how you’ll pay for your college degree? If you file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you could very well be on your way toward getting the help you need. By submitting the FAFSA, you’ll learn what you’re expected to contribute to your education — otherwise known as the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which will be included in the Student Aid Report (SAR) that’s sent to you. Any college costs above that amount can be covered by federal grants or loans, as well as by financial aid from your school. Here’s what you need to know to make sure you don’t miss out:

WHERE TO GO

Find the FAFSA at fafsa.gov. You can submit it as early as Jan. 1 for the following school year (the one that begins in the fall of that same year). When you file for the first time, you can have

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the FAFSA sent to all schools you are interested in. There is no fee, no matter how many schools you select. Note: You must file the FAFSA to meet the deadlines set by each of the colleges you've chosen, which is usually March 1. The FAFSA must be completed every year you attend college so that it will be updated with current income information.

INFORMATION YOU’LL NEED

In order to file the FAFSA, you will need your parent or parents’ tax information and income statements. It may be easier to complete the application after their tax returns are complete. If your parents are divorced, you will need the tax information for the custodial parent, or the one you live with the most during the year. If you don’t have your current year’s tax information available, you can

Your financial need is usually assessed by the financial aid officers at each college to which you apply. Colleges use your EFC as determined by the FAFSA to calculate how much financial aid you will need. They take into account your EFC, cost of attendance at the school and your enrollment status.

KINDS OF AID

The best kind of financial help to receive is gift aid — a grant or scholarship — because you don’t have to pay it back. Scholarships are available from a number of sources, including the colleges you apply to as well as local businesses and civic organizations. The most common grant given by the government is the Federal Pell Grant. The current maximum Pell Grant award is $5,775, which is only available to students who are attending school full time, will be attending school for the full academic year and who demonstrate financial need. Students are also able to access government aid in the form of loans, both subsidized and unsubsidized. Subsidized loans have the interest paid by the government until six months after graduation from college. Students

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must demonstrate financial need in order to receive subsidized loans. Unsubsidized loans are available to any student attending college regardless of financial need. The interest on these loans will begin to accrue right away and be added to your total loan amount unless you pay it back while you are attending college. This could potentially mean a much bigger loan payment after you graduate. The interest rates for federal student loans are updated every year on July 1. The interest rates are fixed throughout the lifetime of the loan, but when you take out new loans each year the interest rate will be different. The current interest rate for direct undergraduate loans (both subsidized and unsubsidized) is 4.29 percent. Note: Interest rates are likely to go up!

MAXIMIZING FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid administrators at colleges use your EFC to determine how much financial aid you can receive. The school can offer a combination of

scholarships, grants, work-study and loans to meet your need. However, the school may not be able to meet all of your needs, in which case you may have a gap between your financial need and what the school has offered in terms of aid. You may find that after carefully comparing your financial aid offers, the school you really want to attend is simply not affordable for you. Some families also may run into a change of circumstance that is not reflected on the FAFSA — for example, a job loss. In either of these situations, you may be able to contact the financial aid department at the college to let them know about your circumstance and request more financial aid. They have the authority to alter your EFC so they are able to give you more aid, but they may request further documentation and proof of your situation.

For more guidance on the financial aid process, and for further advice on contacting colleges to request more aid, read College Factual’s e-book, How to Avoid Wasting Money on College Tuition, at collegefactual.com.

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Write about what matters to you, not them. Crawford recommends students ask themselves the question, “If you had 10 minutes to talk to them in person, what would you say?” The admissions teams are looking for authenticity and quality of thinking. “Theoretically, I think anything could be the perfect topic, as long as you demonstrate how well you think, your logic and ability to hold readers’ attention,” Crawford says. Once you find a topic you like, sit down and write for an hour or so. It shouldn’t take much longer than that.

Pen a college essay that will stand out BY PAIGE CARLOTTI

Engage those inundated admissions officers from the start. “Instead of trying to come up with gimmicky, catchy first lines, start by sharing a moment,” says Janine Robinson, an essay writing coach and founder of the website Essay Hell (essayhell.com). “These ministories naturally grab the reader.” Let your anecdote reveal your personality and character. Describe how a time in your life shaped who you are today and who you will be tomorrow.

See yourself from the college’s point of view. Schools want students who are going to graduate and be successful in the world. It is vital that you present yourself as someone who loves to learn, can think critically and is passionate about your interests. “Colleges always say to show your intellectual vitality and curiosity,” Robinson says. “They want kids who are going to hit the ground running — zoom to class and straight out into the world. They want them hungry.”

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Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not. The essay provides perspective,

Present yourself as someone who loves to learn, can think critically and is passionate about your interests. Stop trying so hard. Admissions staffers are tired of reading about your come-from-behind win in the state championship game or that time you built houses in Ecuador. “One of the biggest mistakes students make is trying too hard to impress,” Robinson says. “Those everyday, specific subjects ... are much more interesting to read about.” Write the essay in a natural style. Try to sound like yourself. Using SAT words distances the reader from you. “These essays should read like smart, interesting 17-year-olds wrote them,” says Lacy Crawford, a former college application counselor and author of the novel Early Decision, a satire of the admissions process. “I think most students are torn between a pathway dividing a diary entry and a press release. ... Perspective and self-awareness is what’s interesting.” Rawlins recommends showing the essay to a family member or friend and asking if it sounds like you. “Take a few days and come back to it. But only do that once,” he says. “Reading it over and over again will only drive you nuts.”

serving as a glimpse into how your mind works and how you view the world. While colleges tend to give an extra nod to disadvantaged students, roughing up your background won’t help your cause. “It’s less about the topic and more about how you frame it and what you have to say about it,” Robinson says.

Follow instructions. While the directions on the applications may sound generic and even repetitive after applying to a variety of schools, Rawlins points out that every rhyme has a reason. “They have to know that college put a lot of thought into the instructions we give them — so please follow them!” he says. “We want what we ask for.” Use the space to tell them what your application can’t. Most colleges only know what you put in front of them, and don't have time to research you. Don't waste essay space on material you've mentioned elsewhere in the application. “If (the applicants) don’t tell us something, we can’t connect the dots,” Rawlins says.

Read the success stories. “The best advice is to read essays that have worked,” Robinson says. “You’ll be surprised to see that they’re not winning Pulitzers; they are pieces of someone. You want your story to be the one she doesn’t put down.” Paige Carlotti is a recent graduate of Syracuse University.

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YOU’VE TAKEN THE TESTS, requested the recommendations, completed the Common App, and now it’s finally time to focus on what you’ve been putting off: the essay. High school seniors are faced with the challenge of summarizing 17 years into 600 words, all while showcasing their “unique” personality against thousands of other candidates. But while most students spend days, sometimes weeks, perfecting their personal statements, admissions officers take about three minutes to read them, according to Jim Rawlins, director of admissions at the University of Oregon. Here’s how to catch their attention, and leap from “average” to “accepted.”


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A college tour can provide you with important details BY CARLY STOCKWELL

THE CAMPUS VISIT MAY be the biggest deciding factor in a student’s choice of where to go to college — and colleges know it. Most students and their parents don’t realize they are being marketed to as they stroll across well-manicured lawns, past smiling students and picturesque ivy-covered buildings. Indeed, college administrators know students are often emotionally invested in the school before they even schedule a visit, and are eager to reel in more scholar dollars and tuition fees for their respective institutions. Thus, they’ve optimized the campus tour for this purpose. In his book College (Un)bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students, Jeff Selingo

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Students tend to rely on emotion and “gut instinct” when choosing a college. writes: “Admissions officers have long called the tour the ‘golden mile’ or the ‘million-dollar walk’ because few things matter as much in where a student eventually ends up as the campus visit. As a result, schools have increasingly tried to sell an experience on the tour rather than simply convey information.” College salesmen know the truth: Students tend to rely on emotion and “gut instinct” when choosing a college,

Carly Stockwell is the director of content at collegefactual. com, a website that helps students make better decisions about where to go to college.

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The '$1 million walk' pays off

rather than relying primarily on facts. And what are the results? According to a 2014 study by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, 11 percent of students who began fulltime college studies in the fall of 2008 completed their degrees at a different school from the one where they began; another 20 percent were no longer enrolled in school. A well-planned campus visit can be a valuable decision-making tool, as it can allow students and parents to get answers to questions that can’t be found by clicking through a website. Before they set foot on campus, they can (and should) find out basic information such as tuition prices, available majors, student-to-faculty ratios and graduation rates. Some questions they’ll want to ask a tour guide — or a student or other campus representative — include: • How readily available are professors to meet with students? • What percentage of students find employment soon after graduating? • What is the living situation like? • What kind of support system is available for students who are struggling or who have special needs? • How safe is this campus? “On campus tours, colleges emphasize the bells and whistles: the fancy dorms, climbing walls and technologyfilled classrooms,” Selingo writes. “Don’t let them distract you. Smart students should focus their attention on the quality of teaching, the portability of their credits and the value a degree or other credential will provide them in the job market.” Visiting a campus does provide students with the opportunity to attend a lecture, meet with an administrator or faculty member one-on-one, speak to students and maybe visit the dining hall for a meal. Another great idea is to wander the campus without a guide and stop and ask students or employees for directions if you get lost. All these activities will give you a more realistic experience of the college, plus valuable insight you can then weigh with the facts to make a more informed decision.


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Safe havens

As college safety concerns become a national issue, follow these tips to scope out campus security BY ALEXA ROGERS

THE 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR was a tough one for colleges when it came to safety. From the high-profile abduction and murder of student Hannah Graham near the University of Virginia campus to headlining reports (both true and false) of sexual assaults at colleges around the country, a series of terrible events thrust security under the microscope.

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No longer are universities asked to think about how to handle these cases; they’re expected to know and be prepared to respond. And many colleges are rising to the challenge. So before you set your heart on a school, take a few tips from safety experts and current students to determine if your preferred college is up to accepted safety standards.

Look for special programming. If you notice that one of the schools you’re looking at has a higher-than-average number of sexual offenses, check first to see whether the school and/or its students are more aggressive about reporting offenses, something that could make the numbers look higher than other schools. Then check out the kind of preventative programming being offered by the school as a way to respond to the issue. Some experts believe students need training to better understand sexual crime. A recent poll by the Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation found that 48 percent of current and recently graduated students believe that training students in how to identify and intervene in potentially harmful situations would be very effective in preventing sexual assault on their campus. The University of Delaware hosts “Rape Aggression Defense” classes taught by certified instructors. Classes focus on risk reduction and selfdefense in an effort to combat sexual assault and rape. Patrick Ogden, the school’s chief of police, says the classes are great confidence-builders for students, and the department encourages members of the community at large to participate as well.

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Do your research. Colleges and universities are required to maintain and publish security and fire safety reports. Generally available via the university’s public safety department, these reports hold a wealth of information, including crime statistics over the last three years to procedures for evacuation, how to report sexual assault and more. “Those (reports) offer a big snapshot as to what the university has for safety procedures, and should give students a good starting piece in their conversations about security and safety on campus,” says Lt. Jessica Brooks, a member of the command staff of the Kansas State University police department, which publishes its report at k-state.edu/studentlife/ reportsandpolicies. The reports also provide information about the services, such as counseling and other assistance, available to students after any kind of safetyrelated situation.


Learn about the community. If you’re concerned about the level of safety in the area around campus, scope out the relationship between the university and local police departments. Joseph Foelsch Jr., the director of public safety at Hunter College in New York City, meets quarterly with local precinct commanders of the New York City Police Department to discuss the overall safety of the surrounding area. Kansas State’s Brooks says a good relationship with local law enforcement is critical as a number of students live in the Manhattan, Kan., community surrounding campus. The local police department is even involved in policing the on-campus Greek life housing at Kansas State. “We have a good working relationship with our partners at the Riley County Police Department, which is the outside agency that polices the city and county in this area,” Brooks says.

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Look for visible safety features. A number of universities have on-campus call boxes, which let a user push a button and immediately connect to the police department. At Kansas State, according to Brooks, the speakers in the school’s 52 emergency phones are two-way, so students can talk with law enforcement while the dispatcher listens to what’s going on around the student and offers support. Other less-obvious safety features to watch for are the volume of foot and car traffic during the day and at night (the higher the better), the distance between buildings (close is good) and if the campus is well-lit at night. Interact with officers. When you tour the campus, notice how many times you pass security or police officers and examine how they patrol. Are they on foot, on a bike or in a car? Are they directing or assisting a student in need? This can indicate how you might interact with those officers as a student. Danielle Blevins, a rising junior at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va., says she feels more safe at school than she does in her own neighborhood. “(The campus police) are incredibly nice and helpful, and even at odd hours of the night they are patrolling. I once

time on campus.

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of students believe training in how to handle potentially harmful situations would be effective in preventing sexual assault. got pulled over for running a campus stop sign at 4 a.m. Needless to say, they are definitely alert and ready,” Blevins says. If you have any concerns about campus safety, take time during your visit to speak with campus police officers about them.

Talk to students. Tour guides are trained to be, essentially, a walking school mascot, but as students, they should be able to answer questions about campus safety from their own experiences. Don’t be afraid to get specific with your questions. It’s important to know what areas students think are unsafe, and to obtain any advice they have about traveling around campus, especially if you have to make a solo trip home late at night. Law enforcement also finds these conversations valuable, as students can provide a different perspective. “You have to be in touch with your community and get feedback from your community because, as law officers, we might see things in a different lens than students,” says Delaware’s Ogden. Think you got a cookie-cutter answer from your tour guide? Ask another student you meet during your

Get alerts. Almost every campus has its own version of an electronic alert system, whether it’s via email, text message or a campus security app. You can often sign your parents up for these alerts, too. According to Ogden, the University of Delaware police department uses the alert system to notify students about criminal activity that could potentially affect off-campus students, as well as on-campus incidents. At first, students receiving these messages worried that the crime rate was increasing, but in reality, the police were just sharing more information. “We are just being more transparent about crime. The philosophy there is that an informed community is a safe community,” Ogden says. The LiveSafe app is one popular tool used on campuses across the country, from Virginia Commonwealth University to Arizona State University. It increases communication between students and the local police department by allowing students to send in safety tips. It also provides students with information about emergency options and ways to stay safe on campus. Be aware. The beauty of your first day at college is that it’s the first day for a lot of other people too. Take time to get to know your roommate or reconnect with friends you made at orientation. Strong friendships are a surefire way to help keep you safe. “It’s always better to have somebody watch your back while you’re watching their back,” says Hunter College’s Foelsch. Experts also recommend that students stay constantly aware of their surroundings, both on and off campus. Ogden believes that as students get more comfortable navigating the campus and community, they start to lose sight of what’s happening around them. Instead, make a point to stay alert and watch out for your fellow students. “If you become aware of something or you just become concerned, say something and let somebody look into it,” Foelsch says. ● Alexa Rogers is a junior at George Mason University.

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Defining the Future of the Public Research University

The Sustainable Power and Energy Center at UC San Diego is home to researchers from engineering, chemistry, physics and economics who collaborate to develop high-performance, low-cost materials and devices for energy generation, storage and conversion.

UC San Diego

A Battery of Solutions To help ensure a low-carbon future, batteries will need to do more than charge faster, last longer and cost less—they will need to perform at the high voltages electric cars require. Two UC San Diego researchers—nanoengineer Shirley Meng, Ph.D., and physicist Oleg Shpyrko, Ph.D.—are collaborating to address the challenge. Their work in the new Sustainable Power and Energy Center combines Meng’s expertise in battery research with Shpyrko’s X-ray imaging techniques to provide insights—at the nanoscale—on what happens inside a battery while it operates in real time. Ultimately, their findings will shape how battery developers design high-voltage lithium-ion batteries to reduce greenhouse emissions and the carbon footprint of vehicle transportation.

Shirley Meng, Ph.D.

The work at the Sustainable Power and Energy Center to better understand and protect the planet is also aligned with the sustainable operations on campus. UC San Diego’s renowned microgrid serves as the real-world test bed for the researchers to explore their green and advanced energy solutions. Oleg Shpyrko, Ph.D.

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SCHOOL RATINGS

We’ve collected data on 375 schools and rated them for academics, value, selectivity, financial aid and diversity, organizing them alphabetically by region, all so you can find the right school for you.

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4,591 Male/female ratio 78/22 % out-of-state 31 5 Location diversity A+ 2 6 Diversity index Type of school Public Most popular majors: Biology/biological sciences, economics, psychology 7 TUITION (out-of-state)

Room and board 8 Average price with aid

$12,000 ($25,000) $8,000 $24,000 ($36,000)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 15,408 % accepted NA 9 % attending 100 Range SAT Math 580-700 10 Range SAT Reading 600-690 Range SAT Essay 550-660 Range ACT Composite 27-32 11 Most similar schools: Presbyterian College; Rochester Institute of Technology; University of the Pacific 1. Maps are color-coded by region: Northeast (violet); South (gold); Central (lime); West (orange). 2. College Factual ranks schools on both a national level and within the school’s state. 3. College Factual evaluates a school’s value on the best combination of quality and affordability, both nationally and within the school’s state. 4. Number of undergraduate students. 5. Reflects how many states and countries are represented within student population. A higher grade indicates more locations. 6. Reflects distribution of population among six major ethnic groups. Lower number indicates wider diversity. 7. For public colleges, indicates annual tuition for in-state students. Out-of-state tuition is in parentheses. 8. Indicates average yearly price with financial aid of all types for all students who get aid. For public colleges, indicates in-state price; out-of-state price is in parentheses.

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9. NA = Not available. 10. All scores are within 25th to 75th percentile. SAT scores are based on the test used in fall 2014. 11. Calculated by algorithm, based on type of school (public/private), tuition range, acceptance rate, College Factual quality ranking.

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UNDERGRAD INDEX Adelphi University Alaska Pacific University Albion College Allegheny College American University Amherst College Anderson University Arizona State University Assumption College Auburn University Augustana College (IL) Augustana College (SD) Austin College Azusa Pacific University Barnard College Baruch College Bates College Baylor University Bellarmine University Bentley University Berea College Berry College Bethel University Binghamton University Biola University Boston College Boston University Bowdoin College Bradley University Brandeis University Brigham Young University Brown University Bryant University Bryn Mawr College Bucknell University Butler University California Institute of Technology California Lutheran University California Polytechnic State University Calvin College Carleton College Carnegie Mellon University Carroll College Case Western Reserve University The Catholic University of America Cedarville University Central College Centre College Champlain College Chapman University The Citadel Claremont McKenna College Clark University Clarkson University Clemson University Colby College Colgate University College of the Holy Cross The College of Idaho The College of New Jersey College of the Ozarks College of St. Benedict College of William & Mary The College of Wooster Colorado College Colorado School of Mines

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Colorado State University Columbia University Concordia College Connecticut College The Cooper Union Cornell University Creighton University Dartmouth College Davidson College Denison University DePaul University DePauw University Dickinson College Drake University Drew University Drexel University Duke University Duquesne University Eckerd College Elizabethtown College Elmhurst College Elon University Emerson College Emory University Fairfield University Fashion Institute of Technology Florida State University Fordham University Franklin & Marshall College Furman University George Mason University Georgetown University The George Washington University Georgia Tech Gettysburg College Gonzaga University Gordon College Goshen College Grinnell College Gustavus Adolphus College Hamilton College Hanover College Harvard University Harvey Mudd College Haverford College

98 33 78 33 33 34 78 34 62 79 79 79 34 79 34 34 62 34 62 36 79 62 36 63 36 36 63 36 37 63 64 37 37 64 37 98 37 79 80 80 37 80 38 99 38

Hendrix College Hobart & William Smith Colleges Hofstra University Hope College Houghton College Howard University Huntington University Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois State University Illinois Wesleyan University Indiana University Iowa State University Ithaca College James Madison University John Carroll University Johns Hopkins University Kalamazoo College Kansas State University Kenyon College Kettering University La Salle University Lafayette College Le Moyne College Lehigh University Lewis & Clark College Linfield College Louisiana State University Loyola Marymount University Loyola University Chicago Luther College Macalester College Maine Maritime Academy Manhattan College Marist College Marquette University Martin Luther College Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Maritime Academy McDaniel College Mercer University Meredith College Merrimack College Messiah College Miami University Michigan State University

64 38 38 80 38 38 80 81 81 81 81 81 40 64 81 40 82 82 82 83 40 40 40 40 99 99 64 99 83 83 83 41 41 41 83 83 41 41 42 64 65 42 42 84 84


Michigan Technological University Middlebury College Millersville University Mills College Millsaps College Milwaukee School of Engineering Missouri University of Science & Technology Molloy College Moravian College Mount Holyoke College Mount St. Mary’s University Muhlenberg College New College of Florida New Jersey Institute of Technology New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology The New School New York University North Carolina State University Northeastern University Northwestern University Norwich University Notre Dame of Maryland University Oberlin College Occidental College Ohio Northern University The Ohio State University Ohio University Ohio Wesleyan University Oregon State University Pacific Lutheran University Penn State University Pepperdine University Point Loma Nazarene University Pomona College Pratt Institute Presbyterian College Princeton University Providence College Purdue University Quinnipiac University Randolph College Reed College Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rhodes College Rice University Ripon College Roanoke College Rochester Institute of Technology Roger Williams University Rollins College Rowan University Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Sacred Heart University Saint Anselm College Saint Francis University Saint John’s University Saint Louis University Saint Mary’s College Saint Mary’s College of California Saint Vincent College Salisbury University Samford University San Diego State University Santa Clara University Scripps College Seattle Pacific University Seattle University Seton Hall University Siena College Simmons College Skidmore College Smith College Soka University of America

84 42 42 99 65 84 84 42 43 43 43 43 65 43 99 43 44 65 44 84 44 44 85 100 85 85 86 86 100 100 44 100 100 100 45 65 45 45 86 45 65 101 45 67 101 86 67 45 46 67 46 46 46 46 46 86 86 88 101 48 48 67 101 101 101 102 102 48 48 48 48 49 102

Southern Methodist University Southwestern University Spelman College Springfield College St. John Fisher College St. John’s College St. Lawrence University St. Mary’s College of Maryland St. Norbert College St. Olaf College Stanford University The State University of New York at Geneseo Stevens Institute of Technology Stonehill College Stony Brook University SUNY College of Enviro. Science & Forestry Susquehanna University Swarthmore College Syracuse University Taylor University Temple University Texas A & M University Texas Christian University Thomas Aquinas College Towson University Transylvania University Trinity College Trinity University Tufts University Tulane University Tuskegee University Union College Union University U.S. Air Force Academy U.S. Military Academy U.S. Naval Academy University at Albany University at Buffalo University of Alaska Anchorage The University of Alabama The University of Arizona University of Arkansas University of California-Berkeley University of California-Davis University of California-Irvine University of California-Los Angeles University of California-Riverside University of California-San Diego University of California-Santa Barbara University of California-Santa Cruz University of Chicago University of Cincinnati University of Colorado Boulder University of Connecticut University of Dayton University of Delaware University of Denver University of Detroit Mercy University of Florida The University of Georgia University of Hawaii at Manoa The University of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The University of Iowa The University of Kansas University of Kentucky University of Louisville University of Mary Washington University of Maryland University of Maryland-Baltimore County University of Massachusetts Amherst University of Massachusetts Lowell University of Miami

102 102 67 49 49 49 49 49 88 88 102 50 50 50 50 50 50 52 52 88 52 103 103 103 52 67 52 103 52 68 68 53 68 103 53 53 53 53 104 68 104 68 104 104 104 104 106 106 106 106 88 88 106 54 89 54 106 89 68 70 108 89 89 89 91 70 70 70 54 54 55 55 70

University of Michigan University of Minnesota The University of Mississippi University of Missouri University of Nebraska-Lincoln University of Nevada-Reno University of New Hampshire The University of New Mexico The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Dakota University of Notre Dame The University of Oklahoma University of Oregon University of the Pacific University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh University of Portland University of Puget Sound University of Redlands University of Richmond University of Rochester University of San Diego University of San Francisco The University of Scranton University of South Carolina University of South Dakota University of Southern California University of St. Francis University of St. Thomas The University of Tennessee The University of Texas at Austin The University of Tulsa The University of Utah The University of Vermont University of Virginia University of Washington University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire University of Wisconsin-Madison University of Wyoming Ursinus College Valparaiso University Vanderbilt University Vassar College Villanova University Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia Military Institute Virginia Tech Wabash College Wake Forest University Wartburg College Washington & Jefferson College Washington & Lee University Washington State University Washington University in St. Louis Wellesley College Wesleyan University West Chester University West Virginia University Western New England University Westminster College Westmont College Wheaton College (IL) Wheaton College (MA) Whitman College Whittier College Whitworth University Willamette University Williams College Wofford College Worcester Polytechnic Institute Xavier University Yale University Yeshiva University

91 91 71 91 91 108 55 108 71 91 92 108 108 108 55 55 109 109 109 71 55 110 110 56 72 92 110 92 92 72 110 110 111 56 72 111 92 93 111 56 93 72 56 56 72 73 73 93 73 93 56 74 111 94 57 57 57 74 57 57 111 94 58 112 112 112 112 58 74 58 94 58 58

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NORTHEAST

ADELPHI UNIVERSITY

ALLEGHENY COLLEGE

GARDEN CITY, NY

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

290 909 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

32

STATE RANK

70

STATE VALUE

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

MEADVILLE, PA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

121 U.S. RANK

204 U.S. VALUE

13

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9

STATE VALUE

WASHINGTON, DC

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

138 939 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

5

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 9,669 Male/female ratio 31/69 Diversity index 1 % out of state 11 Location diversity index D Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; psychology; biology

ENROLLMENT 2,209 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 3 % out of state 48 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; biology; economics

ENROLLMENT 13,917 Male/female ratio 39/61 Diversity index 2 % out of state 96 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: International relations; business administration; political science/government

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$32,340 $13,620 $36,328

NO. OF APPLICANTS 8,806 % of applicants accepted 72 % of acceptees attending 15 Range SAT Math 510-620 Range SAT Reading 500-600 Range SAT Writing 510-610 Range ACT Composite 19-24 Most similar schools: Saint Vincent College; Duquesne University; Biola University

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,857 % of applicants accepted 72 % of acceptees attending 17 Range SAT Math 520-630 Range SAT Reading 530-640 Range SAT Writing 520-630 Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: Fairfield University; Bryant University; Seattle University

AMHERST COLLEGE

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396 U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

BARNARD COLLEGE

WORCESTER, MA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

7

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

245 516 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

22

STATE RANK

14

STATE VALUE

$41,833 $15,308 $36,854

NO. OF APPLICANTS 15,119 % of applicants accepted 46 % of acceptees attending 26 Range SAT Math 560-660 Range SAT Reading 590-680 Range SAT Writing 580-680 Range ACT Composite 26-30 Most similar schools: St. Olaf College; Washington & Jefferson College; Bentley University

ASSUMPTION COLLEGE

AMHERST, MA

U.S. RANK

$40,660 $10,320 $31,524

NEW YORK, NY

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

98

U.S. RANK

921 U.S. VALUE

14

STATE RANK

71

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,923 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 1 % out of state 88 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; history; area studies

ENROLLMENT 3,115 Male/female ratio 39/61 Diversity index 3 % out of state 41 Location diversity index CType of school Private Most popular majors: English language and literature; psychology; rehabilitation professions

ENROLLMENT 2,609 Male/female ratio 0/100 Diversity index 1 % out of state 64 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; English language and literature; political science/government

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$48,526 $12,680 $22,426

NO. OF APPLICANTS 8,477 % of applicants accepted 14 % of acceptees attending 40 Range SAT Math 680-770 Range SAT Reading 670-780 Range SAT Writing 670-760 Range ACT Composite 30-34 Most similar schools: Harvey Mudd College; Cornell University; Northwestern University

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$36,160 $10,962 $31,607

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,402 % of applicants accepted 81 % of acceptees attending 16 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: St. Norbert College; Saint Anselm College; Wartburg College

$46,040 $14,660 $29,736

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,676 % of applicants accepted 24 % of acceptees attending 46 Range SAT Math 620-710 Range SAT Reading 630-730 Range SAT Writing 650-740 Range ACT Composite 28-32 Most similar schools: Haverford College; Scripps College; Hamilton College


BARUCH COLLEGE

BATES COLLEGE

NEW YORK, NY

LEWISTON, ME

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

322 303 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

39

STATE RANK

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY

21

STATE VALUE

WALTHAM, MA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

38

U.S. RANK

800 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

5

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

86

U.S. RANK

773 U.S. VALUE

11

STATE RANK

25

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 22,446 Male/female ratio 52/48 Diversity index 1 % out of state 1 Location diversity index F Type of school Public Most popular majors: Finance/financial management; accounting; general sales and marketing

ENROLLMENT 1,902 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 3 % out of state 90 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; economics; political science/government

ENROLLMENT 6,030 Male/female ratio 60/40 Diversity index 3 % out of state 56 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Accounting; liberal arts and general studies; marketing

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$6,561 ($13,371) $15,568 $21,952 ($28,762)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 19,768 % of applicants accepted 28 % of acceptees attending 23 Range SAT Math 600-690 Range SAT Reading 540-640 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: San Diego State University; New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology; Fashion Institute of Technology

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,044 % of applicants accepted 25 % of acceptees attending 38 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Kenyon College; Colgate University; Carnegie Mellon University

BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY

165 U.S. RANK

107 U.S. VALUE

19

STATE RANK

11

STATE VALUE

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

CHESTNUT HILL, MA

BOSTON, MA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

70

U.S. RANK

866 U.S. VALUE

8

STATE RANK

$42,511 $13,949 $34,341

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,477 % of applicants accepted 46 % of acceptees attending 28 Range SAT Math 610-690 Range SAT Reading 540-640 Range SAT Writing 550-650 Range ACT Composite 26-30 Most similar schools: Santa Clara University; Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Gettysburg College

BOSTON COLLEGE

BINGHAMTON, NY

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

$47,030 $13,690 $27,208

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C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

71

U.S. RANK

885 U.S. VALUE

9

STATE RANK

34

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 16,771 Male/female ratio 53/47 Diversity index 2 % out of state 14 Location diversity index CType of school Public Most popular majors: English language and literature; economics; psychology

ENROLLMENT 16,263 Male/female ratio 47/53 Diversity index 2 % out of state 71 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; finance/financial management; communication/media studies

ENROLLMENT 41,615 Male/female ratio 40/60 Diversity index 2 % out of state 78 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; communication/media studies; psychology

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$8,620 ($20,260) $13,028 $17,188 ($28,828)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 28,518 % of applicants accepted 44 % of acceptees attending 21 Range SAT Math 620-700 Range SAT Reading 590-670 Range SAT Writing 580-670 Range ACT Composite 27-30 Most similar schools: University of Minnesota; Stony Brook University; The College of New Jersey

$47,436 $13,186 $33,141

NO. OF APPLICANTS 23,223 % of applicants accepted 34 % of acceptees attending 29 Range SAT Math 640-740 Range SAT Reading 630-720 Range SAT Writing 640-730 Range ACT Composite 30-33 Most similar schools: Boston University; Brandeis University; Macalester College

$46,664 $14,030 $37,425

NO. OF APPLICANTS 54,190 % of applicants accepted 35 % of acceptees attending 21 Range SAT Math 620-730 Range SAT Reading 570-680 Range SAT Writing 600-690 Range ACT Composite 27-31 Most similar schools: Boston College; Macalester College; Brandeis University

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BOWDOIN COLLEGE

BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY

BRUNSWICK, ME

WALTHAM, MA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

82

U.S. RANK

827 U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

BROWN UNIVERSITY

7

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

59

U.S. RANK

786 U.S. VALUE

7

STATE RANK

26

STATE VALUE

PROVIDENCE, RI

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

7

U.S. RANK

707 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,947 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 2 % out of state 89 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Political science/government; economics; mathematics

ENROLLMENT 6,651 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 2 % out of state 76 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; area studies; economics

ENROLLMENT 9,465 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 1 % out of state 95 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; area studies; applied mathematics

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$46,808 $12,760 $27,853

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,935 % of applicants accepted 15 % of acceptees attending 49 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing 690-770 Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Johns Hopkins University; Colorado College; Georgetown University

NO. OF APPLICANTS 10,004 % of applicants accepted 35 % of acceptees attending 24 Range SAT Math 660-770 Range SAT Reading 590-710 Range SAT Writing 620-720 Range ACT Composite 29-33 Most similar schools: University of Rochester; Macalester College; Skidmore College

BRYANT UNIVERSITY

126 U.S. RANK

777 U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY

BRYN MAWR, PA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

80

U.S. RANK

345 U.S. VALUE

12

STATE RANK

23

STATE VALUE

$47,434 $11,994 $29,706

NO. OF APPLICANTS 30,431 % of applicants accepted 9 % of acceptees attending 59 Range SAT Math 670-780 Range SAT Reading 660-770 Range SAT Writing 670-770 Range ACT Composite 30-34 Most similar schools: University of Pennsylvania; Duke University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology

BRYN MAWR COLLEGE

SMITHFIELD, RI

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

$47,558 $13,192 $33,730

LEWISBURG, PA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

20

U.S. RANK

796 U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

48

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 3,655 Male/female ratio 59/41 Diversity index 3 % out of state 92 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Finance/financial management; accounting; marketing

ENROLLMENT 1,890 Male/female ratio 0/100 Diversity index 1 % out of state 86 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Mathematics; English language and literature; psychology

ENROLLMENT 3,745 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 3 % out of state 76 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; business administration/management; psychology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$38,574 $14,102 $38,249

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,227 % of applicants accepted 75 % of acceptees attending 18 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing 500-590 Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Seattle University; Stonehill College; University of Denver

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$45,540 $14,350 $27,409

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,706 % of applicants accepted 40 % of acceptees attending 32 Range SAT Math 600-730 Range SAT Reading 600-710 Range SAT Writing 620-720 Range ACT Composite 27-31 Most similar schools: Whitman College; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Case Western Reserve University

$48,498 $11,642 $36,329

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,864 % of applicants accepted 31 % of acceptees attending 39 Range SAT Math 620-720 Range SAT Reading 590-680 Range SAT Writing 600-690 Range ACT Composite 28-32 Most similar schools: Lafayette College; Colgate University; Colby College


CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA

PITTSBURGH, PA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

26

U.S. RANK

810 U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

49

STATE VALUE

CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE

BURLINGTON, VT

WASHINGTON, DC

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

190 998 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

6

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

472 1,212 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

8

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 12,933 Male/female ratio 58/42 Diversity index 1 % out of state 80 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Computer science; electrical engineering; mechanical engineering

ENROLLMENT 7,388 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 2 % out of state 99 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Political science/government; architecture; nursing

ENROLLMENT 3,853 Male/female ratio 60/40 Diversity index 4 % out of state 83 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Design and applied arts; business administration; computer software

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$49,022 $12,400 $38,763

NO. OF APPLICANTS 19,812 % of applicants accepted 25 % of acceptees attending 30 Range SAT Math 700-800 Range SAT Reading 640-740 Range SAT Writing 650-750 Range ACT Composite 30-34 Most similar schools: Wesleyan University; Colgate University; Kenyon College

$39,726 $14,518 $40,245

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,363 % of applicants accepted 74 % of acceptees attending 18 Range SAT Math 510-610 Range SAT Reading 510-620 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-28 Most similar schools: Susquehanna University; Elizabethtown College; The University of Scranton

$33,000 $13,750 $38,265

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,593 % of applicants accepted 64 % of acceptees attending 18 Range SAT Math 510-620 Range SAT Reading 520-630 Range SAT Writing 490-600 Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: Norwich University; Meredith College; Mercer University

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CLARK UNIVERSITY

CLARKSON UNIVERSITY

WORCESTER, MA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

192 477 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

18

STATE RANK

13

STATE VALUE

COLBY COLLEGE

POTSDAM, NY

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

137 348 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

18

STATE RANK

28

STATE VALUE

WATERVILLE, ME

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

43

U.S. RANK

803 U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

6

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 3,777 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 3 % out of state 61 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; political science/government; international relations

ENROLLMENT 3,772 Male/female ratio 72/28 Diversity index 4 % out of state 30 Location diversity index CType of school Private Most popular majors: Mechanical engineering; civil engineering; engineering-related fields

ENROLLMENT 2,064 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 2 % out of state 89 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; international studies; area studies

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$40,730 $7,800 $30,052

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,304 % of applicants accepted 54 % of acceptees attending 14 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Baylor University; University of the Pacific; Illinois Institute of Technology

$42,530 $13,440 $33,818

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,401 % of applicants accepted 62 % of acceptees attending 17 Range SAT Math 570-670 Range SAT Reading 520-620 Range SAT Writing 500-600 Range ACT Composite 24-29 Most similar schools: Illinois Wesleyan University; The College of Wooster; Gustavus Adolphus College

$47,350 $12,150 $27,029

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,148 % of applicants accepted 28 % of acceptees attending 33 Range SAT Math 620-720 Range SAT Reading 610-710 Range SAT Writing 620-720 Range ACT Composite 28-32 Most similar schools: Grinnell College; Lafayette College; Emory University

Don’t be afraid of picking a ‘useless’ major As a college student, I have had many conversations in which someone asks me what my major is and then wonders, “What can you do with that?” It’s an understandable, but annoying, question. Many people dismiss majors such as English, journalism, history and more as “useless,” but they’re far from it. When I was a freshman, I made the mistake of considering majors I merely tolerated. I was influenced by opinions on how a “useless” major — one that I personally liked — wouldn’t help me land a job. I switched my major a lot. I went from wanting to do graphic design (even though my designing skills are minimal) to criminal justice to public health — in just two years. They were all majors I thought would give me a better chance at employment post-graduation, but they weren’t anything I was passionate about. I began college avid about writing. I knew Rokia Hassanein is a senior at the University of Maryland.

