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education suit your needs, or would you rather go deep with one particular subject? Do you need to keep your options open when it comes to a major, or do you know exactly what it is you want to study? To help you make the right decision, use a variety of sources, such as guide books and magazines, and websites such as collegefactual.com. These sources may even help you discover a school you’ve never heard of that is a great fit for you. It’s helpful to begin thinking about colleges as early as your freshman year, but your search will really start to ramp up by 11th grade. Read on for a timeline of the college search-andapplication process to help keep you on track.

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tudents can often become overwhelmed when beginning their college search. There are so many options, and every college website brags about rankings, diversity and a beautiful campus. Students often end up choosing a school based on its reputation or how they feel when they’re on campus, rather than making a decision that is really right for them. Before jumping into college research, think about your strengths, weaknesses, interests and long-term goals. Do you want to be in an intimate environment where it’s easy to get to know peers and professors, or do you prefer a large campus with lots of new people and opportunities? Does a broad, liberal-arts


COLLEGE APPLICATION TIMELINE SUMMER BEFORE JUNIOR YEAR Begin taking notes on potential colleges and careers you want to research. Get a summer job or volunteer. Getting that kind of experience can help you learn what you'd like to do as a future career. Take note of what you enjoy and what you don’t. Talk to your parents about the financial plan for college. How much will they pay? How much should you contribute? Start a savings account to pay for textbooks and school supplies. Decide whether you’ll be taking the ACT, the SAT or both. If you plan to take the SAT, you should take the PSAT first. Research available scholarships or grants. Places that may offer scholarships include a parent’s employer, your school, your church and local businesses or community centers. Search online as well.

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FALL Meet with your guidance counselor, who can offer advice and tips on how to choose a major or career. Counselors also typically have information about scholarships. Take the PSAT, which is typically scheduled in October. Use the results to identify your strengths and weaknesses. Schedule trips to visit colleges. Visit while classes are in session to get a more complete picture. WINTER/SPRING Study for and take the SAT or the ACT. 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. Continue to visit colleges and narrow your list. The length of your final list will vary depending on the schools you want and the amount you can afford to spend on application fees. You should be prepared to apply to between three and eight schools. BY THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR YOU SHOULD HAVE ... Taken the SAT or ACT for the first time. Created a list of colleges that interest you.

Visited colleges and eliminated any that weren’t a good fit. Begun to consider possible college majors and careers. SUMMER Visit colleges that you were not able to get to during the school year. Try to visit every college you are considering at least once. Narrow your list of schools. Get a summer job and save for textbooks and other college expenses. Also, continue your scholarship search. Keep your skills sharp. You may want to continue studying for the ACT or SAT, or sign up for a test-prep class or tutoring. Make a list of people who can give you letters of recommendation for scholarships and college applications.

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FALL The fall of your senior year is a busy time; you’ll begin applying to schools, and you’ll be studying for the SAT or ACT. Meet with your guidance counselor to make sure you’re on track, and keep a calendar of deadlines. Another thing: Will you be applying anywhere for early decision/early action — where schools accept you before the traditional deadline? If so, you may have to complete your application by October or November. SEPTEMBER Assemble your final list of colleges. Ideally, it should include at least two safety schools, two or three good-fit schools and one or two reach schools. Request letters of recommendation and work on your application essays. OCTOBER 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 is scheduled in September, October and December. Apply for scholarships. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can now be submitted as early as Oct. 1 your senior year. (For more on this, see the story on page 8.) This earlier date allows you more time to prepare your finances and gives colleges more time to prepare financial aid packages. If you want grants or loans from the government, submit the FAFSA as early as you can.

To help you choose the right college, use a variety of sources. NOVEMBER If you are applying for early decision/ early action, your application will need to be ready by November or earlier. You should receive notice in December on whether you were accepted. If you are not accepted, you'll have time to apply to other schools. DECEMBER Most college applications are due in December or January. BY THE END OF YOUR FALL SEMESTER YOU SHOULD HAVE ... Taken the SAT or ACT and sent scores to all your colleges of interest. Applied to your list of colleges. Applied for scholarships. Submitted the FAFSA. WINTER/SPRING MARCH Most schools want to receive your FAFSA information by March 1. The federal deadline is June 30, but many states have earlier deadlines. APRIL Acceptance letters and financial aid offers begin arriving in April. MAY Most schools have enrollment deadlines of May 1. Contact your chosen college and make any necessary payments at this time. Graduate strong! Yes, your grades still count even after you have been accepted to college. BY THE END OF YOUR SPRING SEMESTER YOU SHOULD HAVE ... Received and compared financial aid offers from colleges that accepted you. Decided on the best college offer. Accepted the offer and enrolled in college! Carly Stockwell is the content and media director for College Factual (collegefactual.com), a website that helps students make better decisions about where to go to college.

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Money matters Fill out the FAFSA to get started on financial aid

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he key to financial aid for college lies in five simple letters: FAFSA. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (fafsa.ed.gov) helps the federal government determine how much financial aid a student should receive — and how much his or her family will be expected to pay (the expected family contribution, or EFC) — based on the family’s financial situation. Every student heading for college who wants aid must complete the online form. Colleges use the EFC — calculated from figures provided from parents’ tax returns — to calculate how much financial aid to offer a specific student. The package will typically offer a variety of grants, scholarships and loans. You and your family can begin filling out a FAFSA for the 2017-18 school year beginning Oct. 1, and the sooner you begin the process, the better. Some schools want FAFSA information as 8

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early as February, and some grants are available only on a first-come, firstserved basis. The easiest way to complete the FAFSA is to plug in information from a current tax return, but if your parents don’t want to do their taxes in January, you can complete an estimated FAFSA using the previous year’s tax return. You can update your FAFSA once the current tax year’s IRS forms are complete. If your parents are divorced, only report the finances of the parent with whom you lived for most of the year. If you also live with a stepparent, his or her income would count as well. Note that every $10,000 increase in parent income can cause about a $3,000 decrease in need-based financial aid. But be careful as you (or your parents) transfer the information. Mistakes can cost you. The FAFSA, for example, asks for a family’s adjusted gross income (AGI), not total income — two different

figures on the tax return. The lower your family’s AGI, the Use the IRS better your chances Data Retrieval of receiving aid. Make Tool (fafsa. sure your family ed.gov/help/ takes full advantage irshlp9.htm) of tax deductions for to simplify the items such as health application savings accounts process. and other medical expenses, charitable donations and interest. You do get a chance to correct mistakes made on the FAFSA once you receive your final Student Aid Report; however, you cannot make updates if your circumstances have changed. That’s the drawback to using tax information on the FAFSA, and it’s not one that’s easily overcome. Last year’s tax return shows schools how your family fared the year before, which may not reflect changes in your family’s

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TYPES OF FINANCIAL AID • Grants and scholarships Money that does not have to be repaid. It can come from the federal government (Pell grants are one example), the school itself (usually in the form of merit-based scholarships) or other independent sources. • Work-study Paid part-time work on campus made available to students with financial need. Not all schools participate in this program. • Loans Money that must be paid back.

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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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You can, and should, negotiate with the school to get a better deal, whether that be more grants and fewer loans, or more aid in general to cover the gap.

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circumstances. How do you show the financial impact of a sudden job loss or unexpected expenses such as medical bills that may have sapped your family’s resources? There is nothing you can do to report this issue on the FAFSA itself. You’ll have to call the financial aid office at the school you plan on attending to let them know of any major changes in your life — a death or divorce in the family, a change in the number of household members who are in college, etc. The financial aid office may be able to make “professional judgment” changes to information on the FAFSA, and adjust your EFC accordingly. You may be asked for additional proof or to complete another form. This is usually not a quick process, but the effort can be well worth it. Even if your financial circumstance does not change, your financial aid package is not set in stone. It would be nice if all schools actually met your full financial need, but they often do not. You can, and should, negotiate with the school to get a better deal, whether that be more grants and fewer loans, or more aid in general to cover the gap. This can be a great time to show the college why you would be a great fit, or to ask the school’s financial aid office to meet or exceed a financial aid offer from a competing institution.

• Federal Low-interest rate loans (currently 3.76 percent for undergraduate students) from the federal government that do not require a credit check. Repayment begins after graduation, but can be delayed or amounts lowered if the loan recipient has financial issues.


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Private student loans: Should you or shouldn’t you get one? BY SUSAN TOMPOR

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times, families look for a private loan to fill a gap. But some families are shopping around for better rates, too, as they’re borrowing more money to pay for college. Could some get a better rate on a private loan than a federal loan? Well, it depends. More than 90 percent of new student loans are made through the federal student loan program. But lenders argue that there’s more room for growth with private student loans — particularly if creditworthy borrowers shop around. The trick: Carefully study your options. “It’s not uncommon for a student or parent to apply for the first loan that

markets to them,” says Mark Kantrowitz, publisher and vice president of strategy for Cappex.com, a college search website. But trying to shop for the least expensive student loan option can be challenging. Here are points to consider:

Mom and Dad — or another relative — may need to be on board. Pitches for private student loans are sent directly to students, but the odds of a student being approved for a private loan on his or her own are slim. “Most of the students have to have a co-signer,” says Cheryl Whitman, assistant director of Michigan State University’s office of financial aid.

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igh school grads only need to check the mailbox to find offers for private student loans. And given the round of rate hikes for college tuition for the 2016-17 school year, those promotional mailings are likely to get a lot more tempting. “It’s time to talk about paying for college,” reads a letter from Sallie Mae, for example. “You can borrow smarter with the Smart Option Student Loan.” But what does it take to borrow smart? Certainly more than swinging at the first pitch. Private student loan season hits early in the summer, often after colleges have spelled out what kind of grants, scholarships and federal loans are being offered to students. Many


Typical rising freshmen or sophomores aren’t going to have the credit history needed to get a private student loan on their own. A co-signer with healthy credit can help obtain a lower rate. About 90 percent of Sallie Mae student loans have co-signers. About 30 percent of the co-signers for the Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loans are someone other than parents, says Richard Castellano, vice president of corporate communications for the popular lender, which has provided loans to more than 30 million students.

Just because you receive an offer for a private student loan doesn’t mean you’ll get the money. Private student loans involve risk-based pricing — much like a car loan or a mortgage, where you get a better rate if you’ve got a better credit history. The average FICO score for borrowers for the Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan, for example, is 748. The lender uses a custom scorecard to judge a borrower’s ability to pay, financial stability and willingness to repay. About 40 percent of applications for the Sallie Mae Smart Option student loan are approved. The average loan amount is $10,000.

You can save by shopping around, but know what you’re buying first. Rates on private student loans are wide-ranging, again, depending on creditworthiness. Variable rates for private undergraduate student loans can range from around 2.5 percent to nearly 10 percent. Fixed rates can range from around 5.25 percent to nearly 12 percent. Brendan Coughlin, president of consumer lending for Providence, R.I.-based Citizens Bank, says students should tap into free money first, including scholarships, college savings and subsidized student loans. But, he says, borrowers with good or excellent credit should check out more than one private student loan lender and compare those rates with what they’d pay for federal student loans. The average loan amount for a private student loan through Citizens Bank is around $14,000. The cost of higher education has been outpacing wage growth and inflation, so more families need to borrow

more money for college, says Coughlin. He thinks more families should be shopping around but just take the federal loans presented in award letters instead. It can be difficult for a borrower to comparison-shop private student loans. “For example, a lender might offer a seemingly low fixed rate by limiting the repayment term to just five years,” says Cappex.com’s Kantrowitz. So pay attention when looking at a

All student loans are not the same; each type has advantages. The interest rates for new federal student loans issued July 1 or after will be 3.76 percent for undergraduate Stafford loans, 5.31 percent for graduate Stafford loans, 6.31 percent for Parent PLUS and Grad PLUS loans. Those rates apply to new loans issued through June 30, 2017. Kantrowitz notes that parents who have very good or excellent credit might want to review private parent

Students should tap into free money first, including scholarships, college savings and subsidized student loans. — BRENDAN COUGHLIN, president of consumer lending for Citizens Bank

private student loan; see whether the repayment is five years, 10 years or 15 years. Make sure you understand what’s a fixed rate and what’s a variable rate. A variable rate is often pegged to rate indexes, such as LIBOR, and would go up over time, as interest rates climb. Lenders in the private student loan space include: Discover, PNC and others. Some companies, such as Wells Fargo, offer a discount on rates if the borrower already has a relationship with the lender. Some loans, like the Smart Option Loan, offer a lower rate to borrowers who agree to make payments while in school.

TOP TIPS ON PRIVATE LOANS Things you need to know before applying for a private student loan: • If you qualify for a federal private student loan at 4 percent, it's a better deal than a PLUS loan at 6.31 percent. • Private student loans are marketed in the summer before the first tuition bills are due in August. • Private student loans can offer better rates for those with very good to excellent credit.

loans that are less expensive than the federal Parent PLUS loan but often more expensive than the federal Stafford loan for students. If you qualify for a private loan at 3.5 percent to 5 percent, it’s a better deal for you than a Parent PLUS loan at 6.31 percent. Jennifer Wang, director of the Washington, D.C., office of the advocacy group the Institute for College Access and Success, says she’s concerned that some borrowers do not take full advantage of federal student loans before taking out private loans. A family that doesn’t fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid would not have access to federal loans and grants. FAFSA is required for all federal education loans, including the federal parent PLUS loan. It’s good to know that federal student loans for undergraduate students do not take into account one’s credit history. So if you have an iffy history, you’re probably better off with a federal loan. The federal parent PLUS loan will take into account a credit history. Another advantage: The federal Stafford loans do not require co-signers. There is one drawback: Private loans typically do not offer income-driven repayment plans, as are offered with federal student loans. But some private loans will offer some repayment breaks and loan modification programs on request.

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Students and schools adapt to the changes in the new SAT BY LAUTARO GRINSPAN

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Board President David Coleman took the helm in 2012), it was unclear how the test would actually be received. Concerned parties included students, but also other key players in the testing industry, from test-preparation companies and college admissions officials to the SAT’s longtime rival, the ACT. Since the new SAT’s launch, the College Board has come to one important conclusion: Students like the test. A survey administered to 8,089 students who took the SAT in March shows mostly positive reactions. Seventy-one percent of students thought the test reflected what they’re learning in school. And by a 6-to-1 margin, students said they preferred the new format to its predecessor. The change in format took place as the SAT continues to fall behind the ACT in terms of number of tests administered (the ACT has been on top since 2012). In the 2014-15 school year, the most recent data available, the ACT notched about 225,000 more test takers. Because colleges usually accept scores from either exam, personal preference dictates who takes which test. The ACT has been keeping a close eye on the new SAT, but ACT officials don’t anticipate an update of their product. “Generally, (the SAT) has not and will not have an impact on the path we are on,” says Paul Weeks, senior vice president of client relations at ACT. “Actually, the College Board’s decision to revise the SAT so that it is more reflective of what students learn in the classroom is long overdue.” It certainly doesn’t hurt that, at a time

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t was out with the old and in with the new for SAT test takers in March, when the retooled version of the college entrance exam made its debut. Gone were the obscure vocabulary section, the 2,400-point scale, the guessing penalty and the mandatory 25-minute essay. The new SAT, a more contemporarily styled test, aims to measure students’ core skills, from interpreting charts and analyzing evidence to solving math problems through algebra. The College Board, the corporation behind the SAT, hopes to test students’ knowledge, not their mastery of testing tips and tricks. “The redesigned SAT is focused on the skills and knowledge that evidence shows matter most for college and career success, and better reflects what students are learning in class,” says Maria Eugenia Alcón-Heraux, the College Board’s media relations director. “The test is clear and open, with full test specifications available online, and useful, because everything students encounter on this exam should be widely applicable to their work in college and career-training opportunities.” Along with the change in format also came a partnership with the nonprofit Khan Academy, a move aimed at leveling the playing field by providing students of all socio-economic backgrounds with free online tutorials for SAT prep. Despite the meticulousness with which the SAT overhaul was planned (the new format has been in the works since College


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of SAT experimentation and ACT consistency, the ACT’s numbers are going up. “The ACT offers continuity to states, districts and schools in terms of comparative student performance data and longitudinal value of scores,” says Weeks. “ACT experienced increased test date volumes in April and June (in comparison to 2015), but we have no data on SAT volumes and no evidence yet to suggest that ACT volume was impacted by the redesigned SAT.” College admissions officials are among those who will be affected by the redesigned test; they’ll need to develop a solid understanding of what scores on the new SAT mean when it comes time to make admission decisions. To help reduce confusion, the College Board has made available tables that provide quick comparisons between new and old SAT scores. “We will not have any problems comparing new test scores with old ones,” says John Barnhill, assistant vice president for enrollment management at Florida State University. “This is not the first time test scores have changed, so we are somewhat used to it. The biggest transition issue will be for students and parents, as the new scores will not mean the same thing as the old ones. ... This shift might be problematic for determining bragging rights.” At Fordham University, the

“The redesigned SAT is focused on the skills and knowledge that evidence shows matter most for college and career success.” — MARIA EUGENIA ALCÓN-HERAUX, College Board media relations director

admissions office is also confident it will be able to adapt well to the change. “Any time there is a change such as this, we expect there to be a learning curve,” says Patricia Peek, director of undergraduate admission. “Hopefully with the concordance tables and future studies, we will have the information we need to make thoughtful decisions.” Peek added that she expects to see more applications to Fordham with ACT scores as a result of the SAT update. “In the past, we have received more SATs than ACTs but the number of ACTs submitted has been growing year over year. As the ACT did not undergo a major change this year, we do expect to see that trend continue as students may have opted for a test that they were more familiar (with),” she says.

For the huge test-prep industry, which reached $12 billion in 2014, a change in testing format means that tutoring materials, practice tests and lessons must be updated as well. For test-prep company Revolution Prep, getting students ready for the new SAT took some extra effort, but the organization says it had no trouble accepting the change. “While we did have to overhaul our curriculum tools and our teacher training, this change was welcomed, as it aligned well with our focus on improving a student’s core proficiency,” says Julie Montero, vice president of marketing. Gabriel Lozano and Julia Haack are rising high school seniors in south Florida who decided to try both SATs. Lozano likes the new version better; it’s more concise and you don’t have to spend as much time reading instructions, he says. Haack also prefers the new SAT. “The old SAT had many weird vocabulary words that you can only know if you purposely studied them,” she says. “And students were only given ... 30 minutes to do the essay and I felt like it evaluated students’ ability to write quickly rather than their ability to write well.” Lautaro Grinspan is a senior at Northeastern University.

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1. LOCATION

OK, so location is important. Many students limit their search to the colleges near their hometown. There is nothing wrong with this approach, and it may actually be the best one for many people (in fact, it could even be cheaper, given the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition prices). But there’s more to consider than just how easy it will be for you to take your laundry home on the weekends. For some students, the campus and the area around the school are just as important as the educational aspects of the school itself. Are you (or do you want to be) a surfer, hiker, fan of museums or an urbanite? You may never again get the chance to live in New York City, by the beach or in the mountains. Pick a place you’ll want to explore. Family and friends may also be a factor. Do you want to be close to them or far away? You’ll meet many new people, but you may want to return to familiar folks sometimes. Will it be a short drive or a long flight? Think about a sweet spot: close enough to get home every once in a while, but not so near that your parents will drop in every weekend.

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spend $100,000 more on your education to only be able to make another $1,000 a year? At that rate, you won’t break even until a century on the job. Get your degree as inexpensively as you can. Don’t spend your career weighed down by student debt that might take years to pay off. Look at the average starting and midcareer salaries for your chosen major; compare that to the price of the school you’re considering. Then look at the other costs you’ll incur (room and board, food, books, etc.). Factor in the amount of financial aid you’ll receive. What school and major will get you financially clear the fastest?

3. MAJOR

For your whole life, if you’re lucky, your talent and passion have pointed you in one direction. You want to be a marine biologist, writer, teacher or personal trainer. You know what you need to learn. You just need the right education. Research will tell you what schools specialize and excel at your field, but you’ll need to look closer. Visit campuses and meet with faculty. See the classrooms and labs where you’ll be working. Talk to the people you’ll be working with and learning from. Does this feel like a place where you’ll be successful? Are these the types of teachers from whom you’ll learn best? Don’t know what you want to major in? Most students don’t during their first year. But campus visits and interviews can help you get an idea of what topics interest you and whether or not the school can fill a variety of educational needs once you make up your mind.

4. SOCIAL LIFE

It’s OK to consider this. For all the work you’ll be doing, you’ll want to be able to play. Make sure

the school you choose has an environment you’ll enjoy. For now, learning and having fun are your two biggest priorities. So pick a school with a rowdy sports program and be one of tens of thousands of crazy football fans. Join a fraternity or sorority. Get involved in arts or theater, or work on a campus publication. One other thing to consider: The friends you make outside the classroom could turn into your most trusted business connections as well. You’ll want a place where you feel like you’ll click.

5. PRESTIGE

We’d like to say that prestige doesn’t matter, but for some, it may matter a lot. At job interviews, social gatherings and class reunions, you can make an impact with a well-known alma mater that can open doors, create connections and present opportunities that the average college diploma may not. Beyond that, is prestige important? That depends on you. If an elite university degree leaves you deeply in debt, think about whether it will actually lead to a higher salary (or even a job). A more affordable school may be a better choice in the long run. And will you enjoy it while you’re there? Is four or more years immersed in a high-pressure, highfalutin academic culture what you want? It’s not for everyone. Take a balanced approach to picking a school. Look at all the angles. Consider the practical and the spiritual. In the end, none of it can be completely quantified. It’s your life. Do what feels right. David Klenda is a College Factual correspondent.

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eing successful in your career begins with choosing the right major. You want your skills and knowledge to be in great demand when you graduate. College Factual has rounded up five of the hottest majors to study this year, based on data from the U.S. Department of Education and the online benefits research website Payscale. These majors are rising in popularity, and also have good career and salary outcomes for graduates. These five majors are hot not just because of their projected future, but because students have also made them popular. The number of diplomas handed out in these fields has increased over the past several years. That means more opportunity but also more competition. You’ll need to stand out in the crowd, but it will be a prosperous crowd.

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A major in public health combines knowledge in medical care with civics, education and communication. Making the most of government programs, understanding the insurance system and transferring this knowledge to the public are also paramount. The percentage of students graduating with public health degrees is up 8 percent over the past six years. Average starting salary is $41,000. Public health majors earn about $77,000 in the middle of their careers. This major opens doors for a range of careers, including occupational health technician, health services manager and epidemiologist. Wherever you land, you’ll be helping people get better medical care and live healthier lives. One of the best schools to pursue this major as an undergraduate degree is the University of CaliforniaBerkeley. The school has always been at the forefront of serving people, shifting the status quo and thinking creatively while educating the nation’s finest. The University of Southern California and Johns Hopkins University are second and third on College Factual’s list.

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Chemical engineers take great ideas and turn them into great products. They connect scientific innovation to full-scale manufacturing and produce food, medicine, cosmetics and much more. They make existing products more affordable, safer and better. The field combines math, materials science, computer

science, engineering and biochemistry. Graduations in chemical engineering have increased 7 percent over the last six years. The average starting salary is more than $64,000 and midcareer pay is more than $109,000 annually. The bulk of current chemical engineers are nearing retirement age, so the field is in need of younger workers. The emerging world of nanotechnology will require an army of creative new engineers. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is College Factual’s top choice for this major. MIT believes not only in the scientific aspects of chemical engineering, but also its students’ responsibility to improve the world with their abilities. The California Institute of Technology, which hates to be outdone by MIT, and Georgia Tech are second and third on the list.

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Computer science covers a wide and fundamental range of topics, including the building blocks of software and the mechanical elements of computing. The streaming music in your car and the refrigerator that tells you when you’re low on milk would be impossible without computer science. Even students who are pursuing other majors often benefit from taking a few computer science courses during their undergraduate studies. Graduations in computer science have increased by 6 percent over the last six years. The average starting salary is more than $53,000 and midcareer pay is nearly $95,000. Possible careers include Web developer, computer programmer and information security

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analyst. As individuals become increasingly reliant on computer technology for work, health and safety, the field of computer science is expected to continue to grow. MIT is the No. 1 school in the major; computer science is the school’s largest department. Stanford University and the University of California-Los Angeles are ranked second and third.

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CIS covers every aspect of sharing information in the modern sense. Students in this field not only master the hardware and software involved, but also understand how to apply the technology to business.

They are problem-solvers, teachers and heroes to anyone who just can’t get their machines to work right. Computer networks connect every aspect of life and business and you can be at the heart of it. This field scarcely existed two decades ago and shows no sign of slowing. Jobs for CIS managers are predicted to grow by 15 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Graduations in this major are up 5 percent over the last six years. CIS majors average $49,000 at the beginning of their careers and earn nearly $86,000 annually at midcareer. They work as software developers, network architects and database administrators. New Jersey Institute

of Technology is the top-ranked school in the field, led by alumnus and tech entrepreneur Ying Wu. The NJIT College of Computing Sciences is now named after him for what he has done to expand networks across the globe. The California Institute of Technology and Georgia Tech are second and third.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Mechanical engineering is far from new; you can’t build a catapult or a chariot without it. Modern mechanical engineers are building cleaner power plants, more efficient engines, advanced robots and more. If you loved tinkering in the shop and crafting stuff as a kid, this field is for you. Combine

computer science, physics and problem solving to build the future bigger, better and cooler. This field will experience a 5 percent growth in employment over the next decade, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number of graduates in the field has increased by 5 percent over the last six years. Average starting salary is $58,000 and midcareer pay is more than $96,000. Careers include metallurgist, aerospace technician and nuclear engineer. MIT is the top-ranked school in the major because of its broad range of brilliant faculty and fearless pursuit of creative thinking. Georgia Tech and Stevens Institute of Technology rank second and third.

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Different worlds Colleges seek to bring more diversity to campus BY ALEXANDRA SAMUELS

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rethinking how we do what we do,” says Rumay Alexander, director of multicultural affairs at UNC’s school of nursing and a special assistant to the chancellor focusing on diversity issues. “Fostering conditions of human flourishing, vibrant classrooms and campus environment across our academic disciplines is daily work for us. ... Diversity without inclusivity lacks actions (and that represents) missed opportunities.” Examples of actions taken by UNC include events where students can learn about and celebrate various cultures. For low-income students, it set up the Carolina Covenant program, which helps eligible students graduate debtfree. The college has also introduced programs that teach diverse histories, including the Black and Blue Tour, a

“Difference comes in much broader terms than just race. There are many other ways in which we differ.” — RUMAY ALEXANDER, special assistant to the chancellor at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

walking tour of UNC’s black history. “We’re expanding the definition of diversity and inclusion on campus because often there’s too narrow a definition of diversity,” Alexander says. “Difference comes in much broader terms than just race. There are many other ways in which we differ.”

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t many colleges, there’s been an ongoing conversation about diversity — specifically, how to incorporate more low-income, firstgeneration ethnic and racially diverse students. Schools are hoping to create opportunities to expose students and faculty to a breadth of perspectives they couldn’t find otherwise. One school doing a particularly good job of devoting resources to increasing diversity efforts is The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Over the past few years, UNC has channeled $1.8 million into changing the way introductory science courses are taught, using more non-traditional methods so that students who might not respond to lecture-based teaching have a better chance of success. “Here at Carolina, we are always


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In January, for example, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation released a report on socioeconomic diversity among America’s top colleges and universities. The report found that 72 percent of students at the most competitive institutions come from the wealthiest 25 percent of the population, while only 3 percent come from families with the lowest income. “All this stuff about schools trying to enroll these low-income, diverse kids is blather,” says Harold Levy, executive director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. “Diverse kids are critical to American growth, and by not ensuring that they succeed, we’re disadvantaging the country.” While socioeconomic diversity was the focus of their research, diversity across all areas — race, opinions,

political party affiliation, diversity among students and faculty, etc. — has become increasingly important. The last few years have shown that when colleges choose not to confront these issues, there can be consequences. One of the more notable examples occurred at the University of Missouri last November, where a series of mishandled racial incidents on campus — including a swastika drawn on a dorm wall using human feces — caused football players to go on strike. More than 30 players on the Southeastern Conference team refused to participate in games or practices until University of Missouri System president Tim Wolfe resigned, which he did on Nov. 9. “To be in the room with the athletes as they planned to use their voice to advocate for their needs will be a moment I’ll never forget,” says Reuben Faloughi, a fourth-year doctoral student. “Those athletes have changed the face of collegiate athletics and I think the NCAA, athletic departments and universities will need to prioritize the needs of marginalized groups.” Marshall Reid, a third-year journalism major, agrees: “I feel that the protesters … have made a change on campus. People across the nation heard about what happened at Mizzou and the university took a significant hit to enrollment.” (The university has said that

enrollment is down for 2016-17, and that the controversy was one of the factors.) Faloughi says that his campus is predominantly white and male across both students and faculty. Does he consider the campus diverse? That depends on what type of diversity one is referring to, he says. “The issue is (that) people don’t recognize and validate (other) people’s differences that makes it feel like a welcoming community,” Faloughi says. For students wondering whether a campus is inclusive, Levy recommends researching and asking questions. “Ask the question of the college: What percentage of minority kids graduate? What percentage of kids of poverty or kids who have financial need graduate? And are those numbers comparable to the rest of the campus?” Levy says. “It’s not just a question of ‘Can I get in to a certain university?’ but also a question of ‘Can I get through it?’” Levy says colleges looking to increase diversity can do more to attract and graduate minority and diverse kids. Schools can “have programs that encourage diverse kids to visit the campus. … If we don’t advance this extraordinary wealth of kids who have the potential to be great, we’re shooting ourselves in the foot.” Alexandra Samuels is a senior at The University of Texas at Austin.

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All in good faith Is a religious college right for you? BY OONA GOODIN-SMITH

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the same things I do. We don’t drink, we don’t smoke, and I feel very at home.” Safsten says at BYU, the largest religious university in the U.S., religion plays into daily life “quite extensively.” All students are expected to follow an honor code that mandates a dress code, church service attendance and refraining from cursing, premarital

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sex and alcohol and tobacco use in concordance with Mormon practices. “I love my university and people are very kind,” she says. “It’s important to be prepared that people will think a certain way here, but I certainly love it. It’s also a great education; there are many opportunities to study internationally.” “I think it’s a common misconception that because a school is religious, it’s not very academically rigorous and that faith and science are not compatible,” says Ellens. “Students should understand that our education is taught through a faith-based lens, but that doesn’t mean we don’t enforce academics.” In fact, for Victoria Franso, the decision to transfer from Oakland University, a secular school in

Rochester, Mich., to Chicago’s DePaul, the nation’s largest Catholic university, was an academic one. “They had a great public relations program,” she says. “I don’t notice a ton of difference (between secular and religious college) daily, honestly. We talk more about faith here, but it’s in the context of all religions, not just Catholic. I’ve learned a lot about other faiths, which is something you don’t (always) talk about at a public university.” According to its website, DePaul is home to 15 non-Catholic religious organizations, including Jewish and Muslim groups. The school has also been recognized for its openness to LGBT students, even though the church considers homosexual sex to be a sin. However, diversity is not always prevalent in faith-based schools, says Kyle McCall, a recent graduate of Concordia University in Texas. While McCall chose Concordia because of its location and Lutheran affiliation, he was disappointed by the “sameness," he says. "You don’t get to meet as many people with different views and backgrounds, and it’s just not as intellectually fulfilling as living in a diverse world,” he says. “It is really important to know what you’re getting into,” says Purdue. When she was weighing her college options, she found that talking with current students gave her a better idea of what to expect from life at Rochester College. “You can really connect with others on a deeper level if you are spiritual, but there are stricter rules, so like anything, it’s important to do your research.” Oona Goodin-Smith is a recent graduate of Oakland University.