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that I really wanted to do something in the reporting, editing, book-writing or publicity sphere, but I didn’t follow through with that until late in my sophomore year. I remember having a conversation with a classmate about our majors. She had gone into computer science for the same reason I had switched my major around so much (I finally chose English language and literature). It made me realize that many students who love arts, writing and similar fields are discouraged from pursuing them. And then it got me wondering how many prospective students have the same back-and-forth debate with themselves about their potential area of study. I wish I hadn’t let popular opinion cloud my optimism about my abilities and future, and I hope that prospective college students follow their passion and make it work for them, however hard the road may be. College can be tough academically and financially, and there’s no such thing as an easy major, no matter what people think.

And every major offers valuable skills. Take communications. These days, every company is looking for someone to represent them in public relations and on social media. It pays to be savvy in that field. A lot of these degrees teach strong analytical and critical-thinking skills. They teach you to think outside the box and be creative, and those skills can be used in nearly every work environment. Of course, there’s always the “Which major will be more worth it?” downside of choosing between what you want and what you think is best for your financial future. I won’t lie and say salary options weren’t a factor in my flip-flopping early on. It’s a legitimate fear, but to me, the positives outweigh the negatives when you’re enjoying what you’re doing. At the end of the day, you know yourself better than anybody does. Ignore the hype. There are successful people in every field. Aspire to be that person, and make the most of your academic experience.


COLGATE UNIVERSITY

COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS

HAMILTON, NY

THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY

WORCESTER, MA C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

32

U.S. RANK

728 U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

58

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

21

U.S. RANK

594 U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

17

STATE VALUE

EWING, NJ

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

155 450 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

5

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 3,023 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 3 % out of state 72 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; English language and literature; political science/government

ENROLLMENT 2,941 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 3 % out of state 62 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; economics; political science/government

ENROLLMENT 8,432 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 2 % out of state 6 Location diversity index F Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; teacher education and development

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$48,175 $11,970 $26,203

NO. OF APPLICANTS 8,717 % of applicants accepted 26 % of acceptees attending 34 Range SAT Math 650-750 Range SAT Reading 630-720 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 29-32 Most similar schools: Kenyon College; Carnegie Mellon University; Bates College

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,302 % of applicants accepted 43 % of acceptees attending 34 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Union College; Wittman College; Bryn Mawr College

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

31

U.S. RANK

754 U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

61

STATE VALUE

THE COOPER UNION

NEW LONDON, CT

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

100 924 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

9

STATE VALUE

$15,024 ($25,637) $11,677 $22,666 ($33,279)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 10,937 % of applicants accepted 49 % of acceptees attending 26 Range SAT Math 570-670 Range SAT Reading 550-640 Range SAT Writing 560-670 Range ACT Composite 24-29 Most similar schools: The Ohio State University; North Carolina State University; University of Pittsburgh

CONNECTICUT COLLEGE

NEW YORK, NY

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

$45,692 $12,350 $29,519

NEW YORK, NY

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

188 U.S. RANK

10

U.S. VALUE

22

STATE RANK

3

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 28,604 Male/female ratio 53/47 Diversity index 1 % out of state 75 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; political science/government; nursing

ENROLLMENT 2,096 Male/female ratio 40/60 Diversity index 3 % out of state 83 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; psychology; biology

ENROLLMENT 969 Male/female ratio 64/36 Diversity index 1 % out of state 50 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Fine and studio arts; electrical engineering; architecture

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$51,008 $12,432 $33,256

NO. OF APPLICANTS 32,967 % of applicants accepted 7 % of acceptees attending 62 Range SAT Math 700-790 Range SAT Reading 690-780 Range SAT Writing 690-780 Range ACT Composite 31-34 Most similar schools: University of Chicago; Claremont McKenna College; Brown University

$47,740 $13,155 $29,964

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,394 % of applicants accepted 38 % of acceptees attending 25 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Reed College; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Occidental College

$41,400 $15,250 $20,543

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,536 % of applicants accepted 15 % of acceptees attending 60 Range SAT Math 650-770 Range SAT Reading 600-730 Range SAT Writing 610-730 Range ACT Composite 30-34 Most similar schools: Colorado College; Bowdoin College; Rice University

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NORTHEAST

CORNELL UNIVERSITY

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE

ITHACA, NY

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

15

U.S. RANK

655 U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

51

STATE VALUE

DICKINSON COLLEGE

HANOVER, NH

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

10

U.S. RANK

651 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

3

STATE VALUE

CARLISLE, PA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

50

U.S. RANK

672 U.S. VALUE

7

STATE RANK

39

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 22,045 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 1 % out of state 63 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; hospitality management; human resource management

ENROLLMENT 6,883 Male/female ratio 51/49 Diversity index 1 % out of state 96 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; political science/government; history

ENROLLMENT 2,499 Male/female ratio 44/56 Diversity index 3 % out of state 79 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Area studies; international business; biology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$47,286 $13,680 $31,543

NO. OF APPLICANTS 43,037 % of applicants accepted 14 % of acceptees attending 53 Range SAT Math 680-770 Range SAT Reading 650-740 Range SAT Writing 650-750 Range ACT Composite 30-34 Most similar schools: Amherst College; Northwestern University; Harvey Mudd College

NO. OF APPLICANTS 19,297 % of applicants accepted 12 % of acceptees attending 52 Range SAT Math 680-770 Range SAT Reading 680-780 Range SAT Writing 680-790 Range ACT Composite 30-34 Most similar schools: Northwestern University; Duke University; Harvey Mudd College

DREW UNIVERSITY

260 907 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

7

STATE RANK

11

STATE VALUE

DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY

PHILADELPHIA, PA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

173 1,049 17 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

STATE RANK

68

STATE VALUE

$47,717 $11,972 $34,546

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,702 % of applicants accepted 48 % of acceptees attending 23 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing 590-680 Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: St. Lawrence University; Villanova University; Hobart & William Smith Colleges

DREXEL UNIVERSITY

MADISON, NJ

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

$48,108 $13,839 $27,973

PITTSBURGH, PA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

272 407 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

25

STATE RANK

25

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,883 Male/female ratio 38/62 Diversity index 2 % out of state 37 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; English language and literature; economics

ENROLLMENT 30,047 Male/female ratio 53/47 Diversity index 2 % out of state 56 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; mechanical engineering ; finance/financial management

ENROLLMENT 11,278 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 4 % out of state 27 Location diversity index C Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; marketing; public relations and advertising

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$45,364 $12,302 $35,618

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,413 % of applicants accepted 70 % of acceptees attending 13 Range SAT Math 500-600 Range SAT Reading 500-620 Range SAT Writing 500-610 Range ACT Composite 22-28 Most similar schools: Kalamazoo College; Wheaton College; Ohio Wesleyan University

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$47,051 $14,367 $51,586

NO. OF APPLICANTS 47,477 % of applicants accepted 76 % of acceptees attending 8 Range SAT Math 570-670 Range SAT Reading 530-630 Range SAT Writing 520-630 Range ACT Composite 23-27 Most similar schools: University of Denver; Susquehanna University; Saint Mary's College of California

$32,636 $11,084 $30,539

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,534 % of applicants accepted 73 % of acceptees attending 28 Range SAT Math 520-610 Range SAT Reading 520-620 Range SAT Writing 500-600 Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: Biola University; Adelphi University; Saint Vincent College


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NORTHEAST

ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE

EMERSON COLLEGE

FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY

BOSTON, MA

FAIRFIELD, CT

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

210 274 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

21

STATE RANK

17

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

224 1,071 21 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

STATE RANK

40

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

104 870 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

5

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,946 Male/female ratio 36/64 Diversity index 4 % out of state 39 Location diversity index D+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Health professions; teacher education/development; business administration

ENROLLMENT 4,901 Male/female ratio 38/62 Diversity index 2 % out of state 82 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Film/video/photographic arts; marketing; radio/TV/digital communication

ENROLLMENT 5,835 Male/female ratio 40/60 Diversity index 3 % out of state 72 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; communication/ media studies; accounting

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$39,920 $9,820 $31,277

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,468 % of applicants accepted 71 % of acceptees attending 18 Range SAT Math 510-620 Range SAT Reading 510-620 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-28 Most similar schools: Wabash College; The Catholic University of America; University of Redlands

$37,350 $15,096 $39,108

NO. OF APPLICANTS 8,709 % of applicants accepted 49 % of acceptees attending 20 Range SAT Math 560-650 Range SAT Reading 580-680 Range SAT Writing 580-670 Range ACT Composite 26-30 Most similar schools: Augustana College (IL); Southwestern University; Simmons College

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NO. OF APPLICANTS 9,978 % of applicants accepted 72 % of acceptees attending 15 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Allegheny College; Furman University; Centre College

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

NEW YORK, NY

NEW YORK, NY

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

326 342 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

40

STATE RANK

26

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

169 1,022 20 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

STATE RANK

78

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 12,729 Male/female ratio 14/86 Diversity index 1 % out of state NA Location diversity index NA Type of school Public Most popular majors: Design and applied arts; sales, merchandising and marketing operations

ENROLLMENT 17,564 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 2 % out of state 57 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; communication/media studies; psychology

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$5,200 ($14,200) $13,162 $17,097 ($26,097)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,729 % of applicants accepted 44 % of acceptees attending 63 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Rowan University; West Chester University

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$45,623 $15,965 $44,876

NO. OF APPLICANTS 40,912 % of applicants accepted 48 % of acceptees attending 11 Range SAT Math 580-680 Range SAT Reading 570-670 Range SAT Writing 580-680 Range ACT Composite 26-30 Most similar schools: Chapman University; Stevens Institute of Technology; University of San Diego

$43,770 $13,190 $37,685

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FRANKLIN & MARSHALL COLLEGE

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

WASHINGTON, DC

LANCASTER, PA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

55

U.S. RANK

820 U.S. VALUE

8

STATE RANK

51

STATE VALUE

WASHINGTON, DC C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

40

U.S. RANK

841 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

4

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

89

U.S. RANK

798 U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

3

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,594 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 3 % out of state 72 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Political science; business administration; interdisciplinary studies

ENROLLMENT 21,605 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 2 % out of state 95 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Political science/government; international relations; finance

ENROLLMENT 29,132 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 2 % out of state 97 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: International relations; political science/government; psychology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$48,514 $12,285 $31,555

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,472 % of applicants accepted 39 % of acceptees attending 28 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Union College; Skidmore College; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

NO. OF APPLICANTS 19,505 % of applicants accepted 17 % of acceptees attending 47 Range SAT Math 660-760 Range SAT Reading 660-760 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 30-33 Most similar schools: Johns Hopkins University; Swarthmore College; Middlebury College

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE

78

U.S. RANK

633 U.S. VALUE

11

STATE RANK

36

STATE VALUE

HAMILTON COLLEGE

WENHAM, MA

CLINTON, NY

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

294 462 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

23

STATE RANK

$48,760 $11,700 $35,773

NO. OF APPLICANTS 19,069 % of applicants accepted 44 % of acceptees attending 29 Range SAT Math 610-700 Range SAT Reading 590-690 Range SAT Writing 610-700 Range ACT Composite 27-31 Most similar schools: Gettysburg College; Occidental College; Hobart & William Smith Colleges

GORDON COLLEGE

GETTYSBURG, PA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

$46,744 $14,024 $33,083

12

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

76

U.S. RANK

785 U.S. VALUE

10

STATE RANK

64

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,791 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 4 % out of state 72 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; political science/government; history

ENROLLMENT 2,300 Male/female ratio 38/62 Diversity index 3 % out of state 68 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; communications; English language and literature

ENROLLMENT 2,048 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 2 % out of state 69 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; mathematics; political science/government

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$47,480 $11,340 $34,130

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,915 % of applicants accepted 45 % of acceptees attending 32 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: The George Washington University; St. Lawrence University; Hobart & William Smith Colleges

$34,390 $9,930 $31,261

NO. OF APPLICANTS 1,892 % of applicants accepted 88 % of acceptees attending 24 Range SAT Math 510-640 Range SAT Reading 520-640 Range SAT Writing 510-650 Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: Taylor University; Seattle Pacific University; University of St. Thomas

$47,820 $12,150 $28,476

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,071 % of applicants accepted 26 % of acceptees attending 35 Range SAT Math 660-740 Range SAT Reading 650-730 Range SAT Writing 650-730 Range ACT Composite 30-33 Most similar schools: Haverford College; Scripps College; Carleton College

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HARVARD UNIVERSITY

HAVERFORD COLLEGE

CAMBRIDGE, MA

HOBART & WM. SMITH COLLEGES

HAVERFORD, PA

GENEVA, NY C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

3

U.S. RANK

656 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

22

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 35,535 Male/female ratio 52/48 Diversity index 1 % out of state 83 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; social sciences; history TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$43,938 $14,669 $23,869

NO. OF APPLICANTS 34,295 % of applicants accepted 6 % of acceptees attending 81 Range SAT Math 710-800 Range SAT Reading 700-800 Range SAT Writing 710-800 Range ACT Composite 32-35 Most similar schools: Yale University; Stanford University; Princeton University

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

68

U.S. RANK

744 U.S. VALUE

U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

STATE RANK

80

STATE VALUE

85

U.S. RANK

659 U.S. VALUE

12

STATE RANK

52

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,392 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 3 % out of state 58 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; English language and literature; architecture

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$47,214 $14,350 $25,050

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,496 % of applicants accepted 25 % of acceptees attending 39 Range SAT Math 660-740 Range SAT Reading 670-750 Range SAT Writing 660-750 Range ACT Composite 31-34 Most similar schools: Hamilton College; Bates College; Kenyon College

HOWARD UNIVERSITY

HOUGHTON, NY

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

299 U.S. RANK

9

U.S. VALUE

34

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

$47,908 $12,126 $36,728

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,104 % of applicants accepted 48 % of acceptees attending 27 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: St. Lawrence University; Gettysburg College; Dickinson College

HOUGHTON COLLEGE

HEMPSTEAD, NY

289 1,073 31

44

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,264 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 2 % out of state 86 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; psychology; English language and literature

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

10

STATE RANK

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

WASHINGTON, DC

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

254 443 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 12,392 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 2 % out of state 46 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; business administration; radio/TV/digital communication

ENROLLMENT 1,251 Male/female ratio 35/65 Diversity index 4 % out of state 41 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; biology; teacher education and development

ENROLLMENT 10,637 Male/female ratio 33/67 Diversity index 5 % out of state 99 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; journalism; biology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$38,900 $12,910 $39,450

NO. OF APPLICANTS 26,388 % of applicants accepted 62 % of acceptees attending 11 Range SAT Math 530-620 Range SAT Reading 520-610 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: California Lutheran University; Saint Louis University; Whittier College

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$28,556 $8,252 $16,786

NO. OF APPLICANTS 792 % of applicants accepted 94 % of acceptees attending 32 Range SAT Math 490-620 Range SAT Reading 490-640 Range SAT Writing 470-600 Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: The College of Idaho; Bethel University; Taylor University

$23,970 $13,646 $27,508

NO. OF APPLICANTS 13,760 % of applicants accepted 48 % of acceptees attending 22 Range SAT Math 490-610 Range SAT Reading 500-610 Range SAT Writing 480-580 Range ACT Composite 21-27 Most similar schools: Spelman College; Goshen College; Emerson College


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NORTHEAST

ITHACA COLLEGE

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

ITHACA, NY

LA SALLE UNIVERSITY

PHILADELPHIA, PA

BALTIMORE, MD C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

131 U.S. RANK

710 U.S. VALUE

17

STATE RANK

55

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

44

U.S. RANK

818 U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

14

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

302 855 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

28

STATE RANK

55

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 7,310 Male/female ratio 44/56 Diversity index 3 % out of state 58 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Radio/TV/digital communication; business; rehabilitation professions

ENROLLMENT 25,279 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 1 % out of state 86 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; international relations; biomedical engineering

ENROLLMENT 8,005 Male/female ratio 36/64 Diversity index 1 % out of state 39 Location diversity index CType of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; marketing; communication/media studies

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$39,532 $14,332 $37,387

NO. OF APPLICANTS 18,207 % of applicants accepted 59 % of acceptees attending 14 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Illinois Wesleyan University; Gustavus Adolphus College; The College of Wooster

NO. OF APPLICANTS 24,590 % of applicants accepted 16 % of acceptees attending 37 Range SAT Math 690-770 Range SAT Reading 670-740 Range SAT Writing 660-750 Range ACT Composite 31-34 Most similar schools: Georgetown University; Tufts University; Swarthmore College

LAFAYETTE COLLEGE

48

U.S. RANK

704 U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

43

STATE VALUE

LEHIGH UNIVERSITY

SYRACUSE, NY

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

320 485 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

37

STATE RANK

40

STATE VALUE

$39,800 $12,560 $33,747

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,778 % of applicants accepted 78 % of acceptees attending 20 Range SAT Math 440-550 Range SAT Reading 450-550 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 18-24 Most similar schools: McDaniel College; Whitworth University; Mills College

LE MOYNE COLLEGE

EASTON, PA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

$47,060 $14,246 $33,309

BETHLEHEM, PA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

39

U.S. RANK

688 U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

41

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,529 Male/female ratio 53/47 Diversity index 3 % out of state 79 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; political science/government; psychology

ENROLLMENT 4,075 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 3 % out of state 9 Location diversity index DType of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; biology; business administration/management

ENROLLMENT 7,534 Male/female ratio 56/44 Diversity index 3 % out of state 77 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Finance/financial management; mechanical engineering; marketing

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$46,385 $13,520 $31,535

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,796 % of applicants accepted 30 % of acceptees attending 28 Range SAT Math 620-720 Range SAT Reading 580-680 Range SAT Writing 580-690 Range ACT Composite 27-31 Most similar schools: Grinnell College; Colby College; Wellesley College

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$31,340 $12,130 $28,569

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,253 % of applicants accepted 66 % of acceptees attending 16 Range SAT Math 480-590 Range SAT Reading 470-570 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 21-27 Most similar schools: St. John Fisher College; Elmhurst College; Augustana College (SD)

$44,890 $11,880 $30,508

NO. OF APPLICANTS 11,512 % of applicants accepted 34 % of acceptees attending 33 Range SAT Math 640-740 Range SAT Reading 590-670 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 28-32 Most similar schools: Wake Forest University; Brandeis University; Boston College


MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY

MANHATTAN COLLEGE

MARIST COLLEGE

RIVERDALE, NY

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY

CASTINE, ME

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

323 300 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

216 894 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

25

STATE RANK

69

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

201 929 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

24

STATE RANK

72

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,064 Male/female ratio 87/13 Diversity index 5 % out of state 23 Location diversity index CType of school Public Most popular majors: Marine engineering; marine transportation; engineering technology

ENROLLMENT 3,972 Male/female ratio 56/44 Diversity index 2 % out of state 31 Location diversity index CType of school Private Most popular majors: Civil engineering; interdisciplinary studies; communication/media studies

ENROLLMENT 7,141 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 3 % out of state 48 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; communication/media studies; psychology

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$12,400 ($24,040) $9,548 $19,443 ($31,083)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 805 % of applicants accepted 79 % of acceptees attending 38 Range SAT Math 470-580 Range SAT Reading 450-550 Range SAT Writing 430-530 Range ACT Composite 19-24 Most similar schools: University of Missouri; Oregon State University; University of Mary Washington

$37,188 $13,740 $37,761

NO. OF APPLICANTS 8,199 % of applicants accepted 67 % of acceptees attending 14 Range SAT Math 500-610 Range SAT Reading 490-580 Range SAT Writing 480-580 Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: Wabash College; Loyola University Chicago; Siena College

NO. OF APPLICANTS 9,751 % of applicants accepted 39 % of acceptees attending 30 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: University of Tulsa; Southwestern University; Austin College

MASS. INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

MASS. MARITIME ACADEMY

CAMBRIDGE, MA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

9

U.S. RANK

Lehigh University’s Linderman Library, by student Courtney Avery

346 U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

4

STATE VALUE

$32,590 $13,600 $37,911

BUZZARDS BAY, MA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

306 435 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

24

STATE RANK

10

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 11,798 Male/female ratio 55/45 Diversity index 1 % out of state 89 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Computer science; mechanical engineering; mathematics

ENROLLMENT 1,558 Male/female ratio 88/12 Diversity index 4 % out of state 25 Location diversity index C Type of school Public Most popular majors: Marine engineering; general engineering; international business

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$45,016 $13,224 $28,000

NO. OF APPLICANTS 18,356 % of applicants accepted 8 % of acceptees attending 72 Range SAT Math 740-800 Range SAT Reading 680-770 Range SAT Writing 690-780 Range ACT Composite 33-35 Most similar schools: California Institute of Technology; Stanford University; Brown University

$7,250 ($22,304) $11,120 $16,924 ($31,978)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 810 % of applicants accepted 62 % of acceptees attending 64 Range SAT Math 560-620 Range SAT Reading 470-570 Range SAT Writing 440-530 Range ACT Composite 20-26 Most similar schools: University of MarylandBaltimore County; Temple University; Florida State University

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NORTHEAST

MCDANIEL COLLEGE

MERRIMACK COLLEGE

WESTMINSTER, MD

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

285 143 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

7

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

MESSIAH COLLEGE

NORTH ANDOVER, MA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

339 996 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

25

STATE RANK

37

STATE VALUE

MECHANICSBURG, PA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

228 219 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

23

STATE RANK

11

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 4,272 Male/female ratio 47/53 Diversity index 3 % out of state 5 Location diversity index F Type of school Private Most popular majors: Health and physical education/fitness; psychology; sociology

ENROLLMENT 3,149 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 3 % out of state 29 Location diversity index D Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; marketing; finance/financial management

ENROLLMENT 3,205 Male/female ratio 39/61 Diversity index 4 % out of state 43 Location diversity index C Type of school Private Most popular majors: Teacher education and development; nursing

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$38,350 $9,100 $27,489

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,966 % of applicants accepted 76 % of acceptees attending 18 Range SAT Math 490-600 Range SAT Reading 490-600 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 21-27 Most similar schools: Whitworth University; La Salle University; Wartburg College

$36,215 $12,520 $34,727

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,044 % of applicants accepted 78 % of acceptees attending 16 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Randolph College; Roger Williams University; Whitworth University

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,472 % of applicants accepted 80 % of acceptees attending 35 Range SAT Math 510-620 Range SAT Reading 500-620 Range SAT Writing 500-620 Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: St. Norbert College; Assumption College; John Carroll University

MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY

MIDDLEBURY, VT

$31,340 $9,350 $29,278

MOLLOY COLLEGE

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY

MILLERSVILLE, PA C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

25

U.S. RANK

779 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

3

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

429 212 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

32

STATE RANK

10

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

297 968 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

33

STATE RANK

75

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 4,576 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 3 % out of state 95 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; natural resources conservation; political science/government

ENROLLMENT 10,147 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 3 % out of state 6 Location diversity index F Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; teacher education and development; psychology

ENROLLMENT 7,558 Male/female ratio 26/74 Diversity index 2 % out of state >1 Location diversity index F Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; teacher education and development

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$46,044 $13,116 $26,121

NO. OF APPLICANTS 8,195 % of applicants accepted 17 % of acceptees attending 41 Range SAT Math 630-740 Range SAT Reading 630-730 Range SAT Writing 650-750 Range ACT Composite 30-33 Most similar schools: Swarthmore College; Washington University in St. Louis; Georgetown University

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$10.268 ($23,868) $11,380 $19,720 ($33,320)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,184 % of applicants accepted 69 % of acceptees attending 32 Range SAT Math 460-560 Range SAT Reading 460-550 Range SAT Writing 440-540 Range ACT Composite 19-23 Most similar schools: University of Arkansas; University of Louisville; University of Kentucky

$26,850 $13,590 $35,232

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,277 % of applicants accepted 75 % of acceptees attending 20 Range SAT Math 490-580 Range SAT Reading 490-560 Range SAT Writing 470-570 Range ACT Composite 22-26 Most similar schools: Hope College; Saint Vincent College; Biola University


MORAVIAN COLLEGE

MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE

BETHLEHEM, PA

MOUNT ST. MARY'S UNIVERSITY

SOUTH HADLEY, MA C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

425 941 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

31

STATE RANK

60

STATE VALUE

EMMITSBURG, MD

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

125 366 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

15

STATE RANK

6

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

365 771 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

8

STATE RANK

12

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,236 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 3 % out of state 42 Location diversity index D+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; business administration/management; psychology

ENROLLMENT 2,590 Male/female ratio 0/100 Diversity index 2 % out of state 79 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; English language and literature; biology

ENROLLMENT 2,647 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 3 % out of state 52 Location diversity index C Type of school Private Most popular majors: General business/commerce; criminology; biology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$37,572 $11,082 $32,168

NO. OF APPLICANTS 1,536 % of applicants accepted 86 % of acceptees attending 29 Range SAT Math 460-570 Range SAT Reading 450-560 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 18-26 Most similar schools: Bellarmine University; Western New England University; Randolph College

$42,656 $12,490 $28,839

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,201 % of applicants accepted 55 % of acceptees attending 31 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Syracuse University; The College of Wooster; Loyola Marymount University

MUHLENBERG COLLEGE

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,142 % of applicants accepted 67 % of acceptees attending 12 Range SAT Math 470-570 Range SAT Reading 480-580 Range SAT Writing 490-590 Range ACT Composite 20-24 Most similar schools: University of Detroit Mercy; Mercer University; Milwaukee School of Engineering

NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

ALLENTOWN, PA

$36,021 $11,975 $32,231

THE NEW SCHOOL

NEW YORK, NY

NEWARK, NJ C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

178 U.S. RANK

951 U.S. VALUE

18

STATE RANK

62

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

237 693 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

9

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

321 1,184 38 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

STATE RANK

88

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,732 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 4 % out of state 80 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration/ management; psychology; drama and theater arts

ENROLLMENT 11,609 Male/female ratio 79/21 Diversity index 1 % out of state 5 Location diversity index DType of school Public Most popular majors: Engineering technology; computer information systems; civil engineering

ENROLLMENT 12,462 Male/female ratio 28/72 Diversity index 1 % out of state 76 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Design and applied arts; liberal arts and general studies; fine and studio arts

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$44,145 $10,335 $36,991

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,714 % of applicants accepted 53 % of acceptees attending 24 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing 570-670 Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Illinois Institute of Technology; Loyola Marymount University; Clark University

$15,648 ($29,288) $13,280 $22,013 ($35,653)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,777 % of applicants accepted 63 % of acceptees attending 35 Range SAT Math 560-670 Range SAT Reading 490-610 Range SAT Writing 470-590 Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: Miami University; Temple University; George Mason University

$41,870 $16,835 $47,125

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,622 % of applicants accepted 66 % of acceptees attending 34 Range SAT Math 490-620 Range SAT Reading 500-620 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: Roanoke College; Elmhurst College; Le Moyne College

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NORTHEAST

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

NEW YORK, NY

NORWICH UNIVERSITY

NORTHFIELD, VT

BOSTON, MA C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

107 964 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

15

STATE RANK

74

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

124 969 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

14

STATE RANK

36

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

403 265 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 52,125 Male/female ratio 40/60 Diversity index 1 % out of state 70 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Liberal arts and general studies; finance/financial management; nursing

ENROLLMENT 36,935 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 2 % out of state 66 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: General business; business administration; communication/media studies

ENROLLMENT 5,036 Male/female ratio 72/28 Diversity index 3 % out of state 90 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Criminal justice and corrections; business administration; architecture

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$46,170 $16,782 $45,286

NO. OF APPLICANTS 50,804 % of applicants accepted 35 % of acceptees attending 33 Range SAT Math 630-740 Range SAT Reading 610-710 Range SAT Writing 640-730 Range ACT Composite 28-32 Most similar schools: Pepperdine University; Boston University; Connecticut College

$43,440 $14,050 $41,984

NO. OF APPLICANTS 49,819 % of applicants accepted 32 % of acceptees attending 18 Range SAT Math 680-760 Range SAT Reading 660-740 Range SAT Writing 640-720 Range ACT Composite 31-33 Most similar schools: University of Miami; New York University; Pepperdine University

NOTRE DAME OF MD. UNIVERSITY

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,138 % of applicants accepted 66 % of acceptees attending 33 Range SAT Math 470-580 Range SAT Reading 460-580 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 20-26 Most similar schools: Mercer University; Springfield College; Mount St. Mary's University

PENN STATE UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA

BALTIMORE, MD

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

576 1,260 11 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

STATE RANK

23

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

135 U.S. RANK

791 U.S. VALUE

14

STATE RANK

47

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 3,811 Male/female ratio 4/96 Diversity index 2 % out of state 17 Location diversity index D Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; liberal arts and general studies; multi/interdisciplinary studies

ENROLLMENT 48,861 Male/female ratio 54/46 Diversity index 3 % out of state 35 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Information science; psychology; teacher education and development

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$33,010 $10,716 $34,000

NO. OF APPLICANTS 827 % of applicants accepted 49 % of acceptees attending 26 Range SAT Math 460-570 Range SAT Reading 470-570 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 21-28 Most similar schools: Champlain College; University of St. Francis; Tuskegee University

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$17,502 ($30,452) $10,548 $28,380 ($41,330)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 50,299 % of applicants accepted 50 % of acceptees attending 32 Range SAT Math 560-670 Range SAT Reading 530-620 Range SAT Writing 540-640 Range ACT Composite 25-29 Most similar schools: University of Maryland; Clemson University; University of Pittsburgh

$34,704 $11,984 $27,469

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PRATT INSTITUTE

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

BROOKLYN, NY

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

307 1,170 35 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

STATE RANK

87

STATE VALUE

PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

PRINCETON, NJ

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

5

U.S. RANK

281 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

PROVIDENCE, RI

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

113 838 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

3

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 5,452 Male/female ratio 33/67 Diversity index 2 % out of state 73 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Design and applied arts; architecture; fine and studio arts

ENROLLMENT 8,096 Male/female ratio 51/49 Diversity index 1 % out of state 84 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; political science/government; public policy

ENROLLMENT 5,283 Male/female ratio 44/56 Diversity index 4 % out of state 90 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Marketing; finance/financial management; biology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$44,804 $11,152 $44,574

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,486 % of applicants accepted 53 % of acceptees attending 22 Range SAT Math 500-640 Range SAT Reading 500-620 Range SAT Writing 510-620 Range ACT Composite 24-28 Most similar schools: University of the Pacific; Sacred Heart University; Millsaps College

$41,820 $13,620 $21,805

NO. OF APPLICANTS 26,641 % of applicants accepted 7 % of acceptees attending 66 Range SAT Math 710-800 Range SAT Reading 690-800 Range SAT Writing 710-790 Range ACT Composite 31-35 Most similar schools: Harvard University; California Institute of Technology; Massachusetts Institute of Technology

QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY

NO. OF APPLICANTS 8,976 % of applicants accepted 63 % of acceptees attending 18 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing 530-640 Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Clarkson University; The College of Wooster; Gustavus Adolphus College

RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

HAMDEN, CT

ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

TROY, NY C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

151 U.S. RANK

914 U.S. VALUE

7

STATE RANK

8

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

77

U.S. RANK

726 U.S. VALUE

11

STATE RANK

57

STATE VALUE

$44,323 $13,060 $36,650

ROCHESTER, NY

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

231 720 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

28

STATE RANK

56

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 9,524 Male/female ratio 38/62 Diversity index 3 % out of state 77 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Health professions; nursing; business administration/management

ENROLLMENT 6,784 Male/female ratio 70/30 Diversity index 2 % out of state 67 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Mechanical engineering; computer science; biomedical engineering

ENROLLMENT 19,768 Male/female ratio 67/33 Diversity index 2 % out of state 48 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Design and applied arts; mechanical engineering; general studies

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$40,670 $14,490 $39,822

NO. OF APPLICANTS 23,242 % of applicants accepted 66 % of acceptees attending 11 Range SAT Math 500-610 Range SAT Reading 490-580 Range SAT Writing 500-590 Range ACT Composite 23-27 Most similar schools: Clarkson University; Marquette University; Rhodes College

$47,908 $13,620 $42,289

NO. OF APPLICANTS 18,602 % of applicants accepted 38 % of acceptees attending 19 Range SAT Math 680-770 Range SAT Reading 620-720 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 27-32 Most similar schools: Connecticut College; Skidmore College; Macalester College

$35,768 $11,568 $32,588

NO. OF APPLICANTS 17,936 % of applicants accepted 57 % of acceptees attending 26 Range SAT Math 570-680 Range SAT Reading 540-640 Range SAT Writing 520-630 Range ACT Composite 26-31 Most similar schools: Augustana College (IL); Presbyterian College; Albion College

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NORTHEAST

ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

ROWAN UNIVERSITY

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIV. OF N.J.

GLASSBORO, NJ

BRISTOL, RI

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

316 1,094 4 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

STATE RANK

9

STATE VALUE

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

283 433 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

8

STATE RANK

4

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

115 428 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

3

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 5,288 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 4 % out of state 92 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Architecture; criminal justice and corrections; communication/media studies

ENROLLMENT 13,987 Male/female ratio 51/49 Diversity index 2 % out of state 3 Location diversity index F Type of school Public Most popular majors: Teacher education and development; psychology; criminal justice

ENROLLMENT 45,579 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 1 % out of state 7 Location diversity index D+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; communication/media studies; biology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$31,750 $14,546 $36,765

NO. OF APPLICANTS 9,913 % of applicants accepted 78 % of acceptees attending 15 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Azusa Pacific University; Merrimack College; Hope College

NO. OF APPLICANTS 10,180 % of applicants accepted 44 % of acceptees attending 44 Range SAT Math 510-630 Range SAT Reading 480-580 Range SAT Writing 480-580 Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: Fashion Institute of Technology; Binghamton University; Stony Brook University

SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY

287 1,113 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

8

STATE RANK

13

STATE VALUE

SAINT FRANCIS UNIVERSITY

MANCHESTER, NH

LORETTO, PA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

250 735 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

$13,813 ($28,591) $11,749 $19,279 ($34,057)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 31,941 % of applicants accepted 60 % of acceptees attending 33 Range SAT Math 570-700 Range SAT Reading 520-640 Range SAT Writing 540-650 Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Univ. of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign; University of Massachusetts Amherst; University of Wisconsin-Madison

SAINT ANSELM COLLEGE

FAIRFIELD, CT

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

$12,616 ($20,570) $11,406 $21,582 ($29,536)

4

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

410 757 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

30

STATE RANK

45

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 7,894 Male/female ratio 36/64 Diversity index 4 % out of state 72 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration/ management; psychology; nursing

ENROLLMENT 2,010 Male/female ratio 40/60 Diversity index 4 % out of state 77 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; criminology; business/commerce

ENROLLMENT 3,057 Male/female ratio 38/62 Diversity index 4 % out of state 13 Location diversity index DType of school Private Most popular majors: Rehabilitation professions; allied health professions; accounting

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$35,750 $13,514 $39,729

NO. OF APPLICANTS 9,114 % of applicants accepted 57 % of acceptees attending 27 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Millsaps College; California Lutheran University; Rochester Institute of Technology

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$36,546 $13,040 $35,096

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,568 % of applicants accepted 76 % of acceptees attending 19 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing 520-620 Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Pacific Lutheran University; Seton Hall University; Kettering University

$31,078 $10,760 $28,122

NO. OF APPLICANTS 1,640 % of applicants accepted 69 % of acceptees attending 35 Range SAT Math 470-570 Range SAT Reading 450-560 Range SAT Writing 460-560 Range ACT Composite 20-25 Most similar schools: Springfield College; Mercer University; Norwich University


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NORTHEAST

SAINT VINCENT COLLEGE

SALISBURY UNIVERSITY

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY

SALISBURY, MD

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ

LATROBE, PA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

292 U.S. RANK

52

U.S. VALUE

27

STATE RANK

3

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

502 288 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

10

STATE RANK

3

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

222 630 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

7

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,892 Male/female ratio 52/48 Diversity index 4 % out of state 19 Location diversity index D Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; communication/media studies; biology

ENROLLMENT 9,671 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 3 % out of state 17 Location diversity index D Type of school Public Most popular majors: Communications; teacher education and development; psychology

ENROLLMENT 10,920 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 1 % out of state 31 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; liberal arts and general studies; biology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$31,370 $9,962 $24,713

NO. OF APPLICANTS 1,891 % of applicants accepted 72 % of acceptees attending 33 Range SAT Math 460-590 Range SAT Reading 450-570 Range SAT Writing 460-570 Range ACT Composite 19-25 Most similar schools: Adelphi University; Duquesne University; Biola University

NO. OF APPLICANTS 12,808 % of applicants accepted 76 % of acceptees attending 13 Range SAT Math 530-620 Range SAT Reading 510-600 Range SAT Writing 500-600 Range ACT Composite 23-27 Most similar schools: Pacific Lutheran University; Wofford College; Saint Anselm College

SIMMONS COLLEGE

SKIDMORE COLLEGE

LOUDONVILLE, NY

BOSTON, MA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

27

STATE RANK

44

STATE VALUE

$36,926 $12,254 $31,706

NO. OF APPLICANTS 8,723 % of applicants accepted 55 % of acceptees attending 24 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing 530-610 Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Towson University; University of Arkansas; Ohio University

SIENA COLLEGE

220 575

$8,560 ($16,906) $10,620 $18,520 ($26,866)

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

205 808 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

19

STATE RANK

27

STATE VALUE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

57

U.S. RANK

778 U.S. VALUE

7

STATE RANK

63

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 3,457 Male/female ratio 47/53 Diversity index 3 % out of state 20 Location diversity index D+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Marketing; accounting; psychology

ENROLLMENT 5,669 Male/female ratio 0/100 Diversity index 2 % out of state 39 Location diversity index C Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; psychology; communication/media studies

ENROLLMENT 2,901 Male/female ratio 39/61 Diversity index 2 % out of state 68 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: General business/commerce; English language and literature; psychology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$32,293 $13,060 $33,412

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,612 % of applicants accepted 66 % of acceptees attending 14 Range SAT Math 520-620 Range SAT Reading 500-600 Range SAT Writing 480-590 Range ACT Composite 23-27 Most similar schools: Hanover College; Manhattan College; Ripon College

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$36,230 $13,736 $35,855

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,999 % of applicants accepted 52 % of acceptees attending 15 Range SAT Math 530-620 Range SAT Reading 540-640 Range SAT Writing 530-640 Range ACT Composite 24-28 Most similar schools: Austin College; Southwestern University; Augustana College (IL)

$47,464 $12,628 $25,613

NO. OF APPLICANTS 8,669 % of applicants accepted 37 % of acceptees attending 22 Range SAT Math 570-680 Range SAT Reading 560-670 Range SAT Writing 570-690 Range ACT Composite 25-30 Most similar schools: University of Rochester; Macalester College; Brandeis University


SMITH COLLEGE

SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE

NORTHAMPTON, MA

ST. JOHN FISHER COLLEGE

SPRINGFIELD, MA

ROCHESTER, NY C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

102 590 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

12

STATE RANK

16

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

404 842 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

28

STATE RANK

30

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

317 343 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

36

STATE RANK

27

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 3,386 Male/female ratio 0/100 Diversity index 1 % out of state 78 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; area studies; political science/government

ENROLLMENT 3,476 Male/female ratio 52/48 Diversity index 4 % out of state 63 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Health and physical education; health sciences; teacher education

ENROLLMENT 4,372 Male/female ratio 40/60 Diversity index 4 % out of state 2 Location diversity index F Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; business administration/management; special education

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$44,724 $14,950 $29,023

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,466 % of applicants accepted 42 % of acceptees attending 33 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Occidental College; Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Whitman College

$33,455 $11,210 $31,844

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,262 % of applicants accepted 71 % of acceptees attending 35 Range SAT Math 460-600 Range SAT Reading 450-570 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 18-22 Most similar schools: Saint Francis University; Mercer University; Norwich University

ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,836 % of applicants accepted 68 % of acceptees attending 23 Range SAT Math 500-600 Range SAT Reading 470-560 Range SAT Writing 460-560 Range ACT Composite 23-27 Most similar schools: Le Moyne College; Elmhurst College; Union University

ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY

ANNAPOLIS, MD

ST. MARY'S COLLEGE OF MARYLAND

CANTON, NY C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

172 U.S. RANK

772 U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

13

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

74

U.S. RANK

421 U.S. VALUE

9

STATE RANK

37

STATE VALUE

$29,550 $11,158 $29,881

ST. MARY'S CITY, MD

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

181 638 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

10

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 558 Male/female ratio 55/45 Diversity index 4 % out of state 79 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Liberal arts and general studies

ENROLLMENT 2,669 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 4 % out of state 57 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; economics; social sciences

ENROLLMENT 2,070 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 3 % out of state 14 Location diversity index D Type of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; English language and literature; biology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$47,726 $11,270 $31,925

NO. OF APPLICANTS 345 % of applicants accepted 87 % of acceptees attending 45 Range SAT Math 570-680 Range SAT Reading 650-750 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 28-31 Most similar schools: Ursinus College; Drexel University; Willamette University

$47,696 $12,286 $34,021

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,328 % of applicants accepted 48 % of acceptees attending 29 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Hobart & William Smith Colleges; Dickinson College; Gettysburg College

$13,824 ($28,674) $11,930 $19,895 ($34,745)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 1,874 % of applicants accepted 79 % of acceptees attending 26 Range SAT Math 530-630 Range SAT Reading 570-650 Range SAT Writing 540-650 Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: University of New Hampshire; University of Iowa; Indiana University

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NORTHEAST

THE STATE UNIV. OF N.Y. AT GENESEO

STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

GENESEO, NY

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

276 U.S. RANK

101

U.S. VALUE

30

STATE RANK

10

STATE VALUE

STONEHILL COLLEGE

EASTON, MA

HOBOKEN, NJ

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

177 U.S. RANK

916 U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

12

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

134 631 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

16

STATE RANK

20

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 6,205 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 3 % out of state 2 Location diversity index F Type of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; special education; biology

ENROLLMENT 5,739 Male/female ratio 72/28 Diversity index 3 % out of state 34 Location diversity index C Type of school Private Most popular majors: Mechanical engineering; business administration; electrical engineering

ENROLLMENT 2,606 Male/female ratio 38/62 Diversity index 4 % out of state 47 Location diversity index C Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; communication/media studies; accounting

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$7,774 ($17,424) $11,518 $18,146 ($27,796)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 9,305 % of applicants accepted 59 % of acceptees attending 22 Range SAT Math 570-660 Range SAT Reading 550-660 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 25-29 Most similar schools: University of MarylandBaltimore County; Temple University; University at Albany

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,190 % of applicants accepted 44 % of acceptees attending 32 Range SAT Math 660-740 Range SAT Reading 600-680 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 29-32 Most similar schools: Fordham University; Chapman University; University of San Diego

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

217 U.S. RANK

134 U.S. VALUE

26

STATE RANK

13

STATE VALUE

SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY

SYRACUSE, NY

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

180 U.S. RANK

97

U.S. VALUE

21

STATE RANK

9

STATE VALUE

$37,426 $14,290 $36,528

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,006 % of applicants accepted 77 % of acceptees attending 13 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing 510-620 Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Bryant University; Saint John's University; Westmont College

SUNY COLL. OF ENVIRO. SCI. & FORESTRY

STONY BROOK, NY

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

$45,366 $14,214 $39,379

SELINSGROVE, PA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

184 307 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

19

STATE RANK

21

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 28,658 Male/female ratio 54/46 Diversity index 1 % out of state 11 Location diversity index CType of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; biology; health sciences and services

ENROLLMENT 2,361 Male/female ratio 57/43 Diversity index 4 % out of state 16 Location diversity index D Type of school Public Most popular majors: Ecology, evolution and systematics biology; natural resources conservation

ENROLLMENT 2,404 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 4 % out of state 52 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; communication/media studies; psychology

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$8,430 ($21,850) $11,648 $16,188 ($29,608)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 33,714 % of applicants accepted 41 % of acceptees attending 20 Range SAT Math 610-710 Range SAT Reading 540-640 Range SAT Writing 540-650 Range ACT Composite 26-30 Most similar schools: Binghamton University; Rowan University; California Polytechnic State University

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$7,398 ($17,048) $15,120 $19,303 ($28,953)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 1,596 % of applicants accepted 51 % of acceptees attending 41 Range SAT Math 560-640 Range SAT Reading 530-640 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 24-29 Most similar schools: North Carolina State University; Binghamton University; University of Minnesota

$40,350 $10,800 $31,912

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,510 % of applicants accepted 78 % of acceptees attending 16 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing 490-610 Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: University of Scranton; The Catholic University of America; Saint Mary's College of California


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NORTHEAST

SWARTHMORE COLLEGE

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

SYRACUSE, NY

PHILADELPHIA, PA

SWARTHMORE, PA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

28

U.S. RANK

621 U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

35

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

114 U.S. RANK

741

U.S. VALUE

16

STATE RANK

59

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

275 U.S. RANK

611

U.S. VALUE

26

STATE RANK

33

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,577 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 1 % out of state 87 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Political science/government; economics; biology

ENROLLMENT 33,315 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 2 % out of state 58 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; finance/financial management; journalism

ENROLLMENT 40,845 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 2 % out of state 24 Location diversity index C Type of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; health and physical education; public relations and advertising

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$46,060 $13,550 $27,789

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,540 % of applicants accepted 17 % of acceptees attending 43 Range SAT Math 680-770 Range SAT Reading 680-770 Range SAT Writing 680-770 Range ACT Composite 29-34 Most similar schools: Middlebury College; Washington University in St. Louis; Georgetown University

NO. OF APPLICANTS 26,790 % of applicants accepted 53 % of acceptees attending 24 Range SAT Math 550-660 Range SAT Reading 520-620 Range SAT Writing 520-630 Range ACT Composite 24-29 Most similar schools: Mount Holyoke College; Loyola Marymount University; Southern Methodist University

TOWSON UNIVERSITY

435 601 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

9

STATE RANK

8

STATE VALUE

TUFTS UNIVERSITY

HARTFORD, CT

MEDFORD, MA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

84

U.S. RANK

902 U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

$14,696 ($24,722) $10,738 $23,259 ($33,285)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 26,496 % of applicants accepted 62 % of acceptees attending 27 Range SAT Math 510-620 Range SAT Reading 500-610 Range SAT Writing 500-610 Range ACT Composite 22-28 Most similar schools: Massachusetts Maritime Academy; University of Maryland-Baltimore County; New College of Florida

TRINITY COLLEGE

TOWSON, MD

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

$41,886 $14,460 $34,524

7

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

33

U.S. RANK

835 U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

29

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 25,601 Male/female ratio 40/60 Diversity index 2 % out of state 28 Location diversity index CType of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; psychology; communication/media studies

ENROLLMENT 2,578 Male/female ratio 51/49 Diversity index 2 % out of state 84 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; political science/government; area studies

ENROLLMENT 11,641 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 2 % out of state 79 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: International relations and national security; economics; fine and studio arts

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$8,590 ($20,268) $10,936 $16,675 ($28,353)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 18,134 % of applicants accepted 59 % of acceptees attending 25 Range SAT Math 500-590 Range SAT Reading 500-580 Range SAT Writing 500-580 Range ACT Composite 21-25 Most similar schools: University of Arkansas; Millersville University; Salisbury University

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$49,056 $12,700 $25,095

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,507 % of applicants accepted 33 % of acceptees attending 25 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing 590-670 Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Oberlin College; University of Richmond; Boston College

$48,643 $12,634 $33,634

NO. OF APPLICANTS 19,074 % of applicants accepted 17 % of acceptees attending 41 Range SAT Math 680-760 Range SAT Reading 680-760 Range SAT Writing 680-770 Range ACT Composite 30-33 Most similar schools: University of Southern California; Georgetown University; Swarthmore College


UNION COLLEGE

U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY

SCHENECTADY, NY

WEST POINT, NY

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

49

U.S. RANK

641 U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY

48

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

36

U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

NA

STATE VALUE

ANNAPOLIS, MD

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

19

U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

NA

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,295 Male/female ratio 54/46 Diversity index 3 % out of state 59 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; psychology; liberal arts and general studies

ENROLLMENT 4,622 Male/female ratio 83/17 Diversity index 2 % out of state 93 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Mechanical engineering; economics; business administration

ENROLLMENT 4,554 Male/female ratio 78/22 Diversity index 2 % out of state 91 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Political science/government; economics; history

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$48,384 $11,856 $35,581

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,406 % of applicants accepted 41 % of acceptees attending 26 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing 590-690 Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Franklin & Marshall College; Skidmore College; Whitman College

$0 $0 NA

NO. OF APPLICANTS 14,977 % of applicants accepted 9 % of acceptees attending 85 Range SAT Math 590-700 Range SAT Reading 570-690 Range SAT Writing 550-670 Range ACT Composite 26-31 Most similar schools: Yale University; University of Pennsylvania; Duke University

NO. OF APPLICANTS 17,618 % of applicants accepted 8 % of acceptees attending 85 Range SAT Math 610-710 Range SAT Reading 570-680 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Yale University; University of Pennsylvania; Duke University

UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY

UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO

ALBANY, NY

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

262 U.S. RANK

University of Pennsylvania, by student Rebecca Hazen

96

U.S. VALUE

29

STATE RANK

8

STATE VALUE

$0 $0 NA

BUFFALO, NY

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

196 U.S. RANK

161

U.S. VALUE

23

STATE RANK

15

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 19,720 Male/female ratio 52/48 Diversity index 1 % out of state 5 Location diversity index F Type of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; sociology; business administration/management

ENROLLMENT 32,348 Male/female ratio 55/45 Diversity index 2 % out of state 6 Location diversity index D+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; psychology; communication/media studies

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$8,302 ($19,942) $11,986 $16,186 ($27,826)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 21,755 % of applicants accepted 56 % of acceptees attending 21 Range SAT Math 520-600 Range SAT Reading 490-580 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-26 Most similar schools: The State University of New York at Geneseo; Florida State University; University of Maryland-Baltimore County

$8,870 ($22,290) $12,400 $17,882 ($31,302)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 24,423 % of applicants accepted 58 % of acceptees attending 25 Range SAT Math 550-650 Range SAT Reading 500-600 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 24-29 Most similar schools: University at Albany; Purdue University; University of MarylandBaltimore County

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NORTHEAST

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

STORRS, CT

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

87

U.S. RANK

486 U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 27,841 Male/female ratio 51/49 Diversity index 2 % out of state 33 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; communication/media studies; nursing TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$12,700 ($32,880) $12,074 $18,321 ($38,501)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 31,280 % of applicants accepted 50 % of acceptees attending 23 Range SAT Math 590-690 Range SAT Reading 550-650 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 26-30 Most similar schools: University of Washington; Penn State University; University of Maryland

Sledding near the Rhode Island School of Design, by student Lucas Vasilko

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

NEWARK, DE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

93

U.S. RANK

397 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

UNIV. OF MD. BALTIMORE COUNTY

COLLEGE PARK, MD

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

120 500 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

6

STATE VALUE

BALTIMORE, MD

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

281 327 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

4

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 23,221 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 3 % out of state 57 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Finance/financial management; health and physical education; psychology

ENROLLMENT 43,020 Male/female ratio 53/47 Diversity index 1 % out of state 33 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Biology; criminology; economics

ENROLLMENT 15,976 Male/female ratio 55/45 Diversity index 1 % out of state 8 Location diversity index D Type of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; biology; information science

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$12,342 ($30,692) $11,558 $12,435 ($30,785)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 25,194 % of applicants accepted 68 % of acceptees attending 26 Range SAT Math 550-660 Range SAT Reading 530-640 Range SAT Writing 520-630 Range ACT Composite 24-29 Most similar schools: Virginia Tech; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

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$9,427 ($29,720) $10,633 $16,200 ($36,493)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 26,340 % of applicants accepted 48 % of acceptees attending 33 Range SAT Math 620-730 Range SAT Reading 590-690 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: University of Florida; Penn State University; University of Connecticut

$10,384 ($22,682) $10,920 $17,558 ($29,856)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 10,217 % of applicants accepted 60 % of acceptees attending 27 Range SAT Math 570-670 Range SAT Reading 540-640 Range SAT Writing 530-640 Range ACT Composite 24-30 Most similar schools: Massachusetts Maritime Academy; The State University of New York at Geneseo; Temple University


UNIVERSITY OF MASS. AMHERST

UNIVERSITY OF MASS. LOWELL

AMHERST, MA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

156 365 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

17

STATE RANK

5

STATE VALUE

UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

LOWELL, MA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

358 763 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

26

STATE RANK

24

STATE VALUE

DURHAM, NH

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

193 647 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 32,157 Male/female ratio 51/49 Diversity index 3 % out of state 26 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; communication/media studies; multi/interdisciplinary studies

ENROLLMENT 19,996 Male/female ratio 61/39 Diversity index 2 % out of state 10 Location diversity index DType of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; criminal justice; information science

ENROLLMENT 16,608 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 4 % out of state 45 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; psychology; communication/media studies

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$13,443 ($28,998) $10,957 $18,563 ($34,118)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 37,296 % of applicants accepted 61 % of acceptees attending 20 Range SAT Math 570-670 Range SAT Reading 550-640 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 24-30 Most similar schools: Purdue University; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; University of Georgia

$12,447 ($27,400) $11,278 $19,407 ($34,360)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 9,394 % of applicants accepted 62 % of acceptees attending 28 Range SAT Math 540-640 Range SAT Reading 510-600 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-28 Most similar schools: University of South Carolina; Massachusetts Maritime Academy; New College of Florida

NO. OF APPLICANTS 18,420 % of applicants accepted 80 % of acceptees attending 22 Range SAT Math 510-610 Range SAT Reading 490-590 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: St. Mary's College of Maryland; University of Iowa; University of Colorado Boulder

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

PHILADELPHIA, PA

UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER

PITTSBURGH, PA C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

2

U.S. RANK

691 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

42

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

145 544 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

15

STATE RANK

31

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 28,059 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 1 % out of state 80 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Finance/financial management; business administration; economics

ENROLLMENT 32,654 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 3 % out of state 31 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; finance/financial management; nursing

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$47,668 $13,464 $31,711

NO. OF APPLICANTS 35,866 % of applicants accepted 10 % of acceptees attending 65 Range SAT Math 690-780 Range SAT Reading 670-770 Range SAT Writing 690-780 Range ACT Composite 31-34 Most similar schools: Duke University; Brown University; Dartmouth College

$17,772 ($28,168) $10,800 $22,746 ($33,142)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 30,629 % of applicants accepted 53 % of acceptees attending 24 Range SAT Math 600-690 Range SAT Reading 580-670 Range SAT Writing 560-660 Range ACT Composite 26-31 Most similar schools: The Ohio State University; University of Georgia; Clemson University

$16,552 ($29,532) $10,360 $20,096 ($33,076)

ROCHESTER, NY

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

60

U.S. RANK

636 U.S. VALUE

8

STATE RANK

47

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 11,252 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 2 % out of state 55 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; biology; music TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$46,960 $13,708 $36,958

NO. OF APPLICANTS 17,428 % of applicants accepted 36 % of acceptees attending 23 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing 620-700 Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Macalester College; Brandeis University; Skidmore College

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NORTHEAST

THE UNIV. OF SCRANTON

THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT

SCRANTON, PA

URSINUS COLLEGE

COLLEGEVILLE, PA

BURLINGTON, VT C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

215 845 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

22

STATE RANK

53

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

194 901 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

5

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

203 665 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

20

STATE RANK

38

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 6,818 Male/female ratio 44/56 Diversity index 4 % out of state 61 Location diversity index CType of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; nursing; teacher education and development

ENROLLMENT 15,294 Male/female ratio 44/56 Diversity index 4 % out of state 75 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Natural resources conservation; business administration; English literature

ENROLLMENT 1,693 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 3 % out of state 46 Location diversity index C Type of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; economics; psychology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$39,956 $13,566 $37,065

NO. OF APPLICANTS 9,404 % of applicants accepted 77 % of acceptees attending 15 Range SAT Math 520-610 Range SAT Reading 520-600 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: Saint Mary's College of California; Wofford College; Seton Hall University

$16,226 ($37,874) $10,780 $16,748 ($38,396)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 24,233 % of applicants accepted 73 % of acceptees attending 13 Range SAT Math 540-650 Range SAT Reading 540-640 Range SAT Writing 540-650 Range ACT Composite 24-29 Most similar schools: Michigan State University; Indiana University; The University of Tennessee

VASSAR COLLEGE

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,672 % of applicants accepted 83 % of acceptees attending 22 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing 530-640 Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: St. John's College; Hendrix College; Willamette University

VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY

$46,080 $11,500 $34,558

WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE

VILLANOVA, PA

WASHINGTON, PA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

14

U.S. RANK

415 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

35

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

63

U.S. RANK

852 U.S. VALUE

9

STATE RANK

54

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

154 297 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

16

STATE RANK

20

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,680 Male/female ratio 44/56 Diversity index 2 % out of state 74 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Political science/government; psychology; English language and literature

ENROLLMENT 12,199 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 3 % out of state 84 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Finance/financial management; nursing; communication/media studies

ENROLLMENT 1,466 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 4 % out of state 29 Location diversity index CType of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; general business/commerce; accounting

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$49,570 $11,570 $24,845

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,784 % of applicants accepted 24 % of acceptees attending 36 Range SAT Math 650-740 Range SAT Reading 670-750 Range SAT Writing 660-750 Range ACT Composite 30-33 Most similar schools: Wesleyan University; Carnegie Mellon University; Colgate University

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$45,966 $12,278 $35,078

NO. OF APPLICANTS 15,705 % of applicants accepted 49 % of acceptees attending 22 Range SAT Math 620-710 Range SAT Reading 600-690 Range SAT Writing 600-690 Range ACT Composite 28-31 Most similar schools: St. Lawrence University; Dickinson College; Hobart & William Smith Colleges

$41,282 $10,666 $32,699

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,094 % of applicants accepted 42 % of acceptees attending 14 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: American University; Stevens Institute of Technology; University of San Diego


WELLESLEY COLLEGE

WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

WELLESLEY, MA

WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY

MIDDLETOWN, CT

WEST CHESTER, PA C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

79

U.S. RANK

552 U.S. VALUE

10

STATE RANK

15

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

24

U.S. RANK

742 U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

4

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

332 616 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

29

STATE RANK

34

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,642 Male/female ratio 0/100 Diversity index 1 % out of state 88 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; area studies; psychology

ENROLLMENT 3,576 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 1 % out of state 93 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Area studies; psychology; economics

ENROLLMENT 17,962 Male/female ratio 40/60 Diversity index 3 % out of state 16 Location diversity index DType of school Public Most popular majors: General studies; teacher education and development; psychology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$45,078 $13,960 $24,116

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,710 % of applicants accepted 30 % of acceptees attending 42 Range SAT Math 640-740 Range SAT Reading 650-740 Range SAT Writing 670-760 Range ACT Composite 30-33 Most similar schools: University of Richmond; Lafayette College; Grinnell College

University at Albany, by student Era Bushati

$48,272 $13,226 $26,513

NO. OF APPLICANTS 9,390 % of applicants accepted 24 % of acceptees attending 33 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing 650-750 Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Carnegie Mellon University; Vassar College; Colgate University

$9,144 ($19,594) $12,694 $20,705 ($31,155)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 13,291 % of applicants accepted 53 % of acceptees attending 33 Range SAT Math 500-590 Range SAT Reading 490-570 Range SAT Writing 490-590 Range ACT Composite 22-26 Most similar schools: Florida State University; The University of Alabama; University at Albany

WEST. NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITY

WESTMINSTER COLLEGE

NEW WILMINGTON, PA

SPRINGFIELD, MA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

386 1,093 27 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

STATE RANK

44

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

256 U.S. RANK

5

U.S. VALUE

24

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 4,121 Male/female ratio 61/39 Diversity index 3 % out of state 59 Location diversity index C Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; business administration; mechanical engineering

ENROLLMENT 1,558 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 4 % out of state 31 Location diversity index D+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Education; business administration; biology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$33,466 $12,688 $36,008

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,216 % of applicants accepted 80 % of acceptees attending 15 Range SAT Math 500-600 Range SAT Reading 470-570 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-26 Most similar schools: Bellarmine University; Randolph College; Merrimack College

$33,410 $10,160 $17,313

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,082 % of applicants accepted 94 % of acceptees attending 15 Range SAT Math 460-590 Range SAT Reading 480-570 Range SAT Writing 450-560 Range ACT Composite 19-27 Most similar schools: Linfield College; Bethel University; Houghton College

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NORTHEAST

WHEATON COLLEGE (MA)

NORTON, MA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

208 865 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

20

STATE RANK

WILLIAMS COLLEGE

Penn State University, by student Kristin Cerda-Womack

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

32

45

STATE VALUE

U.S. RANK

604 U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

19

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,639 Male/female ratio 35/65 Diversity index 3 % out of state 64 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; economics; area studies