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hen investing in a college education, many factors can contribute to students finding the best fit. For some, selecting a school is all about keeping the faith — the religious faith, that is. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there are more than 880 faith-based higher education institutions in the United States, colleges where students can have both an academic and religious experience. “I knew I wanted to strengthen my faith and pursue musical theater,” says Jadera Purdue, a sophomore at Rochester College, a Christian school in Rochester, Mich. “This gave me the opportunity to do both.” Tim Ellens, director of communications at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., says, “As a faithbased institution, we hope to create an environment that integrates faith and learning for our students in and out of the classroom.” But, says Ellens, “not all faith-based colleges are created alike.” According to CollegeView, a website that helps students find colleges, it’s important to take note of the differences in the various types of faith-based institutions, from the stricter traditional and nonevangelical institutions to faith-based colleges that may have been founded by a religious order but do not necessarily incorporate spirituality into daily campus life. For Katherine Safsten, a senior studying anthropology, attending an evangelical school like the Mormon-run Brigham Young University felt like a natural fit. “Being a Latter-day Saint, it’s nice to be in an LDS environment and surrounded by students who believe


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Fiona Waller, a Principia College senior dual-majoring in chemistry and educational studies, believes having strong mentors at an early age can help bridge the gap for women in STEM fields. That’s what pushed her into pursuing STEM. “I’ve wanted to do something in the sciences since having a really great teacher in middle school who encouraged me, especially as a woman, to pursue my interest,” Waller says. Having male allies, Waller says, can help push the movement forward as well. “If men don’t speak out on behalf of their co-workers, friends, daughters, then they are part of the problem,” Waller says. “For example, my dad has always been a huge supporter of me pursuing a degree in STEM. He works in a STEM industry, and has never put any limitations on me because of my gender. In fact, he’s encouraged me often because of my gender to pursue STEM and defy the stereotypes.”

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University of Iowa junior Maria Larraga, who’s studying biomedical engineering with a minor in math, believes teaching girls STEM activities early on can help encourage them to continue to study it in the future. “Boys are introduced to cars and machines and technology from a very young age. In high school, I felt that many girls did not take tech ed classes because they were dominated by male students and felt that those skills were not essential for females,” Larraga says. “So ... really encourage girls to take those classes and teach the boys that women can be just as good as them.” Overall, the tight-knit community she found among the female STEM majors has made her love her major even more. “I’ve found that women in STEM majors tend to get along well and form really close friendships, since there aren’t that many of us,” Larraga says. “Even though we’re a minority, a lot of student organizations have women in their executive boards. I think girls get more involved in the community, and so ... it doesn’t feel like we’re as outnumbered as we actually are.”

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Jelena Rosenberg, who graduated in the spring from the University of Michigan with a mechanical engineering degree, has always been interested in STEM activities, and says while she feels for the most part her gender doesn’t make a difference, it is still a factor. “I was brought up to believe that women can do anything that men can, but occasionally, studying and interning in a field with fewer than 20 percent women has made me very aware of my gender,” Rosenberg says. “I found this to be especially true in a plant work environment, when I was one of a few women on the shop floor. I constantly felt the need to prove myself in order to stand out, and it sometimes seemed that people presumed that I represented all women in my position when I acted. If I made a mistake, it was not me making a mistake, it was a woman making a mistake. I felt pressure to perform well in order to positively represent my gender.”

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“Having a STEM mentor or role model while young women are transitioning from childhood to adolecscence is crucial ...” — JELENA ROSENBERG, University of Michigan graduate

Rosenberg, who plans to return to Michigan for a graduate degree in biomedical engineering, never experienced any blatant sexism in any of her classes, but ran into more subtle problems. She believes that the best way to combat microaggressions and encourage more women to pursue STEM fields is to introduce them to STEM activities at a young age — as her father did with her — and have more female mentors. “Oftentimes, young girls are just as

interested in science as young boys,” Rosenberg says. “The gap comes in adolescence, when young women begin to feel societal pressure to avoid STEM fields. I believe that having a STEM mentor or role model while young women are transitioning from childhood to adolescence is crucial to preserving their interest in STEM fields.” Emma Kinery is a junior at the University of Michigan.

TOP 5 STEM SCHOOLS FOR WOMEN

If you’re a young woman who wants to enter a STEM field — science, technology, engineering or math — consider one of these five colleges. All have a friendly and supportive atmosphere for women interested in STEM careers. College Factual used data from the U.S. Department of Education to rank these schools on their overall quality when it comes to education, and by how well the schools are doing in attracting and graduating women in STEM majors. Some of the other factors that were taken into consideration included graduation rates, student loan default rates and the average salaries of graduates. College Factual also looked at the number of female students and professors at the school, as well as the growth in the number of women who have graduated from STEM programs in the past eight years. 1. Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, Calif. Harvey Mudd is primarily a STEM school

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with a mission to equip engineers, scientists and mathematicians with technical skills as well as knowledge and understanding of the humanities. Professors are tasked with educating the whole person and encouraging experiential and interdisciplinary learning. The college has made an effort to increase the number of women graduating with STEM majors, which has increased 3 percent between 2008 and 2014. Overall, College Factual ranks the college 15th, with top majors including computer and information science, mathematics and physics. Students learn in an environment that is 46 percent female students and 52 percent female faculty. 2. Olin College of Engineering, Needham, Mass. Olin College is a small school that specializes in engineering. The college is ideal for those who are looking for a supportive college with depth in engineering. Students can do research on campus and with other institutions. The number of women graduating with STEM majors at Olin has increased 1.3 percent from 2008 to 2014. The college is ranked 18th

in the nation, according to College Factual’s quality rankings, and is 48 percent female. 3. University of Southern California, Los Angeles USC’s number of female STEM graduates increased 1 percent from 2008 to 2014, and the student body is more than 50 percent female. The university is ranked 23rd overall, with computer science and industrial engineering among the highest-ranking majors. In 2000, USC began the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program with a goal of increasing the number of women in tenured faculty positions at the school. Since that time, USC has more than tripled the number of female faculty. The school is dedicated to developing a supportive environment for both men and women in STEM fields. 4. California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. Caltech is ranked 16th overall; one of its highestranked majors is computer and information sciences. The number of women with STEM degrees has increased 1 percent between 2008 and 2014. The campus is 36.4 percent female students while

the faculty is 40.5 percent female. Caltech has several programs available to support women and minorities. These include mentorships, discussion groups and networking groups. The university has an extremely low student-to-faculty ratio of 3-to-1, ensuring students get the support they need. Caltech’s mission is to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research and educate students to become creative problem-solvers. 5. Union College, Schenectady, N.Y. The number of female students graduating from STEM programs at Union College increased 2.3 percent between 2008 and 2014. The school is ranked 49th overall by College Factual. Known for its strong liberal arts programs, Union also has a number of STEM majors. Mechanical engineering is among the most popular majors. The campus is 46 percent female, and the faculty is 51 percent female. Students begin extensive research by sophomore year and have access to top-of-the-line scientific instruments. Kait Krolik is a College Factual correspondent.

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11. Based on type of school (public/private), tuition range, acceptance rate, College Factual quality ranking. Some factors are more highly weighted than others.

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College of William & Mary The College of Wooster Colorado College Colorado School of Mines 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 Earlham College Elizabethtown College Elon University Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Emerson College Emory University Fairfield University 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 Goucher College Grinnell College Gustavus Adolphus College Hamilton College

69 88 107 107 107 41 88 42 42 42 88 42 70 88 89 89 42 89 42 44 70 44 89 44 70 70 44 70 44 70 45 45 72 72 45 45 72 45 107 45 90 46 90 90 46

Hampden-Sydney College Hampshire College Hanover College Harvard University Harvey Mudd College Haverford College Hendrix College Hobart & William Smith Colleges Hofstra University Hope College Houghton College Howard University Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois State University Illinois Wesleyan University Indiana University Iowa State University Ithaca College James Madison University The Jewish Theological Seminary John Carroll University Johns Hopkins University Juniata College Kalamazoo College Kansas State University Kenyon College Kettering University Knox College La Salle University Lafayette College Lake Forest College Lawrence University Lebanon Valley College Lehigh University Lewis & Clark College Linfield College Louisiana State University Loyola Marymount University Loyola University Chicago Loyola University Maryland Luther College Macalester College Manhattan College Marist College Marquette University

72 46 91 46 107 46 72 46 47 91 47 47 91 91 91 91 92 47 72 47 92 48 48 92 92 93 93 93 48 48 93 93 49 49 107 108 74 108 93 49 94 94 49 49 94

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Adelphi University Agnes Scott College Alaska Pacific University Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Albion College Allegheny College American Jewish University American University Amherst College Arizona State University Assumption College Auburn University Augustana College Augustana University Austin College Azusa Pacific University Babson College Bard College Barnard College Bates College Baylor University Bellarmine University Beloit College Bennington College 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 Chapman University The Citadel Claremont McKenna College Clark University Clarkson University Clemson University Colby College Colgate University College of the Atlantic College of the Holy Cross The College of Idaho The College of New Jersey College of Saint Benedict


Martin Luther College Maryland Institute College of Art Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Maritime Academy McDaniel College MCPHS University Messiah College Miami University Michigan State University Michigan Technological University Middlebury College Millsaps College Missouri University of Science & Technology Molloy College Mount Holyoke College Muhlenberg College Nazareth College New College of Florida New Jersey Institute of Technology New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology New York University North Carolina State University Northeastern University Northwestern University Oberlin College Occidental College Ohio Northern University The Ohio State University Ohio University Ohio Wesleyan University Olin College of Engineering Oregon State University Pacific Lutheran University Penn State University Pepperdine University Pitzer College Point Loma Nazarene University Pomona College Pratt Institute Presbyterian College Princeton University Providence College Purdue University Quinnipiac University Reed College Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rhode Island School of Design Rhodes College Rice University Ripon College Roanoke College Rochester Institute of Technology Rollins College Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Rowan University Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Sacred Heart Major Seminary Sacred Heart University Saint Anselm College Saint John’s University Saint Joseph’s University Saint Louis University Saint Mary’s College Saint Mary’s College of California Saint Michael’s College Saint Vincent College Samford University Santa Clara University Scripps College Seattle Pacific University Seattle University Seton Hall University Sewanee-The University of the South

94 49 50 50 50 50 50 94 94 95 50 74 95 51 51 51 51 74 52 108 52 75 52 95 95 108 95 96 96 96 52 108 108 52 110 110 110 110 53 75 53 53 97 53 110 53 53 75 111 97 75 54 76 97 54 54 97 54 55 97 55 97 98 111 55 55 76 111 112 112 112 55 76

Siena College Simmons College Skidmore College Smith College Soka University of America Southern Methodist University Southwestern University Spelman College St. John’s College St. Lawrence University St. Louis College of Pharmacy 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 Environmental Science & Forestry Susquehanna University Swarthmore College Syracuse University Taylor University Temple University Texas A&M University Texas Christian University Thomas Aquinas College Transylvania University Trinity College Trinity University Tufts University Tulane University Tuskegee University Union College U.S. Air Force Academy U.S. Merchant Marine Academy U.S. Military Academy U.S. Naval Academy University at Albany University at Buffalo The University of Alabama University of Alaska Anchorage 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 The University of Chicago University of Cincinnati University of Colorado Boulder University of Connecticut University of Dayton University of Delaware University of Denver University of Florida 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

56 56 56 56 112 113 113 77 56 56 98 57 98 98 113 57 57 57 60 60 60 60 60 98 60 113 113 113 77 61 114 61 77 77 61 114 61 61 62 62 62 77 114 114 77 114 114 115 115 115 115 115 115 98 99 116 62 99 63 116 78 78 116 99 99 100 100 78 79 79 63 63 63

University of Miami University of Michigan University of Minnesota The University of Mississippi University of Missouri University of Nebraska-Lincoln The University of Nevada-Reno University of New Hampshire The University of New Mexico The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Carolina School of the Arts 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 University of the Sciences The University of Scranton University of South Carolina University of South Dakota University of Southern California 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-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 College Washington State University Washington University in St. Louis Wellesley College Wesleyan University West Virginia 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

79 100 100 79 100 100 116 63 117 79 79 102 102 117 117 117 63 64 117 118 118 80 64 118 119 64 64 80 102 119 102 80 119 119 119 64 80 120 102 120 65 102 80 65 65 82 82 82 103 82 103 65 84 66 120 103 66 66 84 66 120 103 66 121 121 121 121 67 84 67 103 67 67

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NORTHEAST

ADELPHI UNIVERSITY

ALBANY COLL. OF PHARM. & HEALTH SCI.

GARDEN CITY, NY

ALLEGHENY COLLEGE

MEADVILLE, PA

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

272 846 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

32

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

212 U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

26

STATE RANK

NA

STATE VALUE

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

170 U.S. RANK

94

U.S. VALUE

14

STATE RANK

8

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 5,617 Male/female ratio 30/70 Diversity index 2 % out of state 8.2 Location diversity index CType of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; psychology; business administration

ENROLLMENT Male/female ratio Diversity index % out of state Location diversity index Type of school Most popular majors: NA

1,083 NA NA NA NA Private

ENROLLMENT 2,087 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 3 % out of state 53.2 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; biology; natural resources conservation

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$30,300 $13,008 $34,662

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

1,583 67.4 20 570-650 500-610 500-600 23-28

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,857 % of applicants accepted 71.8 % of acceptees attending 17.2 Range SAT Math 520-630 Range SAT Reading 530-640 Range SAT Writing 510-640 Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: The College of Wooster; St. Olaf College; Hobart & William Smith Colleges

$32,380 $16,274 $39,254

NO. OF APPLICANTS 8,806 % of applicants accepted 72.4 % of acceptees attending 15.3 Range SAT Math 510-620 Range SAT Reading 500-600 Range SAT Writing 510-610 Range ACT Composite 19-24 Most similar schools: Seton Hall University; Hofstra University; Duquesne University

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

AMHERST COLLEGE

WASHINGTON, DC

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

133 783 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

5

STATE VALUE

ASSUMPTION COLLEGE

AMHERST , MA

WORCHESTER, MA

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

6

U.S. RANK

23

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

$41,970 $13,240 $32,918

3

STATE VALUE

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

281 249 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

26

STATE RANK

18

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 8,168 Male/female ratio 38/62 Diversity index 2 % out of state 96.9 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: International relations; business administration; political science/government

ENROLLMENT 1,910 Male/female ratio 52/48 Diversity index 1 % out of state 87.1 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; mathematics; English language/literature

ENROLLMENT 2,377 Male/female ratio 40/60 Diversity index 3 % out of state 32.5 Location diversity index C Type of school Private Most popular majors: Rehabilitation/therapeutic professions; biology; business administration

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$49,730 $15,010 $23,436

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

8,477 13.8 40 680-770 670-780 670-770 30-34

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,402 % of applicants accepted 81.3 % of acceptees attending 16 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: The University of Scranton; Xavier University; Providence College

$42,556 $16,683 $38,630

NO. OF APPLICANTS 15,119 % of applicants accepted 45.8 % of acceptees attending 25.8 Range SAT Math 560-660 Range SAT Reading 590-680 Range SAT Writing 580-670 Range ACT Composite 26-30 Most similar schools: The George Washington University; Georgetown University; Fordham University

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$35,510 $13,064 $30,893


NORTHEAST

BABSON COLLEGE

WELLESLEY, MA

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

57

U.S. RANK

Spring on the Adelphi University campus, by student Rochile Khan.

BARD COLLEGE

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

159 803 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

21

STATE RANK

66

STATE VALUE

104 843 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

16

STATE RANK

68

STATE VALUE

8

STATE RANK

29

STATE VALUE

2,199 NA NA NA NA Private

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$46,784 $16,778 $33,094

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

6,199 26.3 31 610-710 570-660 580-670 26-30

BATES COLLEGE

NEW YORK, NY

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

U.S. VALUE

ENROLLMENT Male/female ratio Diversity index % out of state Location diversity index Type of school Most popular majors: NA

BARNARD COLLEGE

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, NY

572

LEWISTON, ME

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

34

U.S. RANK

299 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

4

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,215 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 3 % out of state 74.3 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Social sciences; fine/studio arts; English language/literature

ENROLLMENT 2,696 Male/female ratio 0/100 Diversity index 1 % out of state 72.6 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; English language/literature; economics

ENROLLMENT 1,920 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 3 % out of state 89 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; political science/government; psychology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$49,226 $15,868 $33,584

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

6,960 44.6 18 NA NA NA NA

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,676 % of applicants accepted 23.8 % of acceptees attending 45.9 Range SAT Math 620-710 Range SAT Reading 630-730 Range SAT Writing 650-730 Range ACT Composite 28-32 Most similar schools: Trinity College; Connecticut College; Gettysburg College

$45,851 $16,480 $30,811

$48,435 $15,355 $27,434

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,044 % of applicants accepted 25.4 % of acceptees attending 38.3 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: College of the Holy Cross; Wesleyan University; Union College

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NORTHEAST

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY

BENNINGTON COLLEGE

WALTHAM, MA

BENNINGTON, VT

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

195 677 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

9

STATE VALUE

BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY

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

76

U.S. RANK

354 U.S. VALUE

12

STATE RANK

21

STATE VALUE

BINGHAMTON, 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

65

U.S. VALUE

22

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 700 Male/female ratio 33/67 Diversity index 3 % out of state 97.3 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Literature; visual/performing arts; drama/theater arts

ENROLLMENT 4,345 Male/female ratio 60/40 Diversity index 3 % out of state 57.9 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Accounting; finance/financial management; liberal arts/general studies

ENROLLMENT 14,459 Male/female ratio 52/48 Diversity index 2 % out of state 11.2 Location diversity index CType of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; economics; accounting

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$47,590 $16,900 $38,102

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

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

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

1,101 67.2 25.9 NA NA NA NA

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,477 % of applicants accepted 46.1 % of acceptees attending 28.4 Range SAT Math 610-690 Range SAT Reading 540-640 Range SAT Writing 550-650 Range ACT Composite 26-30 Most similar schools: Bryant University; Providence College; Saint Joseph's University

BOSTON COLLEGE

59

665 U.S. VALUE

9

STATE RANK

BOWDOIN COLLEGE

BOSTON, MA

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

32

STATE VALUE

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

75

U.S. RANK

841 U.S. VALUE

11

STATE RANK

38

STATE VALUE

$6,470 ($19,590) $14,198 $17,413 ($30,533)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 28,518 % of applicants accepted 44.1 % of acceptees attending 20.7 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 Massachusetts-Amherst; University at Buffalo; University of New Hampshire

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

CHESTNUT HILL, MA

U.S. RANK

$42,550 $15,720 $35,654

BRUNSWICK, ME

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

82

U.S. RANK

466 U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

7

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 10,336 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 2 % out of state 78.1 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; finance/financial management; communications

ENROLLMENT 23,582 Male/female ratio 39/61 Diversity index 2 % out of state 80.2 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; communications/media studies; psychology

ENROLLMENT 1,940 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 2 % out of state 90.1 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Political science/government; economics; 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

$48,540 $15,046 $34,153

NO. OF APPLICANTS 23,223 % of applicants accepted 33.9 % of acceptees attending 29.1 Range SAT Math 640-740 Range SAT Reading 630-720 Range SAT Writing 640-730 Range ACT Composite 30-33 Most similar schools: Brandeis University; Boston University; Syracuse University

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$47,422 $16,470 $39,583

NO. OF APPLICANTS 54,190 % of applicants accepted 34.5 % of acceptees attending 20.9 Range SAT Math 620-730 Range SAT Reading 570-680 Range SAT Writing 600-690 Range ACT Composite 27-31 Most similar schools: Northeastern University; Boston College; Syracuse University

$47,744 $14,392 $28,651

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,935 % of applicants accepted 14.9 % of acceptees attending 48.6 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Williams College; Middlebury College; Hobart & William Smith Colleges


NORTHEAST

BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY

BROWN UNIVERSITY

WALTHAM, MA

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

66

U.S. RANK

483 U.S. VALUE

10

STATE RANK

27

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

267 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 3,963 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 2 % out of state 74.2 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; psychology; economics

ENROLLMENT 7,070 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 1 % out of state 94.9 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; biology; computer science

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$47,702 $15,356 $34,291

$48,272 $14,584 $30,145

NO. OF APPLICANTS 10,004 % of applicants accepted 35.2 % of acceptees attending 24.4 Range SAT Math 660-770 Range SAT Reading 590-710 Range SAT Writing 640-710 Range ACT Composite 29-33 Most similar schools: Boston College; Brown University; University of Rochester

NO. OF APPLICANTS 30,431 % of applicants accepted 8.7 % of acceptees attending 58.7 Range SAT Math 670-780 Range SAT Reading 660-770 Range SAT Writing 670-780 Range ACT Composite 30-34 Most similar schools: Yale University; Harvard University; Columbia University

BRYANT UNIVERSITY

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

129 U.S. RANK

371 U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

4

STATE VALUE

Farmingdale State College’s teaching gardens, by student Kristen Chiofalo.

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

97

U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

12

STATE RANK

NA

STATE VALUE

LEWISBURG, 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

480 U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

47

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 3,406 Male/female ratio 59/41 Diversity index 3 % out of state 86.4 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Accounting; finance/financial management; business administration

ENROLLMENT 1,410 Male/female ratio 0/100 Diversity index 1 % out of state 87 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; biology; mathematics

ENROLLMENT 3,707 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 3 % out of state 76.8 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; accounting; 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

$39,421 $15,953 $39,151

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,227 % of applicants accepted 75.1 % of acceptees attending 17.7 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Bentley University; Fairfield University; Villanova University

$46,030 $15,850 $30,631

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,706 % of applicants accepted 40.5 % of acceptees attending 32.1 Range SAT Math 600-730 Range SAT Reading 600-710 Range SAT Writing 630-720 Range ACT Composite 27-31 Most similar schools: Smith College; Wellesley College; Mount Holyoke College

$49,878 $14,216 $37,746

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,864 % of applicants accepted 30.7 % of acceptees attending 38.9 Range SAT Math 620-720 Range SAT Reading 590-680 Range SAT Writing 610-700 Range ACT Composite 28-32 Most similar schools: Washington & Lee University; Colgate University; Middlebury College

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NORTHEAST

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

PITTSBURGH, 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

629 U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

54

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 6,711 Male/female ratio 57/43 Diversity index 1 % out of state 85.8 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Computer science; electrical engineering; mechanical engineering TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$49,610 $14,230 $39,720

NO. OF APPLICANTS 19,812 % of applicants accepted 24.6 % of acceptees attending 30.2 Range SAT Math 700-800 Range SAT Reading 640-740 Range SAT Writing 660-760 Range ACT Composite 30-34 Most similar schools: Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Case Western Reserve University; Columbia University

Low Memorial Library at Columbia University.

THE CATHOLIC UNIV. OF AMERICA

CLARK UNIVERSITY

CLARKSON UNIVERSITY

WORCHESTER, MA

POTSDAM, NY

WASHINGTON, DC

214 847 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

203 175 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

20

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

150 U.S. RANK

167 U.S. VALUE

20

STATE RANK

26

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 3,692 Male/female ratio 47/53 Diversity index 2 % out of state 98 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Political science/government; nursing; psychology

ENROLLMENT 2,456 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 3 % out of state 59.6 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; political science/government; biology

ENROLLMENT 3,337 Male/female ratio 70/30 Diversity index 4 % out of state 26.7 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Mechanical engineering; engineering-related fields; civil engineering

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$40,400 $16,624 $40,411

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,363 % of applicants accepted 73.9 % of acceptees attending 17.7 Range SAT Math 510-610 Range SAT Reading 510-620 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-28 Most similar schools: Howard University; Fordham University; Loyola University Chicago

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$41,590 $9,150 $30,150

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,304 % of applicants accepted 54 % of acceptees attending 13.9 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: University of Dayton; Drexel University; DePaul University

$43,690 $16,286 $34,467

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,401 % of applicants accepted 62.1 % of acceptees attending 16.7 Range SAT Math 570-670 Range SAT Reading 520-620 Range SAT Writing 490-600 Range ACT Composite 24-29 Most similar schools: Stevens Institute of Technology; Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Dartmouth College

THINKSTOCK

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NORTHEAST

COLBY COLLEGE

COLLEGE OF THE ATLANTIC

COLGATE UNIVERSITY

WATERVILLE, ME

HAMILTON, NY

BAR HARBOR, ME C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

41

U.S. RANK

302 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

29

U.S. RANK

281 U.S. VALUE

4

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

288 U.S. RANK

69

U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,018 Male/female ratio 47/53 Diversity index 3 % out of state 87.6 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; political science/government; international studies

ENROLLMENT 2,980 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 3 % out of state 73 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; history; political science/government

ENROLLMENT 404 Male/female ratio 30/70 Diversity index 4 % out of state 78.7 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Multi/interdisciplinary 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

$41,535 $10,512 $23,795

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

429 71.1 25.9 NA NA NA NA

$47,060 $13,510 $28,328

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,148 % of applicants accepted 28 % of acceptees attending 33.2 Range SAT Math 620-720 Range SAT Reading 610-710 Range SAT Writing 630-710 Range ACT Composite 28-32 Most similar schools: Middlebury College; Colgate University; Bowdoin College

NO. OF APPLICANTS 8,717 % of applicants accepted 26.2 % of acceptees attending 33.5 Range SAT Math 650-750 Range SAT Reading 630-720 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 29-32 Most similar schools: Middlebury College; Williams College; Colby College

COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS

THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY

WORCHESTER, MA

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

35

U.S. RANK

151

U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

11

STATE VALUE

$49,650 $13,590 $26,784

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

NEW YORK, NY

EWING, NJ

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

163 247 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

3

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

25

U.S. RANK

447 U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

57

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,924 Male/female ratio 51/49 Diversity index 3 % out of state 62.8 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; psychology; political science/government

ENROLLMENT 7,119 Male/female ratio 46/57 Diversity index 2 % out of state 5.1 Location diversity index D Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; teacher education/development

ENROLLMENT 8,567 Male/female ratio 52/48 Diversity index 1 % out of state 75.1 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; political science/government; nursing

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

$46,550 $13,648 $30,641

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,302 % of applicants accepted 43.3 % of acceptees attending 33.7 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Bates College; Trinity College; Wesleyan University

$10,879 ($21,810) $16,154 $24,240 ($35,171)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 10,937 % of applicants accepted 49 % of acceptees attending 26.5 Range SAT Math 570-670 Range SAT Reading 550-640 Range SAT Writing 550-660 Range ACT Composite 24-29 Most similar schools: Rowan University; State University of New York at New Paltz; West Chester University

$50,526 $14,884 $34,649

NO. OF APPLICANTS 32,967 % of applicants accepted 6.9 % of acceptees attending 62.2 Range SAT Math 700-790 Range SAT Reading 690-780 Range SAT Writing 700-780 Range ACT Composite 31-34 Most similar schools: Brown University; Yale University; Johns Hopkins University

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CONNECTICUT COLLEGE

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

118 U.S. RANK

765 U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

10

STATE VALUE

CORNELL UNIVERSITY

NEW YORK, NY

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

245 U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

30

STATE RANK

NA

STATE VALUE

ITHACA, NY

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

8

U.S. RANK

208 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

31

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,993 Male/female ratio 38/62 Diversity index 3 % out of state 84.9 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; psychology; political science/government

ENROLLMENT 898 Male/female ratio 66/34 Diversity index 1 % out of state 41.8 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Fine/studio arts; electrical engineering; civil engineering

ENROLLMENT 14,819 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 1 % out of state 64.2 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; human resource management; agricultural economics/business

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$49,030 $14,615 $30,021

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,394 % of applicants accepted 37.6 % of acceptees attending 24.7 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Trinity College; Barnard College; Gettysburg College

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,536 % of applicants accepted 15.1 % of acceptees attending 59.7 Range SAT Math 650-770 Range SAT Reading 600-730 Range SAT Writing 610-710 Range ACT Composite 30-34 Most similar schools: Kettering University; Milwaukee School of Engineering; Wentworth Institute of Technology

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE

11

U.S. RANK

218 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

3

STATE VALUE

DREW UNIVERSITY

CARLISLE, PA

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

67

U.S. RANK

325 U.S. VALUE

9

STATE RANK

39

STATE VALUE

$48,880 $15,488 $33,080

NO. OF APPLICANTS 43,037 % of applicants accepted 14.2 % of acceptees attending 52.8 Range SAT Math 680-770 Range SAT Reading 650-740 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 30-34 Most similar schools: Brown University; Lehigh University; University of Pennsylvania

DICKINSON COLLEGE

HANOVER, NH

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

$40,800 $18,560 $21,030

MADISON, NJ

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

235 464 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

13

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 4,731 Male/female ratio 51/49 Diversity index 1 % out of state 95.1 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; political science/government; history

ENROLLMENT 2,379 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 3 % out of state 79.1 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: International business; political science/government; economics

ENROLLMENT 1,752 Male/female ratio 38/62 Diversity index 2 % out of state 37 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; psychology; business administration

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$48,120 $16,278 $29,137

NO. OF APPLICANTS 19,297 % of applicants accepted 11.5 % of acceptees attending 51.9 Range SAT Math 680-770 Range SAT Reading 680-780 Range SAT Writing 690-790 Range ACT Composite 30-34 Most similar schools: Middlebury College; Colgate University; Colby College

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$49,014 $13,962 $37,121

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,702 % of applicants accepted 48.1 % of acceptees attending 22.5 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Gettysburg College; Franklin & Marshall College; Trinity College

$45,552 $14,794 $34,541

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,413 % of applicants accepted 70.2 % of acceptees attending 12.6 Range SAT Math 500-600 Range SAT Reading 500-620 Range SAT Writing 500-610 Range ACT Composite 22-28 Most similar schools: Wheaton College (MA); Ursinus College; Mount Holyoke College


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Early decisions can help you narrow down your college choices

COURTESY OF KAIT KROLIK

No matter where you go to college, you will most likely find good friends, fun extracurricular activities and interesting Kait Krolik is a experiences that recent graduate of challenge you to Siena College. grow. However, there are things that some schools are better at than others — and when you're a high school junior or senior, it might be difficult to wrap your head around that. Do the math. Four years ago, I was not thinking about money. I left college in May with $30,000 in student loans. Was it worth it? I’m not sure how different my educational experience would have been at another college. Choose one that is not going to burden you financially. The reason you are going to college is to improve your life. You do not want to live paycheck to paycheck because you are paying off your loans.

You don’t need all that stuff. Almost every high school senior walks around Bed Bath & Beyond getting excited to buy all the things they think they need for their room. But your stuff is not going to change who you are. And a lot of the stuff that people think they need going into college will never be used. Take stock of your routine and what you do during your free time, and purchase the items that correspond with your current routines. You do not need to spend hundreds of dollars on stuff for your room. Use your last summer at home to get creative in making decorations and other supplies. Early decisions matter. During the first two years of school, you'll make decisions about majors, minors and concentrations. It seems backward to have to make important decisions when you don't know yourself or your options that well, but that is how college works. Those first two years, do research beyond your coursework to link your classes to future careers. When you’re doing a project for a grade, you can make yourself interested in a topic or path that really bores you.

97%

Career or Graduate School Placement

Learn what your college excels at. Every college has something that it prides itself on. For my small liberal arts school, it was small class sizes. Whatever your school is good at, take advantage of it. Colleges work to attract faculty and administration who promote those qualities, and if you’re not taking advantage of the things your college is good at, you might as well have gone somewhere else. Take your time and try not to get overwhelmed. The college decision-making process is very scary. You are making a decision that will fundamentally shape who you are, and it’s filled with unknowns. It’s tempting to choose the first school where you feel comfortable, but you really do need to take more than the vibe into consideration. Once your decision is made, do not stop researching. Try to figure out what it is that will drive you to live a full life in college and how you can take advantage of your school. You're paying for the college experience; you should use all of the school's services.