ENROLLMENT 2,262 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 1 % out of state 86 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: History; mathematics; English language and literature

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$46,423 $11,840 $34,281

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,047 % of applicants accepted 70 % of acceptees attending 15 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: University of Redlands; Lewis & Clark College; Drew University

$48,310 $12,760 $25,711

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,316 % of applicants accepted 19 % of acceptees attending 45 Range SAT Math 670-770 Range SAT Reading 680-790 Range SAT Writing 680-780 Range ACT Composite 31-34 Most similar schools: University of Southern California; Tufts University; Georgetown University

WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

YALE UNIVERSITY

YESHIVA UNIVERSITY

NEW HAVEN, CT

NEW YORK, NY

WORCESTER, MA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

111

U.S. RANK

751 U.S. VALUE

13

STATE RANK

23

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

1

U.S. RANK

471 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

88

U.S. RANK

645 U.S. VALUE

13

STATE RANK

49

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 6,353 Male/female ratio 67/33 Diversity index 3 % out of state 53 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Mechanical engineering; biomedical engineering; electrical engineering

ENROLLMENT 12,958 Male/female ratio 51/49 Diversity index 1 % out of state 93 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; political science/government; history

ENROLLMENT 7,333 Male/female ratio 53/47 Diversity index 5 % out of state 59 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; psychology; accounting

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$44,222 $13,082 $39,490

NO. OF APPLICANTS 10,233 % of applicants accepted 44 % of acceptees attending 24 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Smith College; Bentley University; Occidental College

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$45,800 $14,000 $22,885

NO. OF APPLICANTS 30,932 % of applicants accepted 6 % of acceptees attending 70 Range SAT Math 700-800 Range SAT Reading 710-800 Range SAT Writing 710-800 Range ACT Composite 31-35 Most similar schools: Harvard University; Stanford University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology

$38,730 $11,250 $36,205

NO. OF APPLICANTS 1,703 % of applicants accepted 82 % of acceptees attending 58 Range SAT Math 560-680 Range SAT Reading 560-680 Range SAT Writing 540-670 Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: College of St. Benedict; Saint John's University; Transylvania University


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SOUTH

AUBURN UNIVERSITY

BELLARMINE UNIVERSITY

AUBURN, AL

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

270 738 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

11

STATE VALUE

BEREA COLLEGE

LOUISVILLE, KY

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

381 983 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

21

STATE VALUE

BEREA, KY

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

385 U.S. RANK

3

U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 26,706 Male/female ratio 51/49 Diversity index 4 % out of state 44 Location diversity index B Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; teacher education and development; biology

ENROLLMENT 4,132 Male/female ratio 36/64 Diversity index 4 % out of state 34 Location diversity index CType of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; psychology; business/commerce

ENROLLMENT 1,732 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 2 % out of state 53 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Teacher education and development; psychology; communications

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$10,200 ($27,384) $12,178 $20,289 ($37,473)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 16,958 % of applicants accepted 83 % of acceptees attending 32 Range SAT Math 530-650 Range SAT Reading 520-630 Range SAT Writing 510-620 Range ACT Composite 24-30 Most similar schools: Washington State University; Colorado State University; Arizona State University

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,631 % of applicants accepted 83 % of acceptees attending 14 Range SAT Math 500-590 Range SAT Reading 510-590 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: Western New England University; Randolph College; Moravian College

BERRY COLLEGE

99

U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

THE CITADEL

CHARLESTON, SC

DANVILLE, KY

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

U.S. RANK

$0 $6,322 $1,234

NO. OF APPLICANTS 1,649 % of applicants accepted 34 % of acceptees attending 75 Range SAT Math 500-600 Range SAT Reading 500-603 Range SAT Writing 480-610 Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: University of St. Francis; Spelman College; Anderson University

CENTRE COLLEGE

MOUNT BERRY, GA

247

$36,290 $11,076 $31,198

2

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

99

U.S. RANK

71

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

4

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

267 740 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

14

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,257 Male/female ratio 38/62 Diversity index 4 % out of state 28 Location diversity index CType of school Private Most popular majors: Animal science; psychology; biology

ENROLLMENT 1,358 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 4 % out of state 45 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; history; biology

ENROLLMENT 4,155 Male/female ratio 92/8 Diversity index 3 % out of state 47 Location diversity index B Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; criminal justice; political science/government

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$30,530 $10,660 $26,344

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,801 % of applicants accepted 61 % of acceptees attending 25 Range SAT Math 530-630 Range SAT Reading 530-630 Range SAT Writing 520-610 Range ACT Composite 24-29 Most similar schools: Hanover College; Samford University; Albion College

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$37,100 $9,340 $28,061

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,494 % of applicants accepted 72 % of acceptees attending 22 Range SAT Math 560-680 Range SAT Reading 550-660 Range SAT Writing 550-670 Range ACT Composite 26-31 Most similar schools: Allegheny College; Creighton University; Seattle University

$11,098 ($30,706) $6,381 $15,130 ($34,730)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,625 % of applicants accepted 76 % of acceptees attending 31 Range SAT Math 500-600 Range SAT Reading 490-590 Range SAT Writing 450-560 Range ACT Composite 20-25 Most similar schools: Michigan Technological University; University of Arizona; University of Oregon


THIS IS HOME. From your first campus visit through graduation, you’ll understand why our students call Auburn home. This is a place that will challenge and support you, where you’ll excel academically at a university ranked by U.S. News & World Report for 22 consecutive years as a top 50 public university and listed in Kiplinger’s “100 Best College Values.” As a well-prepared graduate, you’ll join the 300,000-strong, worldwide Auburn Family with alumni who have led multinational corporations, founded respected nonprofits, and explored space. No matter where your degree takes you, Auburn will always be home.

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SOUTH

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY

COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY

CLEMSON, SC

DAVIDSON COLLEGE

DAVIDSON, NC

WILLIAMSBURG, VA C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

157 347 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

8

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

52

U.S. RANK

637 U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

20

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

51

U.S. RANK

562 U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

24

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 23,415 Male/female ratio 54/46 Diversity index 4 % out of state 39 Location diversity index B Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration/ management; biology; psychology

ENROLLMENT 9,361 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 2 % out of state 35 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; political science/government; psychology

ENROLLMENT 1,932 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 2 % out of state 78 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Political science/government; English language and literature; economics

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$13,446 ($31,462) $8,358 $15,333 ($33,349)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 20,756 % of applicants accepted 52 % of acceptees attending 32 Range SAT Math 590-680 Range SAT Reading 560-660 Range SAT Writing 490-610 Range ACT Composite 26-31 Most similar schools: Penn State University; University of Pittsburgh; The Ohio State University

NO. OF APPLICANTS 14,552 % of applicants accepted 33 % of acceptees attending 31 Range SAT Math 630-740 Range SAT Reading 640-730 Range SAT Writing 620-720 Range ACT Composite 29-33 Most similar schools: University of CaliforniaSan Diego; University of Michigan; University of Virginia

DUKE UNIVERSITY

4

U.S. RANK

563 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

25

STATE VALUE

ELON UNIVERSITY

ST. PETERSBURG, FL

ELON, NC

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

378 1,089 6 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

STATE RANK

$45,377 $12,769 $30,111

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,560 % of applicants accepted 22 % of acceptees attending 42 Range SAT Math 620-720 Range SAT Reading 610-720 Range SAT Writing 610-710 Range ACT Composite 28-32 Most similar schools: Carleton College; Bates College; Grinnell College

ECKERD COLLEGE

DURHAM, NC

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

$17,656 ($39,916) $10,344 $17,560 ($39,820)

27

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

150 680 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

28

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 17,639 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 1 % out of state 84 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; public policy; biology

ENROLLMENT 2,653 Male/female ratio 39/61 Diversity index 3 % out of state 82 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; natural resources conservation

ENROLLMENT 6,442 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 4 % out of state 74 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; marketing; radio, television and digital communication

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$47,243 $13,290 $26,489

NO. OF APPLICANTS 31,523 % of applicants accepted 11 % of acceptees attending 48 Range SAT Math 700-790 Range SAT Reading 670-760 Range SAT Writing 680-780 Range ACT Composite 31-34 Most similar schools: University of Pennsylvania; Brown University; Dartmouth College

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$38,668 $10,550 $36,895

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,459 % of applicants accepted 73 % of acceptees attending 20 Range SAT Math 500-610 Range SAT Reading 510-630 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: University of Detroit Mercy; Mount St. Mary's University; Springfield College

$31,247 $10,667 $33,674

NO. OF APPLICANTS 10,443 % of applicants accepted 54 % of acceptees attending 27 Range SAT Math 570-660 Range SAT Reading 560-660 Range SAT Writing 560-660 Range ACT Composite 25-29 Most similar schools: Austin College; Loyola Marymount University; Baylor University


EMORY UNIVERSITY

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

ATLANTA, GA

FURMAN UNIVERSITY

GREENVILLE, SC

TALLAHASSEE, FL C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

41

U.S. RANK

648 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

14

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

312 298 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

8

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

128 539 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

11

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 15,489 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 1 % out of state 73 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration/ management; biology; economics

ENROLLMENT 46,410 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 2 % out of state 8 Location diversity index C Type of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; English language and literature; finance

ENROLLMENT 3,282 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 4 % out of state 72 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; political science/government; health professions

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$45,008 $12,760 $31,318

NO. OF APPLICANTS 17,796 % of applicants accepted 27 % of acceptees attending 29 Range SAT Math 650-750 Range SAT Reading 630-710 Range SAT Writing 640-730 Range ACT Composite 29-32 Most similar schools: Grinnell College; Colby College; Bates College

$6,507 ($21,673) $10,208 $17,062 ($32,228)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 30,266 % of applicants accepted 55 % of acceptees attending 36 Range SAT Math 560-640 Range SAT Reading 570-640 Range SAT Writing 560-640 Range ACT Composite 26-29 Most similar schools: West Chester University; University at Albany; Massachusetts Maritime Academy

$44,668 $11,204 $32,835

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,583 % of applicants accepted 69 % of acceptees attending 23 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Fairfield University; Allegheny College; Providence College


SOUTH

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

GEORGIA TECH

HENDRIX COLLEGE

ATLANTA, GA

CONWAY, AR

FAIRFAX, VA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

209 807 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

8

STATE RANK

27

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

90

U.S. RANK

376 U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

9

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

235 U.S. RANK

94

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

5

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 46,894 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 1 % out of state 20 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; computer information systems ; writing studies

ENROLLMENT 24,001 Male/female ratio 67/33 Diversity index 2 % out of state 31 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; mechanical engineering; industrial engineering

ENROLLMENT 1,442 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 3 % out of state 52 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; biochemistry/ biophysics/molecular biology; English literature

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$10,382 ($29,960) $10,930 $19,461 ($39,034)

$11,394 ($30,698) $10,434 $16,238 ($35,542)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 22,532 % of applicants accepted 67 % of acceptees attending 21 Range SAT Math 530-630 Range SAT Reading 520-620 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: Miami University; New Jersey Institute of Technology; Michigan State University

NO. OF APPLICANTS 25,884 % of applicants accepted 33 % of acceptees attending 33 Range SAT Math 680-770 Range SAT Reading 630-720 Range SAT Writing 610-700 Range ACT Composite 30-33 Most similar schools: Univ. of California-San Diego; Univ. of California-Santa Barbara; The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

HARRISONBURG, VA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

174 335 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

10

STATE VALUE

$39,290 $10,912 $27,819

NO. OF APPLICANTS 1,665 % of applicants accepted 83 % of acceptees attending 23 Range SAT Math 540-660 Range SAT Reading 540-660 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 25-31 Most similar schools: Assumption College; John Carroll University; The University of Scranton

MERCER UNIVERSITY

MACON, GA

BATON ROUGE, LA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

249 386 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

7

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

388 966 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

23

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 22,602 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 3 % out of state 30 Location diversity index C Type of school Public Most popular majors: Communications; mental and social health services; general studies

ENROLLMENT 32,512 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 3 % out of state 27 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Communication/media studies; biology; teacher education

ENROLLMENT 9,599 Male/female ratio 37/63 Diversity index 2 % out of state 17 Location diversity index D+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Teacher education and development; nursing; general business/commerce

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$9,662 ($24,522) $9,196 $17,308 ($32,168)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 22,550 % of applicants accepted 66 % of acceptees attending 29 Range SAT Math 530-620 Range SAT Reading 520-610 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 25-27 Most similar schools: Michigan State University; George Mason University; Texas A&M University

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$8,750 ($26,467) $10,804 $15,870 ($33,587)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 16,580 % of applicants accepted 77 % of acceptees attending 45 Range SAT Math 510-630 Range SAT Reading 500-600 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: Michigan Technological University; University of Arizona; Colorado State University

$33,780 $10,678 $31,700

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,375 % of applicants accepted 67 % of acceptees attending 28 Range SAT Math 550-650 Range SAT Reading 540-640 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 25-29 Most similar schools: Norwich University; Mount St. Mary's University; Springfield College


MEREDITH COLLEGE

MILLSAPS COLLEGE

RALEIGH, NC

NEW COLLEGE OF FLORIDA

JACKSON, MS

SARASOTA, FL C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

392 302 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

7

STATE RANK

12

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

318 225 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

6

STATE VALUE

298 446 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

14

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,169 Male/female ratio 0/100 Diversity index 3 % out of state 11 Location diversity index DType of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; biology; business administration/management

ENROLLMENT 1,000 Male/female ratio 53/47 Diversity index 3 % out of state 63 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; accounting; business administration

ENROLLMENT 861 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 3 % out of state 21 Location diversity index CType of school Public Most popular majors: Liberal arts and general studies

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$32,140 $9,516 $28,452

NO. OF APPLICANTS 1,797 % of applicants accepted 61 % of acceptees attending 43 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Carroll College; Mercer University; Norwich University

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,861 % of applicants accepted 57 % of acceptees attending 14 Range SAT Math 520-630 Range SAT Reading 510-640 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: Sacred Heart University; Augustana College (SD); California Lutheran University

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV.

148 U.S. RANK

79

U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

$6,916 ($29,944) $8,687 $12,451 ($35,479)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 1,570 % of applicants accepted 60 % of acceptees attending 25 Range SAT Math 560-670 Range SAT Reading 620-710 Range SAT Writing 590-680 Range ACT Composite 26-30 Most similar schools: University of South Carolina; University of Maryland-Baltimore County; Temple University

PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE

RALEIGH, NC

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

$33,982 $11,878 $28,330

RANDOLPH COLLEGE

LYNCHBURG, VA

CLINTON, SC

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

238 U.S. RANK

12

U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

343 U.S. RANK

11

U.S. VALUE

11

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 39,566 Male/female ratio 56/44 Diversity index 3 % out of state 10 Location diversity index CType of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; biology; communication/media studies

ENROLLMENT 1,474 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 4 % out of state 33 Location diversity index CType of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; biology; English literature

ENROLLMENT 659 Male/female ratio 36/64 Diversity index 3 % out of state 39 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; history; biology

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$8,296 ($23,551) $10,030 $13,929 ($29,184)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 20,443 % of applicants accepted 52 % of acceptees attending 43 Range SAT Math 600-680 Range SAT Reading 560-650 Range SAT Writing 520-620 Range ACT Composite 26-30 Most similar schools: The Ohio State University; The College of New Jersey; University of Pittsburgh

$34,828 $9,344 $20,739

NO. OF APPLICANTS 1,506 % of applicants accepted 54 % of acceptees attending 34 Range SAT Math 490-610 Range SAT Reading 480-600 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 21-26 Most similar schools: Augustana College (IL); Rochester Institute of Technology; Austin College

$34,110 $11,650 $16,769

NO. OF APPLICANTS 1,353 % of applicants accepted 81 % of acceptees attending 17 Range SAT Math 470-600 Range SAT Reading 480-600 Range SAT Writing 480-590 Range ACT Composite 20-29 Most similar schools: Merrimack College; Azusa Pacific University; Western New England University

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SOUTH

RHODES COLLEGE

ROANOKE COLLEGE

MEMPHIS, TN

SALEM, VA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

163 U.S. RANK

511

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

ROLLINS COLLEGE

17

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

314 U.S. RANK

718 U.S. VALUE

10

STATE RANK

24

STATE VALUE

WINTER PARK, FL

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

213 1,031 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

23

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,082 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 3 % out of state 73 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; biology; English language and literature

ENROLLMENT 2,165 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 4 % out of state 50 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration/ management; psychology; history

ENROLLMENT 3,588 Male/female ratio 40/60 Diversity index 2 % out of state 47 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: International relations and national security; psychology; economics

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$41,572 $10,328 $33,776

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,382 % of applicants accepted 60 % of acceptees attending 25 Range SAT Math 600-690 Range SAT Reading 600-690 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 27-31 Most similar schools: Illinois Wesleyan University; University of San Francisco; University of Dayton

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,824 % of applicants accepted 69 % of acceptees attending 17 Range SAT Math 490-600 Range SAT Reading 490-610 Range SAT Writing 490-580 Range ACT Composite 20-26 Most similar schools: Elmhurst College; Milwaukee School of Engineering; Whitworth University

SAMFORD UNIVERSITY

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

4

STATE VALUE

TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

ATLANTA, GA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

315 664 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

16

STATE VALUE

$43,080 $13,470 $41,721

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,858 % of applicants accepted 57 % of acceptees attending 19 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing 540-650 Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: University of the Pacific; University of San Francisco; Clark University

SPELMAN COLLEGE

BIRMINGHAM, AL

225 283

$38,177 $11,924 $33,840

LEXINGTON, KY

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

117

U.S. RANK

21

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 5,286 Male/female ratio 35/65 Diversity index 4 % out of state 66 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; journalism; health and physical education/fitness

ENROLLMENT 2,221 Male/female ratio 0/100 Diversity index 5 % out of state 77 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; biology; political science/government

ENROLLMENT 1,109 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 4 % out of state 20 Location diversity index D Type of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; general business/ commerce; psychology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$27,324 $9,736 $29,009

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,577 % of applicants accepted 60 % of acceptees attending 27 Range SAT Math 500-615 Range SAT Reading 510-620 Range SAT Writing 500-610 Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: Berry College; Hanover College; Siena College

$25,496 $11,945 $30,225

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,324 % of applicants accepted 54 % of acceptees attending 24 Range SAT Math 440-540 Range SAT Reading 460-560 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 19-24 Most similar schools: Anderson University; Goshen College; Millsaps College

$33,360 $9,300 $26,413

NO. OF APPLICANTS 1,444 % of applicants accepted 83 % of acceptees attending 22 Range SAT Math 530-660 Range SAT Reading 510-640 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 25-30 Most similar schools: College of St. Benedict; Saint Mary's College; Yeshiva University

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TULANE UNIVERSITY

TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY

NEW ORLEANS, LA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

123 948 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

18

STATE VALUE

UNION UNIVERSITY

TUSKEGEE, AL

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

728 1,158 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

8

STATE RANK

19

STATE VALUE

JACKSON, TN

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

346 890 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

28

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 14,767 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 3 % out of state 87 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Finance/financial management; psychology; political science/government

ENROLLMENT 3,138 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 5 % out of state 73 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Animal science; psychology; biology

ENROLLMENT 5,137 Male/female ratio 38/62 Diversity index 3 % out of state 31 Location diversity index C Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; multi/interdisciplinary studies; social work

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$48,305 $12,556 $39,661

NO. OF APPLICANTS 28,901 % of applicants accepted 28 % of acceptees attending 20 Range SAT Math 620-700 Range SAT Reading 610-710 Range SAT Writing 630-720 Range ACT Composite 29-32 Most similar schools: Scripps College; Hamilton College; Northeastern University

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,434 % of applicants accepted 49 % of acceptees attending 17 Range SAT Math 410-520 Range SAT Reading 400-510 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 21-22 Most similar schools: Alaska Pacific University; Notre Dame of Maryland University; University of St. Francis

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA

355 919 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

16

STATE VALUE

$28,150 $10,240 $31,378

NO. OF APPLICANTS 1,983 % of applicants accepted 69 % of acceptees attending 25 Range SAT Math 520-660 Range SAT Reading 550-660 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-29 Most similar schools: St. John Fisher College; Milwaukee School of Engineering; Le Moyne College

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS

TUSCALOOSA, AL

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

$19,570 $9,104 $29,562

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

GAINESVILLE, FL

FAYETTEVILLE, AR

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

422 359 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

9

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

112 U.S. RANK

159 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

5

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 37,220 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 3 % out of state 4 Location diversity index B Type of school Public Most popular majors: Marketing; public relations and advertising; business administration

ENROLLMENT 27,563 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 3 % out of state 39 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; health and physical education; marketing

ENROLLMENT 56,642 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 1 % out of state 4 Location diversity index CType of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; biology; public relations and advertising

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$9,826 ($24,950) $12,716 $16,815 ($31,434)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 33,736 % of applicants accepted 51 % of acceptees attending 40 Range SAT Math 500-630 Range SAT Reading 490-620 Range SAT Writing 480-600 Range ACT Composite 22-31 Most similar schools: West Chester University; Florida State University; University of Massachusetts Lowell

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$8,210 ($20,300) $9,454 $15,929 ($28,019)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 18,984 % of applicants accepted 62 % of acceptees attending 39 Range SAT Math 510-620 Range SAT Reading 500-610 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: Towson University; Millersville University; University of Massachusetts Lowell

$6,313 ($28,591) $9,630 $14,425 ($36,703)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 28,662 % of applicants accepted 46 % of acceptees attending 50 Range SAT Math 590-690 Range SAT Reading 580-670 Range SAT Writing 570-680 Range ACT Composite 26-31 Most similar schools: University of Maryland; Penn State University; The College of New Jersey


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UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

ATHENS, GA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

142 U.S. RANK

142 U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

3

STATE VALUE

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE

LEXINGTON, KY

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

368 229 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

3

6

STATE RANK

STATE VALUE

LOUISVILLE, KY

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

500 493 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

7

STATE RANK

12

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 38,578 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 2 % out of state 12 Location diversity index CType of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; biology; finance/financial management

ENROLLMENT 29,976 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 3 % out of state 23 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; teacher education and development; nursing

ENROLLMENT 25,267 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 3 % out of state 16 Location diversity index CType of school Public Most popular majors: Health and physical education; psychology; communication/media studies

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$10,836 ($29,046) $9,246 $14,994 ($33,034)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 20,918 % of applicants accepted 56 % of acceptees attending 45 Range SAT Math 570-670 Range SAT Reading 570-660 Range SAT Writing 570-670 Range ACT Composite 26-30 Most similar schools: University of Pittsburgh; Purdue University; University of Massachusetts Amherst

$10,616 ($22,888) $10,506 $17,890 ($30,162)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 20,677 % of applicants accepted 72 % of acceptees attending 35 Range SAT Math 510-640 Range SAT Reading 490-620 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-28 Most similar schools: University of Cincinnati; Millersville University; University of NebraskaLincoln

UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

CORAL GABLES, FL

FREDERICKSBURG, VA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

301 589 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

9

STATE RANK

19

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

129 869 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

22

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 5,802 Male/female ratio 36/64 Diversity index 2 % out of state 18 Location diversity index D+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; psychology; English literature

ENROLLMENT 18,653 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 1 % out of state 58 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; nursing; biology

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$10,312 ($23,598) $10,914 $19,480($32,766)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,336 % of applicants accepted 77 % of acceptees attending 21 Range SAT Math 500-590 Range SAT Reading 520-610 Range SAT Writing 490-600 Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: University of Missouri; Oregon State University; Maine Maritime Academy

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$44,350 $12,684 $37,755

NO. OF APPLICANTS 31,613 % of applicants accepted 38 % of acceptees attending 17 Range SAT Math 620-730 Range SAT Reading 600-690 Range SAT Writing 590-690 Range ACT Composite 28-32 Most similar schools: Case Western Reserve University; Connecticut College; Reed College

$10,432 ($24,320) $7,710 $16,268 ($30,156)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 10,604 % of applicants accepted 74 % of acceptees attending 37 Range SAT Math 510-630 Range SAT Reading 500-620 Range SAT Writing 470-580 Range ACT Composite 22-28 Most similar schools: Ohio University; Millersville University; University of Cincinnati

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THE UNIV. OF MISSISSIPPI

THE UNIV. OF N.C. AT CHAPEL HILL

UNIVERSITY, MS

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND

CHAPEL HILL, NC C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

415 U.S. RANK

291 U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

7

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

67

U.S. RANK

284

4

U.S. VALUE

STATE RANK

11

STATE VALUE

RICHMOND, VA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

81

U.S. RANK

470 U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

15

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 21,379 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 3 % out of state 48 Location diversity index B Type of school Public Most popular majors: Teacher education and development; marketing; business administration

ENROLLMENT 32,162 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 2 % out of state 17 Location diversity index C Type of school Public Most popular majors: Communication/media studies; psychology; biology

ENROLLMENT 5,410 Male/female ratio 47/53 Diversity index 2 % out of state 80 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Business; interdisciplinary studies; human resource management

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$7,096 ($19,144) $9,908 $15,580 ($27,628)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 16,101 % of applicants accepted 81 % of acceptees attending 29 Range SAT Math 490-590 Range SAT Reading 480-590 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 21-27 Most similar schools: University of NevadaReno; University of North Dakota; University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

$8,336 ($33,418) $10,592 $13,028 ($30,110)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 31,332 % of applicants accepted 28 % of acceptees attending 45 Range SAT Math 620-720 Range SAT Reading 600-700 Range SAT Writing 580-690 Range ACT Composite 28-32 Most similar schools: University of CaliforniaSan Diego; Georgia Tech; University of Virginia

$46,680 $10,790 $29,680

NO. OF APPLICANTS 9,921 % of applicants accepted 32 % of acceptees attending 26 Range SAT Math 620-720 Range SAT Reading 600-710 Range SAT Writing 600-690 Range ACT Composite 29-32 Most similar schools: Trinity College; Wellesley College; Boston College

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SOUTH

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

THE UNIV. OF TENNESSEE

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

KNOXVILLE, TN

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

COLUMBIA, SC

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

324 887 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

17

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

221 U.S. RANK

671 U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

23

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

47

U.S. RANK

660 U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

21

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 34,670 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 3 % out of state 42 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration/ management; marketing

ENROLLMENT 32,990 Male/female ratio 51/49 Diversity index 3 % out of state 10 Location diversity index CType of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; business administration; health and physical education

ENROLLMENT 28,147 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 2 % out of state 27 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: General studies; general business/commerce; international relations

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$11,158 ($29,440) $9,248 $18,142 ($36,424)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 23,342 % of applicants accepted 65 % of acceptees attending 33 Range SAT Math 570-660 Range SAT Reading 550-640 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 25-29 Most similar schools: University of Massachusetts-Lowell; Massachusetts Maritime Academy; New College of Florida

$11,876 ($30,326) $10,296 $22,151 ($40,601)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 15,442 % of applicants accepted 75 % of acceptees attending 41 Range SAT Math 530-640 Range SAT Reading 520-630 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 24-29 Most similar schools: University of Arizona; Indiana University; Michigan Technological University

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

NO. OF APPLICANTS 31,021 % of applicants accepted 29 % of acceptees attending 41 Range SAT Math 630-740 Range SAT Reading 620-720 Range SAT Writing 620-720 Range ACT Composite 28-33 Most similar schools: University of Michigan; College of William & Mary; The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY

NASHVILLE, TN

RICHMOND, VA C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

18

U.S. RANK

473 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

16

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

409 1,126 17 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

STATE RANK

35

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 13,531 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 2 % out of state 86 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; social sciences, general; multi/interdisciplinary studies

ENROLLMENT 36,161 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 1 % out of state 9 Location diversity index CType of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; general business/commerce; criminal justice and corrections

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$43,838 $14,382 $24,549

NO. OF APPLICANTS 29,518 % of applicants accepted 13 % of acceptees attending 42 Range SAT Math 720-800 Range SAT Reading 710-780 Range SAT Writing 680-770 Range ACT Composite 32-34 Most similar schools: Pomona College; Northwestern University; Cornell University

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$12,398 ($30,459) $10,742 $21,715 ($39,776)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 13,758 % of applicants accepted 75 % of acceptees attending 34 Range SAT Math 500-600 Range SAT Reading 500-610 Range SAT Writing 490-590 Range ACT Composite 21-27 Most similar schools: University of Hawaii at Manoa; University of Cincinnati; University of Oregon

$13,208 ($42,394) $10,052 $11,502 ($40,688)

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VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE

VIRGINIA TECH

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY

BLACKSBURG, VA

LEXINGTON, VA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

189 683 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

7

STATE RANK

23

STATE VALUE

WINSTON-SALEM, NC C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

103 363 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

13

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

34

U.S. RANK

774 U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

30

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,804 Male/female ratio 89/11 Diversity index 3 % out of state 40 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: International relations and national security; economics; history

ENROLLMENT 33,139 Male/female ratio 59/41 Diversity index 3 % out of state 30 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Biology; psychology; mechanical engineering

ENROLLMENT 7,925 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 3 % out of state 77 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Political science/government; communication/media studies; psychology

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$15,518 ($37,574) $8,372 $15,851 ($37,907)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,036 % of applicants accepted 44 % of acceptees attending 51 Range SAT Math 540-620 Range SAT Reading 530-630 Range SAT Writing 490-600 Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: Colorado School of Mines; The University of Texas at Austin; University of California-Santa Cruz

$12,017 ($28,048) $8,270 $17,297 ($33,328)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 20,744 % of applicants accepted 73 % of acceptees attending 36 Range SAT Math 570-680 Range SAT Reading 540-640 Range SAT Writing 540-640 Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: University of Delaware; Texas A&M University; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

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$46,200 $12,638 $36,886

NO. OF APPLICANTS 11,119 % of applicants accepted 34 % of acceptees attending 34 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Lehigh University; Brandeis University; Boston College


SOUTH

WASHINGTON & LEE UNIVERSITY

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

LEXINGTON, VA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

22

U.S. RANK

499 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

16

STATE VALUE

WOFFORD COLLEGE

SPARTANBURG, SC

MORGANTOWN, WV

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

466 210 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

5

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

207 U.S. RANK

90

U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

4

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,306 Male/female ratio 51/49 Diversity index 4 % out of state 85 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; economics; political science/government

ENROLLMENT 33,476 Male/female ratio 55/45 Diversity index 4 % out of state 54 Location diversity index B Type of school Public Most popular majors: Multi/interdisciplinary studies; journalism; nursing

ENROLLMENT 1,715 Male/female ratio 52/48 Diversity index 4 % out of state 40 Location diversity index CType of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; finance/financial management; romance languages

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$45,617 $10,645 $25,956

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,837 % of applicants accepted 19 % of acceptees attending 41 Range SAT Math 660-730 Range SAT Reading 660-730 Range SAT Writing 650-730 Range ACT Composite 30-33 Most similar schools: Middlebury College; Swarthmore College; Washington University in St. Louis

$6,960 ($20,242) $9,582 $12,446 ($25,728)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 15,604 % of applicants accepted 86 % of acceptees attending 36 Range SAT Math 480-580 Range SAT Reading 460-560 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 21-26 Most similar schools: University of NevadaReno; University of North Dakota; University of Mississippi

$37,120 $10,730 $25,827

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,556 % of applicants accepted 77 % of acceptees attending 25 Range SAT Math 530-640 Range SAT Reading 530-630 Range SAT Writing 520-620 Range ACT Composite 24-30 Most similar schools: Seton Hall University; The University of Scranton; Pacific Lutheran University

High school seniors spend stress-filled months searching for colleges, doing tours and eventually completing the dreaded applications. Jordan Sypek What many of them is a recent don’t know about college graduate of the applications is this: University of Applying at the right time Tampa. is sometimes the most important part. Applying early shows that you are highly interested in the university and that you have the initiative to get something you want. It also demonstrates to the university that you are proactive and mature, important qualities to have. This is a great way to make yourself stand out from the rest of the applicants. “Students who apply early typically have a higher rate of accepting the university’s offer of admission, which is attractive to the

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university,” says Brent Benner, the director of enrollment management and admissions at the University of Tampa. Here’s another source of motivation: More financial aid may be available to early applicants. Financial aid and scholarships are sometimes the only way students can afford a college education. Most schools offer specialized or talent-based scholarships (music, athletic, arts, etc.), but usually these are on a first-come, first-served basis. Applying too late in the process can often eliminate your chances of being granted these awards. “It can be financially beneficial to apply early,” Benner says. In addition, incoming freshman classes can fill up quickly. A projected 21.6 million students are expected to attend American universities in 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, with that number climbing to 23.8 million by

2023. With that much competition for slots, it is important to make sure you have a spot at the university of your choice. If you wait until March or April to start applying, most schools will already be full for the upcoming year. To avoid this situation, apply by November or December at the latest. And wouldn’t it be nice to have the process end as quickly as possible? Knowing months in advance where you’re going to go to college can help when it comes to finding a roommate, planning ahead for important dates and making plans for visits home. Best of all, an early finish can remove much of the stress from your senior year of high school. College applications can seem intimidating and overwhelming, but with the help of your parents or a guidance counselor, getting the applications in early will be of great benefit for your future. Start making a to-do list and get working on those applications.