At Grove City College, excellence is the norm and value is measured by far more than just affordability – rather in relationships, experiences and opportunities. College is a time of discovery. Here students will discover a life’s calling through a rich academic tradition, amazing value and a Christ-centered learning community. Grove City College students are challenged to expand their intellect while leading lives of true purpose and rewarding service to

Bridge Your Faith, Passion and Purpose

the common good – distinctive experiences rooted in scholarly exploration, vocational discernment, professional development and spiritual formation.

choose.gcc.edu


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DREXEL UNIVERSITY

DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY

PHILADELPHIA, PA

ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE

PITTSBURGH, PA

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

187 1,201 17 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

STATE RANK

85

STATE VALUE

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

282 323 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

28

STATE RANK

38

STATE VALUE

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

255 238 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

26

STATE RANK

21

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 19,329 Male/female ratio 53/47 Diversity index 2 % out of state 59.2 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; mechanical engineering; finance/financial management

ENROLLMENT 6,381 Male/female ratio 39/61 Diversity index 4 % out of state 27.9 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; biology; marketing

ENROLLMENT 1,838 Male/female ratio 37/63 Diversity index 4 % out of state 35.6 Location diversity index C Type of school Private Most popular majors: Health professions; business administration; teacher 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

$41,744 $19,008 $48,421

NO. OF APPLICANTS 47,477 % of applicants accepted 76 % of acceptees attending 8.1 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 Dayton; Duquesne University; The University of Tulsa

$33,778 $13,618 $32,195

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,534 % of applicants accepted 73.1 % of acceptees attending 28.1 Range SAT Math 520-610 Range SAT Reading 520-620 Range SAT Writing 510-610 Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: DePaul University; Drexel University; University of St. Thomas

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,468 % of applicants accepted 70.8 % of acceptees attending 18.2 Range SAT Math 510-620 Range SAT Reading 510-620 Range SAT Writing 480-600 Range ACT Composite 22-28 Most similar schools: Messiah College; Elmhurst College; Berry College

FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY

EMERSON COLLEGE

FAIRFIELD, CT

BOSTON, MA

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

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

227 1,062 22 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

STATE RANK

$41,710 $11,190 $32,211

142 459

48

U.S. RANK

STATE VALUE

U.S. VALUE

7

STATE RANK

8

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 4,126 Male/female ratio 39/61 Diversity index 3 % out of state 81.3 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Radio/television/digital communication; film/video/photo arts; marketing

ENROLLMENT 4,499 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 4 % out of state 75.9 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; finance/financial management; communications/media studies

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$39,312 $17,755 $40,976

NO. OF APPLICANTS 8,709 % of applicants accepted 49.2 % 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: Assumption College; Manhattan College; Butler University

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Fenwick Hall at College of the Holy Cross, by student Christian Brooks.

$44,250 $15,250 $36,156

NO. OF APPLICANTS 9,978 % of applicants accepted 71.5 % of acceptees attending 14.8 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Quinnipiac University; Villanova University; Marist College


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FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL COLLEGE

NEW YORK, NY

GEORGETOWN 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

179 1,052 23 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

STATE RANK

81

STATE VALUE

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

60

U.S. RANK

435 U.S. VALUE

7

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

40

U.S. RANK

705 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

4

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 9,534 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 2 % out of state 57.7 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; communications/media studies; psychology

ENROLLMENT 2,407 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 3 % out of state 75.6 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; political science; multi/interdisciplinary studies

ENROLLMENT 8,895 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 2 % out of state 98.7 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Political science; international relations; finance/financial 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

$46,120 $19,128 $45,157

NO. OF APPLICANTS 40,912 % of applicants accepted 48.1 % of acceptees attending 11.5 Range SAT Math 580-680 Range SAT Reading 570-670 Range SAT Writing 580-680 Range ACT Composite 26-30 Most similar schools: Marquette University; The Catholic University of America; New York University

$50,300 $14,040 $30,271

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,472 % of applicants accepted 38.9 % of acceptees attending 27.8 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Dickinson College; Gettysburg College; Wesleyan University

THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

$48,048 $17,160 $33,163

NO. OF APPLICANTS 19,505 % of applicants accepted 17.3 % of acceptees attending 46.6 Range SAT Math 660-760 Range SAT Reading 660-760 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 30-33 Most similar schools: The George Washington University; American University; University of Pennsylvania

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE

GORDON COLLEGE

GETTYSBURG, PA

WENHAM, MA

WASHINGTON, DC

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

85

U.S. RANK

524 U.S. VALUE

2

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

83

U.S. RANK

216 U.S. VALUE

11

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

341 351 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

29

STATE RANK

20

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 11,927 Male/female ratio 44/56 Diversity index 2 % out of state 97 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: International relations/national security; political science; economics

ENROLLMENT 2,678 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 4 % out of state 76 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; physiology/pathology sciences; English language/literature

ENROLLMENT 1,826 Male/female ratio 39/61 Diversity index 3 % out of state 60.4 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; 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

$33,884 $11,618 $31,701

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

1,892 88.4 24.1 510-640 520-640 520-630 23-29

$48,222 $13,550 $35,016

NO. OF APPLICANTS 19,069 % of applicants accepted 43.8 % of acceptees attending 28.9 Range SAT Math 610-700 Range SAT Reading 590-690 Range SAT Writing 610-700 Range ACT Composite 27-31 Most similar schools: Georgetown University; American University; New York University

$49,140 $12,730 $35,493

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,915 % of applicants accepted 45.4 % of acceptees attending 32.2 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Dickinson College; Franklin & Marshall College; Trinity College

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GOUCHER COLLEGE

HAMILTON COLLEGE

BALTIMORE, MD

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

391 776 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

12

STATE RANK

15

STATE VALUE

HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE

CLINTON, NY

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

65

U.S. RANK

336 U.S. VALUE

10

STATE RANK

46

STATE VALUE

AMHERST, MA

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

243 957 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

25

STATE RANK

42

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,539 Male/female ratio 33/67 Diversity index 2 % out of state 74.8 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; business administration; English language/literature

ENROLLMENT 2,046 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 3 % out of state 69.8 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; mathematics; political science/government

ENROLLMENT 1,498 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 3 % out of state 83.4 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Drama/theater arts; area studies

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$41,400 $13,742 $34,422

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$47,620 $13,800 $39,671

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

3,340 75.7 15.9 NA NA NA NA

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,071 % of applicants accepted 26.3 % of acceptees attending 35.1 Range SAT Math 660-740 Range SAT Reading 650-730 Range SAT Writing 650-740 Range ACT Composite 30-33 Most similar schools: Williams College; Bowdoin College; St. Lawrence University

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

2,671 66.6 18.9 NA NA NA NA

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

$49,010 $13,070 $29,063

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

2

U.S. RANK

199 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

70

U.S. RANK

462 U.S. VALUE

10

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

94

U.S. RANK

306 U.S. VALUE

14

STATE RANK

43

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 14,436 Male/female ratio 52/48 Diversity index 1 % out of state 83.6 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; social sciences; political science/government

ENROLLMENT 1,259 Male/female ratio 47/53 Diversity index 2 % out of state 86.6 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Chemistry; economics; psychology

ENROLLMENT 2,443 Male/female ratio 47/53 Diversity index 3 % out of state 63.3 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; communications/media studies; public policy

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$48,656 $16,356 $27,323

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

3,496 24.7 39.2 660-740 670-750 660-750 31-34

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,104 % of applicants accepted 47.5 % of acceptees attending 26.5 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: St. Lawrence University; Bowdoin College; The College of Wooster

$41,632 $18,122 $25,773

NO. OF APPLICANTS 34,295 % of applicants accepted 6 % of acceptees attending 80.9 Range SAT Math 710-800 Range SAT Reading 700-800 Range SAT Writing 720-800 Range ACT Composite 32-35 Most similar schools: Yale University; Brown University; Columbia University

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$48,586 $13,926 $39,260


NORTHEAST

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY

HOUGHTON COLLEGE

HEMPSTEAD, NY

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

285 998 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

34

STATE RANK

78

STATE VALUE

HOWARD UNIVERSITY

HOUGHTON, NY

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

291 U.S. RANK

78

U.S. VALUE

37

STATE RANK

19

STATE VALUE

WASHINGTON, DC

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

257 272 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 7,445 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 1 % out of state 44 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; accounting; radio, television and digital communication

ENROLLMENT 1,099 Male/female ratio 36/64 Diversity index 4 % out of state 38 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; teacher education/development; biology

ENROLLMENT 7,456 Male/female ratio 33/67 Diversity index 5 % out of state 95.7 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Journalism; biology; 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

$39,400 $16,575 $39,820

NO. OF APPLICANTS 26,388 % of applicants accepted 61.6 % of acceptees attending 10.5 Range SAT Math 530-620 Range SAT Reading 520-610 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: Seton Hall University; Adelphi University; Duquesne University

$29,258 $11,348 $25,456

NO. OF APPLICANTS 792 % of applicants accepted 93.8 % of acceptees attending 32 Range SAT Math 490-620 Range SAT Reading 490-640 Range SAT Writing 480-610 Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: Westminster College; Susquehanna University; Albion College

$22,737 $16,146 $27,107

NO. OF APPLICANTS 13,760 % of applicants accepted 48.4 % of acceptees attending 22.2 Range SAT Math 490-610 Range SAT Reading 500-610 Range SAT Writing 490-600 Range ACT Composite 21-27 Most similar schools: The Catholic University of America; Loyola University Chicago; Fordham University

ITHACA COLLEGE

THE JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

ITHACA, NY

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

148 366

ELIZABETH NEUS

U.S. RANK

The Athletics and Events Center at Ithaca College.

U.S. VALUE

19

STATE RANK

50

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

NA

U.S. VALUE

9

STATE RANK

ENROLLMENT 6,442 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 3 % out of state 56.1 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Radio/TV/digital communication; rehabilitation professions; business

ENROLLMENT Male/female ratio Diversity index % out of state Location diversity index Type of school Most popular majors: NA

156 NA NA NA NA Private

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$19,000 $18,720 $18,155

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

97 61.9 63.3 620-730 630-720 640-720 27-31

$40,658 $16,603 $37,706

NO. OF APPLICANTS 18,207 % of applicants accepted 59.1 % of acceptees attending 14.5 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Quinnipiac University; Fairfield University; Marist College

NA

STATE VALUE

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JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

LA SALLE UNIVERSITY

JUNIATA COLLEGE

PHILADELPHIA, PA

HUNTINGDON, PA

BALTIMORE, MD

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

48

U.S. RANK

527 U.S. VALUE

2

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

185 158 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

16

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

355 757 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

31

STATE RANK

61

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 7,766 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 1 % out of state 86.7 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; public health; biomedical engineering

ENROLLMENT 1,693 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 4 % out of state 36.3 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; natural resources conservation; chemistry

ENROLLMENT 4,790 Male/female ratio 37/63 Diversity index 1 % out of state 37.6 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; marketing; communications/media studies

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$39,840 $12,390 $31,921

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

2,207 74.2 25.8 NA NA NA NA

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,778 % of applicants accepted 78.2 % of acceptees attending 20.5 Range SAT Math 440-550 Range SAT Reading 450-550 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 18-24 Most similar schools: Wagner College; Rockhurst University; Assumption College

$48,710 $15,576 $34,749

NO. OF APPLICANTS 24,590 % of applicants accepted 16.1 % of acceptees attending 37.2 Range SAT Math 690-770 Range SAT Reading 670-740 Range SAT Writing 670-760 Range ACT Composite 31-34 Most similar schools: Columbia University; University of Rochester; Case Western Reserve University

$40,400 $14,060 $33,973

LAFAYETTE COLLEGE

EASTON, 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

266 U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

24

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,511 Male/female ratio 53/47 Diversity index 3 % out of state 80.4 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; political science/government; psychology TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$46,590 $14,920 $31,480

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,796 % of applicants accepted 29.7 % of acceptees attending 27.9 Range SAT Math 620-720 Range SAT Reading 580-680 Range SAT Writing 590-680 Range ACT Composite 27-31 Most similar schools: Swarthmore College; Vassar College; Smith College

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Sturges Hall, the landmark building at The State University of New York at Geneseo, by student Matthew Guan.


NORTHEAST

LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE

LEHIGH UNIVERSITY

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MARYLAND

BETHLEHEM, PA

ANNVILLE, PA

BALTIMORE, MD

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

260 362 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

27

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

39

U.S. RANK

274 U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

28

STATE VALUE

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

137 U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

NA

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,724 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 4 % out of state 24.2 Location diversity index CType of school Private Most popular majors: Teacher education; health sciences/services; special education

ENROLLMENT 5,151 Male/female ratio 55/45 Diversity index 3 % out of state 74.2 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Finance/financial management; mechanical engineering; accounting

ENROLLMENT 4,168 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 3 % out of state 85 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; communications/media studies; psychology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$37,930 $12,810 $34,106

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

3,643 70.5 16.1 NA NA NA NA

NO. OF APPLICANTS 11,512 % of applicants accepted 34.3 % of acceptees attending 32.9 Range SAT Math 640-740 Range SAT Reading 590-670 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 28-32 Most similar schools: Cornell University; University of Pennsylvania; Carnegie Mellon University

MANHATTAN COLLEGE

$45,860 $13,345 $30,994

NO. OF APPLICANTS 13,863 % of applicants accepted 59.6 % of acceptees attending 13.8 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Providence College; Butler University; Saint Joseph's University

MARIST COLLEGE

RIVERDALE, NY

$43,800 $15,100 $36,472

MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLL. OF ART

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY

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

256 537 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

31

STATE RANK

60

STATE VALUE

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

218 742 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

28

STATE RANK

64

STATE VALUE

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

326 1,044 9 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

STATE RANK

ENROLLMENT 3,617 Male/female ratio 56/44 Diversity index 2 % out of state 33.7 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Civil engineering; communications/media studies; general sales/marketing

ENROLLMENT 6,090 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 3 % out of state 55.5 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; communications/media studies; psychology

ENROLLMENT Male/female ratio Diversity index % out of state Location diversity index Type of school Most popular majors: NA

2,274 NA NA NA NA Private

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$42,280 $13,530 $42,797

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

3,067 54.2 27.4 510-630 520-670 520-650 NA

$35,600 $16,430 $34,070

NO. OF APPLICANTS 8,199 % of applicants accepted 66.5 % of acceptees attending 13.7 Range SAT Math 500-610 Range SAT Reading 490-580 Range SAT Writing 480-590 Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: Assumption College; Xavier University; Saint Joseph's University

$33,250 $16,250 $38,803

NO. OF APPLICANTS 9,751 % of applicants accepted 38.5 % of acceptees attending 30 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: John Carroll University; Fairfield University; Monmouth University

17

STATE VALUE

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NORTHEAST

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

12

U.S. RANK

32

U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

4

STATE VALUE

MCDANIEL COLLEGE

WESTMINSTER, MD

BUZZARDS BAY, MA

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

339 326 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

28

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

352 U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

10

STATE RANK

NA

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 4,616 Male/female ratio 54/46 Diversity index 1 % out of state 90.9 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Computer science; mechanical engineering; mathematics

ENROLLMENT 1,585 Male/female ratio 88/12 Diversity index 4 % out of state 20.1 Location diversity index C Type of school Public Most popular majors: Marine engineering; engineering; marine transportation

ENROLLMENT 1,771 Male/female ratio 47/53 Diversity index 3 % out of state 41.2 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Health/physical education; 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

$39,500 $11,620 $27,359

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

2,966 76.1 18.3 490-600 490-600 NA 21-27

$46,400 $15,546 $29,665

NO. OF APPLICANTS 18,356 % of applicants accepted 7.9 % of acceptees attending 72.1 Range SAT Math 740-800 Range SAT Reading 680-770 Range SAT Writing 690-780 Range ACT Composite 33-35 Most similar schools: Carnegie Mellon University; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Cornell University

NO. OF APPLICANTS 810 % of applicants accepted 61.6 % of acceptees attending 64.3 Range SAT Math 560-620 Range SAT Reading 470-570 Range SAT Writing 420-560 Range ACT Composite 20-26 Most similar schools: SUNY Maritime College; U.S. Naval Academy; U.S. Military Academy

MCPHS UNIVERSITY

MESSIAH COLLEGE

BOSTON, MA

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

313 1,056 27 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

STATE RANK

47

STATE VALUE

$1,554 ($17,360) $14,824 $15,612 ($31,418)

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE

MECHANICSBURG, PA

MIDDLEBURY, VT

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

238 U.S. RANK

92

U.S. VALUE

24

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

27

U.S. RANK

395 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

5

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT Male/female ratio Diversity index % out of state Location diversity index Type of school Most popular majors: NA

4,127 NA NA NA NA Private

ENROLLMENT 2,871 Male/female ratio 40/60 Diversity index 4 % out of state 35.7 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; teacher education/development

ENROLLMENT 3,733 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 2 % out of state 92.8 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; area studies; natural resources conservation

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$29,600 $18,114 $39,737

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

4,885 84 21.3 500-620 470-570 480-580 20-25

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,472 % of applicants accepted 80 % of acceptees attending 35.2 Range SAT Math 510-620 Range SAT Reading 500-620 Range SAT Writing 490-600 Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: Elizabethtown College; Elmhurst College; Calvin College

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$31,410 $11,840 $29,798

$47,418 $14,628 $27,548

NO. OF APPLICANTS 8,195 % of applicants accepted 17.2 % of acceptees attending 41.2 Range SAT Math 630-740 Range SAT Reading 630-730 Range SAT Writing 650-750 Range ACT Composite 30-33 Most similar schools: Colgate University; Colby College; Bowdoin College


NORTHEAST

MOLLOY COLLEGE

MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY

MUHLENBERG COLLEGE

ALLENTOWN, PA

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

306 987 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

39

STATE RANK

77

STATE VALUE

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

128 U.S. RANK

118

U.S. VALUE

18

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

196 883 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

20

STATE RANK

69

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 6,441 Male/female ratio 25/75 Diversity index 2 % out of state 5.1 Location diversity index D+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; special education; accounting

ENROLLMENT 2,414 Male/female ratio 0/100 Diversity index 2 % out of state 80.5 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; economics; international relations/national security

ENROLLMENT 2,594 Male/female ratio 40/60 Diversity index 4 % out of state 76.3 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; psychology; drama/theater 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

$26,980 $17,622 $35,988

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,277 % of applicants accepted 75.4 % of acceptees attending 19.9 Range SAT Math 490-580 Range SAT Reading 490-560 Range SAT Writing 470-570 Range ACT Composite 22-26 Most similar schools: St. John Fisher College; University of New England; College of Our Lady of the Elms

$43,700 $13,810 $31,402

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,201 % of applicants accepted 54.7 % of acceptees attending 31.2 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Smith College; Wellesley College; Bryn Mawr College

$45,590 $12,550 $39,486

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,714 % of applicants accepted 52.8 % of acceptees attending 23.7 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Illinois Wesleyan University; Augustana College; Wofford College

NAZARETH COLLEGE

PITTSFORD, NY

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

345 420 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

42

STATE RANK

54

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,124 Male/female ratio 28/72 Diversity index 3 % out of state 8.2 Location diversity index D+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; special education; health professions TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$30,120 $14,218 $32,581

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,185 % of applicants accepted 70.5 % of acceptees attending 16.1 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Salve Regina University; Sacred Heart University; Valparaiso University

Penn State University’s Old Main, by student Kristin Cerda-Womack.

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NORTHEAST

NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

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

318 1,037 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

102 1,132 15 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

STATE RANK

88

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 8,615 Male/female ratio 79/21 Diversity index 1 % out of state 4.4 Location diversity index D+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Computer information systems; engineering tech; mechanical engineering

ENROLLMENT 29,676 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 1 % out of state 65.7 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business/commerce; liberal arts/general studies; economics

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

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$13,434 ($27,652) $15,700 $22,641 ($36,859)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,777 % of applicants accepted 63.4 % of acceptees attending 34.7 Range SAT Math 560-670 Range SAT Reading 490-610 Range SAT Writing 480-610 Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: Rutgers UniversityNewark; University of Massachusetts-Lowell; The University of Texas at Dallas

NO. OF APPLICANTS 50,804 % of applicants accepted 35.4 % of acceptees attending 32.8 Range SAT Math 630-740 Range SAT Reading 610-710 Range SAT Writing 620-720 Range ACT Composite 28-32 Most similar schools: Boston University; Syracuse University; Northeastern University

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

125 U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

16

STATE RANK

NA

STATE VALUE

New Jersey Institute of Technology, by student Stephanie Rodrigues.

OLIN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

BOSTON, MA

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

$45,278 $19,580 $46,202

PENN STATE UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA

NEEDHAM, MA

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

18

U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

NA

STATE VALUE

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

149 605 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

13

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 18,330 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 2 % out of state 79.9 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business/commerce; nursing; mechanical engineering

ENROLLMENT Male/female ratio Diversity index % out of state Location diversity index Type of school Most popular majors: NA

404 NA NA NA NA Private

ENROLLMENT 42,913 Male/female ratio 54/46 Diversity index 3 % out of state 36.4 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Information science; economics; psychology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$45,000 $17,220 $33,103

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

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

983 12 66.9 720-790 690-760 685-760 32-34

NO. OF APPLICANTS 50,299 % of applicants accepted 50.3 % of acceptees attending 32.4 Range SAT Math 560-670 Range SAT Reading 530-620 Range SAT Writing 540-640 Range ACT Composite 25-29 Most similar schools: Rutgers University-New Brunswick; The Ohio State University; Michigan State University

$44,620 $16,270 $41,266

NO. OF APPLICANTS 49,819 % of applicants accepted 32.2 % of acceptees attending 18.3 Range SAT Math 680-760 Range SAT Reading 660-740 Range SAT Writing 640-730 Range ACT Composite 31-33 Most similar schools: Boston University; Syracuse University; New York University

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$16,572 ($30,404) $15,714 $28,527 ($42,359)


NORTHEAST

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

296 1,192 38 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

STATE RANK

95

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

9

U.S. RANK

15

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

110 385 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

5

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 3,898 Male/female ratio 32/68 Diversity index 1 % out of state 69.7 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Design/applied arts; architecture; fine/studio arts

ENROLLMENT 5,460 Male/female ratio 51/49 Diversity index 1 % out of state 81 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Public policy; economics; computer engineering

ENROLLMENT 4,452 Male/female ratio 44/56 Diversity index 4 % out of state 91.5 Location diversity index AType 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

$44,580 $13,296 $45,932

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,486 % of applicants accepted 53 % of acceptees attending 22.5 Range SAT Math 500-640 Range SAT Reading 500-620 Range SAT Writing 500-630 Range ACT Composite 24-28 Most similar schools: The New School; The Cooper Union; Emerson College

$43,450 $16,660 $22,456

NO. OF APPLICANTS 26,641 % of applicants accepted 7.4 % of acceptees attending 66.2 Range SAT Math 710-800 Range SAT Reading 690-800 Range SAT Writing 700-800 Range ACT Composite 31-35 Most similar schools: Tufts University; Washington University in St. Louis; University of Notre Dame

QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY

NO. OF APPLICANTS 8,976 % of applicants accepted 63.1 % of acceptees attending 18.2 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Loyola University Maryland; Drake University; Assumption College

RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

HAMDEN, CT

$44,520 $14,060 $36,437

R.I. SCHOOL OF DESIGN

PROVIDENCE, RI

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

140 588 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

79

U.S. RANK

434 U.S. VALUE

12

STATE RANK

56

STATE VALUE

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

143 1,180 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

ENROLLMENT 7,184 Male/female ratio 40/60 Diversity index 3 % out of state 74.8 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Health professions; nursing; business administration

ENROLLMENT 5,722 Male/female ratio 69/31 Diversity index 2 % out of state 72.6 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Mechanical engineering; computer science; electrical engineering

ENROLLMENT Male/female ratio Diversity index % out of state Location diversity index Type of school Most popular majors: NA

2,047 NA NA NA NA Private

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$45,530 $16,100 $40,981

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

3,047 32.6 46.8 570-710 540-670 570-690 27-32

$40,720 $16,220 $40,462

NO. OF APPLICANTS 23,242 % of applicants accepted 65.9 % of acceptees attending 10.8 Range SAT Math 500-610 Range SAT Reading 490-580 Range SAT Writing 495-590 Range ACT Composite 23-27 Most similar schools: Fairfield University; Ithaca College; Villanova University

$48,100 $15,621 $42,179

NO. OF APPLICANTS 18,602 % of applicants accepted 37.5 % of acceptees attending 19.1 Range SAT Math 680-770 Range SAT Reading 620-720 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 27-32 Most similar schools: Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Lehigh University; Case Western Reserve University

9

STATE VALUE

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NORTHEAST

ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

ROWAN UNIVERSITY

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIV. OF N.J.

GLASSBORO, NJ

ROCHESTER, NY

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

273 882 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

33

STATE RANK

71

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

327 364 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

9

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

123 180 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 15,314 Male/female ratio 67/33 Diversity index 3 % out of state 49.7 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Design/applied arts; mechanical engineering; film/video/photography

ENROLLMENT 13,538 Male/female ratio 53/47 Diversity index 3 % out of state 2.8 Location diversity index D Type of school Public Most popular majors: Teacher education/development; psychology; business administration

ENROLLMENT 38,476 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 1 % out of state 6.9 Location diversity index C Type of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; human resource management; communications

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

$36,596 $12,894 $32,945

NO. OF APPLICANTS 17,936 % of applicants accepted 57.5 % of acceptees attending 25.9 Range SAT Math 570-680 Range SAT Reading 540-640 Range SAT Writing 520-630 Range ACT Composite 26-31 Most similar schools: Valparaiso University; Marist College; John Carroll University

$9,256 ($17,370) $13,846 $21.524 ($29,638)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 10,180 % of applicants accepted 43.6 % of acceptees attending 44.2 Range SAT Math 510-630 Range SAT Reading 480-580 Range SAT Writing 480-580 Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: State University of New York at New Paltz; West Chester University; The College of New Jersey

$11,217 ($26,607) $14,917 $19,672 ($35,062)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 31,941 % of applicants accepted 60.5 % of acceptees attending 33.2 Range SAT Math 570-700 Range SAT Reading 520-640 Range SAT Writing 540-660 Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Penn State University; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Michigan State University

SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY

FAIRFIELD, CT

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

335 1,027 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

8

STATE RANK

13

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 5,573 Male/female ratio 36/64 Diversity index 3 % out of state 71.1 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Allied health professions; business administration; nursing TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

Gibbon Hall at Notre Dame of Maryland University, by student Summara Abaid.

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$36,920 $16,710 $40,221

NO. OF APPLICANTS 9,114 % of applicants accepted 57.2 % of acceptees attending 26.6 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Salve Regina University; Monmouth University; Rider University


NORTHEAST

SAINT ANSELM COLLEGE

SAINT JOSEPH'S UNIVERSITY

MANCHESTER, NH

PHILADELPHIA, PA

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

261 334 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

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

5

230 897

STATE VALUE

U.S. RANK

23

STATE RANK

70

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,044 Male/female ratio 39/61 Diversity index 4 % out of state 79.5 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; criminology; business/commerce

ENROLLMENT 5,883 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 3 % out of state 56.3 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Specialized sales, merchandising and marketing; finance; marketing

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$36,724 $14,834 $34,105

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,568 % of applicants accepted 76.1 % of acceptees attending 19.3 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Wheaton College (MA); Siena College; Drew University

Georgetown University’s White-Gravenor Hall.

SAINT MICHAEL'S COLLEGE

199 189 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

$42,000 $16,133 $41,721

NO. OF APPLICANTS 8,461 % of applicants accepted 84.6 % of acceptees attending 18.9 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Xavier University; Loyola University Maryland; Butler University

SAINT VINCENT COLLEGE

COLCHESTER, VT

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

THINKSTOCK

U.S. VALUE

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY

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

386 U.S. RANK

98

U.S. VALUE

33

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

242 404 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

11

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,238 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 4 % out of state 82.3 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; biology; psychology

ENROLLMENT 1,697 Male/female ratio 53/47 Diversity index 4 % out of state 23 Location diversity index C Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; biology; psychology

ENROLLMENT 6,371 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 1 % out of state 32.9 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; liberal arts/general studies; biology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$40,425 $11,955 $34,033

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$31,534 $12,493 $26,108

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

4,299 80.5 16.6 NA NA NA NA

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

1,891 71.9 33 460-590 450-570 440-560 19-25

NO. OF APPLICANTS 12,808 % of applicants accepted 75.5 % of acceptees attending 13.1 Range SAT Math 530-620 Range SAT Reading 510-600 Range SAT Writing 500-610 Range ACT Composite 23-27 Most similar schools: Adelphi University; Hofstra University; Duquesne University

$35,940 $14,222 $32,472

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NORTHEAST

SIENA COLLEGE

SIMMONS 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

217 232 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

27

STATE RANK

SKIDMORE COLLEGE

34

STATE VALUE

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

236 468 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

23

STATE RANK

26

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

61

U.S. RANK

340 U.S. VALUE

7

STATE RANK

47

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 3,329 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 3 % out of state 21.5 Location diversity index C Type of school Private Most popular majors: Marketing; psychology; accounting

ENROLLMENT 1,820 Male/female ratio 0/100 Diversity index 2 % out of state 45.8 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; health/physical education; psychology

ENROLLMENT 2,784 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 3 % out of state 68.1 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Business/commerce; psychology; English language/literature

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$33,165 $15,784 $33,181

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,612 % of applicants accepted 65.9 % of acceptees attending 14.1 Range SAT Math 520-620 Range SAT Reading 500-600 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 23-27 Most similar schools: Washington & Jefferson College; Saint Anselm College; Wheaton College (MA)

$36,320 $16,590 $35,468

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,999 % of applicants accepted 52.2 % of acceptees attending 14.5 Range SAT Math 530-620 Range SAT Reading 540-640 Range SAT Writing 540-650 Range ACT Composite 24-28 Most similar schools: The University of Scranton; Assumption College; La Salle University

SMITH COLLEGE

NO. OF APPLICANTS 8,669 % of applicants accepted 37.3 % of acceptees attending 22.4 Range SAT Math 570-680 Range SAT Reading 560-670 Range SAT Writing 560-680 Range ACT Composite 25-30 Most similar schools: Denison University; Vassar College; Wellesley College

ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE

NORTHAMPTON, MA

$48,024 $14,430 $25,567

ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY

ANNAPOLIS, MD

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

111

U.S. RANK

305 U.S. VALUE

14

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

317 U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

7

STATE RANK

NA

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

87

U.S. VALUE

13

STATE RANK

21

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,677 Male/female ratio 0/100 Diversity index 1 % out of state 80 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; psychology; political science/government

ENROLLMENT 439 Male/female ratio 55/45 Diversity index 4 % out of state 80.7 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Liberal arts/general studies

ENROLLMENT 2,489 Male/female ratio 47/53 Diversity index 4 % out of state 57.5 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; psychology; political science/government

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$48,544 $12,348 $33,236

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

345 87 45.3 570-680 650-750 620-700 28-31

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,328 % of applicants accepted 47.6 % of acceptees attending 29.2 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Hobart & William Smith Colleges; Bowdoin College; Colgate University

$46,010 $17,398 $30,179

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,466 % of applicants accepted 42.2 % of acceptees attending 32.7 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Mount Holyoke College; Wellesley College; Bryn Mawr College

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$49,060 $13,630 $35,172


NORTHEAST

ST. MARY'S COLLEGE OF MARYLAND

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

198 U.S. RANK

59

U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,871 Male/female ratio 44/56 Diversity index 3 % out of state 5.3 Location diversity index D Type of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; biology; economics

The W.E.B. Du Bois Library at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, by student Julie Costello.