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CENTRAL

ALBION COLLEGE

ANDERSON UNIVERSITY

ALBION, MI

ANDERSON, IN

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

239 200 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

AUGUSTANA COLLEGE (IL)

6

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

334 150 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

12

STATE RANK

6

STATE VALUE

ROCK ISLAND, IL

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

230 240 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

9

STATE RANK

10

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,398 Male/female ratio 51/49 Diversity index 4 % out of state 13 Location diversity index D Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; economics; biology

ENROLLMENT 2,937 Male/female ratio 40/60 Diversity index 4 % out of state 26 Location diversity index D+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; human resource management; psychology

ENROLLMENT 2,730 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 3 % out of state 12 Location diversity index DType of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; business administration/management; psychology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$37,485 $10,550 $29,109

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,886 % of applicants accepted 61 % of acceptees attending 12 Range SAT Math 520-640 Range SAT Reading 510-590 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: Loyola University Chicago; Saint Louis University; University of Portland

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,659 % of applicants accepted 55 % of acceptees attending 30 Range SAT Math 460-570 Range SAT Reading 460-570 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 21-25 Most similar schools: Spelman College; Goshen College; Carroll College

AUGUSTANA COLLEGE (SD)

305 U.S. RANK

35

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

BRADLEY UNIVERSITY

ST. PAUL, MN

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

303 709 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

11

STATE RANK

24

STATE VALUE

$37,236 $9,435 $28,931

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,053 % of applicants accepted 54 % of acceptees attending 22 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Presbyterian College; Rochester Institute of Technology; University of the Pacific

BETHEL UNIVERSITY

SIOUX FALLS, SD

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

$26,850 $9,250 $25,987

PEORIA, IL

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

175 223 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

8

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,974 Male/female ratio 40/60 Diversity index 4 % out of state 60 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Teacher education and development; business administration; nursing

ENROLLMENT 5,200 Male/female ratio 37/63 Diversity index 4 % out of state 25 Location diversity index CType of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; business administration; communication/media studies

ENROLLMENT 5,834 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 3 % out of state 15 Location diversity index CType of school Private Most popular majors: Public relations and advertising; psychology; nursing

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$29,214 $7,285 $23,184

NO. OF APPLICANTS 1,545 % of applicants accepted 61 % of acceptees attending 42 Range SAT Math 500-650 Range SAT Reading 510-580 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: Berry College; St. John Fisher College; Le Moyne College

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$32,990 $9,440 $31,931

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,059 % of applicants accepted 95 % of acceptees attending 31 Range SAT Math 520-640 Range SAT Reading 510-660 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-28 Most similar schools: Houghton College; Westminster College; Gordon College

$30,844 $9,420 $29,941

NO. OF APPLICANTS 9,009 % of applicants accepted 64 % of acceptees attending 16 Range SAT Math 520-650 Range SAT Reading 480-620 Range SAT Writing 490-620 Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: Drake University; Siena College; Marquette University


BUTLER UNIVERSITY

CALVIN COLLEGE

INDIANAPOLIS, IN

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

171

U.S. RANK

567 U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

18

STATE VALUE

CARLETON COLLEGE

GRAND RAPIDS, MI

NORTHFIELD, MN

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

241 296 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

9

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

54

U.S. RANK

746 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

25

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 4,837 Male/female ratio 39/61 Diversity index 4 % out of state 47 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Teacher education and development; romance languages; marketing

ENROLLMENT 4,356 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 4 % out of state 43 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; teacher education; general engineering

ENROLLMENT 2,087 Male/female ratio 47/53 Diversity index 2 % out of state 78 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; economics; international relations and national security

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$35,652 $11,920 $33,192

NO. OF APPLICANTS 10,103 % of applicants accepted 68 % of acceptees attending 14 Range SAT Math 530-650 Range SAT Reading 530-630 Range SAT Writing 520-630 Range ACT Composite 25-29 Most similar schools: Marquette University; Drake University; Luther College

$29,635 $9,485 $30,045

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,679 % of applicants accepted 73 % of acceptees attending 35 Range SAT Math 530-660 Range SAT Reading 520-640 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: Point Loma Nazarene University; Duquesne University; Xavier University

CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY

CEDARVILLE, OH

CLEVELAND, OH

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

83

U.S. RANK

458 U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

14

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

199 U.S. RANK

49

U.S. VALUE

8

STATE RANK

3

ENROLLMENT 3,656 Male/female ratio 47/53 Diversity index 4 % out of state 65 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; teacher education and development; mechanical engineering

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

NO. OF APPLICANTS 21,733 % of applicants accepted 38 % of acceptees attending 15 Range SAT Math 660-760 Range SAT Reading 610-710 Range SAT Writing 620-710 Range ACT Composite 29-33 Most similar schools: Bryn Mawr College; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Whitman College

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,297 % of applicants accepted 23 % of acceptees attending 36 Range SAT Math 660-760 Range SAT Reading 660-750 Range SAT Writing 660-750 Range ACT Composite 30-33 Most similar schools: Davidson College; Haverford College; Bates College

University of Missouri at St. Louis, by student Michael S. Mason

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 10,708 Male/female ratio 55/45 Diversity index 2 % out of state 60 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Biomedical engineering; biology; psychology $43,158 $13,376 $32,487

$47,736 $12,366 $35,636

$26,420 $6,150 $24,118

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,003 % of applicants accepted 74 % of acceptees attending 35 Range SAT Math 540-650 Range SAT Reading 540-650 Range SAT Writing 520-630 Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: Calvin College; Xavier University; Molloy College

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CENTRAL

CENTRAL COLLEGE

COLLEGE OF THE OZARKS

PELLA, IA

POINT LOOKOUT, MO

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

261 184 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

COLLEGE OF ST. BENEDICT

10

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

336 U.S. RANK

8

U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

ST. JOSEPH, MN

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

110 U.S. RANK

194 U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

13

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,824 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 4 % out of state 19 Location diversity index D+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Health and physical education; teacher education; business administration

ENROLLMENT 1,559 Male/female ratio 47/53 Diversity index 5 % out of state 18 Location diversity index DType of school Private Most popular majors: Criminal justice; business administration; teacher education

ENROLLMENT 2,133 Male/female ratio 0/100 Diversity index 4 % out of state 17 Location diversity index D+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; biology; nursing

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$32,124 $9,980 $28,079

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,068 % of applicants accepted 69 % of acceptees attending 20 Range SAT Math 450-570 Range SAT Reading 470-540 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 21-27 Most similar schools: Point Loma Nazarene University; Ripon College; Ohio Northern University

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,407 % of applicants accepted 8 % of acceptees attending 90 Range SAT Math 540-640 Range SAT Reading 560-620 Range SAT Writing 500-550 Range ACT Composite 21-25 Most similar schools: Berea College; The Cooper Union; Spelman College

122 U.S. RANK

193 U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

6

STATE VALUE

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY

MOORHEAD, MN

WOOSTER, OH

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

286 127 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

10

STATE RANK

8

STATE VALUE

$39,402 $9,957 $31,050

NO. OF APPLICANTS 1,768 % of applicants accepted 82 % of acceptees attending 37 Range SAT Math 480-620 Range SAT Reading 520-630 Range SAT Writing 470-600 Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: Yeshiva University; Westmont College; Saint John’s University

CONCORDIA COLLEGE

THE COLLEGE OF WOOSTER

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

$18,530 $6,200 $12,098

OMAHA, NE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

130 241 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

8

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,165 Male/female ratio 44/56 Diversity index 3 % out of state 61 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: English language and literature; history; psychology

ENROLLMENT 2,711 Male/female ratio 39/61 Diversity index 4 % out of state 31 Location diversity index C Type of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; teacher education and development; psychology

ENROLLMENT 8,961 Male/female ratio 40/60 Diversity index 2 % out of state 72 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; psychology; biology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$43,350 $10,250 $30,583

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,497 % of applicants accepted 59 % of acceptees attending 17 Range SAT Math 560-670 Range SAT Reading 540-650 Range SAT Writing 560-650 Range ACT Composite 25-30 Most similar schools: Illinois Wesleyan University; Ithaca College; Mount Holyoke College

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$34,114 $7,370 $27,048

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,948 % of applicants accepted 64 % of acceptees attending 28 Range SAT Math 620-660 Range SAT Reading 570-670 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: Ripon College; California Lutheran University; Hofstra University

$35,360 $9,996 $31,190

NO. OF APPLICANTS 8,398 % of applicants accepted 73 % of acceptees attending 17 Range SAT Math 550-670 Range SAT Reading 520-630 Range SAT Writing 500-620 Range ACT Composite 24-29 Most similar schools: Seattle University; Bryant University; Gonzaga University


DENISON UNIVERSITY

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY

GRANVILLE, OH

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

72

U.S. RANK

322 U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

12

STATE VALUE

DEPAUW UNIVERSITY

CHICAGO, IL

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

243 950 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

10

STATE RANK

36

STATE VALUE

GREENCASTLE, IN

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

58

U.S. RANK

180 U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

9

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,363 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 2 % out of state 72 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; communication/media studies; psychology

ENROLLMENT 29,983 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 1 % out of state 30 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Liberal arts and general studies; psychology; accounting

ENROLLMENT 2,366 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 3 % out of state 58 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; communication/media studies; biology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$45,670 $11,180 $34,309

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,468 % of applicants accepted 56 % of acceptees attending 25 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: DePauw University; Villanova University; Southern Methodist University

NO. OF APPLICANTS 19,533 % of applicants accepted 70 % of acceptees attending 19 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Wabash College; Point Loma Nazarene University; Kettering University

DRAKE UNIVERSITY

158 235 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

13

STATE VALUE

GOSHEN COLLEGE

ELMHURST, IL

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

319 U.S. RANK

43

U.S. VALUE

13

STATE RANK

3

STATE VALUE

$42,746 $11,200 $31,867

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,304 % of applicants accepted 57 % of acceptees attending 17 Range SAT Math 560-660 Range SAT Reading 530-640 Range SAT Writing 530-630 Range ACT Composite 25-29 Most similar schools: Denison University; Mount Holyoke College; The College of Wooster

ELMHURST COLLEGE

DES MOINES, IA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

$35,071 $12,552 $35,459

GOSHEN, IN

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

284 U.S. RANK

98

U.S. VALUE

10

STATE RANK

4

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 7,021 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 4 % out of state 70 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Accounting; marketing; teacher education and development

ENROLLMENT 3,627 Male/female ratio 40/60 Diversity index 2 % out of state 14 Location diversity index D Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; business administration/management

ENROLLMENT 1,039 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 3 % out of state 41 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; business administration/management; biology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$32,246 $9,270 $30,714

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,476 % of applicants accepted 69 % of acceptees attending 19 Range SAT Math 530-670 Range SAT Reading 530-640 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 25-30 Most similar schools: Wheaton College (IL); Butler University; Marquette University

$33,950 $9,386 $23,433

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,193 % of applicants accepted 68 % of acceptees attending 24 Range SAT Math 450-630 Range SAT Reading 460-600 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 21-26 Most similar schools: St. John Fisher College; Le Moyne College; Milwaukee School of Engineering

$29,700 $9,700 $26,086

NO. OF APPLICANTS 900 % of applicants accepted 54 % of acceptees attending 33 Range SAT Math 470-640 Range SAT Reading 480-620 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 21-28 Most similar schools: Spelman College; Sacred Heart University; Anderson University

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GRINNELL COLLEGE

GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS COLLEGE

GRINNELL, IA

HANOVER COLLEGE

HANOVER, IN

ST. PETER, MN C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

195 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

11

STATE VALUE

116 U.S. RANK

175 U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

12

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

236 U.S. RANK

25

U.S. VALUE

8

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,695 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 2 % out of state 82 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; political science/government; history

ENROLLMENT 2,540 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 4 % out of state 17 Location diversity index CType of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; psychology; business/commerce

ENROLLMENT 1,136 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 4 % out of state 39 Location diversity index CType of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; teacher education and development; biology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$45,620 $10,997 $28,979

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,058 % of applicants accepted 28 % of acceptees attending 26 Range SAT Math 660-760 Range SAT Reading 630-740 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 30-33 Most similar schools: Colby College; Emory University; Lafayette College

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,199 % of applicants accepted 61 % of acceptees attending 19 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Illinois Wesleyan University; Ithaca College; The College of Wooster

HOPE COLLEGE

U.S. VALUE

8

STATE RANK

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,888 % of applicants accepted 64 % of acceptees attending 16 Range SAT Math 470-580 Range SAT Reading 470-590 Range SAT Writing 480-570 Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: Siena College; Loyola University Chicago; Berry College

HUNTINGTON, IN

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

U.S. RANK

10

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

423 124 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

13

STATE RANK

5

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 3,647 Male/female ratio 40/60 Diversity index 4 % out of state 32 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; teacher education and development; business administration

ENROLLMENT 1,271 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 4 % out of state 35 Location diversity index CType of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; teacher education and development; nursing

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$29,560 $9,090 $28,447

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,395 % of applicants accepted 77 % of acceptees attending 24 Range SAT Math 530-650 Range SAT Reading 530-660 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: Biola University; Molloy College; Roger Williams University

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$33,023 $10,050 $24,934

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY

HOLLAND, MI

282 299

$40,400 $9,110 $29,953

$24,771 $8,306 $23,070

NO. OF APPLICANTS 761 % of applicants accepted 97 % of acceptees attending 31 Range SAT Math 450-560 Range SAT Reading 430-570 Range SAT Writing 420-550 Range ACT Composite 20-26 Most similar schools: The College of Idaho; Houghton College; Moravian College

The Self Made Man at RoseHulman Institute of Technology

ROSE-HULMAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

53

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C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S


ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY

CHICAGO, IL

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

176 256 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

7

STATE RANK

11

STATE VALUE

ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

NORMAL, IL

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

266 258 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

11

STATE RANK

12

STATE VALUE

BLOOMINGTON, IL

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

133 414 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

19

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 8,678 Male/female ratio 71/29 Diversity index 1 % out of state 27 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Architecture; mechanical engineering ; electrical engineering

ENROLLMENT 23,291 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 3 % out of state 1 Location diversity index F Type of school Public Most popular majors: Teacher education; management sciences; special education

ENROLLMENT 2,026 Male/female ratio 44/56 Diversity index 3 % out of state 13 Location diversity index D Type of school Private Most popular majors: General business/commerce; psychology; biology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$41,645 $10,887 $32,674

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,559 % of applicants accepted 51 % of acceptees attending 24 Range SAT Math 640-740 Range SAT Reading 520-640 Range SAT Writing 520-640 Range ACT Composite 25-31 Most similar schools: St. Olaf College; Muhlenberg College; Loyola Marymount University

$13,296 ($20,886) $9,814 $23,100 ($30,690)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 15,298 % of applicants accepted 74 % of acceptees attending 32 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-26 Most similar schools: The University of Illinois at Chicago; University of Nebraska-Lincoln; University of Mary Washington

INDIANA UNIVERSITY

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,427 % of applicants accepted 60 % of acceptees attending 22 Range SAT Math 660-760 Range SAT Reading 490-620 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 25-30 Most similar schools: Ithaca College; Gustavus Adolphus College; Clarkson University

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY

BLOOMINGTON, IN

$40,844 $9,446 $34,547

JOHN CARROLL UNIVERSITY

AMES, IA

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, OH C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

198 756 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

25

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

242 U.S. RANK

46

U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

211 U.S. RANK

211

U.S. VALUE

9

STATE RANK

8

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 45,456 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 3 % out of state 31 Location diversity index B Type of school Public Most popular majors: General business; public administration; health and physical education

ENROLLMENT 34,424 Male/female ratio 57/43 Diversity index 4 % out of state 33 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Design and applied arts; mechanical engineering; finance

ENROLLMENT 4,144 Male/female ratio 52/48 Diversity index 4 % out of state 33 Location diversity index C Type of school Private Most popular majors: Communication/media studies; business administration; marketing

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$10,388 ($33,241) $9,493 $14,056 ($36,909)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 36,362 % of applicants accepted 76 % of acceptees attending 28 Range SAT Math 540-660 Range SAT Reading 520-630 Range SAT Writing 510-620 Range ACT Composite 24-30 Most similar schools: The University of Tennessee; University of Vermont; University of New Hampshire

$7,731 ($20,617) $7,830 $12,484 ($25,370)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 18,399 % of applicants accepted 87 % of acceptees attending 38 Range SAT Math 530-680 Range SAT Reading 460-630 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 21-29 Most similar schools: Missouri University of Science & Technology; University of Oklahoma; University of Utah

$35,800 $10,500 $29,338

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,873 % of applicants accepted 83 % of acceptees attending 25 Range SAT Math 500-610 Range SAT Reading 500-590 Range SAT Writing 480-600 Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: Saint Mary's College; Hendrix College; Assumption College

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CENTRAL

KALAMAZOO COLLEGE

KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY

KALAMAZOO, MI

KENYON COLLEGE

GAMBIER, OH

MANHATTAN, KS C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

244 255 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

7

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

357 310 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

5

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

35

U.S. RANK

753 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

33

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,408 Male/female ratio 44/56 Diversity index 2 % out of state 31 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; psychology; English language and literature

ENROLLMENT 29,039 Male/female ratio 52/48 Diversity index 3 % out of state 17 Location diversity index C Type of school Public Most popular majors: Teacher education; human development and family studies; animal science

ENROLLMENT 1,786 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 3 % out of state 85 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: English language and literature; psychology; political science/government

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$41,161 $8,679 $30,460

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,366 % of applicants accepted 70 % of acceptees attending 22 Range SAT Math 550-690 Range SAT Reading 530-680 Range SAT Writing 540-650 Range ACT Composite 25-30 Most similar schools: Wabash College; Drew University; DePaul University

$9,034 ($22,624) $8,060 $17,328 ($30,918)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 9,614 % of applicants accepted 95 % of acceptees attending 41 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: University of Wyoming; University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; University of North Dakota

$47,330 $11,560 $36,483

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,635 % of applicants accepted 25 % of acceptees attending 27 Range SAT Math 610-690 Range SAT Reading 620-730 Range SAT Writing 630-730 Range ACT Composite 28-32 Most similar schools: Bates College; Colgate University; Carnegie Mellon University

What really matters when picking your school

What does matter: Your major. Yes, you want experienced professors with established reputations, but your school of choice should also present opportunities to fine-tune your skills outside of the classroom. Whether it be via an on-campus organization or job opportunities, you should have the chance to build up your résumé before your

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post-college job search begins. Campus size. The decision you make is largely dependent on your personality. If you thrive in small groups and want optimal opportunities to connect with professors, a small or intermediate-size school may be the way to go. If you favor being part of something bigger than yourself, a larger school may fit you best. Academic resources. Libraries are important, but your school needs to have multiple places where you can study and be productive. This can be different for every student so long as you’re in a place where you feel comfortable learning and have easy access to academic assistance.

What doesn’t matter: Dormitories. Nothing will top your own room at home. Most dorm rooms are the same: beds, desks, storage area, appliances and enough room to move around. As long

as you have a compatible roommate and easy access to a bathroom, you’re good. Food. Dining hall food will not stack up to home cooking. Period. Your best bet: Find a school that offers a variety of food so that you can maintain a balanced diet. Famous alumni. You chose to attend college to create your own story and build your own career. Plus, the school should be measured by how it can allow you to grow and prosper. A school’s reach, however, is important. When institutions go out of the way to make their names known, the resulting recognition will help you in the “real” world. Sports. This pains me to write because I’m one of the biggest sports fans you will find. A successful athletic program can create a high profile for a school and also bring in money. But enrolling in the right academic program and joining a suitable community is more important than a winning team.

COURTESY OF BRAD FRIEDMAN

Searching for the “perfect” school is a lot like shopping for the holidays. There’s a wish list, cost considerations Brad Friedman and the eventual is a senior realization that there's studying no way that you will find journalism and marketing at everything you want. Ohio University. But when deciding which schools to apply to, some of the items on your wish list aren’t as vital as you think. And some factors worth considering might surprise you.


KETTERING UNIVERSITY

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO

FLINT, MI

LUTHER COLLEGE

DECORAH, IA

CHICAGO, IL C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

251 952 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

7

STATE RANK

26

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

229 882 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

8

STATE RANK

33

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

167 U.S. RANK

123 U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

7

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,451 Male/female ratio 82/18 Diversity index 4 % out of state 33 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Mechanical engineering; electrical engineering; computer engineering

ENROLLMENT 17,935 Male/female ratio 36/64 Diversity index 2 % out of state 41 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; psychology; nursing

ENROLLMENT 2,526 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 4 % out of state 70 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; music; business administration/management

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$36,980 $7,240 $38,168

NO. OF APPLICANTS 1,587 % of applicants accepted 72 % of acceptees attending 32 Range SAT Math 590-660 Range SAT Reading 520-650 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 25-29 Most similar schools: Saint Anselm College; DePaul University; Pacific Lutheran University

$37,412 $13,110 $36,502

NO. OF APPLICANTS 20,414 % of applicants accepted 63 % of acceptees attending 18 Range SAT Math 530-630 Range SAT Reading 520-630 Range SAT Writing 520-630 Range ACT Composite 25-29 Most similar schools: Albion College; University of Portland; Manhattan College

MACALESTER COLLEGE

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,440 % of applicants accepted 71 % of acceptees attending 23 Range SAT Math 510-640 Range SAT Reading 430-610 Range SAT Writing 460-580 Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: Seattle University; Butler University; Marquette University

MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY

ST. PAUL, MN

$38,370 $7,350 $28,629

MARTIN LUTHER COLLEGE

MILWAUKEE, WI

NEW ULM, MN C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

65

U.S. RANK

351 U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

17

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

166 U.S. RANK

613 U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

21

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

240 U.S. RANK

6

U.S. VALUE

8

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,223 Male/female ratio 39/61 Diversity index 3 % out of state 84 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: International studies; political science/government; biology

ENROLLMENT 12,400 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 3 % out of state 66 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; finance/financial management; psychology

ENROLLMENT 1,319 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 5 % out of state 88 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Teacher education and development; theological and ministerial studies

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$47,195 $10,496 $29,882

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,463 % of applicants accepted 36 % of acceptees attending 23 Range SAT Math 630-740 Range SAT Reading 640-730 Range SAT Writing 630-720 Range ACT Composite 28-32 Most similar schools: University of Rochester; Brandeis University; Skidmore College

$35,930 $11,000 $36,070

NO. OF APPLICANTS 21,755 % of applicants accepted 67 % of acceptees attending 14 Range SAT Math 560-650 Range SAT Reading 540-640 Range SAT Writing 520-630 Range ACT Composite 25-29 Most similar schools: Butler University; Gonzaga University; Luther College

$12,920 $5,100 $17,404

NO. OF APPLICANTS 224 % of applicants accepted 97 % of acceptees attending 87 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: The College of Idaho; Westminster College; Houghton College

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MIAMI UNIVERSITY

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

OXFORD, OH

MICHIGAN TECH. UNIVERSITY

EAST LANSING, MI C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

232 905 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

11

STATE RANK

37

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 20,072 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 4 % out of state 32 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Finance/financial management; health and physical education/fitness; accounting TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$14,287 ($30,391) $11,109 $21,933 ($38,037)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 25,301 % of applicants accepted 66 % of acceptees attending 22 Range SAT Math 570-680 Range SAT Reading 550-650 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 25-30 Most similar schools: New Jersey Institute of Technology; The University of Tennessee; George Mason University

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

182 702 U.S. RANK

U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

18

STATE VALUE

21

STATE VALUE

248 326 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

11

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 7,468 Male/female ratio 75/25 Diversity index 4 % out of state 22 Location diversity index D+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Mechanical engineering; civil engineering; electrical engineering

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$13,200 ($34,965) $9,204 $16,371 ($38,136)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 33,211 % of applicants accepted 66 % of acceptees attending 37 Range SAT Math 540-690 Range SAT Reading 430-580 Range SAT Writing 460-580 Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: The University of Vermont; George Mason University; Miami University

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

ROLLA, MO

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

288 189 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

8

STATE VALUE

$14,040 ($29,520) $9,516 $17,408 ($32,888)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,111 % of applicants accepted 76 % of acceptees attending 31 Range SAT Math 570-680 Range SAT Reading 530-670 Range SAT Writing 490-620 Range ACT Composite 25-30 Most similar schools: University of Arizona; The Citadel; Louisiana State University

MISSOURI UNIV. OF SCI. & TECH.

MILWAUKEE, WI

340 461

2

STATE RANK

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

ENROLLMENT 54,338 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 3 % out of state 11 Location diversity index C Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration/ management; biology; psychology

MILWAUKEE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

U.S. VALUE

HOUGHTON, MI

EVANSTON, IL

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

11

U.S. RANK

780 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

30

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,724 Male/female ratio 77/23 Diversity index 4 % out of state 31 Location diversity index CType of school Private Most popular majors: Mechanical engineering; architectural engineering; electrical engineering

ENROLLMENT 8,475 Male/female ratio 77/23 Diversity index 4 % out of state NA Location diversity index NA Type of school Public Most popular majors: Mechanical engineering; civil engineering; electrical engineering

ENROLLMENT 25,098 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 1 % out of state 71 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; psychology; journalism

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$35,520 $8,808 $28,829

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,574 % of applicants accepted 69 % of acceptees attending 33 Range SAT Math 580-680 Range SAT Reading 550-580 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 25-30 Most similar schools: Elmhurst College; Mount St. Mary's University; University of Detroit Mercy

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$8,961 ($23,771) $9,396 $14,414 ($29,224)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,577 % of applicants accepted 86 % of acceptees attending 42 Range SAT Math 600-700 Range SAT Reading 540-670 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 26-31 Most similar schools: Arizona State University; Auburn University; Washington State University

$47,251 $14,389 $36,059

NO. OF APPLICANTS 33,674 % of applicants accepted 13 % of acceptees attending 46 Range SAT Math 700-790 Range SAT Reading 690-770 Range SAT Writing 690-770 Range ACT Composite 31-34 Most similar schools: Cornell University; Dartmouth College; Harvey Mudd College


OBERLIN COLLEGE

OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY

OBERLIN, OH

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

ADA, OH C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

61

U.S. RANK

761 U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

34

STATE VALUE

COLUMBUS, OH

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

269 U.S. RANK

32

U.S. VALUE

12

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

162 402 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

13

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 3,072 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 2 % out of state 93 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Music; area studies; political science/government

ENROLLMENT 3,659 Male/female ratio 52/48 Diversity index 4 % out of state 20 Location diversity index D+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Mechanical engineering; nursing; teacher education and development

ENROLLMENT 62,681 Male/female ratio 53/47 Diversity index 3 % out of state 16 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; communications; finance/financial management

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$48,682 $13,106 $41,595

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,227 % of applicants accepted 33 % of acceptees attending 34 Range SAT Math 620-720 Range SAT Reading 640-730 Range SAT Writing 645-730 Range ACT Composite 28-32 Most similar schools: Trinity College; Boston College; Brandeis University

$28,050 $10,910 $9,903

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,337 % of applicants accepted 69 % of acceptees attending 27 Range SAT Math 530-650 Range SAT Reading 520-620 Range SAT Writing 500-620 Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: Central College; Point Loma Nazarene University; Ripon College

$10,037 ($26,537) $11,820 $17,615 ($34,115)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 36,788 % of applicants accepted 53 % of acceptees attending 36 Range SAT Math 620-730 Range SAT Reading 540-660 Range SAT Writing 550-660 Range ACT Composite 27-31 Most similar schools: North Carolina State University; University of Pittsburgh; The College of New Jersey

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OHIO UNIVERSITY

OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

ATHENS, OH

PURDUE UNIVERSITY

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN

DELAWARE, OH C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

478 546 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

21

STATE RANK

22

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

274 466 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

13

STATE RANK

16

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

160 519 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

17

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 32,246 Male/female ratio 40/60 Diversity index 4 % out of state 9 Location diversity index D+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Nursing; teacher education and development; communication/media studies

ENROLLMENT 1,865 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 3 % out of state 51 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Zoology; psychology; business/managerial economics

ENROLLMENT 43,345 Male/female ratio 58/42 Diversity index 3 % out of state 30 Location diversity index B Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration/ management; mechanical engineering; sociology

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$10,602 ($19,566) $10,478 $18,673 ($27,637)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 20,934 % of applicants accepted 74 % of acceptees attending 28 Range SAT Math 490-600 Range SAT Reading 490-600 Range SAT Writing 470-580 Range ACT Composite 22-26 Most similar schools: University of Louisville; University of Nevada-Reno; West Virginia University

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,981 % of applicants accepted 74 % of acceptees attending 15 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing 490-610 Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: McDaniel College; Mills College; Kalamazoo College

RIPON COLLEGE

U.S. RANK

19

U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY

COLLEGEVILLE, MN

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

1

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

141 U.S. RANK

167 U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

10

STATE VALUE

$10,002 ($28,804) $10,030 $14,009 ($32,811)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 39,896 % of applicants accepted 59 % of acceptees attending 27 Range SAT Math 560-700 Range SAT Reading 520-630 Range SAT Writing 520-630 Range ACT Composite 24-30 Most similar schools: University of Massachusetts Amherst; University of Georgia; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

SAINT JOHN'S UNIVERSITY

RIPON, WI

264

$41,920 $11,680 $31,758

ST. LOUIS, MO

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

268 1,101 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

32

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 953 Male/female ratio 47/53 Diversity index 4 % out of state 27 Location diversity index CType of school Private Most popular majors: History; general business/ commerce; English language and literature

ENROLLMENT 2,107 Male/female ratio 100/0 Diversity index 4 % out of state 14 Location diversity index D+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration/ management; accounting; biology

ENROLLMENT 20,603 Male/female ratio 40/60 Diversity index 2 % out of state 66 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration/ management; nursing; psychology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$33,482 $9,085 $24,284

NO. OF APPLICANTS 1,493 % of applicants accepted 67 % of acceptees attending 21 Range SAT Math 470-680 Range SAT Reading 500-630 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 21-27 Most similar schools: Central College; Concordia College at Moorhead; Point Loma Nazarene University

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$38,704 $9,280 $30,215

NO. OF APPLICANTS 1,469 % of applicants accepted 79 % of acceptees attending 39 Range SAT Math 490-600 Range SAT Reading 480-620 Range SAT Writing 460-580 Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: Westmont College; Stonehill College; University of Puget Sound

$37,966 $10,380 $36,202

NO. OF APPLICANTS 14,238 % of applicants accepted 61 % of acceptees attending 19 Range SAT Math 560-670 Range SAT Reading 530-650 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 25-30 Most similar schools: California Lutheran University; Albion College; Hofstra University


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SAINT MARY'S COLLEGE

ST. NORBERT COLLEGE

ST. OLAF COLLEGE

DE PERE, WI

NORTHFIELD, MN

NOTRE DAME, IN

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

164 388 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

16

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

253 U.S. RANK

112

U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

6

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

149 344 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

16

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,541 Male/female ratio 0/100 Diversity index 3 % out of state 72 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; teacher education and development; biology

ENROLLMENT 2,383 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 4 % out of state 32 Location diversity index CType of school Private Most popular majors: Teacher education; communication/media studies; general business

ENROLLMENT 3,246 Male/female ratio 44/56 Diversity index 3 % out of state 48 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; economics; psychology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$35,970 $10,930 $31,601

NO. OF APPLICANTS 1,687 % of applicants accepted 83 % of acceptees attending 27 Range SAT Math 500-600 Range SAT Reading 510-610 Range SAT Writing 500-600 Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: John Carroll University; Transylvania University; Saint John's University

$33,023 $8,455 $26,844

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,149 % of applicants accepted 82 % of acceptees attending 31 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: Valparaiso University; Assumption College; Azusa Pacific University

TAYLOR UNIVERSITY

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,875 % of applicants accepted 51 % of acceptees attending 31 Range SAT Math 570-690 Range SAT Reading 560-700 Range SAT Writing 580-690 Range ACT Composite 26-32 Most similar schools: Loyola Marymount University; Illinois Institute of Technology; Texas Christian University

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

UPLAND, IN

$41,700 $9,500 $30,143

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI

CHICAGO, IL

CINCINNATI, OH C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

293 378 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

11

STATE RANK

15

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

37

U.S. RANK

793 U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

32

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

389 1,025 16 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

STATE RANK

43

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,635 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 4 % out of state 64 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Teacher education and development; psychology

ENROLLMENT 17,260 Male/female ratio 53/47 Diversity index 1 % out of state 80 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; biology; political science/government

ENROLLMENT 38,559 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 3 % out of state 11 Location diversity index CType of school Public Most popular majors: Nursing; teacher education and development; communication/media studies

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$29,538 $8,283 $27,504

NO. OF APPLICANTS 1,496 % of applicants accepted 88 % of acceptees attending 33 Range SAT Math 500-630 Range SAT Reading 490-630 Range SAT Writing 500-620 Range ACT Composite 24-30 Most similar schools: Gordon College; Houghton College; Azusa Pacific University