THE STATE UNIV. OF N.Y. AT GENESEO

290 U.S. RANK

95

U.S. VALUE

36

STATE RANK

6

STATE VALUE

$11,195 ($26,045) $13,605 $15,516 ($30,366)

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

1,874 78.9 25.6 530-630 570-650 520-640 23-28

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

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

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

173 1,033 4 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

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

126 U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

17

STATE RANK

NA

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 5,826 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 3 % out of state 2.4 Location diversity index D Type of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; biology; business administration

ENROLLMENT 2,930 Male/female ratio 71/29 Diversity index 3 % out of state 41.1 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Mechanical engineering; business administration; civil engineering

ENROLLMENT 2,426 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 4 % out of state 40.9 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; communications/media studies; 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

$6,470 ($16,320) $14,480 $18,444 ($28,294)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 9,305 % of applicants accepted 59.1 % of acceptees attending 22.1 Range SAT Math 570-660 Range SAT Reading 550-660 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 25-29 Most similar schools: SUNY Oneonta; SUNY Cortland; The College at Brockport

$45,540 $14,750 $41,151

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,190 % of applicants accepted 43.8 % of acceptees attending 32.3 Range SAT Math 660-750 Range SAT Reading 600-680 Range SAT Writing 550-670 Range ACT Composite 29-32 Most similar schools: Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Clarkson University; Illinois Institute of Technology

$38,550 $16,227 $36,458

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,006 % of applicants accepted 77 % of acceptees attending 13.2 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Messiah College; Elizabethtown College; Roger Williams University

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NORTHEAST

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

SUNY COLL. OF ENV. 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

219 U.S. RANK

157 U.S. VALUE

29

STATE RANK

2

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

209 U.S. RANK

68

U.S. VALUE

25

STATE RANK

3

STATE VALUE

SELINSGROVE, NY

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

216 U.S. RANK

166 U.S. VALUE

22

STATE RANK

14

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 19,008 Male/female ratio 54/46 Diversity index 1 % out of state 10.9 Location diversity index C Type of school Public Most popular majors: Health sciences/services; psychology; biology

ENROLLMENT 1,843 Male/female ratio 55/45 Diversity index 4 % out of state 19.3 Location diversity index CType of school Public Most popular majors: Ecology; natural resources conservation; environmental engineering

ENROLLMENT 2,256 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 4 % out of state 54.2 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; marketing; biology

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

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

$6,470 ($16,320) $16,490 $20,121 ($29,971)

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

1,596 51.1 40.6 560-640 530-640 NA 24-29

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,510 % of applicants accepted 78.2 % of acceptees attending 16.3 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Albion College; Luther College; Allegheny College

$6,470 ($21,550) $13,900 $16,034 ($31,114)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 33,714 % of applicants accepted 41.3 % of acceptees attending 20.5 Range SAT Math 610-710 Range SAT Reading 540-640 Range SAT Writing 540-650 Range ACT Composite 26-30 Most similar schools: University of Massachusetts-Amherst; University at Buffalo; Binghamton University

SWARTHMORE COLLEGE

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

$41,500 $12,510 $32,135

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

44

U.S. RANK

207 U.S. VALUE

5

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

116 494 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

17

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

322 676 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

29

STATE RANK

11

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,575 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 1 % out of state 86.9 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; biology; computer information systems

ENROLLMENT 27,327 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 2 % out of state 61.6 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; public relations/advertising; finance/financial management

ENROLLMENT 30,950 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 2 % out of state 24.4 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Health/physical education; psychology; public relations/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

$47,070 $15,631 $28,596

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,540 % of applicants accepted 17 % of acceptees attending 43.2 Range SAT Math 680-770 Range SAT Reading 680-770 Range SAT Writing 680-770 Range ACT Composite 29-34 Most similar schools: Lafayette College; Vassar College; Wellesley College

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$41,794 $16,512 $35,700

NO. OF APPLICANTS 26,790 % of applicants accepted 53.2 % of acceptees attending 24.3 Range SAT Math 550-660 Range SAT Reading 520-620 Range SAT Writing 530-630 Range ACT Composite 24-29 Most similar schools: Boston University; Northeastern University; New York University

$14,898 ($25,204) $15,450 $24,811 ($35,117)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 26,496 % of applicants accepted 61.7 % of acceptees attending 27.4 Range SAT Math 510-620 Range SAT Reading 500-610 Range SAT Writing 490-600 Range ACT Composite 22-28 Most similar schools: University of Illinois at Chicago; University of Missouri; University of Nebraska-Lincoln


NORTHEAST

TRINITY COLLEGE

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

802 U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

UNION COLLEGE

12

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

669 U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

33

STATE VALUE

SCHENECTADY, 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

226 U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

33

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,475 Male/female ratio 53/47 Diversity index 3 % out of state 83.6 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Political science/government; economics; area studies

ENROLLMENT 5,782 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 2 % out of state 76.9 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; international relations/national security; biology

ENROLLMENT 2,280 Male/female ratio 54/46 Diversity index 3 % out of state 70.8 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; 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

$48,446 $14,644 $26,596

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,507 % of applicants accepted 33 % of acceptees attending 24.6 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Barnard College; College of the Holy Cross; Connecticut College

$49,520 $14,496 $33,846

NO. OF APPLICANTS 19,074 % of applicants accepted 17.2 % of acceptees attending 41 Range SAT Math 680-760 Range SAT Reading 680-760 Range SAT Writing 690-760 Range ACT Composite 30-33 Most similar schools: Princeton University; University of Notre Dame; Brown University

$49,542 $12,732 $37,615

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,406 % of applicants accepted 41.1 % of acceptees attending 25.6 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Bates College; College of the Holy Cross; Wesleyan University

U.S. MERCH. MARINE ACADEMY

U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY

WEST POINT, NY

KINGS POINT, NY

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

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

141

THINKSTOCK

U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

18

STATE RANK

NA

47

STATE VALUE

U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

NA

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 952 Male/female ratio 84/16 Diversity index 3 % out of state 91.2 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Marine transportation; marine engineering; systems engineering

ENROLLMENT 4,498 Male/female ratio 83/17 Diversity index 2 % out of state 91.6 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Mechanical engineering; economics; business administration

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$0 $0 NA

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

NO. OF APPLICANTS 14,977 % of applicants accepted 9.5 % of acceptees attending 84.6 Range SAT Math 590-700 Range SAT Reading 570-690 Range SAT Writing 550-660 Range ACT Composite 26-31 Most similar schools: U.S. Naval Academy; U.S. Air Force Academy; Massachusetts Maritime Academy

The Syracuse University campus.

$0 $0 NA

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NORTHEAST

U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY

ANNAPOLIS, MD

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

22

U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

NA

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 4,541 Male/female ratio 77/23 Diversity index 2 % out of state 93.5 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Economics; systems engineering; political science/government $0 $0 NA

NO. OF APPLICANTS 17,618 % of applicants accepted 7.9 % of acceptees attending 85.2 Range SAT Math 610-710 Range SAT Reading 570-680 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: U.S. Military Academy; Massachusetts Maritime Academy; U.S. Air Force Academy

The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

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

289 149 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

35

STATE RANK

5

STATE VALUE

UNIV. OF CONNECTICUT

BUFFALO, NY

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

202 186 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

24

STATE RANK

4

STATE VALUE

STORRS, CT

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

92

U.S. RANK

203 U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 14,730 Male/female ratio 52/48 Diversity index 1 % out of state 7.6 Location diversity index CType of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; sociology; writing studies

ENROLLMENT 21,180 Male/female ratio 55/45 Diversity index 2 % out of state 3.6 Location diversity index CType of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; psychology; social sciences

ENROLLMENT 19,745 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 2 % out of state 33.4 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; economics; communications/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

$6,470 ($19,590) $13,967 $16,809 ($29,929)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 21,755 % of applicants accepted 55.8 % of acceptees attending 20.9 Range SAT Math 520-600 Range SAT Reading 490-580 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-26 Most similar schools: University of Vermont; University of Illinois at Chicago; Temple University

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$6,470 ($21,500) $15,141 $18,401 ($33,481)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 24,423 % of applicants accepted 57.8 % of acceptees attending 24.9 Range SAT Math 550-650 Range SAT Reading 500-600 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 24-29 Most similar schools: University of Massachusetts-Amherst; Binghamton University; University of New Hampshire

$10,524 ($32,066) $15,086 $19,037 ($40,579)

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 560-660 Range ACT Composite 26-30 Most similar schools: University of Delaware; University of Massachusetts-Amherst; University of Maryland

THINKSTOCK

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NORTHEAST

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

90

U.S. RANK

129 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

COLLEGE PARK, MD

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

1

STATE VALUE

UNIV. OF MDBALTIMORE COUNTY

103 140 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

BALTIMORE, MD

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

1

STATE VALUE

320 475 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

8

STATE RANK

3

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 20,449 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 3 % out of state 63.1 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Finance/financial management; health/physical education; nursing

ENROLLMENT 31,451 Male/female ratio 54/46 Diversity index 1 % out of state 25.4 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Biology; economics; criminology

ENROLLMENT 13,133 Male/female ratio 55/45 Diversity index 1 % out of state 7.4 Location diversity index D+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Biology; psychology; 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

$11,230 ($30,130) $13,330 $17,862 ($36,762)

$8,152 ($29,300) $14,011 $16,748 ($37,896)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 25,194 % of applicants accepted 67.8 % of acceptees attending 26.5 Range SAT Math 550-660 Range SAT Reading 530-640 Range SAT Writing 530-640 Range ACT Composite 24-29 Most similar schools: University of Maryland; University of Connecticut; University of Massachusetts-Amherst

NO. OF APPLICANTS 26,340 % of applicants accepted 47.9 % of acceptees attending 32.9 Range SAT Math 620-730 Range SAT Reading 590-690 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: University of Delaware; University of Connecticut; University of Massachusetts-Amherst

UNIVERSITY OF MASS.AMHERST

UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

AMHERST , MA

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

169 183 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

19

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

$8,044 ($20,808) $14,300 $18,627 ($31,391)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 10,217 % of applicants accepted 59.6 % of acceptees attending 26.7 Range SAT Math 570-670 Range SAT Reading 540-640 Range SAT Writing 530-640 Range ACT Composite 24-30 Most similar schools: Stony Brook University; The University of Rhode Island; University at Buffalo

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

PHILADELPHIA, PA

DURHAM , NH

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

206 355 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

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

3

U.S. RANK

245 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

22

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 25,221 Male/female ratio 51/49 Diversity index 3 % out of state 24.2 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; communications; multi/interdisciplinary studies

ENROLLMENT 13,642 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 4 % out of state 58.2 Location diversity index B Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; psychology; biology

ENROLLMENT 12,700 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 1 % out of state 76.9 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Finance/financial management; business administration; 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

$11,684 ($28,017) $12,903 $19,854 ($36,187)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 37,296 % of applicants accepted 61.4 % of acceptees attending 20.4 Range SAT Math 570-670 Range SAT Reading 550-640 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 24-30 Most similar schools: Binghamton University; University of Connecticut; University at Buffalo

$14,050 ($27,320) $13,342 $19,949 ($33,219)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 18,420 % of applicants accepted 80 % of acceptees attending 21.9 Range SAT Math 510-610 Range SAT Reading 490-590 Range SAT Writing 500-600 Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: University of Massachusetts-Amherst; Binghamton University; University at Buffalo

$43,838 $16,014 $32,589

NO. OF APPLICANTS 35,866 % of applicants accepted 10.4 % of acceptees attending 65.2 Range SAT Math 690-780 Range SAT Reading 670-770 Range SAT Writing 690-780 Range ACT Composite 31-34 Most similar schools: Columbia University; Boston University; Georgetown University

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NORTHEAST

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

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

177 205 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

15

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

UNIVERSITY OF THE SCIENCES

ROCHESTER, NY

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

62

U.S. RANK

408 U.S. VALUE

8

STATE RANK

53

STATE VALUE

PHILADELPHIA, PA

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

200 598 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

21

STATE RANK

51

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 20,527 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 3 % out of state 32.8 Location diversity index B Type of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; finance/financial management; nursing

ENROLLMENT 6,824 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 2 % out of state 60.4 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; biology; economics

ENROLLMENT Male/female ratio Diversity index % out of state Location diversity index Type of school Most popular majors: NA

1,789 NA NA NA NA Private

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

$35,642 $18,228 $39,849

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

4,281 57.9 14.5 560-650 520-610 520-620 24-27

$17,292 ($28,058) $12,742 $21,235 ($32,001)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 30,629 % of applicants accepted 53.1 % of acceptees attending 23.6 Range SAT Math 600-690 Range SAT Reading 580-670 Range SAT Writing 570-670 Range ACT Composite 26-31 Most similar schools: The Ohio State University; Penn State University; Rutgers University-New Brunswick

$47,450 $15,674 $41,588

NO. OF APPLICANTS 17,428 % of applicants accepted 36.4 % of acceptees attending 22.6 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Johns Hopkins University; Columbia University; Brandeis University

THE UNIV. OF SCRANTON

THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT

SCRANTON, PA

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

248 718 U.S. RANK

The Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh, by student Kara Boutselis.

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U.S. VALUE

25

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

246 814 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 4,065 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 4 % out of state 63.7 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; nursing; health/ physical education

ENROLLMENT 12,913 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 4 % out of state 75.2 Location diversity index AType of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; natural resources conservation; psychology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

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

$40,644 $15,786 $37,920

NO. OF APPLICANTS 9,404 % of applicants accepted 77.3 % of acceptees attending 14.9 Range SAT Math 520-610 Range SAT Reading 520-600 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: Assumption College; Xavier University; La Salle University

$14,664 ($37,056) $13,032 $18,385 ($40,777)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 24,233 % of applicants accepted 73.4 % of acceptees attending 13 Range SAT Math 540-650 Range SAT Reading 540-640 Range SAT Writing 540-640 Range ACT Composite 24-29 Most similar schools: University at Albany; Michigan State University; Penn State University


NORTHEAST

URSINUS COLLEGE

COLLEGEVILLE, PA

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

193 286 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

19

STATE RANK

29

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,695 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 3 % out of state 43.5 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; biology; psychology TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$47,500 $14,222 $36,267

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,672 % of applicants accepted 83.2 % of acceptees attending 22.4 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Washington & Jefferson College; Wheaton College (MA); Mount Holyoke College

Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Fine Arts Great Hall, by student Joanne Lo.

VASSAR COLLEGE

VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY

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

20

U.S. VALUE

2

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

64

U.S. RANK

607 U.S. VALUE

8

STATE RANK

52

STATE VALUE

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

188 164 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

18

STATE RANK

13

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,643 Male/female ratio 44/56 Diversity index 2 % out of state 75.4 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; English language/literature; psychology

ENROLLMENT 7,819 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 3 % out of state 85.1 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Finance/financial management; nursing; accounting

ENROLLMENT 1,407 Male/female ratio 51/49 Diversity index 4 % out of state 22.6 Location diversity index C Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; 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

$50,500 $13,330 $25,048

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,784 % of applicants accepted 23.5 % of acceptees attending 36.3 Range SAT Math 650-740 Range SAT Reading 670-750 Range SAT Writing 660-750 Range ACT Composite 30-33 Most similar schools: Swarthmore College; Wellesley College; Smith College

$46,966 $14,207 $35,840

NO. OF APPLICANTS 15,705 % of applicants accepted 49.3 % of acceptees attending 21.5 Range SAT Math 620-710 Range SAT Reading 600-690 Range SAT Writing 600-700 Range ACT Composite 28-31 Most similar schools: Fairfield University; Quinnipiac University; Elon University

$42,656 $12,306 $34,091

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,094 % of applicants accepted 41.7 % of acceptees attending 13.5 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Siena College; Ursinus College; Ohio Wesleyan University

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NORTHEAST

WASHINGTON COLLEGE

WELLESLEY COLLEGE

CHESTERTOWN, MD

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

226 419 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

10

STATE VALUE

WELLESLEY, MA

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

95

U.S. RANK

244 U.S. VALUE

13

STATE RANK

17

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,524 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 4 % out of state 54 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; biology; psychology

ENROLLMENT 2,527 Male/female ratio 0/100 Diversity index 1 % out of state 85.7 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; area studies; political science/government

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$42,844 $13,112 $35,815

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

5,318 55.7 13.1 NA NA NA NA

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,710 % of applicants accepted 30.1 % of acceptees attending 41.8 Range SAT Math 640-740 Range SAT Reading 650-740 Range SAT Writing 670-750 Range ACT Composite 30-33 Most similar schools: Smith College; Mount Holyoke College; Bryn Mawr College

WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

$46,550 $15,754 $25,218

Memorial Chapel at Wesleyan University, by student Connor Aberle.

WESTMINSTER COLLEGE

MIDDLETOWN, CT

WHEATON COLLEGE (MA)

NEW WILMINGTON, PA

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

24

U.S. RANK

293 U.S. VALUE

2

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

330 U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

30

STATE RANK

NA

STATE VALUE

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

161 U.S. RANK

136 U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

12

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 3,156 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 2 % out of state 90.8 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Area studies; economics; psychology

ENROLLMENT 1,236 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 4 % out of state 29.3 Location diversity index C Type of school Private Most popular majors: Education; business administration; biology

ENROLLMENT 2,529 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 3 % out of state 76.3 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business/managerial economics; English literature; communications

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$48,704 $14,869 $27,138

NO. OF APPLICANTS 9,390 % of applicants accepted 23.9 % of acceptees attending 33.4 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Bates College; College of the Holy Cross; Dickinson College

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$32,820 $11,620 $25,601

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,082 % of applicants accepted 93.7 % of acceptees attending 14.6 Range SAT Math 460-590 Range SAT Reading 480-570 Range SAT Writing 450-540 Range ACT Composite 19-27 Most similar schools: Presbyterian College; Albion College; Susquehanna University

$32,950 $11,190 $30,754

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,010 % of applicants accepted 69.2 % of acceptees attending 43.7 Range SAT Math 590-700 Range SAT Reading 600-710 Range SAT Writing 600-700 Range ACT Composite 27-32 Most similar schools: Furman University; Washington & Jefferson College; Mount Holyoke College


NORTHEAST

WILLIAMS COLLEGE

WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA

YALE UNIVERSITY

NEW HAVEN, CT

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

51

U.S. RANK

200 U.S. VALUE

7

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

112 U.S. RANK

389 U.S. VALUE

15

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

1

U.S. RANK

44

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

ENROLLMENT 2,205 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 1 % out of state 88.8 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; English language/literature; history

ENROLLMENT 4,285 Male/female ratio 68/32 Diversity index 3 % out of state 59 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Mechanical engineering; computer science; biomedical engineering

ENROLLMENT 6,791 Male/female ratio 51/49 Diversity index 1 % out of state 93.2 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; political science/government; 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

$49,780 $15,370 $26,836

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,316 % of applicants accepted 19.3 % of acceptees attending 44.8 Range SAT Math 670-770 Range SAT Reading 680-790 Range SAT Writing 690-780 Range ACT Composite 31-34 Most similar schools: Bowdoin College; Colgate University; Middlebury College

$44,970 $14,610 $40,618

NO. OF APPLICANTS 10,233 % of applicants accepted 43.8 % of acceptees attending 23.6 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Stevens Institute of Technology; Illinois Institute of Technology; Drexel University

2

STATE VALUE

$47,600 $15,320 $21,819

NO. OF APPLICANTS 30,932 % of applicants accepted 6.3 % of acceptees attending 69.8 Range SAT Math 700-800 Range SAT Reading 710-800 Range SAT Writing 710-790 Range ACT Composite 31-35 Most similar schools: Harvard University; Brown University; Columbia University

YESHIVA UNIVERSITY

NEW YORK, NY

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

78

U.S. RANK

240 U.S. VALUE

11

STATE RANK

36

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,964 Male/female ratio 54/46 Diversity index 5 % out of state 62.1 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; psychology; accounting TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$37,930 $16,601 $36,051

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

1,703 81.8 58.1 560-680 560-680 550-660 23-29 The admissions office at Wheaton College in Massachusetts, by student Mitchell Makanamakamae P. Evans.

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SOUTH

AGNES SCOTT COLLEGE

AUBURN UNIVERSITY

DECATUR, GA

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

213 U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

NA

STATE VALUE

BELLARMINE UNIVERSITY

AUBURN, AL

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

298 969 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

LOUISVILLE, KY

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

442 707 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

14

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 928 Male/female ratio 0/100 Diversity index 1 % out of state 47.8 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; public health

ENROLLMENT 21,728 Male/female ratio 51/49 Diversity index 4 % out of state 39.4 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; biology; teacher education/development

ENROLLMENT 2,752 Male/female ratio 35/65 Diversity index 4 % out of state 32.3 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; business/commerce; psychology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$36,996 $12,150 $27,038

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

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

1,394 67.7 23.8 NA NA NA NA

NO. OF APPLICANTS 16,958 % of applicants accepted 83.5 % of acceptees attending 32.4 Range SAT Math 530-650 Range SAT Reading 520-630 Range SAT Writing 520-610 Range ACT Composite 24-30 Most similar schools: Louisiana State University; University of Kansas; The University of Tennessee

BEREA COLLEGE

U.S. RANK

1

U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

CENTRE COLLEGE

MOUNT BERRY, GA

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

1

STATE VALUE

DANVILLE, KY

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

264 U.S. RANK

74

U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

$36,210 $16,724 $32,192

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,631 % of applicants accepted 83.4 % of acceptees attending 14.2 Range SAT Math 500-590 Range SAT Reading 510-590 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: Baldwin Wallace University; University of St. Francis (IL); Bethel University

BERRY COLLEGE

BEREA, KY

435

$8,808 ($26,424) $18,170 $20,893 ($38,509)

4

STATE VALUE

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

107 U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

NA

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,716 Male/female ratio 44/56 Diversity index 2 % out of state 49.5 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Industrial production technology; psychology; communications

ENROLLMENT 2,150 Male/female ratio 39/61 Diversity index 4 % out of state 29.8 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Animal science; marketing; teacher education/development

ENROLLMENT 1,397 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 4 % out of state 44.6 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; biology; 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

$38,200 $11,330 $28,763

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

2,494 71.6 21.6 560-680 550-660 550-660 26-31

$0 $8,810 $6,200

NO. OF APPLICANTS 1,649 % of applicants accepted 33.7 % of acceptees attending 75 Range SAT Math 520-620 Range SAT Reading 500-600 Range SAT Writing 510-590 Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: Taylor University; Simpson College; College of the Ozarks

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$31,770 $13,388 $27,621

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,801 % of applicants accepted 60.8 % of acceptees attending 24.6 Range SAT Math 530-630 Range SAT Reading 530-630 Range SAT Writing 520-620 Range ACT Composite 24-29 Most similar schools: Elizabethtown College; Messiah College; Elmhurst College


SOUTH

THE CITADEL

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY

CHARLESTON, SC

COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY

CLEMSON, SC

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

283 631 U.S. RANK

4

U.S. VALUE

STATE RANK

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

3

STATE VALUE

174 332 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

1

STATE RANK

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

212 U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 3,055 Male/female ratio 92/8 Diversity index 3 % out of state 49.9 Location diversity index B Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; criminal justice; political science/government

ENROLLMENT 18,871 Male/female ratio 53/47 Diversity index 4 % out of state 39 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; biology; psychology

ENROLLMENT 6,857 Male/female ratio 44/56 Diversity index 2 % out of state 31.8 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; political science/government; economics

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

$12,190 ($33,257) $8,041 NA

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 % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

2,625 75.5 31.2 500-600 490-590 450-550 20-25

NO. OF APPLICANTS 20,756 % of applicants accepted 51.5 % of acceptees attending 32.5 Range SAT Math 590-680 Range SAT Reading 560-660 Range SAT Writing 540-650 Range ACT Composite 26-31 Most similar schools: Purdue University; University of Massachusetts-Amherst; University of Maryland

$13,022 ($31,940) $12,240 $18,746 ($37,664)

PENN COLLEGE

®

96%

graduate placement rate

100+

academic majors

bachelor | associate | certificate

a national leader in applied technology education

www.pct.edu • Williamsport, PA An affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University

Penn College operates on a nondiscriminatory basis.

$11,525 ($35,122) $12,958 $16,398 ($40,551)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 14,552 % of applicants accepted 33 % of acceptees attending 31.4 Range SAT Math 630-740 Range SAT Reading 640-730 Range SAT Writing 620-720 Range ACT Composite 29-33 Most similar schools: George Mason University; University of Virginia; Illinois State University


SOUTH

DAVIDSON COLLEGE

DUKE UNIVERSITY

DAVIDSON, NC

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

53

U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

NA

STATE VALUE

ELON UNIVERSITY

DURHAM, NC

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

4

U.S. RANK

152 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

20

STATE VALUE

ELON, NC

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

154 361 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

25

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,910 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 2 % out of state 78.8 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Political science/government; economics; biology

ENROLLMENT 7,419 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 1 % out of state 83.8 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Public policy; economics; biology

ENROLLMENT 6,010 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 4 % out of state 81.7 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Finance/financial management; marketing; 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

$46,501 $14,928 $31,453

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,560 % of applicants accepted 21.7 % of acceptees attending 41.7 Range SAT Math 620-720 Range SAT Reading 610-720 Range SAT Writing 620-710 Range ACT Composite 28-32 Most similar schools: Swarthmore College; Bryn Mawr College; Lafayette College

$47,650 $16,238 $24,020

NO. OF APPLICANTS 31,523 % of applicants accepted 11.4 % of acceptees attending 47.9 Range SAT Math 700-790 Range SAT Reading 670-760 Range SAT Writing 690-780 Range ACT Composite 31-34 Most similar schools: Vanderbilt University; Brown University; Columbia University

EMBRYRIDDLE AERO. UNIV.

NO. OF APPLICANTS 10,443 % of applicants accepted 53.9 % of acceptees attending 26.6 Range SAT Math 570-660 Range SAT Reading 560-660 Range SAT Writing 560-660 Range ACT Composite 25-29 Most similar schools: Fairfield University; John Carroll University; Villanova University

EMORY UNIVERSITY

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

ATLANTA, GA

DAYTONA BEACH, FL

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

328 1,077 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

28

STATE VALUE

$31,773 $13,598 $34,755

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

45

U.S. RANK

243 U.S. VALUE

1

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

332 198 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

3

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 5,323 Male/female ratio 82/18 Diversity index 2 % out of state 65.6 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Air transportation; aerospace/aeronautical engineering

ENROLLMENT 7,687 Male/female ratio 44/56 Diversity index 1 % out of state 79.4 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; biology; economics

ENROLLMENT 36,866 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 2 % out of state 11.9 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; criminal justice/corrections; English language/literature

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$31,944 $14,720 $38,043

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

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

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

4,087 73.1 40.8 NA NA NA NA

NO. OF APPLICANTS 17,796 % of applicants accepted 26.8 % of acceptees attending 28.6 Range SAT Math 650-750 Range SAT Reading 630-710 Range SAT Writing 650-730 Range ACT Composite 29-32 Most similar schools: Washington University in St. Louis; Southern Methodist University; University of Notre Dame

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$45,700 $15,520 $32,696

$4,640 ($19,084) $14,564 $17,491 ($32,657)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 30,266 % of applicants accepted 55.4 % of acceptees attending 35.9 Range SAT Math 560-640 Range SAT Reading 570-640 Range SAT Writing 560-640 Range ACT Composite 26-29 Most similar schools: Louisiana State University; Auburn University; University of South Carolina


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SOUTH

FURMAN UNIVERSITY

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

GREENVILLE, SC

GEORGIA TECH

ATLANTA, GA

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

135 U.S. RANK

173 U.S. VALUE

1

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

228 833 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

8

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

87

U.S. RANK

227 U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,929 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 4 % out of state 71.2 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Political science/government; business administration; health professions

ENROLLMENT 30,551 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 1 % out of state 18.8 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; computer information systems; criminal justice/corrections

ENROLLMENT 16,235 Male/female ratio 66/34 Diversity index 2 % out of state 40.1 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Mechanical engineering; business administration; industrial engineering

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

$45,632 $13,502 $34,310

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,583 % of applicants accepted 68.7 % of acceptees attending 23.2 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Wheaton College (IL); Davidson College; Mount Holyoke College

$7,976 ($28,622) $15,036 $20,777 ($41,423)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 22,532 % of applicants accepted 66.6 % of acceptees attending 20.5 Range SAT Math 530-630 Range SAT Reading 520-620 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: Illinois State University; University of Massachusetts-Lowell; College of William & Mary

HAMPDENSYDNEY COLLEGE

NO. OF APPLICANTS 25,884 % of applicants accepted 33.4 % of acceptees attending 32.5 Range SAT Math 680-770 Range SAT Reading 630-720 Range SAT Writing 630-730 Range ACT Composite 30-33 Most similar schools: Virginia Tech; North Carolina State University; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

HENDRIX COLLEGE

JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY

CONWAY, AR

HAMPDEN SYDNEY, VA

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

359 U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

11

STATE RANK

NA

STATE VALUE

$9,812 ($30,004) $12,776 $16,982 ($37,174)

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

276 U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

NA

STATE VALUE

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

201 225 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

7

STATE RANK

5

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,124 Male/female ratio 100/0 Diversity index 3 % out of state 32.8 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; business/ managerial economics; history

ENROLLMENT 1,357 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 3 % out of state 48.7 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; biochemistry/ biophysics/molecular biology; English literature

ENROLLMENT 20,843 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 3 % out of state 27.7 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Communications; mental/ social health services; liberal arts/general studies

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$39,920 $15,060 $36,006

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$40,520 $14,244 $27,897

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

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

3,639 47.3 18.7 500-610 500-600 460-570 21-26

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

1,665 82.8 22.8 540-660 540-660 NA 25-31

NO. OF APPLICANTS 22,550 % of applicants accepted 65.7 % of acceptees attending 29.4 Range SAT Math 530-620 Range SAT Reading 520-610 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 25-27 Most similar schools: Towson University; Rutgers University-Camden; University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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$5,724 ($20,302) $13,618 $17,757 ($32,891)


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SOUTH

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

MILLSAPS COLLEGE

NEW COLLEGE OF FLORIDA

JACKSON, MS

BATON ROUGE, LA

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

271 356 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

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

324 147 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

1

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

346 241 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 27,131 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 3 % out of state 18.2 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Communications/media studies; teacher education/development; biology

ENROLLMENT 785 Male/female ratio 51/49 Diversity index 3 % out of state 54.4 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; biology; accounting

ENROLLMENT 879 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 3 % out of state 21.2 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Liberal arts/general studies

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

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$33,306 $14,108 $28,568

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

$5,227 ($27,159) $12,202 $12,097 ($35,125)

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

2,861 57.2 14.4 520-630 510-640 NA 23-29

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

1,570 59.9 25.1 560-670 620-710 590-680 26-30

$7,552 ($7,552) $14,536 $16,660 ($33,823)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 16,580 % of applicants accepted 76.6 % of acceptees attending 44.5 Range SAT Math 510-630 Range SAT Reading 500-600 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: Auburn University; The University of Tennessee; Florida State University

Some say that college is a time to reinvent yourself, but I would add that college is the time to re-find yourself. Let go of whatever held you back in high Will Rodger is a senior at school from enjoying Appalachian State what you liked to the University. fullest. In college, I’ve found that people tend to be far more accepting of what other people like to do. During my sophomore year, one of my friends convinced me to play Dungeons & Dragons, a fantasy role-playing game I’d never considered playing. I’m glad I finally tried it, because I had an absolute blast. After my friend left school, I continued playing in other groups and found that they were far different than the nerdy-guy stereotype — for instance, several were more than half women. Some of my most lasting friendships came from these groups.

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Then there’s sports. Even if you played on a team in high school as I did, try a different sport. The same friend who convinced me to play D&D also convinced me to go rock climbing. Again, I loved it and have been doing it ever since. My university holds rock-climbing competitions at least twice a year, and the community is wonderful. Whenever someone new is at the wall, help and encouragement are offered. They’re made to feel like they’re part of the greater rock-climbing family, and in a few months when they’re getting good, they’ll start helping newcomers themselves. It’s like a pyramid scheme of kindness. Rock climbing not your speed? How about Quidditch? Yes, the sport inspired by the Harry Potter series is real! The co-ed contact sport is a strange mix of soccer and rugby, adapted to account for the fact that broomsticks don’t actually fly, and the rules are more balanced than in J.K. Rowling’s books (although Ireland would still beat Bulgaria). Dozens of schools, including mine, have teams. Even if you don’t want

to play it, it’s fun to watch; there’s even an international world cup every year. Your new interest may not even be a campus-sponsored activity. Four of my best friends are historical re-enactors. They wear period-appropriate dress (Civil War, World War II, etc.) and re-enact periodappropriate activities such as living in a camp or taking part in mock battles — and they found out about it through friends of friends of friends. Two of my friends even met their husbands this way. Some of them even have jobs as “living historians,” professional re-enactors who work at historical sites such as Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia. They dress in period clothing, re-enact roles from that time period and get paid to do it! Really, it all comes down to this: Try what you’ve always wanted to try and try new things. Explore the opportunities your campus makes available, no matter how peculiar they might seem at first. You’ll meet people you never would have otherwise, and maybe you’ll even meet your best friend.