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$49,380 $14,215 $37,070

NO. OF APPLICANTS 27,500 % of applicants accepted 9 % of acceptees attending 60 Range SAT Math 720-800 Range SAT Reading 720-800 Range SAT Writing 700-780 Range ACT Composite 32-35 Most similar schools: Columbia University; Claremont McKenna College; Brown University

$11,000 ($26,334) $10,496 $20,890 ($36,224)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 16,689 % of applicants accepted 76 % of acceptees attending 37 Range SAT Math 530-660 Range SAT Reading 510-630 Range SAT Writing 490-600 Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: University of Hawaii at Manoa; Virginia Commonwealth University; University of Kentucky


UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON

UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY

DAYTON, OH

THE UNIV. OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO

DETROIT, MI C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

168 723 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

7

STATE RANK

30

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

372 1,014 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

9

STATE RANK

29

STATE VALUE

CHICAGO, IL

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

271 484 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

12

STATE RANK

23

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 13,763 Male/female ratio 52/48 Diversity index 4 % out of state 45 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Marketing; communication/ media studies; finance/financial management

ENROLLMENT 5,837 Male/female ratio 35/65 Diversity index 2 % out of state 6 Location diversity index DType of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; biology; business administration/management

ENROLLMENT 31,011 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 1 % out of state 2 Location diversity index DType of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; biology; criminal justice and corrections

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$37,230 $11,840 $37,261

NO. OF APPLICANTS 16,976 % of applicants accepted 59 % of acceptees attending 22 Range SAT Math 530-640 Range SAT Reading 510-610 Range SAT Writing 500-590 Range ACT Composite 24-29 Most similar schools: Rhodes College; Baylor University; Ithaca College

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,578 % of applicants accepted 69 % of acceptees attending 19 Range SAT Math 500-670 Range SAT Reading 480-590 Range SAT Writing 480-610 Range ACT Composite 22-26 Most similar schools: Mount St. Mary's University; Milwaukee School of Engineering; Eckerd College

UNIV. OF ILL. AT URBANACHAMPAIGN

THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

CHAMPAIGN, IL

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

97

U.S. RANK

551 U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

25

STATE VALUE

$37,320 $8,528 $32,861

IOWA CITY, IA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

185 449 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

University of Minnesota, by student Meron Aydiko Ayele

16

ENROLLMENT 35,057 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 3 % out of state 50 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Finance/financial management; health and physical education; psychology

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

NO. OF APPLICANTS 35,822 % of applicants accepted 59 % of acceptees attending 33 Range SAT Math 700-790 Range SAT Reading 590-690 Range SAT Writing 580-670 Range ACT Composite 26-32 Most similar schools: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; University of Washington; University of Wisconsin-Madison

NO. OF APPLICANTS 15,560 % of applicants accepted 74 % of acceptees attending 26 Range SAT Math 530-660 Range SAT Reading 460-590 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: Illinois State University; Louisiana State University; University of Arizona

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 47,693 Male/female ratio 56/44 Diversity index 2 % out of state 8 Location diversity index C Type of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; accounting; cell biology and anatomical sciences $15,020 ($29,646) $10,848 $18,517 ($33,143)

$13,634 ($26,024) $10,871 $17,504 ($29,894)

$8,079 ($27,409) $9,614 $12,986 ($32,316)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 24,097 % of applicants accepted 81 % of acceptees attending 24 Range SAT Math 540-700 Range SAT Reading 460-620 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: University of Utah; University of New Hampshire; St. Mary's College of Maryland

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CENTRAL

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

ANN ARBOR, MI

MINNEAPOLIS, MN

LAWRENCE, KS

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

265 267 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

4

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

62

U.S. RANK

724 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

23

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

152 U.S. RANK

62

U.S. VALUE

7

STATE RANK

4

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 30,623 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 3 % out of state 27 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Pharmacy/pharmaceutical sciences; journalism; psychology

ENROLLMENT 45,162 Male/female ratio 51/49 Diversity index 2 % out of state 36 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Economics; business administration/management

ENROLLMENT 64,202 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 3 % out of state 31 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; economics; journalism

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$10,448 ($25,731) $9,138 $17,728 ($33,011)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 15,767 % of applicants accepted 91 % of acceptees attending 28 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-28 Most similar schools: Auburn University; Missouri University of Science & Technology; Washington State University

$13,486 ($41,906) $10,246 $12,992 ($41,412)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 49,776 % of applicants accepted 32 % of acceptees attending 41 Range SAT Math 660-760 Range SAT Reading 620-720 Range SAT Writing 630-730 Range ACT Composite 29-33 Most similar schools: University of CaliforniaSan Diego; University of Virginia; College of William & Mary

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI

NO. OF APPLICANTS 44,760 % of applicants accepted 45 % of acceptees attending 27 Range SAT Math 620-750 Range SAT Reading 560-690 Range SAT Writing 570-670 Range ACT Composite 26-30 Most similar schools: The College of New Jersey; North Carolina State University; Binghamton University

UNIV. OF NEBRASKALINCOLN

COLUMBIA, MO

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA

LINCOLN, NE C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

313 494 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

18

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

296 330 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

9

STATE VALUE

$13,560 ($20,810) $8,920 $18,708 ($25,958)

GRAND FORKS, ND

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

391 372 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

7

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 38,093 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 3 % out of state 28 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: General business/commerce; journalism; psychology

ENROLLMENT 26,923 Male/female ratio 54/46 Diversity index 4 % out of state 18 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; psychology; finance and financial management

ENROLLMENT 18,289 Male/female ratio 57/43 Diversity index 4 % out of state 63 Location diversity index B Type of school Public Most popular majors: Air transportation; nursing; psychology

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$9,433 ($24,460) $9,386 $16,629 ($31,656)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 21,163 % of applicants accepted 78 % of acceptees attending 40 Range SAT Math 530-660 Range SAT Reading 520-650 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: Oregon State University; University of Mary Washington; Maine Maritime Academy

$8,170 ($22,090) $9,962 $16,087 ($30,007)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 11,865 % of applicants accepted 70 % of acceptees attending 56 Range SAT Math 520-660 Range SAT Reading 500-640 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-28 Most similar schools: Illinois State University; University of Mary Washington; Massachusetts Maritime Academy

$7,741 ($18,409) $6,746 $16,821 ($27,489)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,642 % of applicants accepted 86 % of acceptees attending 48 Range SAT Math 490-600 Range SAT Reading 470-600 Range SAT Writing 450-550 Range ACT Composite 21-26 Most similar schools: University of WisconsinEau Claire; University of Mississippi; West Virginia University

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UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME

Ashland University, by student Brittany Andrea Stoll

NOTRE DAME, IN

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

8

U.S. RANK

587 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

19

STATE VALUE

U.S. VALUE

14

STATE RANK

17

STATE VALUE

625 U.S. RANK

55

U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

3

STATE VALUE

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$46,237 $13,224 $32,708

UNIV. OF WISCONSINEAU CLAIRE

ST. PAUL, MN

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

257 104 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

9

STATE RANK

7

STATE VALUE

$8,022 ($10,794) $7,032 $15,758 ($18,530)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,542 % of applicants accepted 89 % of acceptees attending 40 Range SAT Math 470-610 Range SAT Reading 400-440 Range SAT Writing 430-580 Range ACT Composite 20-25 Most similar schools: West Virginia University; University of Nevada-Reno; University of North Dakota

UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS

JOLIET, IL

399 375

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

ENROLLMENT 13,989 Male/female ratio 37/63 Diversity index 4 % out of state 31 Location diversity index C Type of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; criminal justice and corrections; teacher education

UNIVERSITY OF ST. FRANCIS

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

VERMILLION, SD

ENROLLMENT 12,716 Male/female ratio 53/47 Diversity index 2 % out of state 93 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Finance/financial management; health/medical prep programs; accounting

NO. OF APPLICANTS 17,901 % of applicants accepted 21 % of acceptees attending 53 Range SAT Math 680-770 Range SAT Reading 660-750 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 32-34 Most similar schools: Washington & Lee University; Washington University in St. Louis; Middlebury College

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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA

EAU CLAIRE, WI

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

362 U.S. RANK

30

U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 4,666 Male/female ratio 31/69 Diversity index 2 % out of state 11 Location diversity index F Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; health and medical administrative services; teacher education

ENROLLMENT 11,684 Male/female ratio 53/47 Diversity index 4 % out of state 22 Location diversity index CType of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; marketing; finance/financial management

ENROLLMENT 12,415 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 4 % out of state 27 Location diversity index D Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration/ management; nursing; psychology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$28,790 $8,770 $28,167

NO. OF APPLICANTS 1,509 % of applicants accepted 51 % of acceptees attending 28 Range SAT Math 460-530 Range SAT Reading 460-520 Range SAT Writing 460-600 Range ACT Composite 21-25 Most similar schools: Carroll College; Anderson University; Meredith College

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$36,682 $9,200 $26,739

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,343 % of applicants accepted 87 % of acceptees attending 30 Range SAT Math 430-530 Range SAT Reading 380-540 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 16-24 Most similar schools: Gordon College; Linfield College; Assumption College

$8,743 ($16,316) $6,775 $14,155 ($21,728)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,433 % of applicants accepted 84 % of acceptees attending 46 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-26 Most similar schools: University of North Dakota; University of Mississippi; University of Nevada-Reno


UNIV. OF WISCONSINMADISON

VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY

WABASH COLLEGE

VALPARAISO, IN

CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN

MADISON, WI

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

101 U.S. RANK

373 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

16

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

277 206 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

9

STATE RANK

11

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

227 166 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

7

STATE RANK

7

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 46,228 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 3 % out of state 38 Location diversity index B Type of school Public Most popular majors: Biology; economics; political science/government

ENROLLMENT 4,589 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 3 % out of state 62 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; teacher education and development; biology

ENROLLMENT 913 Male/female ratio 100/0 Diversity index 3 % out of state 31 Location diversity index C Type of school Private Most popular majors: History; English language and literature; economics

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$10,410 ($26,660) $8,546 $16,798 ($33,048)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 25,438 % of applicants accepted 57 % of acceptees attending 43 Range SAT Math 620-740 Range SAT Reading 560-660 Range SAT Writing 580-670 Range ACT Composite 26-31 Most similar schools: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; University of Georgia; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

WARTBURG COLLEGE

WAVERLY, IA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

279 103 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

7

STATE RANK

5

$34,760 $10,180 $27,471

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,491 % of applicants accepted 82 % of acceptees attending 13 Range SAT Math 500-620 Range SAT Reading 500-600 Range SAT Writing 480-580 Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: Seattle Pacific University; Wartburg College; St. Norbert College

$37,750 $9,130 $29,220

NO. OF APPLICANTS 1,259 % of applicants accepted 70 % of acceptees attending 29 Range SAT Math 520-640 Range SAT Reading 500-600 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: DePaul University; Manhattan College; Elizabethtown College

Bascom Hall at the University of Wisconsin Madison, by student Haliee Patel

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,834 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 4 % out of state 30 Location diversity index CType of school Private Most popular majors: General business; biology; teacher education and development TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$36,120 $8,920 $26,610

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,310 % of applicants accepted 79 % of acceptees attending 25 Range SAT Math 510-600 Range SAT Reading 400-580 Range SAT Writing 380-520 Range ACT Composite 21-27 Most similar schools: Valparaiso University; Seattle Pacific University; McDaniel College

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WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS

WHEATON COLLEGE (IL)

XAVIER UNIVERSITY

WHEATON, IL

CINCINNATI, OH

ST. LOUIS, MO

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

17

U.S. RANK

816 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

24

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

147 285 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

13

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

218 491 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

10

STATE RANK

18

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 15,263 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 2 % out of state 92 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; anthropology; economics

ENROLLMENT 3,343 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 3 % out of state 78 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business/managerial economics; English language and literature; nursing

ENROLLMENT 7,991 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 3 % out of state 47 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Liberal arts and general studies; marketing; nursing

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$46,467 $14,377 $40,927

NO. OF APPLICANTS 29,211 % of applicants accepted 17 % of acceptees attending 35 Range SAT Math 720-800 Range SAT Reading 700-770 Range SAT Writing 700-770 Range ACT Composite 32-34 Most similar schools: Middlebury College; Swarthmore College; Georgetown University

$31,900 $8,820 $27,308

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,010 % of applicants accepted 69 % of acceptees attending 44 Range SAT Math 590-700 Range SAT Reading 600-710 Range SAT Writing 600-710 Range ACT Composite 27-32 Most similar schools: Drake University; Butler University; Gonzaga University

$33,960 $10,560 $31,452

NO. OF APPLICANTS 11,605 % of applicants accepted 73 % of acceptees attending 14 Range SAT Math 490-600 Range SAT Reading 490-600 Range SAT Writing 490-590 Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: Pacific Lutheran University; Seton Hall University; DePaul University


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WEST

ALASKA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

ANCHORAGE, AK

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

682 1,318 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

3

STATE VALUE

AUSTIN COLLEGE

SHERMAN, TX

TEMPE, AZ

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

295 306 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

202 153 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

9

STATE RANK

6

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 940 Male/female ratio 35/65 Diversity index 1 % out of state 54 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; ecology, evolution and systematics biology

ENROLLMENT 53,901 Male/female ratio 56/44 Diversity index 2 % out of state 33 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; business, management and marketing; communications

ENROLLMENT 1,292 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 1 % out of state 10 Location diversity index D Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; general business/commerce; political science/government

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$19,610 $7,000 $23,702

NO. OF APPLICANTS 328 % of applicants accepted 42 % of acceptees attending 14 Range SAT Math 450-560 Range SAT Reading 500-610 Range SAT Writing 440-568 Range ACT Composite 20-25 Most similar schools: Notre Dame of Maryland University; Tuskegee University; Berea College

$10,157 ($24,503) $10,010 $16,128 ($30,474)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 22,581 % of applicants accepted 84 % of acceptees attending 40 Range SAT Math 520-640 Range SAT Reading 500-630 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-28 Most similar schools: Missouri University of Science & Technology; Auburn University; Washington State University

AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY

$33,840 $11,503 $27,525

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,038 % of applicants accepted 54 % of acceptees attending 22 Range SAT Math 540-650 Range SAT Reading 530-670 Range SAT Writing 520-630 Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: Simmons College; Presbyterian College; Augustana College (IL)

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

BIOLA UNIVERSITY

WACO, TX

LA MIRADA, CA

AZUSA, CA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

304 883 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

34

STATE RANK

51

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

183 846 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

7

STATE RANK

39

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

278 U.S. RANK

68

U.S. VALUE

32

STATE RANK

4

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 12,153 Male/female ratio 36/64 Diversity index 1 % out of state 25 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; business administration; liberal arts and general studies

ENROLLMENT 16,526 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 2 % out of state 20 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; nursing; psychology

ENROLLMENT 6,766 Male/female ratio 38/62 Diversity index 1 % out of state 24 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; general business; film, video and photographic arts

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$33,096 $8,990 $34,013

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,202 % of applicants accepted 82 % of acceptees attending 25 Range SAT Math 490-540 Range SAT Reading 490-540 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 21-24 Most similar schools: Valparaiso University; Seattle Pacific University; St. Norbert College

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$38,120 $10,708 $36,920

NO. OF APPLICANTS 33,898 % of applicants accepted 55 % of acceptees attending 19 Range SAT Math 570-670 Range SAT Reading 560-660 Range SAT Writing 530-640 Range ACT Composite 24-30 Most similar schools: Clark University; University of Dayton; Simmons College

$33,322 $9,910 $24,570

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,874 % of applicants accepted 75 % of acceptees attending 32 Range SAT Math 490-620 Range SAT Reading 490-620 Range SAT Writing 490-620 Range ACT Composite 22-28 Most similar schools: Duquesne University; Adelphi University; Hope College


BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

PROVO, UT

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

179 U.S. RANK

2

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY

PASADENA, CA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

12

U.S. RANK

565 U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

22

STATE VALUE

THOUSAND OAKS, CA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

291 1,001 33 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

STATE RANK

61

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 41,624 Male/female ratio 54/46 Diversity index 4 % out of state 65 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Physiology and pathology; teacher education; human development

ENROLLMENT 2,327 Male/female ratio 63/37 Diversity index 1 % out of state 66 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Mechanical engineering; CIS; chemical engineering

ENROLLMENT 5,139 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 1 % out of state 17 Location diversity index D+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; psychology; communication/media studies

TUITION (non-LDS) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$2,500 ($5,000) $7,330 $8,861 ($11,361)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 11,078 % of applicants accepted 47 % of acceptees attending 78 Range SAT Math 580-680 Range SAT Reading 570-690 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 27-31 Most similar schools: Howard University; Southwestern University; Elon University

$43,362 $12,918 $31,676

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,525 % of applicants accepted 9 % of acceptees attending 39 Range SAT Math 770-800 Range SAT Reading 730-800 Range SAT Writing 720-790 Range ACT Composite 34-35 Most similar schools: Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Princeton University; Harvard University

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,490 % of applicants accepted 61 % of acceptees attending 14 Range SAT Math 500-600 Range SAT Reading 500-600 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: Hofstra University; Saint Louis University; Sacred Heart University

CARROLL COLLEGE

CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIV.

$37,140 $12,400 $39,681

CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY

HELENA, MT

ORANGE, CA

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

223 279 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

28

STATE RANK

9

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

374 203 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

195 985 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

23

STATE RANK

59

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 19,312 Male/female ratio 55/45 Diversity index 2 % out of state 11 Location diversity index C Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; mechanical engineering; civil engineering

ENROLLMENT 1,518 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 4 % out of state 54 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; biology; psychology

ENROLLMENT 8,316 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 2 % out of state 33 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; film, video and photographic arts; communications

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$8,918 ($20,078) $11,448 $17,184 ($28,344)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 43,812 % of applicants accepted 31 % of acceptees attending 34 Range SAT Math 580-680 Range SAT Reading 550-640 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 25-30 Most similar schools: Stony Brook University; San Diego State University; Binghamton University

$29,280 $8,950 $26,959

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,527 % of applicants accepted 58 % of acceptees attending 17 Range SAT Math 490-620 Range SAT Reading 500-630 Range SAT Writing 490-590 Range ACT Composite 22-28 Most similar schools: Meredith College; Anderson University; University of St. Francis

$45,393 $12,954 $39,488

NO. OF APPLICANTS 12,507 % of applicants accepted 47 % of acceptees attending 24 Range SAT Math 560-650 Range SAT Reading 550-640 Range SAT Writing 560-650 Range ACT Composite 25-29 Most similar schools: Fordham University; University of San Diego; Stevens Institute of Technology

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WEST

CLAREMONT MCKENNA COLLEGE

THE COLLEGE OF IDAHO

COLORADO COLLEGE

CALDWELL, ID

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

CLAREMONT, CA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

27

U.S. RANK

765 U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

41

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

308 U.S. RANK

7

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

105 851 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

7

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,350 Male/female ratio 52/48 Diversity index 1 % out of state 53 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; political science/government; accounting

ENROLLMENT 1,115 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 3 % out of state 15 Location diversity index D Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; business administration; biology

ENROLLMENT 2,424 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 2 % out of state 79 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; natural resources conservation; sociology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$47,395 $14,820 $28,221

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,043 % of applicants accepted 11 % of acceptees attending 50 Range SAT Math 690-770 Range SAT Reading 660-750 Range SAT Writing 660-750 Range ACT Composite 30-33 Most similar schools: Duke University; Pomona College; Dartmouth College

NO. OF APPLICANTS 944 % of applicants accepted 93 % of acceptees attending 31 Range SAT Math 470-590 Range SAT Reading 450-600 Range SAT Writing 460-570 Range ACT Composite 21-27 Most similar schools: Houghton College; Bethel University; Taylor University

COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES

161 U.S. RANK

784 U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

4

STATE VALUE

$46,410 $10,752 $31,970

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,602 % of applicants accepted 18 % of acceptees attending 40 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing 620-700 Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Bowdoin College; Barnard College; Georgetown University

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

GOLDEN, CO

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

$24,955 $8,224 $14,161

GONZAGA UNIVERSITY

SPOKANE, WA

FORT COLLINS, CO

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

273 543 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

127 369 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

3

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 6,857 Male/female ratio 73/27 Diversity index 3 % out of state 34 Location diversity index B Type of school Public Most popular majors: General engineering; petroleum engineering; chemical engineering

ENROLLMENT 33,222 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 3 % out of state 18 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: General business; human development and family studies; biology

ENROLLMENT 8,691 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 3 % out of state 53 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration/ management; psychology; biology

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$16,918 ($33,598) $10,484 $22,910 ($39,590)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 12,340 % of applicants accepted 36 % of acceptees attending 22 Range SAT Math 640-720 Range SAT Reading 590-680 Range SAT Writing 550-650 Range ACT Composite 28-32 Most similar schools: University of CaliforniaIrvine; University of California-Santa Barbara; The University of Texas at Austin

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$9,897 ($26,277) $10,488 $15,915 ($32,295)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 16,655 % of applicants accepted 80 % of acceptees attending 32 Range SAT Math 520-630 Range SAT Reading 510-620 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: Auburn University; Washington State University; Louisiana State University

$36,535 $9,580 $33,986

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,162 % of applicants accepted 68 % of acceptees attending 22 Range SAT Math 560-650 Range SAT Reading 540-640 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 25-29 Most similar schools: Butler University; Marquette University; Creighton University


HARVEY MUDD COLLEGE

CLAREMONT, CA

13

708 U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

MCMINNVILLE, OR

PORTLAND, OR

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

U.S. RANK

LINFIELD COLLEGE

LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE

36

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

197 U.S. RANK

149 U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

259 385 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

3

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 788 Male/female ratio 53/47 Diversity index 2 % out of state 57 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: General engineering; computer science; mathematics

ENROLLMENT 4,375 Male/female ratio 39/61 Diversity index 3 % out of state 85 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; sociology and anthropology; international relations

ENROLLMENT 1,717 Male/female ratio 40/60 Diversity index 2 % out of state 44 Location diversity index CType of school Private Most popular majors: Teacher education; general business; health and physical education

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$48,594 $15,833 $40,519

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,678 % of applicants accepted 14 % of acceptees attending 37 Range SAT Math 740-800 Range SAT Reading 680-770 Range SAT Writing 670-760 Range ACT Composite 33-35 Most similar schools: Amherst College; Cornell University; Northwestern University

$43,382 $10,906 $23,750

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,243 % of applicants accepted 67 % of acceptees attending 14 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing 580-690 Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: University of Redlands; Wheaton College (MA); Manhattan College

LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,054 % of applicants accepted 94 % of acceptees attending 24 Range SAT Math 480-600 Range SAT Reading 480-600 Range SAT Writing 470-570 Range ACT Composite 21-26 Most similar schools: Westminster College; University of St. Thomas; Bethel University

MILLS COLLEGE

N.M. INST. OF MINING & TECHNOLOGY

OAKLAND, CA

LOS ANGELES, CA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

153 955 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

20

STATE RANK

56

STATE VALUE

$37,416 $10,330 $30,255

SOCORRO, NM C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

311 830 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

35

STATE RANK

48

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

354 U.S. RANK

39

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 10,598 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 1 % out of state 29 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Communication/media studies; marketing; English language and literature

ENROLLMENT 1,652 Male/female ratio 0/100 Diversity index 1 % out of state 20 Location diversity index D+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: English language and literature; fine and studio arts; psychology

ENROLLMENT 2,435 Male/female ratio 73/27 Diversity index 2 % out of state 20 Location diversity index CType of school Public Most popular majors: Mechanical engineering; biology; chemical engineering

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$41,597 $12,290 $40,448

NO. OF APPLICANTS 12,117 % of applicants accepted 53 % of acceptees attending 21 Range SAT Math 560-660 Range SAT Reading 540-640 Range SAT Writing 550-650 Range ACT Composite 25-30 Most similar schools: St. Olaf College; Illinois Institute of Technology; Syracuse University

$42,918 $12,914 $34,572

NO. OF APPLICANTS 1,869 % of applicants accepted 76 % of acceptees attending 13 Range SAT Math 490-610 Range SAT Reading 530-640 Range SAT Writing 520-620 Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: La Salle University; Whitworth University; Ohio Wesleyan University

$6,256 ($18,184) $7,336 $12,660 ($24,588)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 1,003 % of applicants accepted 36 % of acceptees attending 79 Range SAT Math 570-670 Range SAT Reading 550-640 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: San Diego State University

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OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE

PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

LOS ANGELES, CA

TACOMA, WA

CORVALLIS, OR C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

96

U.S. RANK

809 U.S. VALUE

15

STATE RANK

46

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

310 570 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

7

STATE RANK

6

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

233 508 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

6

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,232 Male/female ratio 44/56 Diversity index 1 % out of state 52 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; international relations and national security; biology

ENROLLMENT 31,757 Male/female ratio 54/46 Diversity index 2 % out of state 24 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Human development; business administration; public health

ENROLLMENT 3,898 Male/female ratio 38/62 Diversity index 2 % out of state 28 Location diversity index C Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration/ management; nursing; biology

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$47,522 $13,450 $36,041

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,071 % of applicants accepted 42 % of acceptees attending 21 Range SAT Math 610-700 Range SAT Reading 600-690 Range SAT Writing 610-700 Range ACT Composite 27-31 Most similar schools: Smith College; The George Washington University; Connecticut College

$9,122 ($26,294) $10,929 $17,553 ($34,725)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 14,116 % of applicants accepted 78 % of acceptees attending 34 Range SAT Math 500-620 Range SAT Reading 480-610 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 21-28 Most similar schools: University of Missouri; University of Mary Washington; Maine Maritime Academy

PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,438 % of applicants accepted 75 % of acceptees attending 22 Range SAT Math 490-600 Range SAT Reading 490-610 Range SAT Writing 470-590 Range ACT Composite 22-29 Most similar schools: Seton Hall University; Saint Anselm College; Kettering University

POINT LOMA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY

MALIBU, CA

$36,530 $10,230 $32,594

POMONA COLLEGE

CLAREMONT, CA

SAN DIEGO, CA C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

109 752 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

17

STATE RANK

40

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

252 612 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

30

STATE RANK

29

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

23

U.S. RANK

509 U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

17

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 8,046 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 1 % out of state 45 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; public relations and advertising; psychology

ENROLLMENT 3,863 Male/female ratio 38/62 Diversity index 2 % out of state 19 Location diversity index CType of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; business administration/management; psychology

ENROLLMENT 1,627 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 1 % out of state 68 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; mathematics; neurobiology and neurosciences

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$46,692 $13,390 $30,927

NO. OF APPLICANTS 8,914 % of applicants accepted 35 % of acceptees attending 21 Range SAT Math 570-680 Range SAT Reading 550-650 Range SAT Writing 570-670 Range ACT Composite 25-30 Most similar schools: New York University; Boston University; Connecticut College

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$31,406 $9,600 $30,963

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,036 % of applicants accepted 70 % of acceptees attending 28 Range SAT Math 500-620 Range SAT Reading 510-600 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: Central College; DePaul University; Calvin College

$45,832 $14,700 $26,219

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,727 % of applicants accepted 12 % of acceptees attending 48 Range SAT Math 690-770 Range SAT Reading 690-770 Range SAT Writing 690-780 Range ACT Composite 31-34 Most similar schools: Claremont McKenna College; Vanderbilt University; Dartmouth College


REED COLLEGE

SAINT MARY'S COLL. OF CALIF.

RICE UNIVERSITY

PORTLAND, OR

HOUSTON, TX

MORAGA, CA C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

108 910 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

12

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

29

U.S. RANK

304 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

15

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

214 1,040 27 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

STATE RANK

63

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,527 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 2 % out of state 93 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; biology; English language and literature

ENROLLMENT 7,068 Male/female ratio 51/49 Diversity index 1 % out of state 47 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; psychology; biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology

ENROLLMENT 4,668 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 1 % out of state 12 Location diversity index D Type of school Private Most popular majors: General business; communications; liberal arts and general studies

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$47,760 $12,200 $27,292

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,956 % of applicants accepted 39 % of acceptees attending 23 Range SAT Math 630-730 Range SAT Reading 660-750 Range SAT Writing 640-720 Range ACT Composite 29-33 Most similar schools: Connecticut College; Occidental College; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

$40,566 $13,400 $27,654

NO. OF APPLICANTS 17,728 % of applicants accepted 15 % of acceptees attending 35 Range SAT Math 710-790 Range SAT Reading 680-760 Range SAT Writing 670-770 Range ACT Composite 31-34 Most similar schools: Vanderbilt University; Swarthmore College; Middlebury College

SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY

$41,380 $14,140 $37,236

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,865 % of applicants accepted 76 % of acceptees attending 16 Range SAT Math 500-610 Range SAT Reading 490-600 Range SAT Writing 510-610 Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: The University of Scranton; Seton Hall University; University of Redlands

SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY

SCRIPPS COLLEGE

SANTA CLARA, CA

CLAREMONT, CA

SAN DIEGO, CA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

348 364 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

36

STATE RANK

12

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

94

U.S. RANK

906 U.S. VALUE

14

STATE RANK

53

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

91

U.S. RANK

858 U.S. VALUE

12

STATE RANK

49

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 32,653 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 1 % out of state 9 Location diversity index C Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; psychology; criminal justice

ENROLLMENT 9,713 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 1 % out of state 38 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Finance/financial management; communication/media studies; accounting

ENROLLMENT 1,059 Male/female ratio 0/100 Diversity index 1 % out of state 59 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Area studies; biology; political science/government

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$6,866 ($18,026) $14,745 $16,513 ($27,673)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 56,921 % of applicants accepted 34 % of acceptees attending 26 Range SAT Math 510-620 Range SAT Reading 490-600 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology; Baruch College; Fashion Institute of Technology

$43,812 $12,921 $42,575

NO. OF APPLICANTS 14,985 % of applicants accepted 49 % of acceptees attending 18 Range SAT Math 620-710 Range SAT Reading 590-680 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 27-32 Most similar schools: Bentley University; Villanova University; Hobart & William Smith Colleges

$47,378 $14,562 $32,588

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,003 % of applicants accepted 28 % of acceptees attending 29 Range SAT Math 620-710 Range SAT Reading 640-750 Range SAT Writing 660-750 Range ACT Composite 28-33 Most similar schools: Hamilton College; Tulane University; Wellesley College

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SEATTLE PACIFIC UNIVERSITY

SOKA UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA

SEATTLE UNIVERSITY

SEATTLE, WA

ALISO VIEJO, CA

SEATTLE, WA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

280 532 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

8

STATE RANK

8

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

140 U.S. RANK

721 U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

12

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

66

U.S. RANK

1

U.S. VALUE

9

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 4,659 Male/female ratio 34/66 Diversity index 2 % out of state 42 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; nursing; general business/commerce

ENROLLMENT 8,549 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 1 % out of state 57 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; finance/financial management; marketing

ENROLLMENT 438 Male/female ratio 36/64 Diversity index 1 % out of state 32 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Liberal arts and general studies

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$35,472 $10,086 $31,733

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,447 % of applicants accepted 83 % of acceptees attending 18 Range SAT Math 510-620 Range SAT Reading 520-630 Range SAT Writing 500-620 Range ACT Composite 22-28 Most similar schools: Valparaiso University; Wartburg College; Azusa Pacific University

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,392 % of applicants accepted 73 % of acceptees attending 17 Range SAT Math 530-640 Range SAT Reading 530-640 Range SAT Writing 520-630 Range ACT Composite 24-29 Most similar schools: Creighton University; Bryant University; Luther College

SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY

119 U.S. RANK

917 U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

44

STATE VALUE

$30,214 $11,134 $15,955

NO. OF APPLICANTS 405 % of applicants accepted 43 % of acceptees attending 57 Range SAT Math 590-710 Range SAT Reading 500-660 Range SAT Writing 540-630 Range ACT Composite 24-29 Most similar schools: Trinity University; Whitman College; Bentley University

SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

DALLAS, TX

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

$38,205 $10,830 $37,044

STANFORD UNIVERSITY

STANFORD, CA

GEORGETOWN, TX

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

186 214 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

8

STATE RANK

10

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

6

U.S. RANK

413 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

14

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 12,363 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 2 % out of state 50 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; finance/financial management; public relations and advertising

ENROLLMENT 1,455 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 2 % out of state 10 Location diversity index D Type of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; psychology; general business/commerce

ENROLLMENT 20,920 Male/female ratio 53/47 Diversity index 1 % out of state 58 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Human biology; computer science; biology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$45,940 $14,645 $39,784

NO. OF APPLICANTS 11,817 % of applicants accepted 52 % of acceptees attending 24 Range SAT Math 620-710 Range SAT Reading 600-690 Range SAT Writing 590-680 Range ACT Composite 28-31 Most similar schools: Syracuse University; Mount Holyoke College; Santa Clara University