ELIZABETH RODGER

Explore your interests, no matter how obscure, and expand your mind


SOUTH

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV.

RALEIGH, NC

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

186 U.S. RANK

82

U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 27,694 Male/female ratio 56/44 Diversity index 3 % out of state 13.9 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; biology; textile engineering TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$6,220 ($22,571) $12,741 $13,076 ($29,427)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 20,443 % of applicants accepted 51.6 % of acceptees attending 42.7 Range SAT Math 600-680 Range SAT Reading 560-650 Range SAT Writing 540-630 Range ACT Composite 26-30 Most similar schools: The Ohio State University; The University of Tennessee; University of Pittsburgh

The Old Well at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE

RHODES COLLEGE

ROANOKE COLLEGE

MEMPHIS, TN

SALEM, VA

CLINTON, SC

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

312

THINKSTOCK

U.S. RANK

17

U.S. VALUE

5

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

221 383 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

3

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

376 555 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

13

STATE RANK

26

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,223 Male/female ratio 47/53 Diversity index 4 % out of state 40.7 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; biology; psychology

ENROLLMENT 2,102 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 3 % out of state 76.6 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; biology; psychology

ENROLLMENT 2,144 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 4 % out of state 52.2 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; 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

$33,200 $12,250 $21,669

NO. OF APPLICANTS 1,506 % of applicants accepted 53.7 % 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: Westminster College; Susquehanna University; Hartwick College

$42,914 $13,365 $34,823

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: Austin College; Wofford College; Kalamazoo College

$38,302 $14,620 $34,580

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,824 % of applicants accepted 69.3 % of acceptees attending 16.8 Range SAT Math 490-600 Range SAT Reading 490-610 Range SAT Writing 480-590 Range ACT Composite 20-26 Most similar schools: Ohio Wesleyan University; Randolph-Macon College; Southwestern University

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SOUTH

ROLLINS COLLEGE

SEWANEETHE UNIV. OF THE SOUTH

SAMFORD UNIVERSITY

WINTER PARK, FL

BIRMINGHAM, AL

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

269 1,109 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

3

30

STATE RANK

STATE VALUE

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

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

240 230 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

1

124

10

STATE RANK

U.S. RANK

STATE VALUE

47

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

3

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,857 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 2 % out of state 48.5 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Communications/media studies; international business; economics

ENROLLMENT 3,174 Male/female ratio 35/65 Diversity index 4 % out of state 73.2 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Pharmacy/pharmaceutical sciences; nursing; health/physical education

ENROLLMENT 1,750 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 4 % out of state 74.3 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; English language/literature; 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

$36,410 $12,350 $28,084

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

2,977 64.7 24.2 NA NA NA NA

$44,760 $18,800 $43,855

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,858 % of applicants accepted 57.3 % of acceptees attending 19.4 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Stetson University; John Carroll University; Samford University

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NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,577 % of applicants accepted 59.5 % of acceptees attending 26.8 Range SAT Math 500-620 Range SAT Reading 510-620 Range SAT Writing 500-610 Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: Valparaiso University; Quinnipiac University; Bellarmine University

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SOUTH

SPELMAN COLLEGE

TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

ATLANTA, GA

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

340 393 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

16

STATE VALUE

TULANE UNIVERSITY

LEXINGTON, KY

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

145 U.S. RANK

10

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

NEW ORLEANS, LA

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

134 982 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

19

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,178 Male/female ratio 0/100 Diversity index 5 % out of state 74.3 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; political science/government; biology

ENROLLMENT 1,025 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 4 % out of state 28.5 Location diversity index C Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; business/ commerce; biology

ENROLLMENT 8,873 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 3 % out of state 87.2 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Finance/financial management; marketing; psychology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$32,970 $11,660 $26,532

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

1,444 82.6 22 530-660 510-640 NA 25-30

NO. OF APPLICANTS 28,901 % of applicants accepted 28 % of acceptees attending 20.4 Range SAT Math 620-700 Range SAT Reading 610-710 Range SAT Writing 640-720 Range ACT Composite 29-32 Most similar schools: University of Denver; Rice University; American University

$22,827 $16,663 $30,626

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,324 % of applicants accepted 54 % of acceptees attending 23.6 Range SAT Math 440-540 Range SAT Reading 460-560 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 19-24 Most similar schools: Rhodes College; Wittenberg University; Morehouse College

TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA

TUSKEGEE, AL

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

791 1,152 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

8

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

424 955 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

3

STATE VALUE

$45,758 $14,244 $40,861

FAYETTEVILLE, AR

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

481 574 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,636 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 5 % out of state 66.8 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; biology; animal science

ENROLLMENT 33,809 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 3 % out of state 63.2 Location diversity index A Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; public relations/advertising; accounting

ENROLLMENT 23,618 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 3 % out of state 47.3 Location diversity index B Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; finance/financial management; nursing

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

$18,560 $14,839 $31,571

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,434 % of applicants accepted 49.2 % of acceptees attending 17.4 Range SAT Math 410-520 Range SAT Reading 400-510 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 21-22 Most similar schools: Heidelberg University; Campbell University; William Woods University

$10,170 ($25,950) $17,052 $17,686 ($33,466)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 33,736 % of applicants accepted 51 % of acceptees attending 39.6 Range SAT Math 500-630 Range SAT Reading 490-620 Range SAT Writing 480-600 Range ACT Composite 22-31 Most similar schools: University of South Carolina; University of Arkansas; University of Houston

$7,028 ($20,332) $13,984 $16,587 ($29,891)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 18,984 % of applicants accepted 62 % of acceptees attending 38.8 Range SAT Math 510-620 Range SAT Reading 500-610 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: The University of Alabama; University of Kentucky; Kansas State University

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SOUTH

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

GAINESVILLE, FL

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

ATHENS, GA

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

120 U.S. RANK

31

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

165 U.S. RANK

84

3

U.S. VALUE

STATE RANK

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

2

STATE VALUE

449 320 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

3

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 36,045 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 2 % out of state 8.4 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; biology; public relations/advertising

ENROLLMENT 29,340 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 2 % out of state 11.3 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; finance/financial management; biology

ENROLLMENT 23,390 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 3 % out of state 37.6 Location diversity index B Type of school Public Most popular majors: Teacher education/development; 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 (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$4,477 ($25,694) $12,980 $14,611 ($36,889)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 28,662 % of applicants accepted 45.6 % of acceptees attending 49.8 Range SAT Math 590-690 Range SAT Reading 580-670 Range SAT Writing 580-670 Range ACT Composite 26-31 Most similar schools: The University of Texas at Austin; University of Georgia; Texas A&M University

$9,364 ($27,574) $12,672 $16,907 ($35,117)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 20,918 % of applicants accepted 55.7 % of acceptees attending 45 Range SAT Math 570-670 Range SAT Reading 570-660 Range SAT Writing 570-660 Range ACT Composite 26-30 Most similar schools: The University of Tennessee; The Ohio State University; Indiana University

$9,687 ($23,019) $14,764 $14,852 ($28,184)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 20,677 % of applicants accepted 72.2 % of acceptees attending 34.7 Range SAT Math 510-640 Range SAT Reading 490-620 Range SAT Writing 480-610 Range ACT Composite 22-28 Most similar schools: University of Cincinnati; Virginia Commonwealth University; University of Arkansas

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SOUTH

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE

UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON

LOUISVILLE, KY

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

555 606 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

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STATE RANK

5

STATE VALUE

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

347 495 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

10

STATE RANK

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

8

STATE VALUE

127 697 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

20

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 18,548 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 3 % out of state 17.5 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Health/physical education; communications/media studies; nursing

ENROLLMENT 4,648 Male/female ratio 35/65 Diversity index 3 % out of state 12.4 Location diversity index CType of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; English language/literature; psychology

ENROLLMENT 12,432 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 1 % out of state 61.3 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; 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

$10,542 ($24,848) $13,306 $16,981 ($31,287)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 10,604 % of applicants accepted 73.9 % of acceptees attending 36.9 Range SAT Math 510-630 Range SAT Reading 500-620 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-28 Most similar schools: Northern Illinois University; West Virginia University; The University of Rhode Island

$5,604 ($19,768) $13,762 $20,309 ($34,473)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,336 % of applicants accepted 76.7 % of acceptees attending 20.8 Range SAT Math 500-590 Range SAT Reading 520-610 Range SAT Writing 500-600 Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: Rowan University; State University of New York at New Paltz; University of Maryland-Baltimore County

NO. OF APPLICANTS 31,613 % of applicants accepted 38.2 % of acceptees attending 17.2 Range SAT Math 620-730 Range SAT Reading 600-690 Range SAT Writing 590-690 Range ACT Composite 28-32 Most similar schools: Southern Methodist University; Emory University; Tulane University

THE UNIV. OF N.C. AT CHAPEL HILL

UNIV. OF N.C. SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

THE UNIV. OF MISSISSIPPI

UNIVERSITY PARK, MS

CHAPEL HILL, NC C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

412 392 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

$44,400 $15,675 $36,834

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

72

U.S. RANK

26

U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

1

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

244 U.S. RANK

112

U.S. VALUE

7

STATE RANK

3

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 19,947 Male/female ratio 44/56 Diversity index 3 % out of state 55.3 Location diversity index AType of school Public Most popular majors: Nursing; liberal arts/general studies; marketing

ENROLLMENT 19,342 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 2 % out of state 17.1 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Communications/media studies; biology; psychology

ENROLLMENT Male/female ratio Diversity index % out of state Location diversity index Type of school Most popular majors: NA

868 NA NA NA NA Public

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

$6,120 ($21,540) $12,714 $14,483 ($29,903)

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

868 43.2 58.4 490-610 520-620 490-620 22-26

$7,344 ($20,574) $14,728 $15,800 ($29,030)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 16,101 % of applicants accepted 81.2 % of acceptees attending 29.1 Range SAT Math 490-590 Range SAT Reading 480-590 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 21-27 Most similar schools: University of Wyoming; Oklahoma State University; Mississippi State University

$6,648 ($31,730) $14,316 $10,902 ($35,984)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 31,332 % of applicants accepted 28.5 % of acceptees attending 44.5 Range SAT Math 620-720 Range SAT Reading 600-700 Range SAT Writing 590-700 Range ACT Composite 28-32 Most similar schools: Rutgers University-New Brunswick; University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign; Virginia Tech

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SOUTH

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND

COLUMBIA, SC

RICHMOND, VA

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

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

69

U.S. RANK

105 U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

387 934

13

U.S. RANK

STATE VALUE

U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

5

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 3,892 Male/female ratio 47/53 Diversity index 2 % out of state 81 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; accounting; human resource management

ENROLLMENT 26,491 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 3 % out of state 49.1 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; marketing; finance/financial management

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

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

$48,090 $12,180 $32,020

NO. OF APPLICANTS 9,921 % of applicants accepted 31.8 % of acceptees attending 25.9 Range SAT Math 620-720 Range SAT Reading 600-710 Range SAT Writing 600-700 Range ACT Composite 29-32 Most similar schools: Franklin & Marshall College; Dickinson College; Gettysburg College

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NO. OF APPLICANTS 23,342 % of applicants accepted 65.2 % of acceptees attending 32.7 Range SAT Math 570-660 Range SAT Reading 550-640 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 25-29 Most similar schools: The University of Alabama; Texas Tech University; Florida State University

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

THE UNIV. OF TENNESSEE

KNOXVILLE, TN

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

234 703 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

$11,082 ($29,898) $14,073 $19,728 ($38,544)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

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

43

U.S. RANK

228 U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

NASHVILLE, TN

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

17

U.S. RANK

21

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 23,302 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 3 % out of state 13.1 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; psychology; health/physical education

ENROLLMENT 18,624 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 2 % out of state 30.2 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Liberal arts/general studies; economics; business/commerce

ENROLLMENT 6,977 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 2 % out of state 90.8 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; social sciences; multi/interdisciplinary studies

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

$10,190 ($28,380) $15,592 $21,494 ($39,914)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 15,442 % of applicants accepted 74.8 % of acceptees attending 40.7 Range SAT Math 530-640 Range SAT Reading 520-630 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 24-29 Most similar schools: University of Georgia; Indiana University; Louisiana State University

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$11,705 ($40,842) $13,110 $12,226 ($42,014)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 31,021 % of applicants accepted 29 % of acceptees attending 41.2 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 Maryland; University of Delaware; University of Connecticut

$43,620 $17,450 $25,325

NO. OF APPLICANTS 29,518 % of applicants accepted 13.1 % of acceptees attending 41.5 Range SAT Math 720-800 Range SAT Reading 710-780 Range SAT Writing 680-770 Range ACT Composite 32-34 Most similar schools: Columbia University; Duke University; Yale University


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SOUTH

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIV.

RICHMOND, VA

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

454 1,102 15 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

STATE RANK

17

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 26,530 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 1 % out of state 8.3 Location diversity index C Type of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; biology; business/commerce $10,669 ($28,735) $14,400 $22,240 ($40,931)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 13,758 % of applicants accepted 75.3 % of acceptees attending 34.1 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 Cincinnati; University of Kentucky; West Virginia University

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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

147 455 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

4

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

96

U.S. RANK

48

U.S. VALUE

5

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

31

U.S. RANK

456 U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

27

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,746 Male/female ratio 89/11 Diversity index 3 % out of state 40.7 Location diversity index B Type of school Public Most popular majors: Civil engineering; economics; international relations/national security

ENROLLMENT 25,242 Male/female ratio 58/42 Diversity index 3 % out of state 24.9 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Mechanical engineering; biology; finance/financial management

ENROLLMENT 5,007 Male/female ratio 47/53 Diversity index 3 % out of state 76.7 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; political science; finance/financial 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

$8,136 ($31,150) $10,816 $17,441 ($40,455)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,036 % of applicants accepted 44.4 % of acceptees attending 51.3 Range SAT Math 540-620 Range SAT Reading 530-630 Range SAT Writing 500-600 Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: The College of Wooster; Allegheny College; DePauw University

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$10,496 ($26,536) $11,220 $16,905 ($33,549)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 20,744 % of applicants accepted 72.6 % of acceptees attending 36.5 Range SAT Math 570-680 Range SAT Reading 540-640 Range SAT Writing 530-640 Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Penn State University; Rutgers University-New Brunswick

$47,120 $15,396 $34,968

NO. OF APPLICANTS 11,119 % of applicants accepted 34.4 % of acceptees attending 33.6 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: University of Dayton; Texas Christian University; Clark University

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SOUTH

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

WASHINGTON & LEE UNIVERSITY 33

U.S. RANK

51

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

9

STATE VALUE

SPARTANSBURG, SC

MORGANTOWN, WV

LEXINGTON, VA

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

WOFFORD COLLEGE

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

545 439 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

251 U.S. RANK

133 U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

8

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,905 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 4 % out of state 85.5 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; accounting; economics

ENROLLMENT 24,176 Male/female ratio 55/45 Diversity index 4 % out of state 53.8 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Multi/interdisciplinary studies; liberal arts/general studies; nursing

ENROLLMENT 1,711 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 3 % out of state 43.9 Location diversity index BType 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

$45,460 $13,018 $25,320

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,837 % of applicants accepted 19.5 % of acceptees attending 41.5 Range SAT Math 660-730 Range SAT Reading 660-730 Range SAT Writing 640-730 Range ACT Composite 30-33 Most similar schools: Bucknell University; Kenyon College; Colgate University

$7,632 ($21,432) $12,272 $13,144 ($26,944)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 15,604 % of applicants accepted 85.8 % of acceptees attending 36.4 Range SAT Math 480-580 Range SAT Reading 460-560 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 21-26 Most similar schools: Western Michigan University; University of Arkansas; Virginia Commonwealth University

College Way, the pedestrian throughway at the College of Charleston, by student Caroline Kenny.

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$37,375 $13,634 $27,329

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,556 % of applicants accepted 77.4 % of acceptees attending 24.6 Range SAT Math 530-640 Range SAT Reading 530-630 Range SAT Writing 520-620 Range ACT Composite 24-30 Most similar schools: Austin College; Augustana College; Rhodes College


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CENTRAL

ALBION COLLEGE

AUGUSTANA COLLEGE

ALBION, MI

ROCK ISLAND, IL

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

237 137 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

AUGUSTANA UNIVERSITY

8

STATE VALUE

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

233 122 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

9

STATE RANK

9

STATE VALUE

SIOUX FALLS, SD

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

356 U.S. RANK

61

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,284 Male/female ratio 51/49 Diversity index 4 % out of state 9.9 Location diversity index D+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; biology; economics

ENROLLMENT 2,543 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 3 % out of state 17.9 Location diversity index C Type of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; business administration; psychology

ENROLLMENT 1,771 Male/female ratio 40/60 Diversity index 4 % out of state 57.4 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; teacher education; 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

$38,678 $11,972 $29,986

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,886 % of applicants accepted 60.8 % of acceptees attending 12 Range SAT Math 520-640 Range SAT Reading 510-590 Range SAT Writing 480-590 Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: Susquehanna University; Allegheny College; Luther College

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,053 % of applicants accepted 53.6 % of acceptees attending 22.4 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Kalamazoo College; Hope College; Illinois Wesleyan University

BELOIT COLLEGE

U.S. RANK

57

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

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

6

STATE VALUE

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

370 573 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

11

STATE RANK

23

STATE VALUE

$29,624 $8,538 $23,318

NO. OF APPLICANTS 1,545 % of applicants accepted 61.3 % of acceptees attending 41.8 Range SAT Math 500-650 Range SAT Reading 510-580 Range SAT Writing 520-630 Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: Calvin College; Elmhurst College; St. Joseph's College New York

BETHEL UNIVERSITY

BELOIT, WI

139

$38,466 $11,232 $30,503

PEORIA, IL

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

192 U.S. RANK

130 U.S. VALUE

7

STATE RANK

11

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,410 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 3 % out of state 84 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: General education; anthropology; psychology

ENROLLMENT 3,232 Male/female ratio 38/62 Diversity index 4 % out of state 20.6 Location diversity index C Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; business administration; communications/media studies

ENROLLMENT 4,775 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 3 % out of state 17.8 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Public relations/advertising; mechanical engineering; nursing

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$44,590 $9,190 $30,869

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

2,281 69.3 18.9 NA NA NA NA

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,059 % of applicants accepted 95.4 % of acceptees attending 30.7 Range SAT Math 520-640 Range SAT Reading 510-660 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-28 Most similar schools: Nazareth College; Valparaiso University; Sacred Heart University

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$33,990 $12,296 $32,682

$31,110 $11,940 $30,307

NO. OF APPLICANTS 9,009 % of applicants accepted 64.3 % of acceptees attending 16.4 Range SAT Math 520-650 Range SAT Reading 480-620 Range SAT Writing 460-600 Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: Butler University; Drake University; Creighton University


CENTRAL

BUTLER UNIVERSITY

INDIANAPOLIS, IN

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

197 436 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

21

STATE VALUE

CARLETON COLLEGE

CALVIN COLLEGE

NORTHFIELD, MN

GRAND RAPIDS, MI

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

247 U.S. RANK

211

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

46

U.S. RANK

251 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

17

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 4,192 Male/female ratio 40/60 Diversity index 4 % out of state 52.6 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Marketing; teacher education; finance/financial management

ENROLLMENT 4,192 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 4 % out of state 44.2 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Engineering; business administration; teacher education/development

ENROLLMENT 2,092 Male/female ratio 47/53 Diversity index 2 % out of state 85 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; computer science; 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

$36,050 $14,605 $34,697

NO. OF APPLICANTS 10,103 % of applicants accepted 68.5 % of acceptees attending 14.1 Range SAT Math 530-650 Range SAT Reading 530-630 Range SAT Writing 520-610 Range ACT Composite 25-29 Most similar schools: Xavier University; Drake University; Bradley University

$30,425 $12,290 $30,702

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,679 % of applicants accepted 73.1 % of acceptees attending 35.3 Range SAT Math 530-660 Range SAT Reading 520-640 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: Augustana University; Messiah College; Elizabethtown College

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV.

$48,987 $14,357 $35,544

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,297 % of applicants accepted 22.8 % of acceptees attending 36.3 Range SAT Math 660-760 Range SAT Reading 660-750 Range SAT Writing 650-750 Range ACT Composite 30-33 Most similar schools: Grinnell College; St. Olaf College; Williams College

CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY

CENTRAL COLLEGE

CEDARVILLE, OH

PELLA, IA

CLEVELAND, OH

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

89

U.S. RANK

222 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

223 U.S. RANK

35

U.S. VALUE

9

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

337 178 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

7

STATE RANK

9

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 5,089 Male/female ratio 54/46 Diversity index 2 % out of state 71.8 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; mechanical engineering; biology

ENROLLMENT 3,484 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 4 % out of state 61.7 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; mechanical engineering; teacher education/development

ENROLLMENT 1,723 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 4 % out of state 21.7 Location diversity index C Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; physiology/pathology sciences; 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

$44,156 $15,750 $35,152

NO. OF APPLICANTS 21,733 % of applicants accepted 38.3 % of acceptees attending 15.4 Range SAT Math 660-760 Range SAT Reading 610-710 Range SAT Writing 610-710 Range ACT Composite 29-33 Most similar schools: Johns Hopkins University; University of Rochester; Carnegie Mellon University

$27,006 $8,242 $24,645

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,003 % of applicants accepted 74.5 % of acceptees attending 35.2 Range SAT Math 540-650 Range SAT Reading 540-650 Range SAT Writing 510-630 Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: Ohio Northern University; Messiah College; Taylor University

$33,345 $13,345 $28,370

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,068 % of applicants accepted 68.9 % of acceptees attending 20.3 Range SAT Math 450-570 Range SAT Reading 470-540 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 21-27 Most similar schools: Wartburg College; Taylor University; Simpson College

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CENTRAL

COLLEGE OF SAINT BENEDICT

THE COLLEGE OF WOOSTER

CONCORDIA COLLEGE

WOOSTER, OH

MOORHEAD, MN

ST. JOSEPH, MN

113 U.S. RANK

24

U.S. VALUE

3

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

121 U.S. RANK

37

U.S. VALUE

5

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

300 U.S. RANK

90

U.S. VALUE

10

STATE RANK

10

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,042 Male/female ratio 0/100 Diversity index 4 % out of state 15.1 Location diversity index C Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; writing studies; nutrition science

ENROLLMENT 2,089 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 3 % out of state 62.8 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: History; philosophy; biology

ENROLLMENT 2,427 Male/female ratio 40/60 Diversity index 4 % out of state 29.1 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; business administration; teacher education/development

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$39,850 $11,629 $31,051

NO. OF APPLICANTS 1,768 % of applicants accepted 82.2 % of acceptees attending 37.3 Range SAT Math 480-620 Range SAT Reading 520-630 Range SAT Writing 490-630 Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: Wheaton College (IL); Concordia College; Washington & Jefferson College

$44,520 $11,550 $31,814

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,497 % of applicants accepted 59.1 % of acceptees attending 16.8 Range SAT Math 560-670 Range SAT Reading 540-650 Range SAT Writing 540-650 Range ACT Composite 25-30 Most similar schools: DePauw University; Hobart & William Smith Colleges; Allegheny College

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,948 % of applicants accepted 64.3 % of acceptees attending 28.5 Range SAT Math 620-660 Range SAT Reading 570-670 Range SAT Writing 610-650 Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: Ohio Wesleyan University; Saint Anselm College; Hope College

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY

DENISON UNIVERSITY

OMAHA, NE

GRANVILLE, OH

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

146 U.S. RANK

63

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

$35,250 $9,670 $27,196

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

2

77

STATE VALUE

U.S. RANK

43

U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

5

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 4,341 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 3 % out of state 76.5 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; biology; finance/ financial management

ENROLLMENT 2,285 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 2 % out of state 76.8 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; biology; communications/media studies

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$34,810 $13,094 $32,150

NO. OF APPLICANTS 8,398 % of applicants accepted 72.7 % of acceptees attending 16.8 Range SAT Math 550-670 Range SAT Reading 520-630 Range SAT Writing 520-640 Range ACT Composite 24-29 Most similar schools: Drake University; Bradley University; Butler University

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The Washington Avenue bridge at the University of Minnesota.

$46,250 $12,770 $35,480

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,468 % of applicants accepted 55.5 % of acceptees attending 24.5 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Swarthmore College; Skidmore College; Smith College

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CENTRAL

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY

CHICAGO, IL

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

254 863 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

10

STATE RANK

41

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 18,750 Male/female ratio 47/53 Diversity index 1 % out of state 36.9 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Liberal arts; public relations/ advertising; finance/financial management TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$35,680 $14,937 $36,820

NO. OF APPLICANTS 19,533 % of applicants accepted 69.9 % of acceptees attending 18.6 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Duquesne University; University of St. Thomas; University of Dayton

Fall on the Ashland University campus, by student Brittany Andrea Stoll.

DEPAUW UNIVERSITY

DRAKE UNIVERSITY

GREENCASTLE, IN

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

88

U.S. RANK

29

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

4

STATE VALUE

EARLHAM COLLEGE

DES MOINES, IA

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

168 U.S. RANK

86

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

5

STATE VALUE

RICHMOND, IN

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

259 U.S. RANK

97

U.S. VALUE

9

STATE RANK

7

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,247 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 3 % out of state 59.1 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; communications/media studies; biology

ENROLLMENT 3,642 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 4 % out of state 75.9 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Accounting; marketing; psychology

ENROLLMENT 1,031 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 2 % out of state 82.2 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; biology; multi/ interdisciplinary 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

$43,500 $10,920 $25,308

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

2,001 64.5 20.9 NA NA NA NA

$43,950 $12,900 $33,319

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,304 % of applicants accepted 56.6 % of acceptees attending 17.1 Range SAT Math 560-660 Range SAT Reading 530-640 Range SAT Writing 520-630 Range ACT Composite 25-29 Most similar schools: The College of Wooster; Hobart & William Smith Colleges; Kenyon College

$33,550 $13,296 $31,580

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,476 % of applicants accepted 69.3 % of acceptees attending 19.4 Range SAT Math 530-670 Range SAT Reading 530-640 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 25-30 Most similar schools: Butler University; Loyola University Maryland; Creighton University

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GOSHEN COLLEGE

GRINNELL COLLEGE

GOSHEN, IN

GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS COLLEGE

GRINNELL, IA

ST. PETER, MN C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

311 U.S. RANK

161

U.S. VALUE

11

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

54

U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

NA

STATE VALUE

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

132 U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

NA

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 858 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 3 % out of state 36.7 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; interdisciplinary studies; biochemistry/molecular biology

ENROLLMENT 1,765 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 2 % out of state 90.1 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; psychology; biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology

ENROLLMENT 2,476 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 4 % out of state 18.1 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; psychology; business/commerce

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$30,900 $11,900 $26,448

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

900 54 32.7 470-640 480-620 NA 21-28

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,058 % of applicants accepted 28 % of acceptees attending 25.6 Range SAT Math 660-760 Range SAT Reading 630-740 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 30-33 Most similar schools: Carleton College; Kenyon College; Colgate University

$46,574 $13,608 $29,418

$41,140 $10,310 $30,106

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,199 % of applicants accepted 61.1 % of acceptees attending 19.4 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: St. Olaf College; Luther College; The College of Wooster

My light-up Skechers flailed as my mom dragged me by my tangled pigtails out of my brother’s preschool class. I couldn’t stay and play because I was only 2 Erin Frey is a junior at the University of years old. My heart Dayton. was crushed, and I didn’t understand why I couldn’t stay with him. By the time I was 13, I had already gone on my 10th college visit and could have easily given guided walking tours for half of the colleges in Ohio. No, I am not some child genius or violin prodigy; I was just your average kid who happened to have two older siblings who wanted to look at Miami University (Ohio), the University of Miami (Florida) and everywhere in between — and I got dragged along. To be honest, I hated every single college visit. Waking up early, having to wear “realpeople” clothes and not fall asleep during the

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information sessions was my personal hell. And you know what’s worse than listening to facts about a college you can’t attend for another five years? Walking, usually in inclement weather or blistering heat. I can rarely recall a college visit I went on with my siblings that took place on a beautiful day. (Or maybe it was just my attitude.) Growing up, I loved school. I was the one who always asked for extra homework or a book to read. And since the day I was escorted out of preschool, I couldn’t wait until it was my chance. So why, when it came to my college search, did I plead with my parents to stay home? Why was looking for a college so scary for someone who always loved school? Because picking the right college is scary — and a HUGE decision. For the first time, you are moving away from home and get to choose what you study! No pressure! The only time I wasn’t scared was when I visited the university I currently attend. Before writing this essay I sat down with my parents, and we realized that although I have been on 37 college visits, I only ended

up applying to seven schools. Even though I dreaded those visits when I was an angsty teenager, once I started looking for colleges myself, I knew what I wanted: that I didn’t want to be 10 hours away from home and that I wanted to go to a school that I fell in love with. They say that when you find the right person to marry, you just know, and I think it’s the same with colleges. I knew from the moment I stepped onto my university’s campus that I found my place. We will live happily ever after together for four amazing years — or, if you’re me, you apply for a master’s program so you can stay for five. When my parents picked me up for the past two summer breaks, I have cried on both occasions. I didn’t throw a tantrum and have to be dragged out, shoes lighting up behind me, but the emotional attachment is extremely similar. I know visits can be tedious and no one likes to talk financial aid packages at 8 a.m. — but I promise that if you find the right school for you, it will truly bring you to (happy) tears.

COURTESY OF ERIN FREY

A long march through colleges can lead you to the right destination


CENTRAL

HANOVER COLLEGE

HOPE COLLEGE

HANOVER, IN

ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

HOLLAND, MI

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

314 U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

12

STATE RANK

NA

STATE VALUE

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

287 210 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

184 539 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

30

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,161 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 4 % out of state 28.4 Location diversity index C Type of school Private Most popular majors: Communications/media studies; health/physical education; economics

ENROLLMENT 3,661 Male/female ratio 40/60 Diversity index 4 % out of state 34.7 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; business administration; communications/media studies

ENROLLMENT 4,131 Male/female ratio 69/31 Diversity index 1 % out of state 23.3 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Architecture; mechanical engineering; electrical engineering

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$33,744 $11,952 $25,819

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

2,888 64.5 15.7 470-580 470-590 450-550 23-28

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,395 % of applicants accepted 77.4 % of acceptees attending 24.4 Range SAT Math 530-650 Range SAT Reading 530-660 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: Kalamazoo College; Augustana College; Coe College

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY

319 U.S. RANK

73

U.S. VALUE

13

STATE RANK

3

STATE VALUE

$41,612 $15,544 $33,835

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,559 % of applicants accepted 50.6 % of acceptees attending 24.4 Range SAT Math 640-740 Range SAT Reading 520-640 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 25-31 Most similar schools: Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Drexel University; University of Dayton

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

$30,370 $11,060 $29,348

INDIANA UNIVERSITY

BLOOMINGTON, IN

BLOOMINGTON, IL

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

136 U.S. RANK

96

U.S. VALUE

4

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

208 564 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

7

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 19,636 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 3 % out of state 2.1 Location diversity index D Type of school Public Most popular majors: Teacher education; finance/ financial management; marketing

ENROLLMENT 1,921 Male/female ratio 44/56 Diversity index 3 % out of state 11 Location diversity index C Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business/commerce; psychology; biology

ENROLLMENT 39,522 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 3 % out of state 37.6 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business/commerce; public administration; health/physical education

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

$9,807 ($14,157) $12,764 $17,059 ($21,409)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 15,298 % of applicants accepted 73.9 % of acceptees attending 31.8 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-26 Most similar schools: George Mason University; Miami University; University of MassachusettsLowell

$42,290 $11,396 $34,450

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,427 % of applicants accepted 60.4 % 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: Augustana College; Muhlenberg College; Gettysburg College

$9,087 ($32,440) $12,921 $15,705 ($39,058)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 36,362 % of applicants accepted 76.1 % of acceptees attending 27.9 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 Iowa; Michigan State University; The University of Tennessee

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IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY

AMES, IA

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

277 U.S. RANK

76

U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 31,141 Male/female ratio 57/43 Diversity index 4 % out of state 38.5 Location diversity index B Type of school Public Most popular majors: Mechanical engineering; agricultural economics; design/applied arts TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$6,648 ($19,768) $10,500 $12,681 ($25,801)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 18,399 % of applicants accepted 86.9 % of acceptees attending 37.8 Range SAT Math 530-680 Range SAT Reading 460-630 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 21-29 Most similar schools: Colorado State University; The University of Kansas; University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Saginaw Valley State University, by student Ana Pico García.