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$36,120 $10,550 $29,116

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,487 % of applicants accepted 49 % of acceptees attending 23 Range SAT Math 530-630 Range SAT Reading 520-630 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: Simmons College; Emerson College; Texas Christian University

$45,195 $13,631 $24,696

NO. OF APPLICANTS 42,167 % of applicants accepted 5 % of acceptees attending 78 Range SAT Math 700-790 Range SAT Reading 680-780 Range SAT Writing 690-780 Range ACT Composite 31-34 Most similar schools: Yale University; Harvard University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology


TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE

TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

COLLEGE STATION, TX

SANTA PAULA, CA

FORT WORTH, TX C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

159 U.S. RANK

117

U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

4

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

146 814 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

35

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

143 U.S. RANK

42

U.S. VALUE

19

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 56,476 Male/female ratio 52/48 Diversity index 2 % out of state 3 Location diversity index CType of school Public Most popular majors: Multi/interdisciplinary studies; agricultural economics and business; biology

ENROLLMENT 10,319 Male/female ratio 40/60 Diversity index 3 % out of state 35 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; finance/financial management; communication/media studies

ENROLLMENT 376 Male/female ratio 51/49 Diversity index 3 % out of state 57 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Liberal arts and general studies

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$9,685 ($26,583) $9,522 $14,535 ($31,433)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 32,190 % of applicants accepted 71 % of acceptees attending 47 Range SAT Math 560-670 Range SAT Reading 520-640 Range SAT Writing 490-610 Range ACT Composite 24-30 Most similar schools: James Madison University; Virginia Tech; University of Massachusetts Amherst

$38,600 $11,380 $36,512

NO. OF APPLICANTS 17,029 % of applicants accepted 49 % of acceptees attending 23 Range SAT Math 550-650 Range SAT Reading 530-630 Range SAT Writing 540-640 Range ACT Composite 24-30 Most similar schools: St. Olaf College; American University; Southwestern University

$24,500 $7,950 $22,299

NO. OF APPLICANTS 185 % of applicants accepted 83 % of acceptees attending 58 Range SAT Math 560-640 Range SAT Reading 620-710 Range SAT Writing 570-690 Range ACT Composite 24-31 Most similar schools: Transylvania University; Saint Mary's College; Cedarville University

TRINITY UNIVERSITY

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY

SAN ANTONIO, TX

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

64

U.S. RANK

Robert Frost statue at University of Colorado Boulder, by student Brooke Fox

234 U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

12

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

42

U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

NA

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,613 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 2 % out of state 31 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Communication/media studies; economics; psychology

ENROLLMENT 4,121 Male/female ratio 88/22 Diversity index 2 % out of state 91 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Systems engineering; business administration; aeronautical engineering

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$36,214 $11,936 $31,150

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,502 % of applicants accepted 48 % of acceptees attending 25 Range SAT Math 590-680 Range SAT Reading 580-680 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 27-31 Most similar schools: Villanova University; Bentley University; Soka University of America

$0 $0 NA

NO. OF APPLICANTS 9,050 % of applicants accepted 17 % of acceptees attending 81 Range SAT Math 620-710 Range SAT Reading 590-680 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 28-32 Most similar schools: Yale University; University of Pennsylvania; Duke University

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UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA ANCHORAGE

UNIV. OF CALIFORNIABERKELEY

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

TUCSON, AZ

BERKELEY, CA

ANCHORAGE, AK

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

751 U.S. RANK

811

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

255 492 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

3

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

56

U.S. RANK

695 U.S. VALUE

8

STATE RANK

34

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 26,774 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 1 % out of state 4 Location diversity index D+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Nursing; psychology; business administration

ENROLLMENT 44,018 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 2 % out of state 33 Location diversity index B Type of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; physiology and pathology sciences; political science/government

ENROLLMENT 39,276 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 1 % out of state 16 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Cell biology and anatomical sciences; economics; political science

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$5,494 ($16,466) $11,152 $15,233 ($26,205)

NO. OF APPLICANTS NA % of applicants accepted NA % of acceptees attending NA Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Yale University; University of Pennsylvania; Duke University

NO. OF APPLICANTS 32,723 % of applicants accepted 75 % of acceptees attending 32 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing 480-590 Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: The Citadel; Michigan Technological University; University of Tennessee

UNIV. OF CALIFORNIADAVIS

73

U.S. RANK

690 U.S. VALUE

11

STATE RANK

33

STATE VALUE

UNIV. OF CALIFORNIALOS ANGELES

IRVINE, CA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

106 564 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

16

STATE RANK

21

STATE VALUE

$12,972 ($35,850) $15,830 $18,592 ($41,470)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 73,782 % of applicants accepted 16 % of acceptees attending 46 Range SAT Math 640-770 Range SAT Reading 600-730 Range SAT Writing 620-750 Range ACT Composite 29-34 Most similar schools: University of CaliforniaLos Angeles; The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; University of California-San Diego

UNIV. OF CALIFORNIAIRVINE

DAVIS, CA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

$10,957 ($29,421) $9,700 $14,776 ($33,240)

LOS ANGELES, CA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

46

U.S. RANK

608 U.S. VALUE

7

STATE RANK

28

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 34,797 Male/female ratio 44/56 Diversity index 1 % out of state 1 Location diversity index D Type of school Public Most popular majors: Child development and psychology; economics; biology

ENROLLMENT 29,607 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 1 % out of state 1 Location diversity index DType of school Public Most popular majors: Biology; business/managerial economics

ENROLLMENT 42,729 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 1 % out of state 7 Location diversity index C Type of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; political science/government; economics

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$13,896 ($36,774) $14,316 $18,558 ($41,436)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 60,543 % of applicants accepted 40 % of acceptees attending 22 Range SAT Math 560-700 Range SAT Reading 510-640 Range SAT Writing 530-650 Range ACT Composite 25-31 Most similar schools: University of CaliforniaSanta Barbara; University of California-Irvine; The University of Texas at Austin

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$13,179 ($36,057) $12,638 $15,511 ($38,389)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 66,515 % of applicants accepted 37 % of acceptees attending 22 Range SAT Math 550-690 Range SAT Reading 480-600 Range SAT Writing 490-620 Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: University of CaliforniaSanta Barbara; The University of Texas at Austin; University of California-Davis

$12,705 ($35,583) $14,511 $16,690 ($39,568)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 86,537 % of applicants accepted 19 % of acceptees attending 36 Range SAT Math 610-750 Range SAT Reading 580-710 Range SAT Writing 590-710 Range ACT Composite 27-33 Most similar schools: University of CaliforniaBerkeley; University of Virginia; The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


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UNIV. OF CALIFORNIARIVERSIDE

UNIV. OF CALIFORNIASAN DIEGO

RIVERSIDE, CA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

200 822 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

24

STATE RANK

47

STATE VALUE

UNIV. OF CALIF.-SANTA BARBARA

LA JOLLA, CA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

69

U.S. RANK

568 U.S. VALUE

10

STATE RANK

24

STATE VALUE

SANTA BARBARA, CA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

92

U.S. RANK

767 U.S. VALUE

13

STATE RANK

42

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 22,555 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 1 % out of state >1 Location diversity index F Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration/ management; biology; psychology

ENROLLMENT 30,382 Male/female ratio 52/48 Diversity index 1 % out of state 3 Location diversity index D+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; economics; political science/government

ENROLLMENT 23,706 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 1 % out of state 4 Location diversity index CType of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; sociology; economics

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$13,407 ($36,285) $13,381 $16,309 ($39,187)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 36,101 % of applicants accepted 58 % of acceptees attending 20 Range SAT Math 520-650 Range SAT Reading 490-600 Range SAT Writing 480-590 Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: University at Buffalo; Michigan State University; Purdue University

NO. OF APPLICANTS 73,448 % of applicants accepted 33 % of acceptees attending 20 Range SAT Math 630-760 Range SAT Reading 560-670 Range SAT Writing 580-690 Range ACT Composite 27-32 Most similar schools: University of Michigan; College of William & Mary; University of California-Santa Barbara

UNIV. OF CALIFORNIASANTA CRUZ

170 873 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

21

STATE RANK

50

STATE VALUE

$13,865 ($36,743) $14,523 $18,901 ($41,779)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 66,813 % of applicants accepted 36 % of acceptees attending 20 Range SAT Math 570-710 Range SAT Reading 530-660 Range SAT Writing 550-660 Range ACT Composite 26-31 Most similar schools: University of CaliforniaIrvine; University of California-Davis; University of California-San Diego

UNIV. OF COLORADO BOULDER

SANTA CRUZ, CA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

$13,427 ($36,305) $12,254 $15,265 ($38,143)

UNIVERSITY OF DENVER

DENVER, CO

BOULDER, CO

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

191 U.S. RANK

993 U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

10

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

132 764 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

3

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 18,544 Male/female ratio 47/53 Diversity index 1 % out of state 1 Location diversity index DType of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; linguistics and comparative literature; managerial economics

ENROLLMENT 36,226 Male/female ratio 55/45 Diversity index 3 % out of state 41 Location diversity index AType of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; psychology; physiology and pathology sciences

ENROLLMENT 13,711 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 3 % out of state 53 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Finance/financial management; international relations; psychology

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$13,397 ($36,275) $14,730 $16,927 ($39,805)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 40,727 % of applicants accepted 56 % of acceptees attending 18 Range SAT Math 510-650 Range SAT Reading 480-620 Range SAT Writing 470-610 Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: Clemson University; University of California-Riverside; University of Georgia

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$10,789 ($33,151) $12,810 $20,680 ($43,042)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 28,852 % of applicants accepted 84 % of acceptees attending 24 Range SAT Math 540-660 Range SAT Reading 520-630 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 24-30 Most similar schools: University of Iowa; Indiana University; University of New Hampshire

$42,090 $11,109 $35,990

NO. OF APPLICANTS 13,670 % of applicants accepted 76 % of acceptees attending 14 Range SAT Math 560-660 Range SAT Reading 550-640 Range SAT Writing 520-630 Range ACT Composite 25-30 Most similar schools: University of Puget Sound; Bryant University; Stonehill College


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UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA

HONOLULU, HI

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

383 893 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

THE UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADARENO

ALBUQUERQUE, NM

RENO, NV

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

456 806 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

611 U.S. RANK

510 U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

3

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 23,823 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 1 % out of state 29 Location diversity index AType of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; nursing; teacher education and development

ENROLLMENT 20,761 Male/female ratio 47/53 Diversity index 2 % out of state 21 Location diversity index CType of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; biology; health sciences and services

ENROLLMENT 33,378 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 1 % out of state 11 Location diversity index C Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; psychology; teacher education and development

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$10,620 ($29,412) $13,284 $19,471 ($38,263)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,532 % of applicants accepted 79 % of acceptees attending 31 Range SAT Math 500-610 Range SAT Reading 480-580 Range SAT Writing 470-570 Range ACT Composite 20-25 Most similar schools: University of Cincinnati; Virginia Commonwealth University; Maine Maritime Academy

$6,610 ($20,520) $10,196 $17,282 ($31,192)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 8,832 % of applicants accepted 84 % of acceptees attending 46 Range SAT Math 480-600 Range SAT Reading 480-590 Range SAT Writing 460-560 Range ACT Composite 21-26 Most similar schools: West Virginia University; University of Mississippi; University of North Dakota

THE UNIV. OF OKLAHOMA

NO. OF APPLICANTS 12,574 % of applicants accepted 45 % of acceptees attending 55 Range SAT Math 490-620 Range SAT Reading 480-620 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 20-25 Most similar schools: Salisbury University; Towson University; University of Arkansas

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON

NORMAN, OK

$6,846 ($20,664) $8,580 $14,258 ($28,076)

UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC

EUGENE, OR

STOCKTON, CA C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

246 U.S. RANK

171

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

300 995 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

13

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

226 936 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

29

STATE RANK

55

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 30,976 Male/female ratio 51/49 Diversity index 2 % out of state 36 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Interdisciplinary studies; general studies; human resource management

ENROLLMENT 28,124 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 2 % out of state 47 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: General business/commerce; psychology; sociology

ENROLLMENT 7,080 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 1 % out of state 9 Location diversity index D+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; biology; health and physical education/fitness

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$9,495 ($22,269) $9,126 $16,791 ($29,565)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 11,331 % of applicants accepted 81 % of acceptees attending 45 Range SAT Math 540-670 Range SAT Reading 520-670 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: Washington State University; University of Utah; Iowa State University

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$9,918 ($30,888) $11,097 $17,127 ($38,097)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 21,359 % of applicants accepted 75 % of acceptees attending 25 Range SAT Math 500-620 Range SAT Reading 490-610 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: The Citadel; University of Arizona; Michigan Technological University

$41,342 $12,582 $37,521

NO. OF APPLICANTS 15,183 % of applicants accepted 55 % of acceptees attending 11 Range SAT Math 530-680 Range SAT Reading 510-630 Range SAT Writing 500-640 Range ACT Composite 23-30 Most similar schools: Rollins College; Augustana College (IL); Clark University


UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND

PORTLAND, OR

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

234 679 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

9

STATE VALUE

UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS

UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND

REDLANDS, CA

TACOMA, WA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

136 632 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

9

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

206 973 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

26

STATE RANK

57

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 4,540 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 2 % out of state 69 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; biology; mechanical engineering

ENROLLMENT 3,026 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 3 % out of state 82 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Political science/government; business administration; psychology

ENROLLMENT 6,064 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 1 % out of state 31 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: General business/commerce; business administration; psychology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$40,424 $13,158 $35,308

NO. OF APPLICANTS 11,096 % of applicants accepted 63 % of acceptees attending 15 Range SAT Math 540-650 Range SAT Reading 540-660 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Loyola University Chicago; Albion College; Whittier College

$43,428 $11,180 $37,376

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,583 % of applicants accepted 79 % of acceptees attending 15 Range SAT Math 550-650 Range SAT Reading 560-680 Range SAT Writing 550-670 Range ACT Composite 25-30 Most similar schools: Willamette University; Westmont College; University of Denver

$43,186 $12,710 $38,192

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,533 % of applicants accepted 73 % of acceptees attending 23 Range SAT Math 500-600 Range SAT Reading 500-600 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: Elizabethtown College; Saint Mary's College of California; The Catholic University of America

Learn from the experts: other students

COURTESY OF MIA SHAW

Mia Shaw is a senior at the University of CaliforniaBerkeley.

As you start out your college career, take advice from students who have been there and done that. These students outline for you the best and worst aspects of the student experience, and offer a few tips on how to make the most of the next four (or five) years.

Map out a four-year plan. “I would have made my plans more flexible, so that if I needed or wanted to switch paths, I could’ve,” says Nina Sardesh, a senior studying bioelectronics at the University of California-Santa Cruz. “There’s just not a lot of breathing room for STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) majors.” Sardesh recommends all students meet with multiple advisers to discuss their fouryear college plans in order to gain a variety of opinions, beginning early freshman year.

Maintain self-control. June Huerta, a senior at the University of CaliforniaSanta Barbara, emphasizes self-restraint in chaotic college environments, especially when alcohol is available. “Most of the college experiences that I now regret happened because I didn’t control how much I was drinking and as a result didn’t think through my actions that followed,” says Huerta. Master time management. Fernando Ramos, a film major at the University of California-Berkeley, got a job to pay for rent and tuition, but discovered that working 15 to 20 hours a week interfered with his ability to attend professional and academic events. “Some of the college experience may be lost when one must choose studying and work over social events and clubs,” he says. Know what you’re up against. For students with debt, the ability to get a job upon graduation is vital. “I go to an incredibly expensive private school,” says Eli Diamond, a New York

University theater arts student. Concerned about his $100,000 debt, he chose a second major, computer science. But he worked out a plan to graduate in three years to save money — and is still acting. Follow your heart. Yes, have a plan; yes, be aware of your future costs; but also listen to your inner voice. Having spent her entire life in poverty, Meg Elison aimed for a career with financial stability. But Elison’s plans evolved. She graduated from UC-Berkeley in 2014 with a degree in English. She can “pay the rent” with her job in social media marketing, and her debut novel, The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, won the Philip K. Dick Award in April for most distinguished original science fiction paperback. “My idea of what I would do and who I am evolved so much and so quickly in the process of my undergraduate years that I know I would be someone else without it,” Elison says.

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UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO

UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO

SAN DIEGO, CA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

187 984 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

22

STATE RANK

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STATE VALUE

UNIV. OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

204 1,061 25 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

STATE RANK

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STATE VALUE

LOS ANGELES, CA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

30

U.S. RANK

706 U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

35

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 8,917 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 2 % out of state 41 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Finance/financial management; business administration; communications

ENROLLMENT 11,720 Male/female ratio 38/62 Diversity index 1 % out of state 26 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; psychology; communication/media studies

ENROLLMENT 43,334 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 1 % out of state 40 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; communications; international relations

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$42,908 $11,910 $36,897

NO. OF APPLICANTS 14,247 % of applicants accepted 46 % of acceptees attending 17 Range SAT Math 570-670 Range SAT Reading 560-650 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 26-30 Most similar schools: Chapman University; Stevens Institute of Technology; Fordham University

The University of CaliforniaBerkeley campus, by student Victoria Lo

$41,450 $13,320 $38,706

NO. OF APPLICANTS 17,448 % of applicants accepted 60 % of acceptees attending 14 Range SAT Math 530-630 Range SAT Reading 510-620 Range SAT Writing 530-630 Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: Rhodes College; Rollins College; University of Portland

U.S. RANK

703 U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

30

STATE VALUE

TULSA, OK

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

212 482 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

8

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 56,344 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 1 % out of state 8 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Biology; public relations and advertising; economics

ENROLLMENT 4,778 Male/female ratio 58/42 Diversity index 2 % out of state 48 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Petroleum engineering; financial management; mechanical engineering

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$9,830 ($34,836) $11,456 $17,719 ($42,725)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 38,785 % of applicants accepted 40 % of acceptees attending 47 Range SAT Math 600-720 Range SAT Reading 570-690 Range SAT Writing 550-680 Range ACT Composite 26-32 Most similar schools: University of CaliforniaIrvine; University of California-Santa Barbara; University of California-Davis

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AUSTIN, TX

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NO. OF APPLICANTS 51,920 % of applicants accepted 18 % of acceptees attending 33 Range SAT Math 660-760 Range SAT Reading 620-720 Range SAT Writing 640-750 Range ACT Composite 29-33 Most similar schools: Tufts University; Williams College; Swarthmore College

THE UNIV. OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

$48,280 $13,334 $34,490

$35,855 $10,476 $31,914

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,636 % of applicants accepted 40 % of acceptees attending 25 Range SAT Math 570-700 Range SAT Reading 560-710 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 26-32 Most similar schools: Marist College; Emerson College; Southwestern University


THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

SALT LAKE CITY, UT

SEATTLE, WA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

219 454 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

3

95

STATE VALUE

U.S. RANK

502 U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

4

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 38,662 Male/female ratio 55/45 Diversity index 3 % out of state 20 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Communication/media studies; psychology; health and physical education

ENROLLMENT 46,748 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 1 % out of state 17 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; communication/media studies; political science/government

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$7,835 ($25,057) $8,528 $16,526 ($33,748)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 10,991 % of applicants accepted 81 % of acceptees attending 35 Range SAT Math 520-650 Range SAT Reading 500-640 Range SAT Writing 480-610 Range ACT Composite 21-28 Most similar schools: University of Iowa; University of Oklahoma; Washington State University

University of Oregon, by student Madi Vilhauer

UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING

NO. OF APPLICANTS 31,611 % of applicants accepted 55 % of acceptees attending 36 Range SAT Math 580-700 Range SAT Reading 530-650 Range SAT Writing 530-640 Range ACT Composite 25-31 Most similar schools: University of WisconsinMadison; University of Connecticut; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY

LARAMIE, WY

$12,394 ($33,513) $10,833 $13,257 ($34,376)

WESTMONT COLLEGE

SANTA BARBARA, CA

PULLMAN, WA C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

369 U.S. RANK

15

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

258 507 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

7

STATE RANK

5

STATE VALUE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

139 577 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

18

STATE RANK

26

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 14,794 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 4 % out of state 40 Location diversity index B Type of school Public Most popular majors: Nursing; teacher education and development

ENROLLMENT 31,060 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 2 % out of state 9 Location diversity index CType of school Public Most popular majors: Social sciences; nursing; psychology

ENROLLMENT 1,416 Male/female ratio 39/61 Diversity index 2 % out of state 30 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Managerial economics; health and physical education; English literature

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$4,646 ($14,876) $9,755 $12,415 ($22,645)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,187 % of applicants accepted 98 % of acceptees attending 38 Range SAT Math 470-610 Range SAT Reading 470-600 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: Kansas State University; University of North Dakota; University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

$12,428 ($25,510) $11,276 $18,406 ($31,488)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 14,887 % of applicants accepted 82 % of acceptees attending 34 Range SAT Math 460-580 Range SAT Reading 450-570 Range SAT Writing 440-550 Range ACT Composite 19-25 Most similar schools: Auburn University; University of Oklahoma; Colorado State University

$39,990 $12,580 $36,288

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,103 % of applicants accepted 79 % of acceptees attending 22 Range SAT Math 520-640 Range SAT Reading 530-650 Range SAT Writing 520-650 Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: Saint John's University; University of Puget Sound; Stonehill College

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WHITMAN COLLEGE

WALLA WALLA, WA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

75

U.S. RANK

760 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

13

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,630 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 3 % out of state 63 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; psychology; political science/government TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

Northern Arizona University, by student Kelsey MacSkimming

WHITTIER COLLEGE

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

263 626 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

31

STATE RANK

31

STATE VALUE

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,653 % of applicants accepted 41 % of acceptees attending 26 Range SAT Math 600-710 Range SAT Reading 600-720 Range SAT Writing 610-700 Range ACT Composite 28-32 Most similar schools: Bryn Mawr College; Smith College; Case Western Reserve University

WHITWORTH UNIVERSITY

WHITTIER, CA

WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY

SPOKANE, WA

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

309 528 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

9

STATE RANK

7

STATE VALUE

$44,800 $11,228 $41,406

SALEM, OR

C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

144 537 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

5

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,574 Male/female ratio 44/56 Diversity index 1 % out of state 25 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; psychology; health and physical education/fitness

ENROLLMENT 3,177 Male/female ratio 40/60 Diversity index 3 % out of state 41 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Biological and physical science; psychology; business administration

ENROLLMENT 3,225 Male/female ratio 44/56 Diversity index 2 % out of state 72 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; writing studies; political science/government

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$41,836 $12,046 $32,806

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,850 % of applicants accepted 62 % of acceptees attending 13 Range SAT Math 490-590 Range SAT Reading 470-580 Range SAT Writing 470-580 Range ACT Composite 20-25 Most similar schools: Saint Louis University; University of Portland; Hofstra University

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$37,630 $10,278 $31,547

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,247 % of applicants accepted 75 % of acceptees attending 19 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: McDaniel College; La Salle University; Mills College

$44,076 $10,820 $34,625

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,729 % of applicants accepted 81 % of acceptees attending 12 Range SAT Math 540-650 Range SAT Reading 540-670 Range SAT Writing 540-640 Range ACT Composite 24-30 Most similar schools: University of Puget Sound; Westmont College; Saint Johns University


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What to consider before you apply to graduate school BY KAITLYN RUSSELL

The Investment Laura Perna, executive director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Alliance

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for Higher Education and Democracy, recommends initially weighing costs — such as delayed entry into the workforce or the need to borrow funds — against the benefits, such as an increase in future earnings. “Graduate school is a substantial investment. Students should do their homework to learn as much about a program as possible before deciding to enroll,” Perna advises. “Use whatever opportunities you have to learn more about potential graduate school programs in order to understand the benefits and costs of different options and to help identify the program that best fits with a student’s interests and goals.”

Career Growth Devon Correll, a Bryant University graduate who is now a business development consultant at computer technology giant Oracle, transitioned directly into the working world post-graduation after receiving a job offer during her senior year. “I would highly suggest working for a year, then testing the waters of applying to graduate schools or doing an online program,” Correll says. “You are able to save money, gain experience and add to your résumé.” But now that she’s acquired experience and real-world skills, Correll has applied to online programs to further

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ALTHOUGH ATTENDING GRADUATE SCHOOL has become a seemingly normal next step for many students who have just obtained an undergraduate degree, it may or may not be the right step for you. The ongoing debate of whether or not to attend can leave students feeling uncertain. Sometimes, it’s just as essential to gain practical experience in a desired career field or take a break to plan for the future before attending grad school.


enhance her career. “I know that in order to grow my career as a business professional and go into upper management one day, grad school will be a given to even be considered,” she says.

Your Profession's Future Although obtaining another degree may seem like the right next step, it is dependent on each student’s professional wants and needs. Reflect on where you want to be in your desired career. Can your undergraduate degree get you there now? Or do you need more time in school to identify your professional or personal interests? Jeanne Persuit, an assistant professor of communication studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, believes identifying career goals — and how graduate school can help achieve those goals — is a crucial step prior to applying. “If you want to be a lawyer, you pretty much have to go to graduate school,” Persuit says. “But if you’re not sure how graduate school fits into your plans, you need to do some research into what different grad programs offer, how much they cost and if there’s a possibility of tuition assistance or teaching or research assistantship.” Like Correll, Persuit had professional experience before applying for a master’s program in corporate communication. She used her advanced degree to further explore that field.

Balancing Work & Studies Working while attending a graduate program is possible if a student hones the necessary skills. Jenna Amatulli currently works at The Huffington Post and is also taking graduate-level classes at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. After being heavily involved with activities as an undergraduate student, Amatulli knew she was capable of balancing both work and school.

Smart Decision “Too many people go to graduate school immediately after college without

Nagel Hall at the University of Denver, by student Alisha Karatsoupa

considering what they want to do after they get their master’s,” Amatulli says. “There’s nothing worse than hearing about someone finishing graduate school only to realize they don’t want to do what they just spent an additional two to six years studying.” If finances, such as student loans, or time management prove concerning, take a step back to determine if graduate school is the right decision. Persuit says students often have false assumptions about graduate programs.

“I see students thinking, incorrectly, that a graduate degree will lead directly to employment,” Persuit says. “I also hear students say, ‘I don’t know what I want to do, so I’m just going to grad school.’ You can’t hide from the job market in graduate school. That’s a lot of time and money to spend on something you’re not sure you want to do.” ● Kaitlyn Russell is a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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GRAD SCHOOL INDEX BUSINESS 120-127

LAW 130-138

MEDICINE 142-152

STEM 156-163

A

S

Arizona State University

Southern Methodist University Stanford University Stevens Institute of Technology

B Babson College Baylor University Bentley University Boston College Boston University Brigham Young University Brown University

T Temple University

U

C California Institute of Technology Carnegie Mellon University Case Western Reserve University The City College of New York Colorado School of Mines College of William & Mary Columbia University Cornell University

D Dartmouth College Duke University

E Emory University The University of Michigan law library, by student Sandeep Gupta

F Florida State University Fordham University

G

N

George Mason University Georgetown University The George Washington University Georgia Tech

New York University North Carolina State University Northeastern University Northwestern University NYC Polytechnic School of Engineering

H

The University of Alabama The University of Alabama at Birmingham University of California-Berkeley University of California-Davis University of California-Los Angeles University of California-San Diego University of California-San Francisco University of Chicago University of Colorado Boulder University of Colorado Denver University of Denver University of Florida University of Georgia University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Iowa University of Maryland University of Michigan University of Minnesota The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of Notre Dame University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh University of Rochester University of Southern California The University of Texas at Austin The University of Texas at Dallas University of Virginia University of Washington University of Wisconsin-Madison

V

Harvard University

O

I

The Ohio State University Oregon Health & Science University

Vanderbilt University Villanova University Virginia Tech

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Indiana University

P

W

Johns Hopkins University

Pepperdine University Princeton University Purdue University

Wake Forest University Washington University in St. Louis Worcester Polytechnic Institute

M

R

Y

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mayo Clinic Michigan State University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rice University Rochester Institute of Technology

Yale University

J

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The University of Oregon's Lillis Business Complex, exterior and interior, by student Madi Vilhauer

Business plan Is getting an MBA the right choice for you? BY JESSICA OU

IF YOU’RE THINKING ABOUT pursuing an MBA, you’re not alone — a master of business adminstration degree is the most popular postgraduate degree in the country, according to recent statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

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But there’s a great deal to factor in before deciding to enroll in an MBA program. From the significant cost to whether your employer or career really requires one, consider all the variables before submitting your application.

If you’re a recent college grad, you have time. Business schools differ from other graduate schools in that many prefer that their students have a few years of work experience before enrolling. Time spent in the workforce varies: Some students pursue an MBA right after college, others wait a couple of years, and still others work up to a decade or longer. “People should consider an MBA if they need to switch career focus, industry or move up the corporate ladder,” says Nick Rogov, an MBA student at the UCLA Anderson School of Management who worked in investment banking and startups before enrolling in the program. “It’s a big cost, though, in terms of both time and money. It’s a move that you have to be confident about.” Attaining an MBA can be expensive — the estimated cost of just one year of the full-time MBA program at Stanford University for an on-campus single student, for example, is $103,419, and it’s more for married students or those who live off campus (housing costs are higher). And if you’re attending


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When selecting a school, paying attention to its job placement record and graduates’ salary statistics is critical.

degree, an MBA can help you change tracks: Enrolling in an MBA program can demonstrate to prospective employers your commitment to learning the fundamentals of business. And never underestimate the power of the connections you can make in business school. “Personally, I’ve found the largest benefit of being an MBA (student) to be the access to a large network of other business students,” says Rogov. For those who want to pursue graduate school on a part-time basis, busibusiness school on a full-time basis, ness schools provide extremely flexible that means you’ll be losing experience programs. Schools such as the Haas in the working world as well as a School of Business at the University paycheck for two years. of California-Berkeley, The University Do you really need an MBA? Some of Chicago Booth School of Business career paths don’t necessarily require it and the Kellogg School of Management in order to advance, but others do. Emat Northwestern University all offer ployers see graduates of MBA programs part-time MBA programs. A part-time as individuals who have acquired program, which can typically last three years of professional experience and years and offers classes during the built upon that experience by learning evenings or on weekends, can offset the critical thinking skills, financial skills cost of an MBA by allowing and business acumen. students to continue to earn However, the decision to DID YOU KNOW? A master of business a salary during the day. attend often depends on administration degree Online business school what career opportunities is the most popular programs provide another arise within the first few postgraduate degree in the country. flexible option. For example, years after graduation from 2U (2u.com), an online educacollege. It may be best to tion technology provider, simply keep the option in offers an MBA degree program from the mind rather than making a decision University of North Carolina’s Kenanright after college. Flagler Business School. Another good reason to wait When selecting a school, paying until you have a job: Some companies, attention to its job placement record including some Fortune 500 companies, and graduates’ salary statistics is help pay their employees’ MBA costs. critical. For example, the University If you’re looking for a job, enrolling in of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School an MBA program can bring you to the reported that 97.8 percent of its 2013 attention of the right people. Kai Jian graduating class had a job offer three Chua, a senior at Stanford University months after graduation. With the high who has worked as a summer analyst costs of attaining an MBA often leading in investment banking, thinks of to debt, it’s important to check the stats business school as “an opportunity and find a school where the likelihood to have direct access to recruiters of landing a good-paying job is high. at companies. It’s harder to reach Careful and comprehensive research recruiters on a day-to-day basis, but is a must, even before making a when you pursue an MBA at the right decision to enroll in graduate business business school, recruiters are actively school. For the right person, an MBA seeking applicants for their companies. can be a step in the right direction to You have a better chance of working at advance a career. great companies.” If you’re finding it difficult to break into the business world because you Jessica Ou is a senior at the Haas School of Business at the pursued a non-business undergraduate University of California-Berkeley.

DECODING THE DATA UNIVERSITY NAME

PROGRAM

CITY, STATE

28 A+ 20

2

1

AVG. AGE

3 4 5

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female Diversity index

B-

LOCATION DIVERSITY

9,999 33,747 65/35 2

Top concentrations: Business marketing; economics; business administration/management; engineering/industrial management 6 7

9

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$25,000 ($40,000) $15,000 $31,000 ($50,000)

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

1,174 31 39 NA 8

Most similar schools: Presbyterian College; Rochester Institute of Technology; University of the Pacific URL 1. Range of graduate students’ ages; the higher the grade, the wider the range. 2. Reflects how many states and countries are represented within student population. Higher grade indicates more locations. 3. Reflects the number of full-time graduate business students. 4. Total enrollment, graduate and undergraduate. 5. Reflects distribution of population among six major ethnic groups. Lower number indicates wider diversity. 6. For public colleges, indicates annual tuition for in-state students. Out-of-state tuition is in parentheses. Figure includes fees. 7. Indicates average yearly price with financial aid of all types for all students who get aid. For public colleges, indicates in-state price; out-of-state price is in parentheses. 8. NA = Not available. 9. Based on type of school (public/private), tuition range, size of school, acceptance rate and average GMAT.