JOHN CARROLL UNIVERSITY

KALAMAZOO COLLEGE

KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY

KALAMAZOO, MI

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, OH C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

250 194 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

11

STATE RANK

14

STATE VALUE

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

263 145 U.S. RANK

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

394 510 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 3,297 Male/female ratio 53/47 Diversity index 4 % out of state 35.9 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; communications/media studies; psychology

ENROLLMENT 1,484 Male/female ratio 44/56 Diversity index 2 % out of state 34.7 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; psychology; business/commerce

ENROLLMENT 22,253 Male/female ratio 52/48 Diversity index 4 % out of state 18.8 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Teacher education; animal science; human development/family 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

$35,930 $13,920 $30,976

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,873 % of applicants accepted 82.9 % of acceptees attending 24.9 Range SAT Math 500-610 Range SAT Reading 500-590 Range SAT Writing 480-590 Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: Marist College; Rider University; Fairfield University

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$42,510 $11,100 $30,344

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,366 % of applicants accepted 69.7 % of acceptees attending 21.8 Range SAT Math 550-690 Range SAT Reading 530-680 Range SAT Writing 550-650 Range ACT Composite 25-30 Most similar schools: Hope College; Augustana College; Wofford College

$8,517 ($22,596) $12,290 $17,309 ($31,388)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 9,614 % of applicants accepted 94.9 % of acceptees attending 41.2 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: University of NebraskaLincoln; University of Missouri; Texas Tech University


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KENYON COLLEGE

GAMBIER, OH

42

NA

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

GALESBURG, IL

FLINT, MI

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

U.S. RANK

KNOX COLLEGE

KETTERING UNIVERSITY

NA

STATE VALUE

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

293 1,135 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

315 U.S. RANK

169 U.S. VALUE

12

STATE RANK

15

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,764 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 3 % out of state 82.9 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: English language/literature; economics; psychology

ENROLLMENT 1,937 Male/female ratio 82/18 Diversity index 4 % out of state 16.1 Location diversity index C Type of school Private Most popular majors: Mechanical engineering; electrical engineering; industrial engineering

ENROLLMENT 1,435 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 2 % out of state 42.3 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; general 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

$41,094 $10,012 $29,396

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

3,221 68.2 16.7 NA NA NA NA

$47,220 $13,320 $34,020

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,635 % of applicants accepted 25.1 % of acceptees attending 27.1 Range SAT Math 610-690 Range SAT Reading 620-730 Range SAT Writing 620-720 Range ACT Composite 28-32 Most similar schools: Colgate University; DePauw University; Grinnell College

$38,430 $15,007 $38,562

NO. OF APPLICANTS 1,587 % of applicants accepted 71.6 % 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: Milwaukee School of Engineering; The Cooper Union; Wentworth Institute of Technology

LAKE FOREST COLLEGE

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO

LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY

LAKE FOREST, IL

APPLETON, WI

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

379 215 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

15

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

162 U.S. RANK

109 U.S. VALUE

3

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

229 746 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

8

STATE RANK

37

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,672 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 2 % out of state 41.2 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Communications/media studies; economics; biology

ENROLLMENT 1,570 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 3 % out of state 69 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Music; biology; psychology

ENROLLMENT 11,751 Male/female ratio 35/65 Diversity index 2 % out of state 40.7 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; psychology; nursing

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$41,920 $11,486 $28,303

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$43,400 $10,635 $32,089

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

3,451 55.2 21.8 NA NA NA NA

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

2,747 73 19.2 NA NA NA NA

NO. OF APPLICANTS 20,414 % of applicants accepted 63.3 % of acceptees attending 17.7 Range SAT Math 530-630 Range SAT Reading 520-630 Range SAT Writing 520-620 Range ACT Composite 25-29 Most similar schools: Marquette University; Howard University; The Catholic University of America

$37,883 $14,910 $38,409

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LUTHER COLLEGE

MACALESTER COLLEGE

DECORAH, IA

ST. PAUL, MN

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

190 U.S. RANK

50

U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY

4

STATE VALUE

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

81

U.S. RANK

89

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

9

STATE VALUE

MILWAUKEE, WI

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

176 U.S. RANK

391 U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

18

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,433 Male/female ratio 44/56 Diversity index 4 % out of state 67.1 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; psychology; music

ENROLLMENT 2,177 Male/female ratio 40/60 Diversity index 3 % out of state 85.4 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; economics; political science/government

ENROLLMENT 8,748 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 3 % out of state 68.6 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Finance/financial management; biology; psychology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$48,666 $11,848 $30,797

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

6,463 36.3 23 630-740 640-730 640-720 28-32

NO. OF APPLICANTS 21,755 % of applicants accepted 66.7 % of acceptees attending 13.7 Range SAT Math 560-650 Range SAT Reading 540-640 Range SAT Writing 520-620 Range ACT Composite 25-29 Most similar schools: Loyola University Chicago; Fordham University; Northeastern University

$38,940 $10,935 $28,985

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,440 % of applicants accepted 71.2 % of acceptees attending 22.8 Range SAT Math 510-640 Range SAT Reading 430-610 Range SAT Writing 470-610 Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: St. Olaf College; Gustavus Adolphus College; Susquehanna University

MARTIN LUTHER COLLEGE

MIAMI UNIVERSITY

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

OXFORD, OH

NEW ULM, MN

EAST LANSING, MI

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

262 U.S. RANK

7

U.S. VALUE

8

STATE RANK

$36,720 $13,548 $36,917

2

STATE VALUE

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

309 733 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

13

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

189 608 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,246 Male/female ratio 47/53 Diversity index 5 % out of state 85 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Teacher education/development; theological/ministerial studies

ENROLLMENT 16,969 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 4 % out of state 39.4 Location diversity index B Type of school Public Most popular majors: Health/physical education; finance/financial management; marketing

ENROLLMENT 42,285 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 3 % out of state 15.5 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Communications/media studies; business administration; public relations

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$13,570 $9,650 $18,053

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 % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

224 97.3 86.7 NA NA NA 22-27

NO. OF APPLICANTS 25,301 % of applicants accepted 65.8 % of acceptees attending 21.9 Range SAT Math 570-680 Range SAT Reading 550-650 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 25-30 Most similar schools: Illinois State University; George Mason University; Central Michigan University

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$11,673 ($28,373) $13,986 $21,426 ($38,126)

$14,333 ($36,934) $11,420 $17,074 ($39,675)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 33,211 % of applicants accepted 66.1 % of acceptees attending 36.7 Range SAT Math 540-690 Range SAT Reading 430-580 Range SAT Writing 460-570 Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: The University of Iowa; Indiana University; Penn State University


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MICHIGAN TECH. UNIVERSITY

MISSOURI UNIV. OF SCI. & TECH.

HOUGHTON, MI

ROLLA, MO

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

267 490 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

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

3

299 294

STATE VALUE

U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 5,908 Male/female ratio 75/25 Diversity index 4 % out of state 25.2 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Mechanical engineering; electrical engineering; civil engineering

ENROLLMENT 6,867 Male/female ratio 77/23 Diversity index 4 % out of state 17.7 Location diversity index C+ 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

$14,630 ($30,788) $12,191 $18,005 ($34,163)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,111 % of applicants accepted 75.5 % of acceptees attending 31.1 Range SAT Math 570-680 Range SAT Reading 530-670 Range SAT Writing 500-630 Range ACT Composite 25-30 Most similar schools: Missouri University of Science & Technology; New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology; Miami University

Elliott Tower at Oakland University, by student Nowshin Chowdhury.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,577 % of applicants accepted 85.9 % of acceptees attending 41.9 Range SAT Math 600-700 Range SAT Reading 540-670 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 26-31 Most similar schools: Michigan Technological University; New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology; Miami University

OBERLIN COLLEGE

OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY

OBERLIN, OH

EVANSTON, IL

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

13

U.S. RANK

496 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

29

STATE VALUE

$8,286 ($24,810) $11,820 $14,816 ($31,340)

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

73

U.S. RANK

575 U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

31

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

28

U.S. VALUE

12

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 10,285 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 1 % out of state 69.9 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; journalism; psychology

ENROLLMENT 3,069 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 3 % out of state 95 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Music; area studies; biology

ENROLLMENT 2,930 Male/female ratio 53/47 Diversity index 4 % out of state 17.3 Location diversity index CType of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; mechanical engineering; 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

$48,624 $17,393 $36,683

NO. OF APPLICANTS 33,674 % of applicants accepted 13.1 % of acceptees attending 46.3 Range SAT Math 700-790 Range SAT Reading 690-770 Range SAT Writing 690-770 Range ACT Composite 31-34 Most similar schools: University of Chicago; Brown University; Columbia University

$49,928 $14,330 $43,388

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,227 % of applicants accepted 32.7 % of acceptees attending 33.7 Range SAT Math 620-720 Range SAT Reading 640-730 Range SAT Writing 640-730 Range ACT Composite 28-32 Most similar schools: Kenyon College; Williams College; DePauw University

$28,250 $12,948 $18,042

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,337 % of applicants accepted 68.6 % of acceptees attending 27.4 Range SAT Math 530-650 Range SAT Reading 520-620 Range SAT Writing 510-600 Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: Cedarville University; Taylor University; Central College

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THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

OHIO UNIVERSITY

OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

ATHENS, OH

COLUMBUS, OH

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

166 U.S. RANK

155 U.S. VALUE

7

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

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

512 448 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

23

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

310 288 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

14

STATE RANK

19

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 48,285 Male/female ratio 53/47 Diversity index 3 % out of state 24.5 Location diversity index B Type of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; finance/financial management; communications

ENROLLMENT 27,690 Male/female ratio 40/60 Diversity index 4 % out of state 12.2 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Nursing; business administration; teacher education/development

ENROLLMENT 1,793 Male/female ratio 47/53 Diversity index 3 % out of state 48.8 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; business/ managerial economics; zoology

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

$9,168 ($26,496) $14,308 $17,144 ($34,472)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 36,788 % of applicants accepted 53 % of acceptees attending 36.3 Range SAT Math 620-730 Range SAT Reading 540-660 Range SAT Writing 560-660 Range ACT Composite 27-31 Most similar schools: University of Pittsburgh; Penn State University; Michigan State University

$11,075 ($20,039) $13,956 $20,306 ($29,270)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 20,934 % of applicants accepted 74.3 % of acceptees attending 28.2 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 Mississippi; Oklahoma State University; University of Wyoming

$42,910 $13,730 $31,725

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,981 % of applicants accepted 74.3 % of acceptees attending 15.5 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Roanoke College; Washington & Jefferson College; Drew University

OHIO UNIVERSITY

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PURDUE UNIVERSITY

RIPON COLLEGE

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN

ROSE-HULMAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

RIPON, WI

TERRE HAUTE, IN C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

164 U.S. RANK

217 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

275 U.S. RANK

4

U.S. VALUE

7

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 31,838 Male/female ratio 58/42 Diversity index 3 % out of state 34.4 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; mechanical engineering; accounting

ENROLLMENT 863 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 4 % out of state 29.4 Location diversity index CType of school Private Most popular majors: Business/commerce; health/physical education; biology

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

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$36,214 $8,678 $15,325

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

1,493 67.4 21 470-680 500-630 500-630 21-27

$9,208 ($28,010) $11,810 $13,710 ($32,512)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 39,896 % of applicants accepted 59.3 % of acceptees attending 27.5 Range SAT Math 560-700 Range SAT Reading 520-630 Range SAT Writing 520-630 Range ACT Composite 24-30 Most similar schools: Clemson University; Binghamton University; University of Massachusetts-Amherst

SACRED HEART MAJOR SEMINARY

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

155 449 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

22

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT Male/female ratio Diversity index % out of state Location diversity index Type of school Most popular majors: NA

2,333 NA NA NA NA Private

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$41,865 $14,160 $38,999

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

4,404 58.8 22.5 640-740 550-660 540-640 27-32

SAINT JOHN'S UNIVERSITY

SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY

COLLEGEVILLE, MN

ST. LOUIS, MO

DETROIT, MI

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

NA

U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

43

STATE RANK

ENROLLMENT Male/female ratio Diversity index % out of state Location diversity index Type of school Most popular majors: NA

300 NA NA NA NA Private

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$17,929 $13,869 $26,678

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

14 57.1 100 NA NA NA NA

NA

STATE VALUE

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

138 U.S. RANK

34

U.S. VALUE

5

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

329 1,119 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

27

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,817 Male/female ratio 100/0 Diversity index 4 % out of state 20.8 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; accounting; biology

ENROLLMENT 14,349 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 2 % out of state 70.3 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; nursing; biology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$39,530 $11,004 $30,521

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

1,469 78.8 38.9 490-590 480-620 470-580 23-28

NO. OF APPLICANTS 14,238 % of applicants accepted 61.1 % of acceptees attending 18.9 Range SAT Math 560-670 Range SAT Reading 530-650 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 25-30 Most similar schools: Loyola University Chicago; Howard University; The Catholic University of America

$38,700 $15,110 $36,490

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SAINT MARY'S COLLEGE

ST. LOUIS COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

NOTRE DAME , IN

U.S. RANK

119

U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

DE PERE, WI

ST. LOUIS, MO

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

181

ST. NORBERT COLLEGE

8

STATE VALUE

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

270 U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

NA

STATE VALUE

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

258 U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

NA

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,664 Male/female ratio 0/100 Diversity index 4 % out of state 71.6 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; communications/ media studies; business administration

ENROLLMENT Male/female ratio Diversity index % out of state Location diversity index Type of school Most popular majors: NA

700 NA NA NA NA Private

ENROLLMENT 2,178 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 4 % out of state 21.7 Location diversity index CType of school Private Most popular majors: Communications/media studies; business/commerce; teacher education

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$36,620 $12,720 $31,959

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$27,714 $13,529 $35,339

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$33,622 $9,894 $27,403

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

1,687 83.3 26.9 500-600 510-610 500-610 23-28

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

445 69.4 62.5 590-710 500-620 NA 24-28

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

2,149 81.7 30.5 NA NA NA 22-27

ST. OLAF COLLEGE

TAYLOR UNIVERSITY

NORTHFIELD, MN

THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

UPLAND, IN

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

151 U.S. RANK

75

U.S. VALUE

6

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

361 250 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

38

U.S. RANK

551 U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

31

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 3,113 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 3 % out of state 52.6 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; psychology; economics

ENROLLMENT 2,414 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 4 % out of state 61.9 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Health/physical education; teacher education/development; psychology

ENROLLMENT 5,824 Male/female ratio 53/47 Diversity index 1 % out of state 80.3 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; biology; 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

$42,940 $10,690 $30,677

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,875 % of applicants accepted 51.3 % of acceptees attending 30.6 Range SAT Math 570-690 Range SAT Reading 560-700 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 26-32 Most similar schools: Gustavus Adolphus College; The College of Wooster; Carleton College

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$30,030 $10,697 $28,115

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 490-610 Range ACT Composite 24-30 Most similar schools: Wartburg College; Simpson College; Central College

$49,026 $16,949 $39,439

NO. OF APPLICANTS 27,500 % of applicants accepted 8.8 % of acceptees attending 60 Range SAT Math 715-800 Range SAT Reading 720-800 Range SAT Writing 710-780 Range ACT Composite 32-35 Most similar schools: Harvard University; Columbia University ; Northwestern University


CENTRAL

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI

UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON

THE UNIV. OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO

DAYTON, OH

CINCINNATI, OH

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

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

437 966 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

18

STATE RANK

10

STATE VALUE

183 562 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

8

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

301 440 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

11

STATE RANK

6

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 27,333 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 3 % out of state 13.9 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Nursing; marketing; psychology

ENROLLMENT 8,899 Male/female ratio 53/47 Diversity index 4 % out of state 50.1 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Mechanical engineering; marketing; communications/media studies

ENROLLMENT 18,459 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 1 % out of state 4.1 Location diversity index CType of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; biology; nursing

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

$9,322 ($24,656) $15,288 $21,608 ($36,942)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 16,689 % of applicants accepted 75.8 % of acceptees attending 36.5 Range SAT Math 530-660 Range SAT Reading 510-630 Range SAT Writing 490-610 Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: University of Kentucky; Virginia Commonwealth University; University of Missouri

$39,090 $13,440 $38,160

NO. OF APPLICANTS 16,976 % of applicants accepted 59 % of acceptees attending 21.7 Range SAT Math 530-640 Range SAT Reading 510-610 Range SAT Writing 510-610 Range ACT Composite 24-29 Most similar schools: Drexel University; The University of Tulsa; Baylor University

$11,546 ($24,367) $14,510 $18,260 ($31,081)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 15,560 % of applicants accepted 74.5 % of acceptees attending 26.1 Range SAT Math 530-660 Range SAT Reading 460-590 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: University of NebraskaLincoln; The University of Kansas; Temple University

UNIV. OF ILL. AT URBANACHAMPAIGN

CHAMPAIGN, IL

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

86

U.S. RANK

115

U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 34,382 Male/female ratio 56/44 Diversity index 2 % out of state 14.6 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; accounting; economics TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

Winter at Ripon College, by student Khun Htrue Maung.

$14,068 ($30,204) $13,510 $19,978 ($36,114)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 35,822 % of applicants accepted 59 % of acceptees attending 32.8 Range SAT Math 700-790 Range SAT Reading 590-690 Range SAT Writing 600-690 Range ACT Composite 26-32 Most similar schools: Virginia Tech; Penn State University; University of Wisconsin-Madison

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THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS

IOWA CITY, IA

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

205 237 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

1

ANN ARBOR, MI

LAWRENCE, KS

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

STATE VALUE

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

307 388 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

58

U.S. RANK

401 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 24,822 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 3 % out of state 46.3 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Health/physical education; finance/financial management; psychology

ENROLLMENT 21,091 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 3 % out of state 35.1 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Journalism; psychology; accounting

ENROLLMENT 29,253 Male/female ratio 51/49 Diversity index 2 % out of state 42.2 Location diversity index AType of school Public Most popular majors: Economics; business administration

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

$6,678 ($26,464) $11,666 $12,799 ($32,585)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 24,097 % of applicants accepted 80.9 % of acceptees attending 23.9 Range SAT Math 540-700 Range SAT Reading 460-620 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: Indiana University; Michigan State University; University of Colorado Boulder

$9,123 ($23,774) $12,252 $16,632 ($31,283)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 15,767 % of applicants accepted 91.4 % of acceptees attending 28.3 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-28 Most similar schools: University of Missouri; Iowa State University; Colorado State University

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

NO. OF APPLICANTS 49,776 % of applicants accepted 32.2 % of acceptees attending 40.5 Range SAT Math 660-760 Range SAT Reading 620-720 Range SAT Writing 620-720 Range ACT Composite 29-33 Most similar schools: University of WisconsinMadison; University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign; Rutgers University-New Brunswick

UNIV. OF NEBRASKALINCOLN

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI

COLUMBIA, MO

LINCOLN, NE

MINNEAPOLIS, MN

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

158 U.S. RANK

41

U.S. VALUE

7

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

$14,401 ($44,674) $12,908 $14,014 ($44,287)

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

336 478 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

5

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

331 424 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 44,778 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 3 % out of state 31.3 Location diversity index B Type of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; economics; writing studies

ENROLLMENT 29,873 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 3 % out of state 37.6 Location diversity index B Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business/commerce; journalism; health sciences/services

ENROLLMENT 21,062 Male/female ratio 53/47 Diversity index 4 % out of state 22.8 Location diversity index B Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; psychology; finance/financial management

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

$12,240 ($20,660) $11,514 $18,793 ($27,213)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 44,760 % of applicants accepted 45.4 % of acceptees attending 27.2 Range SAT Math 620-750 Range SAT Reading 560-690 Range SAT Writing 570-680 Range ACT Composite 26-30 Most similar schools: University of WisconsinMadison; The Ohio State University; University of Pittsburgh

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$8,286 ($23,943) $13,550 $16,923 ($32,580)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 21,163 % of applicants accepted 77.7 % of acceptees attending 39.6 Range SAT Math 530-660 Range SAT Reading 520-650 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: The University of Kansas; University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Kansas State University

$6,593 ($20,760) $13,940 $16,264 ($30,431)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 11,865 % of applicants accepted 69.9 % of acceptees attending 56.1 Range SAT Math 520-660 Range SAT Reading 500-640 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-28 Most similar schools: University of Missouri; Kansas State University; Iowa State University


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CENTRAL

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME

GRAND FORKS, ND

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

421 347 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA

NOTRE DAME , IN

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

10

U.S. RANK

124 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

9

STATE VALUE

VERMILLION, SD

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

741 206 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 14,304 Male/female ratio 57/43 Diversity index 4 % out of state 63.9 Location diversity index AType of school Public Most popular majors: Air transportation; nursing; psychology

ENROLLMENT 8,604 Male/female ratio 52/48 Diversity index 3 % out of state 93.6 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Finance/financial management; health/medical prep programs; economics

ENROLLMENT 10,305 Male/female ratio 37/63 Diversity index 4 % out of state 35.8 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Nursing; psychology; health sciences/services

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

$6,548 ($17,482) $10,914 $15,200 ($26,134)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,642 % of applicants accepted 86 % of acceptees attending 47.7 Range SAT Math 490-600 Range SAT Reading 460-600 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 21-26 Most similar schools: North Dakota State University; Ball State University; University of Colorado Denver

NO. OF APPLICANTS 17,901 % of applicants accepted 21.1 % of acceptees attending 53.1 Range SAT Math 680-770 Range SAT Reading 660-750 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 32-34 Most similar schools: Washington University in St. Louis; Princeton University; Tufts University

UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS

294 U.S. RANK

79

U.S. VALUE

9

STATE RANK

8

STATE VALUE

$4,341 ($6,512) $11,317 $16,562 ($19,443)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,542 % of applicants accepted 88.8 % of acceptees attending 39.6 Range SAT Math 470-610 Range SAT Reading 400-440 Range SAT Writing 410-510 Range ACT Composite 20-25 Most similar schools: South Dakota State University; Central Michigan University; Bowling Green State University

UNIV. OF WISCONSINMADISON

ST. PAUL, MN

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

$47,422 $15,796 $34,509

VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY

VALPARAISO, IN

MADISON, WI

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

106 163 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

297 182 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

10

STATE RANK

14

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 6,528 Male/female ratio 55/45 Diversity index 4 % out of state 23.1 Location diversity index C Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; accounting; marketing

ENROLLMENT 33,547 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 3 % out of state 36.6 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Economics; biology; political science/government

ENROLLMENT 3,472 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 3 % out of state 56.2 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; biology; 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

$37,264 $12,180 $28,025

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,343 % of applicants accepted 86.6 % of acceptees attending 30.4 Range SAT Math 430-530 Range SAT Reading 380-540 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 16-24 Most similar schools: DePaul University; Duquesne University; University of Dayton

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$9,273 ($28,523) $13,058 $16,637 ($35,887)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 25,438 % of applicants accepted 56.9 % of acceptees attending 43.2 Range SAT Math 620-740 Range SAT Reading 560-660 Range SAT Writing 590-680 Range ACT Composite 26-31 Most similar schools: University of Michigan; University of Minnesota; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

$35,030 $12,140 $28,258

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,491 % of applicants accepted 82.4 % of acceptees attending 13.4 Range SAT Math 500-620 Range SAT Reading 500-600 Range SAT Writing 480-580 Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: Nazareth College; Salve Regina University; Bethel University


CENTRAL

WABASH COLLEGE

WARTBURG COLLEGE

CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN

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

232 153 U.S. RANK

Detchon Center on the campus of Wabash College.

U.S. VALUE

8

STATE RANK

11

STATE VALUE

WAVERLY, IA

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

353 132 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

9

STATE RANK

7

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 931 Male/female ratio 100/0 Diversity index 3 % out of state 25.4 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: History; political science/ government; economics

ENROLLMENT 1,713 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 4 % out of state 34.8 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business/commerce; biology; communications/media studies

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$39,330 $10,860 $31,249

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

1,259 70 29.1 520-640 500-600 460-590 22-27

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,310 % of applicants accepted 78.8 % of acceptees attending 25.5 Range SAT Math 510-600 Range SAT Reading 400-580 Range SAT Writing 430-580 Range ACT Composite 21-27 Most similar schools: Central College; Taylor University; Simpson College

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS

WHEATON COLLEGE (IL)

$36,210 $10,310 $26,215

XAVIER UNIVERSITY

WHEATON, IL

CINCINNATI, OH

WHEATON, MO

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

19

THINKSTOCK

U.S. RANK

723 U.S. VALUE

1

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

239 632 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

24

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

241 U.S. RANK

313 U.S. VALUE

10

STATE RANK

20

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 8,306 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 2 % out of state 92.8 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Anthropology; finance/ financial management; psychology

ENROLLMENT 1,619 Male/female ratio 36/64 Diversity index 3 % out of state 65.4 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; area studies; economics

ENROLLMENT 5,082 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 3 % out of state 54.7 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Liberal arts/general studies; nursing; 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

$47,300 $18,681 $40,697

NO. OF APPLICANTS 29,211 % of applicants accepted 17.1 % of acceptees attending 34.7 Range SAT Math 720-800 Range SAT Reading 700-770 Range SAT Writing 700-770 Range ACT Composite 32-34 Most similar schools: University of Notre Dame; Emory University; Princeton University

$47,390 $13,225 $36,072

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,047 % of applicants accepted 69.6 % of acceptees attending 15 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Drew University; Mount Holyoke College; Ursinus College

$34,050 $13,140 $33,379

NO. OF APPLICANTS 11,605 % of applicants accepted 73.1 % of acceptees attending 14.3 Range SAT Math 490-600 Range SAT Reading 490-600 Range SAT Writing 480-590 Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: Butler University; Saint Joseph's University; The University of Scranton

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ALASKA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY

AMERICAN JEWISH UNIVERSITY

ANCHORAGE, AK

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

683 U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

NA

STATE VALUE

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

BEL AIR, CA

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

NA

U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

96

STATE RANK

NA

STATE VALUE

TEMPE, AZ

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

342 387 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 470 Male/female ratio 35/65 Diversity index 1 % out of state 47.4 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Parks/recreation studies; ecology; business administration

ENROLLMENT Male/female ratio Diversity index % out of state Location diversity index Type of school Most popular majors: NA

105 47/53 3 16.7 CPrivate

ENROLLMENT 44,136 Male/female ratio 56/44 Diversity index 2 % out of state 35.3 Location diversity index AType of school Public Most popular majors: Business, management/ marketing; business administration; biology

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$19,500 $10,200 $20,549

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$28,416 $19,192 $34,340

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

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

328 42.1 13.8 450-560 500-610 500-560 20-25

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

41 41.5 64.7 NA NA NA NA

NO. OF APPLICANTS 22,581 % of applicants accepted 84.3 % of acceptees attending 40.2 Range SAT Math 520-640 Range SAT Reading 500-630 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-28 Most similar schools: The University of Arizona; Texas Tech University; Louisiana State University

AUSTIN COLLEGE

AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY

SHERMAN, TX

$9,484 ($24,784) $14,465 $16,403 ($31,703)

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

WACO, TX

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

210 U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

8

STATE RANK

NA

STATE VALUE

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

305 738 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

182 644 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

7

STATE RANK

36

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,304 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 2 % out of state 9.2 Location diversity index CType of school Private Most popular majors: Business/commerce; biology; psychology

ENROLLMENT 6,349 Male/female ratio 35/65 Diversity index 1 % out of state 22.5 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; business administration; psychology

ENROLLMENT 14,505 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 2 % out of state 28.5 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; nursing; 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

$36,045 $13,167 $29,728

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,038 % of applicants accepted 54.4 % of acceptees attending 21.6 Range SAT Math 540-650 Range SAT Reading 530-670 Range SAT Writing 520-640 Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: Rhodes College; Wofford College; Augustana College

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$34,174 $12,395 $34,746

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,202 % of applicants accepted 81.8 % of acceptees attending 24.6 Range SAT Math 490-540 Range SAT Reading 490-540 Range SAT Writing 480-530 Range ACT Composite 21-24 Most similar schools: Valparaiso University; Samford University; California Lutheran University

$36,360 $15,322 $38,606

NO. OF APPLICANTS 33,898 % of applicants accepted 55.4 % of acceptees attending 19.3 Range SAT Math 570-670 Range SAT Reading 560-660 Range SAT Writing 530-640 Range ACT Composite 24-30 Most similar schools: Texas Christian University; University of Dayton; University of San Diego


WEST

BIOLA UNIVERSITY

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

LA MIRADA, CA

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

302 565 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

33

STATE RANK

45

STATE VALUE

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

175 U.S. RANK

2

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

PASADENA, CA

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

16

U.S. RANK

165 U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

23

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 4,552 Male/female ratio 37/63 Diversity index 1 % out of state 26.4 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business/commerce; psychology; communications/media studies

ENROLLMENT 33,826 Male/female ratio 55/45 Diversity index 4 % out of state 65.5 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Physiology/pathology sciences; human development; teacher education

ENROLLMENT 1,034 Male/female ratio 64/36 Diversity index 1 % out of state 64.3 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Computer information systems; physics; mechanical engineering

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION (non-LDS) Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$34,498 $13,446 $33,249

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,874 % of applicants accepted 75.4 % of acceptees attending 32.4 Range SAT Math 490-620 Range SAT Reading 490-620 Range SAT Writing 490-610 Range ACT Composite 22-28 Most similar schools: Pepperdine University; Hofstra University; University of La Verne

$5,150 ($10,300) $11,768 $11,089 ($16,239)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 11,078 % of applicants accepted 47 % of acceptees attending 78.2 Range SAT Math 580-680 Range SAT Reading 570-690 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 27-31 Most similar schools: University of Denver; Marquette University; Loyola University Chicago

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,525 % of applicants accepted 8.8 % of acceptees attending 39.2 Range SAT Math 770-800 Range SAT Reading 730-800 Range SAT Writing 730-790 Range ACT Composite 34-35 Most similar schools: University of Southern California; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Rice University

CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY

CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIV.

THOUSAND OAKS, 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

316 824 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

35

STATE RANK

$43,710 $16,758 $33,712

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

53

222 242

STATE VALUE

U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

27

STATE RANK

11

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 3,112 Male/female ratio 44/56 Diversity index 1 % out of state 19.9 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; psychology; communications/media studies

ENROLLMENT 19,762 Male/female ratio 54/46 Diversity index 2 % out of state 16.5 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; animal science; agricultural economics/business

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

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

$37,980 $16,017 $37,780

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,490 % of applicants accepted 61 % of acceptees attending 14.1 Range SAT Math 500-600 Range SAT Reading 500-600 Range SAT Writing 500-590 Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: University of Redlands; Chapman University; Loyola Marymount University

Tower Hall at San Jose State University, by student Kathy Thi.

$5,472 ($16,632) $14,601 $18,159 ($29,319)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 43,812 % of applicants accepted 30.9 % of acceptees attending 34.4 Range SAT Math 580-680 Range SAT Reading 550-640 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 25-30 Most similar schools: California State Polytechnic University-Pomona; The College of New Jersey; Rowan University

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WEST

CARROLL COLLEGE

HELENA, MT

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

452 172 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

1

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5

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ENROLLMENT 1,505 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 4 % out of state 55.8 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; nursing; health sciences/services TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$30,104 $12,918 $25,571

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

3,527 57.5 17.4 490-620 500-630 490-600 22-28 Colorado State University-Pueblo’s Fountain Plaza and library, by student Dustin Cox.

CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY

CLAREMONT MCKENNA COLLEGE

ORANGE, CA

THE COLLEGE OF IDAHO

CALDWELL, ID

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

204 1,061 24 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

STATE RANK

64

STATE VALUE

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

20

U.S. RANK

359 U.S. VALUE

4

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38

STATE VALUE

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

368 U.S. RANK

6

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 6,707 Male/female ratio 40/60 Diversity index 2 % out of state 34.4 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; film, video and photographic arts; communications

ENROLLMENT 1,304 Male/female ratio 52/48 Diversity index 1 % out of state 60.7 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; political science/government; psychology

ENROLLMENT 1,160 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 3 % out of state 24.8 Location diversity index C Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; psychology; health sciences/services

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$48,800 $16,380 $29,591

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$25,400 $11,245 $14,638

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

6,043 10.8 50.2 690-770 660-750 680-760 30-33

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

944 92.9 31.5 470-590 450-600 440-570 21-27

$46,500 $15,830 $42,132

NO. OF APPLICANTS 12,507 % of applicants accepted 47 % of acceptees attending 24.2 Range SAT Math 560-650 Range SAT Reading 550-640 Range SAT Writing 560-660 Range ACT Composite 25-29 Most similar schools: Loyola Marymount University; University of Redlands; California Lutheran University

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COLORADO COLLEGE

COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

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

105 694 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

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11

STATE VALUE

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

144 560 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

4

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1

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FORT COLLINS, CO

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

286 506 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

6

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2

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,296 Male/female ratio 47/53 Diversity index 2 % out of state 82.7 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; natural resources conservation; sociology

ENROLLMENT 4,654 Male/female ratio 73/27 Diversity index 3 % out of state 39.2 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Petroleum engineering; mechanical engineering; engineering

ENROLLMENT 26,115 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 3 % out of state 23.6 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; human development; health/physical education

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

$48,576 $13,356 $32,318

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,602 % of applicants accepted 17.9 % of acceptees attending 40.3 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Occidental College; Barnard College; Gettysburg College

$15,225 ($32,700) $12,873 $22,588 ($40,063)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 12,340 % of applicants accepted 36.5 % of acceptees attending 22.2 Range SAT Math 640-720 Range SAT Reading 590-680 Range SAT Writing 560-650 Range ACT Composite 28-32 Most similar schools: Kettering University; Montana Tech; Purdue University

GONZAGA UNIVERSITY

NO. OF APPLICANTS 16,655 % of applicants accepted 80.5 % of acceptees attending 32.5 Range SAT Math 520-630 Range SAT Reading 510-620 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: The University of Utah; Iowa State University; The University of Kansas

HARVEY MUDD COLLEGE

SPOKANE, WA

LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE

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

119 U.S. RANK

121

U.S. VALUE

3

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7

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PORTLAND, OR

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

15

U.S. RANK

311

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

$8,301 ($25,010) $12,154 $16,114 ($32,823)

37

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

231 740 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

3

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14

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ENROLLMENT 5,005 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 3 % out of state 50.2 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business/commerce; biology; psychology

ENROLLMENT 816 Male/female ratio 53/47 Diversity index 1 % out of state 55.7 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Computer science; engineering; mathematics/computer science

ENROLLMENT 2,204 Male/female ratio 39/61 Diversity index 3 % out of state 89.7 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; biology; international relations/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

$37,480 $14,165 $36,393

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,162 % of applicants accepted 67.5 % of acceptees attending 21.7 Range SAT Math 560-650 Range SAT Reading 540-640 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 25-29 Most similar schools: Seattle University; Santa Clara University; Drake University

$50,368 $17,906 $41,354

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,678 % of applicants accepted 14.2 % of acceptees attending 37.2 Range SAT Math 740-800 Range SAT Reading 680-770 Range SAT Writing 680-760 Range ACT Composite 33-35 Most similar schools: Pomona College; Westmont College; Swarthmore College

$44,744 $13,270 $35,304

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,243 % of applicants accepted 66.6 % of acceptees attending 13.5 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Willamette University; Reed College; University of Puget Sound

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LINFIELD COLLEGE

LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY

MCMINNVILLE, OR

N. M. INST. OF MINING & TECHNOLOGY

LOS ANGELES, CA C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

278 280 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

5

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4

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

160 876 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

20

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55

STATE VALUE

SOCORRO, NM

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

405 134 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

1

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ENROLLMENT 1,743 Male/female ratio 39/61 Diversity index 2 % out of state 46 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Teacher education; psychology; finance/financial management

ENROLLMENT 6,647 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 1 % out of state 27 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Communications/media studies; marketing; psychology

ENROLLMENT 1,784 Male/female ratio 73/27 Diversity index 2 % out of state 10.6 Location diversity index CType of school Public Most popular majors: Mechanical engineering; petroleum engineering; 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

$38,300 $13,160 $31,676

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,054 % of applicants accepted 93.8 % of acceptees attending 24 Range SAT Math 480-600 Range SAT Reading 480-600 Range SAT Writing 460-580 Range ACT Composite 21-26 Most similar schools: Wartburg College; Central College; Taylor University

$41,876 $16,089 $42,019

NO. OF APPLICANTS 12,117 % of applicants accepted 52.7 % of acceptees attending 21.1 Range SAT Math 560-660 Range SAT Reading 540-640 Range SAT Writing 550-650 Range ACT Composite 25-30 Most similar schools: Chapman University; Santa Clara University; University of Redlands

OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE

NO. OF APPLICANTS 1,003 % of applicants accepted 36.4 % of acceptees attending 79.5 Range SAT Math 570-670 Range SAT Reading 550-640 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: Missouri University of Science & Technology; Michigan Technological University; Miami University

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

LOS ANGELES, CA

PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY

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

117

U.S. RANK

599 U.S. VALUE

18

STATE RANK

47

STATE VALUE

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

357 961 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

7

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2

STATE VALUE

$5,563 ($18,097) $12,422 $13,152 ($25,676)

TACOMA, WA

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

252 U.S. RANK

30

U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

4

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,197 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 1 % out of state 52.8 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; political science/government; biology

ENROLLMENT 27,946 Male/female ratio 54/46 Diversity index 2 % out of state 24.8 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Human development; computer science; business administration

ENROLLMENT 3,120 Male/female ratio 37/63 Diversity index 2 % out of state 25.4 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; nursing; 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

$48,690 $16,554 $36,842

NO. OF APPLICANTS 6,071 % of applicants accepted 42 % of acceptees attending 21.4 Range SAT Math 610-700 Range SAT Reading 600-690 Range SAT Writing 610-700 Range ACT Composite 27-31 Most similar schools: Colorado College; Willamette University; Barnard College

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$8,535 ($27,195) $14,358 $19,380 ($38,040)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 14,116 % of applicants accepted 77.8 % of acceptees attending 33.9 Range SAT Math 500-620 Range SAT Reading 480-610 Range SAT Writing 460-590 Range ACT Composite 21-28 Most similar schools: University of Oregon; Colorado State University; Kansas State University

$37,600 $12,838 $22,348

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,438 % of applicants accepted 75 % of acceptees attending 22.3 Range SAT Math 490-600 Range SAT Reading 490-610 Range SAT Writing 470-590 Range ACT Composite 22-29 Most similar schools: Whitworth University; Pacific University; Seattle Pacific University


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WEST

PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY

PITZER COLLEGE

MALIBU, CA

CLAREMONT, CA

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

101 U.S. RANK

414 U.S. VALUE

15

STATE RANK

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

41

131 1,096 19

STATE VALUE

U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

STATE RANK

66

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 3,624 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 1 % out of state 50.8 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; public relations/advertising; psychology

ENROLLMENT 1,100 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 1 % out of state 53.6 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Natural resources conservation; psychology; political science/government

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$48,400 $16,210 $35,999

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

4,324 13 46.2 NA NA NA NA

$48,090 $16,310 $32,702

NO. OF APPLICANTS 8,914 % of applicants accepted 35.5 % of acceptees attending 20.8 Range SAT Math 570-680 Range SAT Reading 550-650 Range SAT Writing 560-660 Range ACT Composite 25-30 Most similar schools: Biola University; University of San Diego; University of San Francisco

Storke Tower, the University of CaliforniaSanta Barbara, by student Julie Munoz.

POINT LOMA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY

POMONA COLLEGE

REED COLLEGE

CLAREMONT, CA

PORTLAND, OR

SAN DIEGO, CA

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

295 477 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

32

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

21

U.S. RANK

49

U.S. VALUE

5

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

122 853 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

16

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,663 Male/female ratio 36/64 Diversity index 2 % out of state 20.1 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; psychology; allied health professions

ENROLLMENT 1,664 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 1 % out of state 72 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Mathematics; economics; biology

ENROLLMENT 1,432 Male/female ratio 47/53 Diversity index 2 % out of state 92.6 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; English language/ literature; fine/studio 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

$31,800 $12,976 $31,873

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,036 % of applicants accepted 69.5 % of acceptees attending 27.9 Range SAT Math 500-620 Range SAT Reading 510-600 Range SAT Writing 510-600 Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: Union University; Lipscomb University; Anderson University

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$47,280 $16,350 $27,876

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,727 % of applicants accepted 12.2 % of acceptees attending 47.8 Range SAT Math 690-770 Range SAT Reading 690-770 Range SAT Writing 690-780 Range ACT Composite 31-34 Most similar schools: Davidson College; Harvey Mudd College; Swarthmore College

$49,640 $13,490 $27,938

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,956 % of applicants accepted 38.7 % of acceptees attending 22.7 Range SAT Math 630-730 Range SAT Reading 660-750 Range SAT Writing 650-720 Range ACT Composite 29-33 Most similar schools: Whitman College; Lewis & Clark College; Willamette University


WEST

WEST

SAINT MARY'S COLL. OF CALIF.

RICE UNIVERSITY

HOUSTON, TX

SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY

SANTA CLARA, CA

MORAGA, 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

36

U.S. VALUE

1

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

225 1,058 28 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

STATE RANK

63

STATE VALUE

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

100 U.S. RANK

715 U.S. VALUE

14

STATE RANK

50

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 4,138 Male/female ratio 52/48 Diversity index 1 % out of state 47 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; health/physical education; psychology

ENROLLMENT 3,172 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 1 % out of state 15.1 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business/commerce; liberal arts; communications/media studies

ENROLLMENT 5,840 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 1 % out of state 41 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Finance/financial management; communications; political science

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$41,560 $15,200 $29,431

NO. OF APPLICANTS 17,728 % of applicants accepted 15.1 % of acceptees attending 35.5 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; Duke University; Tulane University

$42,780 $17,190 $38,857

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,865 % of applicants accepted 76 % of acceptees attending 15.7 Range SAT Math 500-610 Range SAT Reading 490-600 Range SAT Writing 510-610 Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: University of Redlands; Chapman University; Loyola Marymount University

$45,300 $16,602 $43,303

NO. OF APPLICANTS 14,985 % of applicants accepted 49.3 % of acceptees attending 17.8 Range SAT Math 620-710 Range SAT Reading 590-680 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 27-32 Most similar schools: Gonzaga University; Loyola Marymount University; Trinity University

COURTESY OF JAMIE ALTMAN

Research your college candidates before you begin the tours Get to the front, get to the front, I told myself as I speed-walked past other college hopefuls who were part of the mob walking through George Washington Jamie Altman is a junior at Chapman University. University. This was our fourth stop on an East Coast college tour during my spring break of junior year — a few months after we had invaded schools on the opposite coast. My mom and I knew the drill. I had read that GW had two campuses in Washington, D.C. “Can you explain how it works going between the two campuses?” I asked the tour guide, once I was officially in front. After the tour guide responded, I still wasn’t sure whether I could move the school’s separate campuses from con to pro on my list; attending a college with a campus feel was important. Glancing at my list, I smiled when I remembered that the school

had a Starbucks — that would remain on the pro side. College touring was easy for me, a Type A personality who spent afternoons researching universities on the College Board website, organizing them in a color-coded spreadsheet and counting the days until the Common App opened. Because of this, I knew what I was looking for in a college, which is the first step any junior or senior should take before attending a college tour. Do you want a large or small school? Is it important to develop relationships with your professors? Do you want to live on campus or are you OK commuting? What extracurriculars are you interested in? Knowing these questions will help you ask better questions on a tour, because you’ll know the answer you want. Note-taking is the next important step, especially when touring multiple schools in a row. This is how parents can help. I listened to the tour guide while my mom took notes, and then we’d debrief after. But that should be the extent to which parents participate on a college tour. I saw so many moms asking

question after question while their children stood there looking like they’d rather be eating pencils. Prospective students should be asking the questions — they’re the ones who have to live there for four years. Oftentimes, a university will offer a main tour and then separate ones for each college or department. Take the other tours, too. You may have to set this up separately; it’s not always part of the standard tour. It usually shows you where you will be attending classes, whether it’s a science lab or news studio or lecture hall. This is a great way to imagine yourself going to that school. Finally, there’s the feel of the school — the ambiguous “it’s not just the palm trees or close proximity to Disneyland but I feel really at home here” feel. Don’t discount that. Don’t get caught up on the particulars; if a campus screams “home” to you, it’s worth overlooking its lack of an on-campus Starbucks. The feel is everything — it makes you excited to go to class every morning, leads you to a place where you might just meet your best friends and could lead to the best four years of your life.

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WEST

SCRIPPS COLLEGE

SEATTLE PACIFIC UNIVERSITY

CLAREMONT, CA

SEATTLE UNIVERSITY

SEATTLE, WA

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

98

U.S. RANK

692 U.S. VALUE

13

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

304 442 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

157 532 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

13

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 1,024 Male/female ratio 0/100 Diversity index 1 % out of state 59.2 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Area studies; psychology; communications/media studies

ENROLLMENT 3,495 Male/female ratio 33/67 Diversity index 2 % out of state 43.8 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; psychology; business/commerce

ENROLLMENT 5,034 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 1 % out of state 62.5 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; finance/financial management; marketing

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$48,938 $16,108 $34,755

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

3,003 28.4 29.3 620-710 640-750 640-720 28-33

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,447 % of applicants accepted 83.4 % of acceptees attending 18.5 Range SAT Math 510-620 Range SAT Reading 520-630 Range SAT Writing 500-610 Range ACT Composite 22-28 Most similar schools: University of Portland; Seattle University; Pacific Lutheran University

$36,684 $13,425 $32,407

$38,970 $15,291 $37,800

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,392 % of applicants accepted 73.3 % of acceptees attending 17.1 Range SAT Math 530-640 Range SAT Reading 530-640 Range SAT Writing 530-630 Range ACT Composite 24-29 Most similar schools: Gonzaga University; University of Portland; Seattle Pacific University

SOKA UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA

ALISO VIEJO, CA

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

55

U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

8

STATE RANK

NA

STATE VALUE

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$28,938 $14,292 $16,616

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

405 43.5 56.8 590-710 500-660 530-650 24-29

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The performing arts center of Soka University of America.

THINKSTOCK

ENROLLMENT 417 Male/female ratio 39/61 Diversity index 1 % out of state 59 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Liberal arts/general studies


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WEST

SOUTHERN METHODIST 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

108 855 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

3

STATE RANK

46

STATE VALUE

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

284 U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

9

STATE RANK

NA

STATE VALUE

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

5

U.S. RANK

53

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

15

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 6,923 Male/female ratio 50/50 Diversity index 2 % out of state 58.8 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; finance/financial management; public relations/advertising

ENROLLMENT 1,572 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 2 % out of state 10.2 Location diversity index C Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business/commerce; biology; communications/media studies

ENROLLMENT 8,118 Male/female ratio 53/47 Diversity index 1 % out of state 63 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Computer science; human biology; engineering

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$42,770 $18,175 $41,081

NO. OF APPLICANTS 11,817 % of applicants accepted 52.4 % of acceptees attending 23.6 Range SAT Math 620-710 Range SAT Reading 600-690 Range SAT Writing 600-700 Range ACT Composite 28-31 Most similar schools: University of Miami; Emory University; Washington University in St. Louis

$37,560 $12,080 $29,559

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,487 % of applicants accepted 48.5 % of acceptees attending 22.6 Range SAT Math 530-630 Range SAT Reading 520-630 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: Whittier College; Ohio Wesleyan University; Roanoke College

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

NO. OF APPLICANTS 42,167 % of applicants accepted 5.1 % of acceptees attending 78.2 Range SAT Math 700-790 Range SAT Reading 680-780 Range SAT Writing 690-790 Range ACT Composite 31-34 Most similar schools: Washington University in St. Louis; University of Notre Dame; Princeton University

TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

COLLEGE STATION, TX

THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE

FORT WORTH, TX C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

180 154 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

152 U.S. RANK

919 U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

49

STATE VALUE

$45,729 $16,732 $25,815

SANTA PAULA, CA

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

115 U.S. RANK

3

U.S. VALUE

17

STATE RANK

6

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 49,760 Male/female ratio 51/49 Diversity index 2 % out of state 4.6 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Multi/interdisciplinary studies; biology; business administration

ENROLLMENT 9,031 Male/female ratio 40/60 Diversity index 3 % out of state 53.2 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; finance/financial management; communications/media studies

ENROLLMENT 380 Male/female ratio 51/49 Diversity index 3 % out of state 59.8 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Liberal arts/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

$24,500 $11,174 $19,926

NO. OF APPLICANTS % of applicants accepted % of acceptees attending Range SAT Math Range SAT Reading Range SAT Writing Range ACT Composite Most similar schools: NA

185 82.7 58.2 560-640 620-710 590-690 24-31

$6,614 ($24,522) $13,402 $15,702 ($33,610)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 32,190 % of applicants accepted 71 % of acceptees attending 47.4 Range SAT Math 560-670 Range SAT Reading 520-640 Range SAT Writing 490-610 Range ACT Composite 24-30 Most similar schools: The University of Texas at Austin; Louisiana State University; University of Florida

$40,630 $16,500 $39,771

NO. OF APPLICANTS 17,029 % of applicants accepted 48.9 % of acceptees attending 22.7 Range SAT Math 550-650 Range SAT Reading 530-630 Range SAT Writing 540-650 Range ACT Composite 24-30 Most similar schools: Baylor University; University of San Diego; University of San Francisco

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TRINITY UNIVERSITY

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY

SAN ANTONIO, TX

UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA ANCHORAGE

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

80

U.S. RANK

19

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

32

U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

NA

STATE VALUE

ANCHORAGE, AK

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

931 1,162 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,299 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 2 % out of state 26.6 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; communications/ media studies; marketing

ENROLLMENT 3,952 Male/female ratio 78/22 Diversity index 2 % out of state 82.6 Location diversity index A+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; systems engineering; aeronautical engineering

ENROLLMENT 25,716 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 1 % out of state 4.3 Location diversity index C Type of school Public Most popular majors: Nursing; psychology; business administration

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

$37,296 $13,762 $31,900

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,502 % of applicants accepted 48.4 % of acceptees attending 24.6 Range SAT Math 590-680 Range SAT Reading 580-680 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 27-31 Most similar schools: Santa Clara University; Loyola Marymount University; Loyola University Maryland

NO. OF APPLICANTS 9,050 % of applicants accepted 16.6 % of acceptees attending 80.5 Range SAT Math 620-710 Range SAT Reading 590-680 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 28-32 Most similar schools: U.S. Military Academy; U.S. Naval Academy; Massachusetts Maritime Academy

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

303 U.S. RANK

NA

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

NA

STATE VALUE

UNIV. OF CALIFORNIADAVIS

BERKELEY, CA

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

56

U.S. RANK

330 U.S. VALUE

9

STATE RANK

4

STATE VALUE

$5,656 ($18,704) $17,049 $20,410 ($33,962)

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: Minnesota State University-Mankato; Boise State University; California State University-Fresno

UNIV. OF CALIFORNIABERKELEY

TUCSON, AZ

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

$0 NA NA

DAVIS, CA

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

71

U.S. RANK

345 U.S. VALUE

11

STATE RANK

5

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 35,401 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 2 % out of state 39 Location diversity index AType of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; interdisciplinary studies; physiology/pathology sciences

ENROLLMENT 29,326 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 1 % out of state 18.5 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Economics; cell biology/ anatomical sciences; biology

ENROLLMENT 29,568 Male/female ratio 42/58 Diversity index 1 % out of state 4.1 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Child development/psychology; economics; business/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

$9,864 ($29,017) $13,140 $15,369 ($34,522)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 32,723 % of applicants accepted 74.6 % of acceptees attending 31.7 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Arizona State University; University of California-Riverside; Louisiana State University

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$11,220 ($35,928) $20,583 $18,830 ($43,538)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 73,782 % of applicants accepted 16 % of acceptees attending 46.3 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; University of California-San Diego; University of California-Irvine

$11,220 ($35,928) $18,850 $18,849 ($43,557)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 60,543 % of applicants accepted 40.4 % of acceptees attending 22 Range SAT Math 560-700 Range SAT Reading 510-640 Range SAT Writing 540-660 Range ACT Composite 25-31 Most similar schools: University of CaliforniaSanta Barbara; University of California-Berkeley; University of Virginia


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UNIV. OF CALIFORNIAIRVINE

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

93

U.S. RANK

197 U.S. VALUE

12

STATE RANK

3

STATE VALUE

UNIV. OF CALIFORNIARIVERSIDE

LOS ANGELES, CA

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

37

U.S. RANK

141

U.S. VALUE

7

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

RIVERSIDE, CA

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

220 749 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

26

STATE RANK

9

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 26,027 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 1 % out of state 3 Location diversity index C Type of school Public Most popular majors: Biology; public health

ENROLLMENT 31,797 Male/female ratio 44/56 Diversity index 1 % out of state 16.2 Location diversity index B Type of school Public Most popular majors: Economics; political science/government; psychology

ENROLLMENT 20,033 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 1 % out of state 1.4 Location diversity index D+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; biology; 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

$11,220 ($35,928) $17,101 $15,012 ($39,720)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 66,515 % of applicants accepted 37.4 % of acceptees attending 21.8 Range SAT Math 550-690 Range SAT Reading 480-600 Range SAT Writing 510-620 Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: University of CaliforniaSan Diego; University of California-Los Angeles; University of California-Berkeley

NO. OF APPLICANTS 86,537 % of applicants accepted 18.6 % of acceptees attending 35.9 Range SAT Math 610-750 Range SAT Reading 580-710 Range SAT Writing 600-730 Range ACT Composite 27-33 Most similar schools: University of CaliforniaSan Diego; University of California-Berkeley; University of California-Irvine

UNIV. OF CALIFORNIASAN DIEGO

68

U.S. RANK

184 U.S. VALUE

10

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

UNIV. OF CALIFORNIASANTA CRUZ

SANTA BARBARA, CA

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

109 400 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

16

STATE RANK

7

STATE VALUE

$11,220 ($35,928) $18,268 $17,258 ($41,966)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 36,101 % of applicants accepted 58.3 % of acceptees attending 20.3 Range SAT Math 520-650 Range SAT Reading 490-600 Range SAT Writing 500-610 Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: University of CaliforniaSanta Cruz; The University of Arizona; University of California-Irvine

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

$11,220 ($35,928) $19,017 $15,968 ($40,676)

SANTA CRUZ, CA

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

191 U.S. RANK

779 U.S. VALUE

23

STATE RANK

10

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 26,247 Male/female ratio 52/48 Diversity index 1 % out of state 6.5 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Economics; psychology; political science/government

ENROLLMENT 21,515 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 1 % out of state 5.2 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Economics; sociology

ENROLLMENT 17,209 Male/female ratio 47/53 Diversity index 1 % out of state 5 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; linguistics/ comparative literature; business/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

$11,220 ($35,928) $16,420 $14,828 ($39,536)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 73,448 % of applicants accepted 33.3 % of acceptees attending 20.1 Range SAT Math 630-760 Range SAT Reading 560-670 Range SAT Writing 590-700 Range ACT Composite 27-32 Most similar schools: University of CaliforniaLos Angeles; University of California-Irvine; University of California-Berkeley

$11,220 ($35,928) $19,832 $18,245 ($42,953)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 66,813 % of applicants accepted 36.3 % of acceptees attending 19.5 Range SAT Math 570-710 Range SAT Reading 530-660 Range SAT Writing 560-670 Range ACT Composite 26-31 Most similar schools: University of CaliforniaDavis; University of California-Irvine; University of California-Los Angeles

$11,220 ($35,928) $19,855 $17,477 ($42,185)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 40,727 % of applicants accepted 55.7 % of acceptees attending 17.8 Range SAT Math 510-650 Range SAT Reading 480-620 Range SAT Writing 490-620 Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: University of Colorado Boulder; University of California-Riverside; University of California-Berkeley

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UNIV. OF COLORADO BOULDER

BOULDER, CO

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

194 1,067 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

3

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 29,531 Male/female ratio 56/44 Diversity index 3 % out of state 40.2 Location diversity index AType of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; psychology; physiology/pathology sciences TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

NO. OF APPLICANTS 28,852 % of applicants accepted 84.2 % of acceptees attending 24.2 Range SAT Math 540-660 Range SAT Reading 520-630 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 24-30 Most similar schools: University of CaliforniaSanta Cruz; Michigan State University; The University of Iowa

UNIVERSITY OF DENVER

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA

DENVER, CO

THE UNIV. OF NEVADARENO

HONOLULU, HI 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

3

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

438 1,173 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

RENO, NV

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

465 660 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 6,081 Male/female ratio 46/54 Diversity index 3 % out of state 65 Location diversity index A Type of school Private Most popular majors: Finance/financial management; psychology; international relations

ENROLLMENT 16,530 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 1 % out of state 33.6 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Nursing; psychology; communications/media studies

ENROLLMENT 18,820 Male/female ratio 47/53 Diversity index 2 % out of state 31.2 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Psychology; biology; health sciences/services

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

$43,164 $14,228 $37,936

NO. OF APPLICANTS 13,670 % of applicants accepted 76.5 % of acceptees attending 13.6 Range SAT Math 560-660 Range SAT Reading 550-640 Range SAT Writing 510-620 Range ACT Composite 25-30 Most similar schools: Marquette University; Tulane University; Brigham Young University

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$10,344 ($30,696) $16,280 $21,148 ($41,500)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,532 % of applicants accepted 78.8 % of acceptees attending 31.1 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 Houston; The University of Nevada-Reno; The University of Arizona

$6,337 ($20,247) $14,610 $17,499 ($31,409)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 8,832 % of applicants accepted 83.9 % of acceptees attending 45.7 Range SAT Math 480-600 Range SAT Reading 480-590 Range SAT Writing 460-570 Range ACT Composite 21-26 Most similar schools: University of Arkansas; University of Kentucky; University of Cincinnati

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130 509

$9,312 ($32,346) $18,502 $21,594 ($44,628)


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THE UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO

THE UNIV. OF OKLAHOMA

ALBUQUERQUE, NM

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

744 1,030 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

4

STATE VALUE

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON

NORMAN, OK

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

249 220 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

EUGENE, OR

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

323 981 U.S. RANK

6

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 23,846 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 1 % out of state 12 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Business administration; psychology; biology

ENROLLMENT 23,132 Male/female ratio 51/49 Diversity index 2 % out of state 40.2 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Liberal arts; human resource management; interdisciplinary studies

ENROLLMENT 22,854 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 2 % out of state 46.6 Location diversity index AType of school Public Most popular majors: Business/commerce; public relations/advertising; 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

$5,815 ($20,048) $12,522 $19,105 ($33,338)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 12,574 % of applicants accepted 45.4 % of acceptees attending 54.9 Range SAT Math 490-620 Range SAT Reading 480-620 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 20-25 Most similar schools: Wayne State University; Southern Illinois University; University of North Texas

$4,296 ($17,682) $14,356 $15,720 ($29,106)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 11,331 % of applicants accepted 81.3 % of acceptees attending 45.3 Range SAT Math 540-670 Range SAT Reading 520-670 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: Clemson University; Purdue University; University at Buffalo

UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND

STOCKTON, CA

PORTLAND, OR

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

279 1,051 31 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

STATE RANK

$8,505 ($30,240) $13,812 $18,718 ($40,453)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 21,359 % of applicants accepted 74.9 % of acceptees attending 24.8 Range SAT Math 500-620 Range SAT Reading 490-610 Range SAT Writing 490-600 Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: Oregon State University; University of Utah; Colorado State University

UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC

THINKSTOCK

U.S. VALUE

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

62

266 503

STATE VALUE

U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

10

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 4,002 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 1 % out of state 7.6 Location diversity index C Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; biology; health/physical education

ENROLLMENT 3,943 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 2 % out of state 74.3 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; biology; mechanical engineering

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$42,414 $16,035 $38,899

NO. OF APPLICANTS 15,183 % of applicants accepted 54.9 % of acceptees attending 11.1 Range SAT Math 530-680 Range SAT Reading 510-630 Range SAT Writing 510-640 Range ACT Composite 23-30 Most similar schools: University of San Francisco; University of Tulsa; University of St. Thomas

The Old Main building at Utah State University.

$40,080 $13,672 $35,652

NO. OF APPLICANTS 11,096 % of applicants accepted 62.9 % of acceptees attending 15.5 Range SAT Math 540-650 Range SAT Reading 540-660 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Seattle Pacific University; Seattle University; Gonzaga University

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WEST

UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND

UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS

UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO

REDLANDS, CA

TACOMA, WA

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

167 454 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

5

STATE RANK

11

STATE VALUE

SAN DIEGO, CA C O L L E G E F A C T U A L R AT I N G S

253 1,011 29 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

STATE RANK

60

STATE VALUE

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

178 U.S. RANK

910 U.S. VALUE

22

STATE RANK

56

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,631 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 3 % out of state 81.5 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; psychology; romance languages

ENROLLMENT 4,171 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 1 % out of state 32.1 Location diversity index B Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business/commerce; business administration; liberal arts/general studies

ENROLLMENT 6,188 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 2 % out of state 39.4 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Finance/financial management; business administration; communications

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$44,740 $13,780 $39,404

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,583 % of applicants accepted 79.3 % of acceptees attending 15 Range SAT Math 550-650 Range SAT Reading 560-680 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 25-30 Most similar schools: Willamette University; Lewis & Clark College; Reed College

$44,550 $16,339 $40,746

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,533 % of applicants accepted 73.1 % of acceptees attending 22.7 Range SAT Math 500-600 Range SAT Reading 500-600 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: Chapman University; California Lutheran University; Loyola Marymount University

$44,000 $15,219 $38,111

NO. OF APPLICANTS 14,247 % of applicants accepted 46.2 % of acceptees attending 17.1 Range SAT Math 570-670 Range SAT Reading 560-650 Range SAT Writing 560-660 Range ACT Composite 26-30 Most similar schools: University of San Francisco; Baylor University; Texas Christian University


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UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO

UNIV. OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

LOS ANGELES, CA

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

207 1,074 25 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

STATE RANK

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

65

23

STATE VALUE

U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

6

STATE RANK

40

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 7,600 Male/female ratio 37/63 Diversity index 1 % out of state 25.6 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Nursing; business administration; finance/financial management

ENROLLMENT 20,897 Male/female ratio 49/51 Diversity index 1 % out of state 44.2 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; communications/media studies; accounting

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$42,180 $17,450 $39,595

NO. OF APPLICANTS 17,448 % of applicants accepted 60.1 % of acceptees attending 14.3 Range SAT Math 530-630 Range SAT Reading 510-620 Range SAT Writing 510-620 Range ACT Composite 23-28 Most similar schools: University of San Diego; University of the Pacific; Baylor University

The Main Building at The University of Texas at Austin.