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NORTHEAST BABSON COLLEGE

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY

GRADUATE MBA PROGRAMS BABSON PARK, MA

BOSTON COLLEGE

CARROLL SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

CHESTNUT HILL, MA

WALTHAM, MA

NA NA NA NA

30 C- 14

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

AVG. AGE

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

378 3,770 NA NA

Top concentrations: NA

AVG. AGE

B

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

154 6,030 64/36 NA

29 C+ >1 AVG. AGE

A-

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

193 16,263 33/67 3

Top concentrations: Business administration/ management; accounting

Top concentrations: Human resource management; finance/financial management

TUITION Room and board

$63,100 $18,200

TUITION Room and board

$35,000 NA

TUITION Room and board

$45,500 $14,800

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

509 67 42 630

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

229 73 52 594

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

620 42 38 664

Most similar schools: Pepperdine University; Southern Methodist University; Bentley University

Most similar schools: Pepperdine University; University of Denver; Babson College

Most similar schools: Vanderbilt University; Emory University; Wake Forest University

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BOSTON UNIVERSITY

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

QUESTROM SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

TEPPER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

BOSTON, MA

COLUMBIA BUSINESS SCHOOL NEW YORK, NY

PITTSBURGH, PA

30 B- 14 AVG. AGE

A

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

273 41,615 50/50 2

29 C+ 16 AVG. AGE

A

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

421 12,933 50/50 1

29 C+ 14 AVG. AGE

A+

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

1,270 28,604 50/50 1

Top concentrations: Business administration/ management; business/other management and marketing

Top concentrations: Finance/financial management; human resource management; business administration/management

Top concentrations: Business administration/ management

TUITION Room and board

$48,200 $12,600

TUITION Room and board

$60,700 $15,600

TUITION Room and board

$69,600 $20,700

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

1,123 31 39 670

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

1,411 31 47 687

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

5,799 18 70 716

Most similar schools: Northeastern University; University of Southern California; Emory University

Most similar schools: University of Notre Dame; Cornell University; University of Rochester

Most similar schools: University of Pennsylvania; Northwestern University; University of Chicago

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NORTHEAST MCDONOUGH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

ITHACA, NY

29 C AVG. AGE

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

WASHINGTON, DC

9

A

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

CORNELL UNIVERSITY

SAMUEL CURTIS JOHNSON GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

585 22,045 57/43 2

29 B AVG. AGE

7

WASHINGTON, DC

A+

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

31 B+ AVG. AGE

7

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

528 21,605 NA 3

A

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

2,092 29,132 43/57 3

Top concentrations: Business administration/ management; human resource management; hospitality management

Top concentrations: Business administration/ management

Top concentrations: Human resource management; business administration/management; business/other management and marketing

TUITION Room and board

$59,500 $16,800

TUITION Room and board

$56,900 $20,300

TUITION Room and board

$45,300 NA

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

1,858 30 53 692

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

1,649 47 35 691

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

2,776 57 45 648

Most similar schools: Carnegie Mellon University; Johns Hopkins University; Duke University

Most similar schools: Cornell University; Johns Hopkins University; Vanderbilt University

Most similar schools: Boston College; Pepperdine University; Southern Methodist University

johnson.cornell.edu

msb.georgetown.edu

business.gwu.edu

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL

CAREY BUSINESS SCHOOL

BOSTON, MA

BALTIMORE, MD

30 B AVG. AGE

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

11

A+

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

1,867 35,535 59/41 2

30 B+ AVG. AGE

9

SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT CAMBRIDGE, MA

A

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

MASS. INST. OF TECHNOLOGY

NA 25,279 NA 1

29 B- 14 AVG. AGE

A+

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

812 11,798 57/43 2

Top concentrations: Business administration/ management; business/managerial economics; human resource management

Top concentrations: NA

Top concentrations: Business/general commerce

TUITION Room and board

$62,300 $26,100

TUITION Room and board

$56,600 NA

TUITION Room and board

$65,800 $19,700

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

9,543 11 89 726

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

NA NA NA 690

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

4,735 14 62 713

Most similar schools: University of Pennsylvania; Stanford University; Columbia University

Most similar schools: Georgetown University; Cornell University; Carnegie Mellon University

Most similar schools: University of Chicago; Stanford University; Northwestern University

hbs.edu

carey.jhu.edu

mitsloan.mit.edu

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NORTHEAST NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

LEONARD N. STERN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

D'AMORE-MCKIM SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

ROBERT H. SMITH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

NEW YORK, NY

BOSTON, MA

COLLEGE PARK, MD

29 B- 19 AVG. AGE

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

A

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

798 52,125 33/67 1

29 C+ 12 AVG. AGE

A-

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

235 36,935 NA 4

30 C+ AVG. AGE

4

C+

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

200 43,020 62/38 3

Top concentrations: General sales and marketing; business/managerial economics; finance/ financial management

Top concentrations: NA

Top concentrations: Business/general commerce

TUITION Room and board

$67,700 $25,200

TUITION Room and board

$63,200 NA

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board

$45,500 ($52,400) NA

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

3,890 18 49 721

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

643 22 49 655

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

830 29 37 662

Most similar schools: Columbia University; Harvard University; University of Pennsylvania

Most similar schools: Boston University; Northwestern University; University of Southern California

Most similar schools: University of Washington; University of California-Los Angeles; University of Michigan

stern.nyu.edu

damore-mckim.northeastern.edu

rhsmith.umd.edu

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY

THE WHARTON SCHOOL

SIMON BUSINESS SCHOOL

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

PHILADELPHIA, PA

ROCHESTER, NY

VILLANOVA, PA

29 B AVG. AGE

UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER

12

A+

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

1,711 28,059 72/28 2

30 A- 20 AVG. AGE

A-

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

213 11,252 78/22 2

31 BAVG. AGE

4

A-

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

NA 12,199 NA 5

Top concentrations: Business administration/ management; business/general commerce; accounting

Top concentrations: Business administration/ management

Top concentrations: NA

TUITION Room and board

$70,900 $20,600

TUITION Room and board

$65,600 $13,300

TUITION Room and board

$96,000 (included in tuition)

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

6,111 21 68 728

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

661 32 28 684

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

NA NA NA 644

Most similar schools: Northwestern University; Columbia University; University of Chicago

Most similar schools: Duke University; Carnegie Mellon University; University of Notre Dame

Most similar schools: Southern Methodist University; Carnegie Mellon University; University of Rochester

wharton.upenn.edu

simon.rochester.edu

www1.villanova.edu/villanova/business

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SOUTH DUKE UNIVERSITY

EMORY UNIVERSITY

THE FUQUA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

GOIZUETA BUSINESS SCHOOL ATLANTA, GA

DURHAM, NC

WARRINGTON COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION GAINESVILLE, FL

29 BAVG. AGE

9

A+

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

876 17,639 71/29 2

29 B- 18 AVG. AGE

A

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

384 15,489 43/57 2

30 C+ AVG. AGE

6

C-

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

117 56,642 62/38 2

Top concentrations: Business administration/ management; entrepreneurial studies

Top concentrations: Business/general commerce

Top concentrations: Business administration/ management

TUITION Room and board

$64,000 $12,400

TUITION Room and board

$48,600 $17,800

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board

$26,400 ($61,200) NA

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

3,453 25 51 690

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

1,334 31 44 678

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

221 24 66 687

Most similar schools: Cornell University; University of Chicago; Carnegie Mellon University

Most similar schools: University of Notre Dame; Carnegie Mellon University; Washington University in St. Louis

Most similar schools: University of Michigan; University of Washington; University of Maryland

fuqua.duke.edu

goizueta.emory.edu

warrington.ufl.edu


BUSINESS

SOUTH THE UNIV. OF N.C. AT CHAPEL HILL

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

KENAN-FLAGLER BUSINESS SCHOOL

DARDEN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

OWEN GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

CHAPEL HILL, NC

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

NASHVILLE, TN

30 C+ AVG. AGE

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

1

C

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

562 32,162 67/33 2

30 C+ AVG. AGE

7

B-

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

633 28,147 50/50 3

29 BAVG. AGE

6

A

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

334 13,531 75/25 3

Top concentrations: Business administration/ management

Top concentrations: Business administration/ management

Top concentrations: Business administration/ management

TUITION Room and board

$40,100 $23,800

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board

$58,200 ($61,200) $16,700

TUITION Room and board

$55,600 $14,400

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

1,912 39 38 697

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

2,717 26 46 706

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

888 41 46 688

Most similar schools: Johns Hopkins University; Georgetown University; Boston University

Most similar schools: University of Washington; University of Michigan; University of CaliforniaBerkeley

Most similar schools: University of Notre Dame; Georgetown University; Carnegie Mellon University

kenan-flagler.unc.edu

darden.virginia.edu

owen.vanderbilt.edu

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS WINSTON-SALEM, NC

29 C AVG. AGE

4

A-

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

95 7,925 NA 4

Top concentrations: NA

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board

$41,600 NA

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

268 40 45 652

Most similar schools: Pepperdine University; Boston College; Southern Methodist University business.wfu.edu

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South Building at The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, by student Lauren Salvia


BUSINESS

CENTRAL NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT EVANSTON, IL

29 B AVG. AGE

7

A

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

1,047 25,098 69/31 2

BOOTH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

CHICAGO, IL

CHAMPAIGN, IL

29 B AVG. AGE

UNIV. OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

11

A+

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

1,181 17,260 67/31 3

29 C- 15 AVG. AGE

C

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

169 47,693 47/53 2

Top concentrations: Finance/financial management; business/managerial economics; accounting

Top concentrations: Business/general commerce

Top concentrations: Business administration/ management; accounting; finance/financial management

TUITION Room and board

$65,300 $15,700

TUITION Room and board

$67,600 $19,900

TUITION Room and board

$25,700 $14,200

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

4,652 23 NA 713

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

4,175 24 59 724

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

683 25 47 659

Most similar schools: University of Pennsylvania; Columbia University; University of Chicago

Most similar schools: Duke University; University of Pennsylvania; Northwestern University

Most similar schools: The University of Texas at Austin; Boston University; Northeastern University

kellogg.northwestern.edu

chicagobooth.edu

business.illinois.edu

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

STEPHEN M. ROSS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

MENDOZA COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

ANN ARBOR, MI

NOTRE DAME, IN

29 C AVG. AGE

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME

5

B+

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

886 45,162 80/20 2

29 CAVG. AGE

4

OLIN BUSINESS SCHOOL ST. LOUIS, MO

A+

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS

323 12,716 NA 3

29 B AVG. AGE

8

A+

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

281 15,263 50/50 3

Top concentrations: Business administration/ management

Top concentrations: NA

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board

$56,600 ($61,600) $14,200

TUITION Room and board

$49,200 $9,700

TUITION Room and board

$53,500 NA

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

2,443 18 NA 702

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

735 35 50 686

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

1,685 27 31 699

Top concentrations: Business administration/ management

Most similar schools: University of CaliforniaLos Angeles; University of Washington; University of California-Berkeley

Most similar schools: Carnegie Mellon University; Emory University; Vanderbilt University

Most similar schools: Emory University; Carnegie Mellon University; Duke University

michiganross.umich.edu

mendoza.nd.edu

olin.wustl.edu

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BUSINESS

WEST PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY

SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY

GRAZIADIO SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

AVG. AGE

6

STANFORD, CA

DALLAS, TX

A-

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

COX SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

MALIBU, CA

32 A-

STANFORD UNIVERSITY

217 8,046 NA NA

31 B AVG. AGE

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

Top concentrations: NA

5

A-

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

206 12,363 NA 4

29 B AVG. AGE

11

A

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

825 20,920 58/42 2

Top concentrations: Business administration/ management

Top concentrations: NA

TUITION Room and board

$46,400 NA

TUITION Room and board

$52,400 $16,000

TUITION Room and board

$64,100 $29,200

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

239 52 80 637

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

494 49 37 650

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

7,355 7 79 732

Most similar schools: Wake Forest University; Boston College; Southern Methodist University

Most similar schools: Boston College; Wake Forest University; Pepperdine University

Most similar schools: University of Chicago; Harvard University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology

bschool.pepperdine.edu

cox.smu.edu

gsb.stanford.edu

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIABERKELEY

HAAS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS BERKELEY, CA

29 C+ 15 AVG. AGE

B-

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

503 39,276 86/14 1

UNIV. OF CALIF.LOS ANGELES

Sam Houston State University, by student Favela Salvador

UCLA ANDERSON SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT LOS ANGELES, CA

29 C+ AVG. AGE

6

C

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

708 42,729 88/12 1

Top concentrations: Business administration/ management

Top concentrations: Business administration/ management

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board

$53,900 ($66,200) $24,300

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board

$51,500 ($54,600) $17,700

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

3,475 13 53 717

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

4,129 18 48 715

Most similar schools: University of CaliforniaLos Angeles; University of Michigan; University of Virginia

Most similar schools: University of CaliforniaBerkeley; University of Washington; University of Virginia

haas.berkeley.edu

anderson.ucla.edu

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WEST UNIVERSITY OF DENVER

DANIELS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS DENVER, CO

31 B+ AVG. AGE

8

A-

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

109 13,711 NA 1

Top concentrations: NA

TUITION Room and board

$44,400 (included in tuition)

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

193 74 30 553

Most similar schools: Bentley University; Babson College; Pepperdine University

Frog Fountain at Texas Christian University, by student Jacob Bartel

daniels.du.edu

UNIV. OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

USC MARSHALL SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

MICHAEL G. FOSTER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

LOS ANGELES, CA

AUSTIN, TX

SEATTLE, WA

30 B AVG. AGE

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

2

A-

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

431 43,334 55/45 1

29 C AVG. AGE

4

C+

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

551 56,344 50/50 3

30 B- 13 AVG. AGE

B-

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

248 46,748 56/44 2

Top concentrations: Business administration/ management

Top concentrations: Accounting; business/ general commerce; business administration/ management

Top concentrations: Business administration/ management

TUITION Room and board

$69,200 $17,900

TUITION Room and board

$34,000 $18,000

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board

$30,300 ($60,600) $19,000

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

1,648 32 43 666

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

2,130 29 44 690

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

1,025 23 45 682

Most similar schools: Boston University; Northeastern University; Johns Hopkins University

Most similar schools: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Boston University; The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Most similar schools: University of Michigan; University of Maryland; University of Florida

marshall.usc.edu

www.mccombs.utexas.edu

foster.uw.edu

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Competitive advantage Students pick a careful path in a tight market for lawyers BY MIKE STANKIEWICZ

LAW SCHOOLS ARE BECOMING more competitive at the same time that the job market for new graduates is getting tighter. Prospective students now find themselves asking a new set of questions as they look to the future: What specializations are most in demand, and what non-practicing jobs are available? These questions are critical. According to an August 2014 report by the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), employment for 2013 graduates fell to the lowest rate in 20 years — 84.5 percent, compared with a 91.7 percent employment

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rate for 2007 grads, the highest rate in 25 years. Coupled with an average outstanding student loan debt between $85,000 and $122,000, it’s a combination of numbers that can frighten potential juris doctor (J.D.) candidates who hope for a job right off the bat, especially one with a large-enough salary to cover minimum loan payments. But the career and employment outlook for new lawyers depends upon their specialty. Many students strike a balance between passion and practicality. “For me, pursuing injury litigation is a personal choice,” says Ryan Combs, a George Washington University law


LAW

The University of South Dakota's College of Arts & Sciences building, by student Joseph Mammo

student who suffers from a disability due to medical malpractice. “Law used to be a field where, if you get your degree, you’re golden with money and can choose any type of practice due to demand, but that’s no longer the way.” Interest in certain specialties fluctuates over time, depending on the economy or changes in societal customs. Over the past 30 years, for example, there has been a spike in demand for family lawyers because of an increase in divorces and custody battles. There was also a need for more bankruptcy lawyers during economic downturns in the 1990s and late 2000s. But these can be boom-or-bust specialties, with firms hiring fewer lawyers (or

even letting them go) as the need for them declines. Some legal areas, such as entertainment, are always competitive. Drafting management, endorsement and payment contracts for celebrities is attractive to many young lawyers, but these jobs are only available in cities like New York and Los Angeles, and are very competitive with very few entry-level positions. One of the most in-demand specialties is traffic law, but few students get excited over fighting traffic citations or giving advice about a parking ticket. Another question to consider: What happens if a student doesn’t want to use his or her J.D. to practice law? What other jobs can one get with a law degree? For the class of 2013, only about half are working in private law firms, according to the NALP study. One popular alternative is politics. Many who work in the political arena hold law degrees, including legislative representatives and representatives of public interest groups and lobbying firms. Having a deep background in and understanding of law is crucial when voting on legislation. Some graduates find non-practicing legal careers that don’t require a J.D. rewarding. “Working as a legal administrator, I manage the workflow (and) operations and create presentations and proposals,” says Lisa Pagan, who graduated from New York University School of Law in 2012. “During law school, I realized that I’m more of a behind-the-scenes kind of person.” But most students enter law school with the intention of working in private practice shortly after graduation, and many can’t afford not to. “My main focus this past year hasn’t been learning as much as possible, but making sure I have a job that can cover all my expenses, whether that’s a practicing job or not,” says Combs, who’s facing a $180,000 debt after graduation. “Everyone wants to save the world, but it is no longer practical or affordable in today’s world,” Combs adds.

DECODING THE DATA UNIVERSITY NAME

PROGRAM

CITY, STATE

28 A+ 20

2

1

AVG. AGE

3

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

ENROLLMENT

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio 5 Diversity index

4

6

TUITION (out-of-state)

Average total aid 7 Average price with aid % receiving aid

9

B-

LOCATION DIVERSITY

9,999 33,747 65/35 2 $21,000 ($42,000) $15,000 $36,000 ($51,000) 22

NO. OF APPLICANTS

1,174

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

31 39 NA 8

Most similar schools: Presbyterian College; Rochester Institute of Technology; University of the Pacific URL 1. Range of graduate students’ ages; the higher the grade, the wider the range. 2. Reflects how many states and countries are represented within student population. Higher grade indicates more locations. 3. Reflects the number of full-time law students. 4. Total enrollment, graduate and undergraduate. 5. Reflects distribution of population among six major ethnic groups. Lower number indicates wider diversity. 6. For public colleges, indicates annual tuition for in-state students. Out-of-state tuition is in parentheses. 7. Indicates average yearly price with financial aid of all types for all students who get aid. For public colleges, indicates in-state price; out-of-state price is in parentheses. 8. NA = Not available. 9. Based on type of school (public/private), tuition range, acceptance rate and average LSAT.

Mike Stankiewicz is finishing a dual bachelor’s in journalism and law & society at American University.

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NORTHEAST BOSTON COLLEGE

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

NEWTON, MA

COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL NEW YORK, NY

BOSTON, MA

29 C+ >1 AVG. AGE

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

A-

LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT

760

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

16,263 53/47 4

30 B- 14 AVG. AGE

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

A

LOCATION DIVERSITY

29 C+ 14 AVG. AGE

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

A+

LOCATION DIVERSITY

741

ENROLLMENT

1,294

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

41,615 49/51 4

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

28,604 54/46 3

ENROLLMENT

TUITION

$43,500

TUITION

$44,200

TUITION

$55,500

Room and board Average total aid Average price with aid % receiving aid

$11,300 $20,000 $34,800 70

Room and board Average total aid Average price with aid % receiving aid

$17,800 $20,000 $42,000 90

Room and board Average total aid Average price with aid % receiving aid

$22,200 $15,000 $62,700 45

NO. OF APPLICANTS

4,774

NO. OF APPLICANTS

5,914

NO. OF APPLICANTS

6,592

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

29 18 164

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

30 12 166

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

18 30 172

Most similar schools: Emory University; Boston University; Fordham University

Most similar schools: Washington University in St. Louis; Emory University; The George Washington University

Most similar schools: Harvard University; University of Chicago; University of Pennsylvania

bc.edu/schools/law

bu.edu/law

law.columbia.edu

CORNELL UNIVERSITY

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

CORNELL LAW SCHOOL ITHACA, NY

29 C AVG. AGE

9

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

A

LOCATION DIVERSITY

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER

NEW YORK, NY

WASHINGTON, DC

30 AAVG. AGE

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

3

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

B+

LOCATION DIVERSITY

29 B AVG. AGE

7

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

A+

LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT

596

ENROLLMENT

1,427

ENROLLMENT

1,926

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

22,045 53/47 1

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

17,564 54/46 3

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

21,605 54/46 4

TUITION

$55,300

TUITION

$49,500

TUITION

$48,800

Room and board Average total aid Average price with aid % receiving aid

$19,500 $15,000 $59,800 50

Room and board Average total aid Average price with aid % receiving aid

$26,400 $15,000 $60,900 55

Room and board Average total aid Average price with aid % receiving aid

$23,600 $20,000 $52,500 40

NO. OF APPLICANTS

4,054

NO. OF APPLICANTS

6,516

NO. OF APPLICANTS

9,535

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

29 5 167

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

32 21 164

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

24 25 169

Most similar schools: University of Southern California; The George Washington University; Washington University in St. Louis

Most similar schools: Emory University; Boston College; Washington University in St. Louis

Most similar schools: Northwestern University; Duke University; Vanderbilt University

lawschool.cornell.edu

law.fordham.edu

law.georgetown.edu

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HARVARD UNIVERSITY

THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL

AVG. AGE

7

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

A

LOCATION DIVERSITY

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

CAMBRIDGE, MA

WASHINGTON, DC

31 B+

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

30 B AVG. AGE

11

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

NEW YORK, NY

A+

LOCATION DIVERSITY

29 B- 19 AVG. AGE

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

A

LOCATION DIVERSITY

1,673

ENROLLMENT

1,727

ENROLLMENT

1,471

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

29,132 55/45 3

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

35,535 53/47 3

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

52,125 58/42 3

ENROLLMENT

TUITION

$47,500

TUITION

$50,900

TUITION

$51,200

Room and board Average total aid Average price with aid % receiving aid

$29,800 $15,000 $62,300 60

Room and board Average total aid Average price with aid % receiving aid

$24,900 $20,000 $55,800 50

Room and board Average total aid Average price with aid % receiving aid

$24,400 $20,000 $55,500 35

NO. OF APPLICANTS

7,227

NO. OF APPLICANTS

5,388

NO. OF APPLICANTS

6,392

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

30 19 167

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

16 64 173

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

28 25 171

Most similar schools: Washington University in St. Louis; Vanderbilt University; Boston University

Most similar schools: Columbia University; University of Chicago; University of Pennsylvania

Most similar schools: University of Chicago; Northwestern University; Georgetown University

law.gwu.edu

law.harvard.edu

law.nyu.edu

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

BEASLEY SCHOOL OF LAW PHILADELPHIA, PA

YALE UNIVERSITY

YALE LAW SCHOOL NEW HAVEN, CT

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA LAW SCHOOL PHILADELPHIA, PA

30 C+ AVG. AGE

2

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

C

LOCATION DIVERSITY

29 B AVG. AGE

12

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

A+

LOCATION DIVERSITY

29 C+ 15 AVG. AGE

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

A+

LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT

861

ENROLLMENT

776

ENROLLMENT

615

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

40,845 58/42 3

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

28,059 54/46 3

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

12,958 53/47 3

TUITION (out-of-state)

$19,800 ($32,700)

TUITION

$53,100

TUITION

$53,600

Room and board Average total aid Average price with aid % receiving aid

$21,800 $10,000 $31,500 ($44,500) 65

Room and board Average total aid Average price with aid % receiving aid

$20,500 $20,000 $53,700 50

Room and board Average total aid Average price with aid % receiving aid

$20,100 $20,000 $53,700 60

NO. OF APPLICANTS

3,254

NO. OF APPLICANTS

5,848

NO. OF APPLICANTS

2,943

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

41 19 161

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

16 27 170

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

8 83 173

Most similar schools: University of WisconsinMadison; Florida State University; University of Georgia

Most similar schools: Duke University; Northwestern University; Stanford University

Most similar schools: Harvard University; Stanford University; Columbia University

law.temple.edu

law.upenn.edu

law.yale.edu

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SOUTH COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY

DUKE UNIVERSITY

DUKE LAW

DURHAM, NC

WILLIAM & MARY LAW SCHOOL

WILLIAMSBURG, VA

30 CAVG. AGE

3

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

29 B-

B-

AVG. AGE

LOCATION DIVERSITY

9

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

A+

LOCATION DIVERSITY

619

ENROLLMENT

660

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

9,361 51/49 5

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

17,639 59/41 3

ENROLLMENT

TUITION (out-of-state)

$27,800 ($37,800)

TUITION

$51,700

Room and board Average total aid Average price with aid % receiving aid

$16,300 $10,000 $34,100 ($44,100) 80

Room and board Average total aid Average price with aid % receiving aid

$19,800 $20,000 $51,500 85

NO. OF APPLICANTS

5,564

NO. OF APPLICANTS

4,963

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

32 11 164

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

19 20 169

Most similar schools: University of Georgia; University of Colorado Boulder; Arizona State University law.wm.edu

Sailing at the College of William & Mary, by student Morgan Nicole Mellas

ATLANTA, GA

AVG. AGE

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

A

LOCATION DIVERSITY

law.duke.edu

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

EMORY UNIVERSITY

EMORY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

29 B- 18

Most similar schools: University of Pennsylvania; University of Chicago; Georgetown University

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

TALLAHASSEE, FL

ARLINGTON, VA

30 C AVG. AGE

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

3

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

C

LOCATION DIVERSITY

31 AAVG. AGE

1

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

C+

LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT

813

ENROLLMENT

798

ENROLLMENT

636

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

15,489 55/45 3

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

46,410 52/48 4

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

46,894 58/42 5

TUITION

$45,100

TUITION (out-of-state)

$19,700 ($39,700)

TUITION (out-of-state)

$24,600 ($39,600)

Room and board Average total aid Average price with aid % receiving aid

$26,600 $20,000 $51,724 80

Room and board Average total aid Average price with aid % receiving aid

$17,700 $5,000 $32,400 ($52,400) 55

Room and board Average total aid Average price with aid % receiving aid

$16,800 $10,000 $31,400 ($46,400) 35

NO. OF APPLICANTS

3,943

NO. OF APPLICANTS

2,499

NO. OF APPLICANTS

4,510

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

31 21 165

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

33 22 160

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

24 14 163

Most similar schools: Boston University; Boston College; Washington University in St. Louis

Most similar schools: University of WisconsinMadison; Arizona State University; University of Colorado Boulder

Most similar schools: University of Washington; Arizona State University; College of William & Mary

law.emory.edu

law.fsu.edu

law.gmu.edu

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SOUTH THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SCHOOL OF LAW

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA SCHOOL OF LAW

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF LAW

TUSCALOOSA, AL

ATHENS, GA

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

32 C AVG. AGE

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

1

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

30 C AVG. AGE

1

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

C-

LOCATION DIVERSITY

30 C+ AVG. AGE

7

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

B-

LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT

487

ENROLLMENT

663

ENROLLMENT

1,078

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

37,220 60/40 5

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

38,578 56/44 4

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

28,147 55/45 4

TUITION (out-of-state)

$19,700 ($32,900)

TUITION (out-of-state)

$18,100 ($35,500)

TUITION (out-of-state)

$53,000 ($57,000)

Room and board Average total aid Average price with aid % receiving aid

$16,300 $15,000 $21,000 ($34,200) 75

Room and board Average total aid Average price with aid % receiving aid

$13,100 $5,000 $26,100 ($43,500) 55

Room and board Average total aid Average price with aid % receiving aid

$20,400 $25,000 $46,800 ($46,800) 40

NO. OF APPLICANTS

1,679

NO. OF APPLICANTS

2,461

NO. OF APPLICANTS

6,062

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

25 35 165

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

32 24 164

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

15 39 170

Most similar schools: University of Georgia; George Mason University; College of William & Mary

Most similar schools: College of William & Mary; University of Colorado Boulder; Arizona State University

Most similar schools: University of CaliforniaBerkeley; University of Michigan; University of California-Los Angeles

law.ua.edu

law.uga.edu

law.virginia.edu

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

VANDERBILT LAW SCHOOL NASHVILLE, TN

29 BAVG. AGE

6

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

A

LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT

580

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

13,531 56/44 4

TUITION

$46,800

Room and board Average total aid Average price with aid % receiving aid

$23,300 $20,000 $50,100 95

NO. OF APPLICANTS

3,757

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

30 15 169

The Pavilion Gardens at the University of Virginia, by student Karen Schulte

Most similar schools: The George Washington University; Georgetown University; Washington University in St. Louis law.vanderbilt.edu

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CENTRAL NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW SCHOOL

CHICAGO, IL

CHICAGO, IL

29 B AVG. AGE

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

7

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

A

LOCATION DIVERSITY

29 B AVG. AGE

11

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

A+

LOCATION DIVERSITY

UNIV. OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

COLLEGE OF LAW CHAMPAIGN, IL

29 C- 15 AVG. AGE

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

C

LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT

811

ENROLLMENT

610

ENROLLMENT

627

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

25,098 53/47 3

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

17,260 57/43 3

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

47,693 57/43 3

TUITION

$53,500

TUITION

$50,700

TUITION (out-of-state)

$38,500 ($45,900)

Room and board Average total aid Average price with aid % receiving aid

$24,500 $20,000 $57,900 45

Room and board Average total aid Average price with aid % receiving aid

$23,200 $15,000 $58,900 75

Room and board Average total aid Average price with aid % receiving aid

$16,900 $20,000 $35,400 ($42,800) 95

NO. OF APPLICANTS

4,390

NO. OF APPLICANTS

4,458

NO. OF APPLICANTS

2,699

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

24 25 170

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

20 20 171

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

43 17 163

Most similar schools: Georgetown University; University of Pennsylvania; New York University

Most similar schools: Duke University; New York University; University of Pennsylvania

Most similar schools: Arizona State University; University of Wisconsin- Madison; University of Colorado Boulder

law.northwestern.edu

law.uchicago.edu

law.illinois.edu

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

The University of Michigan Law School

THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW SCHOOL ANN ARBOR, MI

AVG. AGE

5

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

B+

LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT

1,124

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

45,162 55/45 4

TUITION (out-of-state)

$48,200 ($51,200)

Room and board Average total aid Average price with aid % receiving aid

$18,700 $15,000 $52,000 ($55,000) 75

NO. OF APPLICANTS

5,062

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

24 28 169

Most similar schools: University of CaliforniaLos Angeles; The University of Texas at Austin; University of Virginia law.umich.edu

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CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA LAW SCHOOL

Erskine Hall at Ohio Dominican University, by student Ana Pico Garcia

MINNEAPOLIS, MN

30 B+ AVG. AGE

5

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

C+

LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT

759

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

64,202 57/43 4

TUITION (out-of-state)

$36,800 ($45,500)

Room and board Average total aid Average price with aid % receiving aid

$10,900 $20,000 $27,700 ($36,400) 85

NO. OF APPLICANTS

3,225

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

23 27 167

Most similar schools: The University of Texas at Austin; University of California-Los Angeles; University of Washington law.umn.edu

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME

THE LAW SCHOOL NOTRE DAME, IN

29 CAVG. AGE

4

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

A+

LOCATION DIVERSITY

WASHINGTON UNIV. IN ST. LOUIS

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN LAW SCHOOL

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

MADISON, WI

ST. LOUIS, MO

29 C AVG. AGE

6

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

29 B AVG. AGE

8

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

A+

LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT

545

ENROLLMENT

732

ENROLLMENT

773

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

12,716 56/44 3

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

46,228 59/41 4

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Diversity index

15,263 57/43 4

TUITION

$46,000

TUITION (out-of-state)

$21,300 ($40,000)

TUITION

$47,500

Room and board Average total aid Average price with aid % receiving aid

$18,100 $20,000 $44,100 65

Room and board Average total aid Average price with aid % receiving aid

$18,800 $10,000 $30,200 ($48,900) 65

Room and board Average total aid Average price with aid % receiving aid

$14,400 $25,000 $36,900 70

NO. OF APPLICANTS

2,852

NO. OF APPLICANTS

2,130

NO. OF APPLICANTS

3,989

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

24 26 166

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

37 27 162

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

29 18 166

Most similar schools: Washington University in St. Louis; Boston University; The George Washington University

Most similar schools: Arizona State University; Florida State University; University of Colorado Boulder

Most similar schools: The George Washington University; Boston University; University of Notre Dame

law.nd.edu

law.wisc.edu

law.wustl.edu

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WEST ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

BAYLOR LAW SCHOOL WACO, TX

SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR COLLEGE OF LAW

J. REUBEN CLARK LAW SCHOOL

TEMPE, AZ

30 C+ AVG. AGE

3

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

PROVO, UT

B+

LOCATION DIVERSITY

30 D+ >1 AVG. AGE

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

B-

LOCATION DIVERSITY

29 CAVG. AGE

3

AGE DIVERSITY % INTL. STUDENTS

A

LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT

577

ENROLLMENT

405