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

114 363 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

4

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

TULSA, OK

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

215 344 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

11

STATE VALUE

$49,464 $15,435 $35,716

NO. OF APPLICANTS 51,920 % of applicants accepted 18 % of acceptees attending 33.1 Range SAT Math 660-760 Range SAT Reading 620-720 Range SAT Writing 640-740 Range ACT Composite 29-33 Most similar schools: Rice University; University of Denver; California Institute of Technology

THE UNIVERSITY OF TULSA

AUSTIN, TX

THINKSTOCK

382

SALT LAKE CITY, UT

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

265 576 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

2

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 42,198 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 1 % out of state 7.4 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Biology; public relations/ advertising; economics

ENROLLMENT 3,716 Male/female ratio 58/42 Diversity index 3 % out of state 48.4 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Petroleum engineering; finance; mechanical engineering

ENROLLMENT 28,656 Male/female ratio 56/44 Diversity index 3 % out of state 25.8 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Communications/media studies; psychology; business administration

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

$9,806 ($34,676) $15,766 $17,595 ($42,465)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 38,785 % of applicants accepted 39.7 % of acceptees attending 47.4 Range SAT Math 600-720 Range SAT Reading 570-690 Range SAT Writing 560-690 Range ACT Composite 26-32 Most similar schools: University of Florida; Texas A & M University; University of CaliforniaSan Diego

$36,482 $15,154 $31,340

NO. OF APPLICANTS 7,636 % of applicants accepted 40.3 % of acceptees attending 24.9 Range SAT Math 570-700 Range SAT Reading 560-710 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 26-32 Most similar schools: University of Dayton; Drexel University; Baylor University

$7,130 ($24,955) $12,574 $15,051 ($32,876)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 10,991 % of applicants accepted 81.4 % of acceptees attending 35.3 Range SAT Math 520-650 Range SAT Reading 500-640 Range SAT Writing 490-610 Range ACT Composite 21-28 Most similar schools: Colorado State University; University of Colorado Boulder; The University of Kansas

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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

SEATTLE, WA

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

99

U.S. RANK

191

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

1

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 35,038 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 1 % out of state 20.7 Location diversity index B Type of school Public Most popular majors: Communications/media studies; psychology; economics TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board Average price with aid

$10,768 ($33,072) $13,989 $13,213 ($35,517)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 31,611 % of applicants accepted 55.2 % of acceptees attending 36.4 Range SAT Math 580-700 Range SAT Reading 530-650 Range SAT Writing 520-640 Range ACT Composite 25-31 Most similar schools: University of WisconsinMadison; University of Minnesota; University of California-Berkeley

University of Washington campus in Seattle.

UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY

LARAMIE, WY

WESTMONT COLLEGE

SANTA BARBARA, CA

PULLMAN, WA

422 U.S. RANK

62

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

268 315 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

7

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

171

U.S. RANK

304 U.S. VALUE

21

STATE RANK

36

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 11,305 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 4 % out of state 45.3 Location diversity index B+ Type of school Public Most popular majors: Nursing; teacher education/development; psychology

ENROLLMENT 26,752 Male/female ratio 48/52 Diversity index 2 % out of state 12.3 Location diversity index BType of school Public Most popular majors: Social sciences; nursing; psychology

ENROLLMENT 1,370 Male/female ratio 40/60 Diversity index 2 % out of state 24.7 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Physical education; business/managerial economics; communications

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

$2,856 ($11,448) $13,077 $11,987 ($20,579)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,187 % of applicants accepted 97.7 % of acceptees attending 38.3 Range SAT Math 470-610 Range SAT Reading 470-600 Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite 22-27 Most similar schools: The University of Mississippi; Oklahoma State University; Washington State University

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$10,356 ($23,956) $14,898 $17,299 ($30,899)

NO. OF APPLICANTS 14,887 % of applicants accepted 82.1 % of acceptees attending 34.1 Range SAT Math 460-580 Range SAT Reading 450-570 Range SAT Writing 440-550 Range ACT Composite 19-25 Most similar schools: University of Wyoming; The University of Utah; Oklahoma State University

$40,320 $14,440 $36,981

NO. OF APPLICANTS 2,103 % of applicants accepted 79.4 % of acceptees attending 22.5 Range SAT Math 520-640 Range SAT Reading 530-650 Range SAT Writing 520-640 Range ACT Composite 23-29 Most similar schools: Whittier College; Southwestern University; Wheaton College (IL)

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WHITMAN COLLEGE

WHITTIER COLLEGE

WALLA WALLA, WA

WHITTIER, CA

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

74

U.S. RANK

290 U.S. VALUE

1

STATE RANK

WHITWORTH UNIVERSITY

9

STATE VALUE

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

274 380 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

30

STATE RANK

39

STATE VALUE

SPOKANE, WA

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

350 470 U.S. RANK

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ENROLLMENT 1,653 Male/female ratio 44/56 Diversity index 3 % out of state 65.2 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Biology; psychology; economics

ENROLLMENT 1,711 Male/female ratio 45/55 Diversity index 1 % out of state 21.7 Location diversity index C+ Type of school Private Most popular majors: Business administration; health/physical education; psychology

ENROLLMENT 2,380 Male/female ratio 41/59 Diversity index 3 % out of state 38.2 Location diversity index BType of school Private Most popular majors: Psychology; business administration; 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

$45,770 $12,364 $39,215

NO. OF APPLICANTS 3,653 % of applicants accepted 41 % of acceptees attending 26.4 Range SAT Math 600-710 Range SAT Reading 600-720 Range SAT Writing 600-710 Range ACT Composite 28-32 Most similar schools: Reed College; University of Puget Sound; Willamette University

$42,690 $13,719 $33,129

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,850 % of applicants accepted 61.9 % of acceptees attending 12.9 Range SAT Math 490-590 Range SAT Reading 470-580 Range SAT Writing 470-580 Range ACT Composite 20-25 Most similar schools: Southwestern University; Westmont College; Ohio Wesleyan University

$38,168 $12,484 $32,379

NO. OF APPLICANTS 4,247 % of applicants accepted 74.8 % of acceptees attending 19.5 Range SAT Math NA Range SAT Reading NA Range SAT Writing NA Range ACT Composite NA Most similar schools: Pacific Lutheran University; Pacific University; Bethel University

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SALEM, OR

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

156 233 U.S. RANK

U.S. VALUE

2

STATE RANK

3

STATE VALUE

ENROLLMENT 2,210 Male/female ratio 43/57 Diversity index 2 % out of state 77.6 Location diversity index AType of school Private Most popular majors: Economics; political science/government; health/physical education

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TUITION Room and board Average price with aid

$45,300 $12,430 $35,046

NO. OF APPLICANTS 5,729 % of applicants accepted 81.3 % of acceptees attending 11.9 Range SAT Math 540-650 Range SAT Reading 540-670 Range SAT Writing 540-650 Range ACT Composite 24-30 Most similar schools: University of Puget Sound; Lewis & Clark College; Reed College

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LAW 140-147

MEDICINE 150-158

A Arizona State University

B Babson College Baylor University Bentley University Boston College Boston University Brigham Young University

C Carnegie Mellon University Case Western Reserve University College of William & Mary Columbia University Cornell University

D Dartmouth University Duke University The view from Cornell University's West Campus War Memorial, by student Itai Levin.

E Emory University

F Florida State University Fordham University

G

P Pepperdine University

George Mason University Georgetown University The George Washington University

H Harvard University

S Southern Methodist University Stanford University

T Temple University

I Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Indiana University

J Johns Hopkins University

M Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mayo Clinic

N New York University Northeastern University Northwestern University 124

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The 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 Vanderbilt University Villanova University

W Wake Forest University Washington University in St. Louis

Y Yale University


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ndergraduate students spend countless hours sitting in lectures, working on problem sets and hitting the library as they work toward graduation — but for business majors, their undergrad experience may not be the end of their educational career. An MBA appears to be an increasingly popular goal, and one that pays off.

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The 2016 Corporate Recruiters Survey Report by the Graduate Management Admission Council found that 88 percent of recruiters working with business schools plan to hire MBA graduates, up from 80 percent in 2015. But which students would actually benefit from an MBA? When should they pursue the degree? And what are the pros and cons of full-time versus

part-time study? Current undergraduate students have time to decide. “The general age range for pursuing a full-time MBA is generally 24 to 30 years old,” says Soojin Kwon, director of admissions at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, where the average age of a full-time MBA student is 27. In fact, pursuing an MBA too soon after graduation can harm a potential candidate’s chances. “We like to see students with at least two to three years of full-time professional work experience. Our current students have an average of five years of prior work experience,” says Jim Holmen, director of admissions and financial aid at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. “The experience provides a foundation to build on.”


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Even if you’re years past graduation, many schools have unique executive MBA programs geared toward “professionals who are further in their careers — generally 10 years of work experience or more, with five years or more of managerial responsibility,” says Kwon. There are two common reasons someone would pursue an MBA, Holmen says — to either enhance or change their career. Those enhancing their career likely want to stay within their industry but need more management and leadership skills for promotions. Bethany Libus, 31, a part-time student at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, is among them. Four years after receiving an undergraduate degree, Libus realized that she needed a graduate degree to advance in her career. “I did some research on the typical brand manager requirements and it seemed like most had my experience in marketing plus an MBA,” says Libus. Jason Lifton, 27, a 2014 graduate of The George Washington University’s part-time MBA program, is among those who made a switch. He had studied political science, but realized after an internship that the field wasn’t right for him. He took a real estate course and fell in love with the industry. “When I graduated, I had learned a lot, but found that the MBA would give me the résumé credential that I needed so that I could get into the real estate field at the level where I wanted to be,” he says. Once you’ve determined whether an MBA is right for you, the next step is to decide whether to pursue an MBA full time or to work while attending school part time.

“Full-time students can more easily participate in MBA clubs and activities, pursue leadership positions ... and take advantage of additional professional and career development opportunities,” Holmen notes. Libus adds that there’s a difference in career resources: “Mainly it’s the summer internship jobs that the full-time student body will get. These are very prestigious and advantageous to have if (you’re) looking for a full-time job.” However, full-time programs can come with cons. “The trade-off with going full time is that students forgo two years of income,” says Kwon. Part-time programs allow candidates to curb tuition costs, which can be as high as $50,000 per year for a full-time program, according to mbaprograms.org. That’s partially why Libus chose a parttime degree: “I wanted to not be in debt and pay as I go as much as possible.” Additionally, part-time candidates may find that their employers may subsidize their studies. “Some companies have great tuition assistance programs. Talk to your (human resources) department,” says Laurie Ruettimann, author of the e-book I Am HR: 5 Strategic Ways to Break Stereotypes and Reclaim HR. Once students decide on full or part time, they have to figure out which school to attend. One piece of advice: Unless it’s an Ivy, it doesn’t make a huge difference. “There are two types of MBA degrees: those from Ivy League schools and everything else,” says Ruettimann. “For everybody else, an MBA serves as validation that you know something about business.”

Current undergrads have time to decide if an MBA is right for them; schools prefer candidates with job experience.

DECODING THE DATA UNIVERSITY NAME

PROGRAM

CITY, STATE

28

1

AVG. AGE

3

DIVERSITY

3 ENROLLMENT 4 Parent institution enroll.

Male/female ratio

2

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

182 2,288 64/36

Top concentrations: Finance; entrepreneurship; accounting 5 TUITION (out-of-state)

Room and board % job placement rate 6 Average starting salary

$21,455 ($34,435) $19,560 71 $93,520

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending 7 Average GMAT

595 38.3 38.6 NA

8 Most similar schools: The George Washington

University; Southern Methodist University; Northeastern University bc.edu/schools/csom

1. Reflects distribution of population among six major ethnic groups. Lower number indicates wider diversity. 2. Reflects how many states are represented within student population. Higher grade indicates more states and international students. 3. Reflects the number of full-time graduate business students. 4. Total enrollment, graduate and undergraduate. 5. For public colleges, indicates annual tuition for in-state students. Out-of-state tuition is in parentheses. Figure includes fees. 6. Annual salary. 7. NA = Not available. 8. 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

28 AVG. AGE

2

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

C

LOCATION DIVERSITY

348 3,482 69/31

NA AVG. AGE

3

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

Top concentrations: NA

A

LOCATION DIVERSITY

142 6,078 61/39

28 AVG. AGE

3

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

Top concentrations: NA

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

182 15,524 64/36

Top concentrations: Finance; entrepreneurship; accounting

TUITION Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$50,783 $52,858 53 $81,720

TUITION Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$37,410 $19,430 NA $104,000

TUITION Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$45,520 $19,560 71 $93,520

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

622 56 44.5 628

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

218 75.2 47 610

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

595 38.3 38.6 664

Most similar schools: Northeastern University; The George Washington University; Boston College

Most similar schools: NA

Most similar schools: The George Washington University; Southern Methodist University; Northeastern University

babson.edu/admission/graduate

bentley.edu/graduate

bc.edu/schools/csom

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

28 AVG. AGE

3

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

281 40,944 61/39

Top concentrations: NA

28 AVG. AGE

2

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

417 13,799 74/26

28 AVG. AGE

1

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

1,287 29,732 64/36

Top concentrations: Information systems; production and operations; supply chain and logistics

Top concentrations: Executive MBA; marketing; finance

TUITION Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$47,422 $18,364 76 $100,010

TUITION Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$60,000 $21,152 82 $115,250

TUITION Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$65,988 $26,442 77 $127,640

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

1,067 35.7 38.6 682

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

1,698 30.6 40.1 690

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

5,829 18 72.7 715

Most similar schools: University of Rochester; Southern Methodist University; Boston College

Most similar schools: Emory University; New York University; Washington University in St. Louis

Most similar schools: Duke University; Cornell University; Northwestern University

bu.edu/questrom

tepper.cmu.edu

gsb.columbia.edu

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NORTHEAST CORNELL UNIVERSITY

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

SAMUEL CURTIS JOHNSON GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

MCDONOUGH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

AVG. AGE

1

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

535 22,448 73/27

28 AVG. AGE

2

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

TUITION Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$59,500 $22,860 80 $119,050

TUITION Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$53,850 $25,558 73 $108,790

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

1,704 32.4 49.6 697

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

1,862 43.3 33.5 692

Most similar schools: Duke University; Carnegie Mellon University; Columbia University

Most similar schools: Vanderbilt University; Washington University in St. Louis; New York University

johnson.cornell.edu

msb.georgetown.edu

AVG. AGE

CAREY BUSINESS SCHOOL

BOSTON, MA

BALTIMORE, MD

1

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

1,872 36,970 58/42

AVG. AGE

1

DIVERSITY

27 AVG. AGE

1

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

A

LOCATION DIVERSITY

180 29,490 59/41

TUITION Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$55,705 $24,000 62 $98,060

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

613 42.7 34.4 642

Most similar schools: Boston College; Southern Methodist University; Northeastern University business.gwu.edu

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL

DIVERSITY

30

Top concentrations: NA

Top concentrations: NA

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

WASHINGTON, DC

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

519 21,458 68/32

Top concentrations: Management; executive MBA; marketing

27

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

WASHINGTON, DC

ITHACA, NY

28

THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

A

LOCATION DIVERSITY

1,002 26,517 43/57

MASS. INST. OF TECHNOLOGY

SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT CAMBRIDGE, MA

28 AVG. AGE

1

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

806 11,971 60/40

Top concentrations: Management; international; marketing

Top concentrations: NA

Top concentrations: Information systems; supply chain and logistics; production and operation

TUITION Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$61,225 $26,088 81 $131,650

TUITION Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$57,000 $16,650 78 $88,000

TUITION Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$65,446 $32,996 86 $126,320

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

9,686 10.7 90.7 725

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

NA NA NA 650

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

4,254 14.7 64.2 716

Most similar schools: Stanford University; The University of Chicago; University of Pennsylvania

Most similar schools: NA

Most similar schools: Northwestern University; University of Pennsylvania; The University of Chicago

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carey.jhu.edu

mitsloan.mit.edu

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NORTHEAST NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

28 AVG. AGE

NORTHEASTERN 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

2

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

799 57,245 64/36

26 AVG. AGE

3

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

166 26,270 69/31

28 AVG. AGE

1

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

190 43,119 64/36

Top concentrations: Finance; executive MBA; information systems

Top concentrations: NA

Top concentrations: NA

TUITION Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$63,720 $36,300 79 $114,860

TUITION Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$47,250 $25,350 64 $81,800

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$43,470 ($52,380) NA 64 $96,480

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

3,696 20 46 720

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

595 22.5 53.7 644

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

902 30.8 34.9 658

Most similar schools: Washington University in St. Louis; Emory University; Carnegie Mellon University

Most similar schools: Babson College; The George Washington University; Boston College

Most similar schools: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; University of Florida; University of Washington

stern.nyu.edu

damore-mckim.northeastern.edu

rhsmith.umd.edu

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

28 AVG. AGE

UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER

VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY

THE WHARTON SCHOOL

SIMON BUSINESS SCHOOL

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

PHILADELPHIA, PA

ROCHESTER, NY

VILLANOVA, PA

1

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

1,715 27,997 58/42

28 AVG. AGE

2

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

A

LOCATION DIVERSITY

209 11,731 65/35

27 AVG. AGE

4

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

NA

LOCATION DIVERSITY

138 12,326 NA

Top concentrations: Finance; executive MBA; marketing

Top concentrations: NA

Top concentrations: NA

TUITION Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$64,920 $29,584 81 $127,280

TUITION Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$46,000 $17,765 78 $98,210

TUITION Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$48,000 NA NA NA

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

6,590 19.8 65.8 732

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

732 32.8 33.3 667

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

105 78.1 79.3 635

Most similar schools: The University of Chicago; Northwestern University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Most similar schools: Boston University; University of Southern California; Southern Methodist University

Most similar schools: NA

wharton.upenn.edu

rochester.edu/gradstudies

villanova.edu/villanova/business.html

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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 AVG. AGE

1

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

894 17,662 65/35

29 AVG. AGE

1

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

345 15,172 69/31

25 AVG. AGE

2

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

C

LOCATION DIVERSITY

109 56,166 66/34

Top concentrations: Marketing; executive MBA

Top concentrations: NA

Top concentrations: NA

TUITION Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$60,600 $21,224 85 $119,060

TUITION Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$49,600 $23,864 78 $113,300

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$12,737 ($30,130) $16,630 85 $99,240

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

3,424 23.1 56.8 696

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

1,384 30.1 39.8 678

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

322 15.8 60.8 681

Most similar schools: Columbia University; Cornell University; Carnegie Mellon University

Most similar schools: New York University; Carnegie Mellon University; Washington University in St. Louis

Most similar schools: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; University of Maryland; University of Washington

fuqua.duke.edu

goizueta.emory.edu

warrington.ufl.edu

THE UNIVERSITY OF N. C. AT CHAPEL HILL

KENAN-FLAGLER BUSINESS SCHOOL CHAPEL HILL, NC

28 AVG. AGE

3

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

558 31,581 72/28

THINKSTOCK

Top concentrations: Accounting; executive MBA; management TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$37,015 ($54,413) $23,520 82 $108,630

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

2,357 33.8 34.6 701

Most similar schools: The University of Texas at Austin; University of California-Los Angeles; University of Michigan The historic Lawn at the University of Virginia.

kenan-flagler.unc.edu

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SOUTH UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

27 AVG. AGE

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

DARDEN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

OWEN GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

NASHVILLE, TN

2

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

656 27,396 66/34

28 AVG. AGE

3

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

C

LOCATION DIVERSITY

346 13,498 72/28

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS WINSTON-SALEM, NC

32 AVG. AGE

2

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

NA

LOCATION DIVERSITY

305 8,302 75/25

Top concentrations: Management; entrepreneurship; executive MBA

Top concentrations: NA

Top concentrations: NA

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$55,518 ($57,836) $26,287 89 $119,820

TUITION Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$49,950 $24,910 81 $108,260

TUITION Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$37,476 NA NA $101,000

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

2,579 27.8 46.5 706

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

879 42.1 47 690

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

238 84 80 587

Most similar schools: University of Michigan; University of California-Berkeley; University of California-Los Angeles

Most similar schools: Georgetown University; Washington University in St. Louis; New York University

Most similar schools: NA

darden.virginia.edu

owen.vanderbilt.edu

business.wfu.edu

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CENTRAL NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

BOOTH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

AVG. AGE

2

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

1,272 25,327 61/39

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AT ILLINOIS

CHICAGO, IL

EVANSTON, IL

28

UNIV. OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA- CHAMPAIGN

27 AVG. AGE

2

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

CHAMPAIGN, IL

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

1,180 17,177 61/39

28 AVG. AGE

2

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

160 48,576 73/27

Top concentrations: Marketing; executive MBA; management

Top concentrations: Accounting; executive MBA; finance

Top concentrations: NA

TUITION Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$64,059 $21,108 86 $121,520

TUITION Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$63,980 $25,870 86 $123,560

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$23,072 ($34,662) $13,350 81 $91,200

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

4,300 20.6 NA 724

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

4,284 24.4 55.9 726

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

602 32.1 39.9 654

Most similar schools: Massachusetts Institute of Technology; University of Pennsylvania; The University of Chicago

Most similar schools: University of Pennsylvania; Stanford University; Northwestern University

Most similar schools: University of Florida; University of Maryland; University of Washington

kellogg.northwestern.edu

chicagobooth.edu

business.illinois.edu

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

27 AVG. AGE

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME

STEPHEN M. ROSS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

MENDOZA COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

ANN ARBOR , MI

NOTRE DAME, IN

1

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

836 45,241 68/32

27 AVG. AGE

3

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

302 12,721 72/28

Top concentrations: Production and operations; management; supply chain and logistics

Top concentrations: Nonprofit; accounting; executive MBA

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$56,590 ($61,590) $20,654 86 $118,270

TUITION Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$48,530 $19,950 76 $108,220

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

3,207 28.3 44.9 708

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

692 40.5 43.6 682

Most similar schools: University of Virginia; University of California-Los Angeles; The University of Texas at Austin

Most similar schools: Georgetown University; Vanderbilt University; Washington University in St. Louis

michiganross.umich.edu

mendoza.nd.edu

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WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS

OLIN BUSINESS SCHOOL ST. LOUIS , MO

28 AVG. AGE

2

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

280 15,912 66/34

Top concentrations: NA

TUITION Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$53,500 $25,746 80 $99,380

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

1,579 30.2 29.6 695

Most similar schools: New York University; Georgetown University; Vanderbilt University olin.wustl.edu


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BUSINESS

WEST PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY

SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY

GRAZIADIO SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

COX SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

MALIBU, CA

AVG. AGE

1

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

B

28

LOCATION DIVERSITY

AVG. AGE

160 8,276 62/38

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

Top concentrations: NA

$46,400 $14,800 50 $75,820

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

268 44.8 50.8 631

Most similar schools: Babson College; Northeastern University; The George Washington University bschool.pepperdine.edu

The reading room at the University of Washington’s Suzzallo Library.

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

824 19,774 51/49

Top concentrations: Entrepreneurship; management; Nonprofit TUITION Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$64,050 $39,369 72 $133,410

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

7,899 6.1 83.9 733

Most similar schools: Harvard University; The University of Chicago; University of Pennsylvania gsb.stanford.edu

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$45,975 $19,664 67 $100,300

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

580 35.9 55.3 656

smu.edu/cox

UNIV. OF CALIF.LOS ANGELES

UCLA ANDERSON SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

HAAS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

STANFORD, CA

2

TUITION Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIABERKELEY

STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

DIVERSITY

206 12,684 67/33

Most similar schools: Boston College; The George Washington University; Boston University

STANFORD UNIVERSITY

AVG. AGE

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

Top concentrations: NA

TUITION Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

NA

2

DIVERSITY

BERKELEY, CA

28 AVG. AGE

2

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

502 40,514 57/43

Top concentrations: International; nonprofit; entrepreneurship TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$53,907 ($55,968) $25,486 72 $123,400

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

3,506 13 54.1 715

Most similar schools: University of Virginia; University of Michigan; University of CaliforniaLos Angeles haas.berkeley.edu

LOS ANGELES, CA

28 AVG. AGE

2

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

725 44,413 69/31

Top concentrations: Nonprofit; finance; international TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$50,517 ($54,644) $27,647 72 $114,390

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

3,533 19.8 53.2 713

Most similar schools: The University of Texas at Austin; The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; University of Michigan anderson.ucla.edu

THINKSTOCK

28

DALLAS, TX


BUSINESS

WEST UNIVERSITY OF DENVER

DANIELS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS DENVER, CO

29 AVG. AGE

3

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

101 13,927 63/37

Top concentrations: NA

TUITION Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$42,500 $16,000 30 $61,400

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

115 67.8 56.4 588

Most similar schools: NA

daniels.du.edu

The Humanities Building at the University of California-Los Angeles.

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIF.

27 AVG. AGE

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

1

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

THINKSTOCK

THE UNIV. OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

438 47,673 70/30

28 AVG. AGE

2

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

C

LOCATION DIVERSITY

543 55,117 68/32

29 AVG. AGE

3

DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

234 50,584 68/32

Top concentrations: Accounting; entrepreneurship; international

Top concentrations: Accounting; information systems; entrepreneurship

Top concentrations: NA

TUITION Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$53,865 $21,943 61 $105,170

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$33,298 ($48,832) $19,394 74 $113,790

TUITION (out-of-state) Room and board % job placement rate Average starting salary

$30,129 ($44,379) $29,211 80 $104,880

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

1,780 28.9 43.4 679

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

2,266 29.7 39.3 694

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending Average GMAT

1,045 25.6 47.9 688

Most similar schools: University of Notre Dame; University of Rochester; Georgetown University

Most similar schools: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; University of CaliforniaLos Angeles; University of Michigan

Most similar schools: University of Florida; The University of Texas at Austin; The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

marshall.usc.edu

www.mccombs.utexas.edu

foster.uw.edu

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The University of Pittsburgh, by junior Batbayar Bat-Orshikh

Choosing a law school

Reputation and ranking are among important factors BY CALEB DIEHL

W

ith jobs in the legal profession still scarce for recent law school graduates, getting into a top school is more important than ever. A host of factors combine to make grads appealing to employers, but attending a brand-name school such as Harvard or Yale may make it easier to land that first job. Still, rankings aren’t everything. Your idea of a top law school depends on

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your mindset, tastes and goals. So, how do you make a list of top law schools? Many publications and websites — most famously, U.S. News & World Report — offer statistical rankings of top schools. These rankings do make a difference to employers. The top 14 schools have remained on their thrones since U.S. News began publishing rankings in 1989. The rankings create positive feedback loops: The best

students want to go to the best schools, the best professors want to teach there, the best employers want to keep hiring from there — and that ensures these schools’ dominance will continue. The traditional numbers that go into such rankings, however, may not tell the whole story. According to Above the Law, a website that covers the legal profession, factors such as quality assessment and selectivity are useful. Other factors, like placement success, are difficult to verify; some schools have exaggerated their placement numbers. In addition to rankings, students should look at four factors: location, campus, opportunities and specialized programs. If you want to look beyond the top 14 schools, you might want to consider one in the state where you hope to live; that way, you can network and take the bar exam there as well. Get


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a sense of the extracurriculars offered and the competitiveness of the campus environment. Research the clinics, journals and externships that each school offers outside of class. Finally, the rankings can be upended depending on the field of law you’d like to enter. A school may have a lower overall ranking but excel in certain areas. One of the top-ranked environmental law schools on the U.S. News list, for example, is Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore., a school well outside the traditional top 14. Extracurriculars are important because they give you hands-on experience. Working on the studentedited law review, for example, is a mark of distinction on your résumé. Look at which students get editorial positions, and how many are available. An editorial position on a review proves

to employers that you have strong legal ethics, research and writing skills. Another consideration is the campus culture. Over the long term, the culture of top schools rubs off on grads more than grades or class rank, writes top legal recruiter Harrison Barnes in a column published on LinkedIn. Barnes, the founder of BCG Attorney Search, notes that Harvard grads, for example, are hard-working, but have a sense of self-importance. Columbia students tend to commit to a law firm and tough it out over the long term. Employers consider these intangibles alongside the numbers in their hiring decisions. In short, while you’re getting a feel for the top schools, you’ll want to take the following questions into account. Where do you want to live? You’ll probably take the bar in the state where you went to school. If you want to move, you’ll have to retake it; the test varies across states. Can you make connections there? Some schools have unexpected business connections. For example, Emory University in Atlanta has strong ties to New York City, a thriving legal market. What extracurriculars does the school offer? Law reviews and journals, judicial clerkships, moot court programs, clinics and internships can help students set themselves apart in an oversaturated job market. Can you afford it? Horror stories abound of law school grads drowning in student loan debt. Look carefully at the financial aid package the school offers. What are your career goals? If you hope to end up at a big national firm, shoot for a top 14 school. Otherwise, you’re better off choosing a school near where you hope to live. Pick a school that has a strong program in the area of law that interests you.

DECODING THE DATA UNIVERSITY NAME

PROGRAM

CITY, STATE

1

3

DIVERSITY

2

D

LOCATION DIVERSITY

1.3

% INTL. STUDENTS

3 ENROLLMENT

534

4 Parent institution enroll.

4,485 51/49 9/1

5 TUITION (out-of-state)

$23,336 ($36,336)

Room and board Average grant amount 6 Average price with aid % with job at graduation % passing bar on first try

$11,865 $12,500 $22,701 ($35,701) 46.8 84.1

Male/female ratio Student/faculty ratio

NO. OF APPLICANTS % accepted % attending 7 Average LSAT

1,738 43.8 23.5 NA

8 Most similar schools: Florida State University;

George Mason University; University of Colorado Boulder law.temple.edu

1. Reflects distribution of population among six major ethnic groups. Lower number indicates wider diversity. 2. Reflects how many states and countries are represented within student population. Higher grade indicates more states and international students. 3. Reflects the number of full-time law students. 4. Total enrollment, graduate and undergraduate. 5. For public colleges, indicates annual tuition for in-state students. Out-of-state tuition is in parentheses. 6. Indicates average yearly price with financial aid of all sorts. For public colleges, indicates in-state price; out-of-state price is in parentheses. 7. NA = Not available. 8. Based on type of school (public/private), tuition range, College Factual composite quality measurement.

Caleb Diehl is a recent graduate of Lewis & Clark College.

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NORTHEAST BOSTON COLLEGE

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

NEWTON CENTRE, MA

COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL NEW YORK, NY

BOSTON, MA

3

DIVERSITY

C

LOCATION DIVERSITY

2.3

% INTL. STUDENTS

2

DIVERSITY

C

LOCATION DIVERSITY

4

% INTL. STUDENTS

1

DIVERSITY

A

10.6

LOCATION DIVERSITY

% INTL. STUDENTS

ENROLLMENT

694

ENROLLMENT

672

ENROLLMENT

1,165

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Student/faculty ratio

15,524 54/46 10/1

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Student/faculty ratio

40,944 45/55 11/1

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Student/faculty ratio

29,732 53/47 6/1

TUITION

$48,670

TUITION

$49,330

TUITION

$62,700

Room and board Average grant amount Average price with aid % with job at graduation % passing bar on first try

$11,300 $20,000 $39,970 57.1 90.9

Room and board Average grant amount Average price with aid % with job at graduation % passing bar on first try

$12,620 $20,000 $41,950 57.7 95.4

Room and board Average grant amount Average price with aid % with job at graduation % passing bar on first try

$17,472 $18,000 $62,172 93.6 92.4

NO. OF APPLICANTS

3,631

NO. OF APPLICANTS

4,248

NO. OF APPLICANTS

5,716

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

45.3 14.2 162

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

37.9 14.7 163

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

21.3 31.9 171

Most similar schools: The George Washington University; Fordham University; Emory University

Most similar schools: University of Southern California; Washington University in St. Louis; Emory University

Most similar schools: The University of Chicago; New York University; Harvard University

bc.edu/schools/law

bu.edu/law

law.columbia.edu

CORNELL UNIVERSITY

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

CORNELL LAW SCHOOL ITHACA, NY

1

DIVERSITY

A

LOCATION DIVERSITY

13.1

% INTL. STUDENTS

2

DIVERSITY

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER

NEW YORK , NY

WASHINGTON, DC

C

LOCATION DIVERSITY

5.3

% INTL. STUDENTS

2

DIVERSITY

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT

588

ENROLLMENT

956

ENROLLMENT

1,725

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Student/faculty ratio

22,448 56/44 9/1

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Student/faculty ratio

17,522 53/47 11/1

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Student/faculty ratio

21,458 51/49 11/1

6.7

% INTL. STUDENTS

TUITION

$59,900

TUITION

$54,116

TUITION

$55,255

Room and board Average grant amount Average price with aid % with job at graduation % passing bar on first try

$11,250 $17,000 $54,150 94.2 91.6

Room and board Average grant amount Average price with aid % with job at graduation % passing bar on first try

$19,618 $15,000 $58,734 54.9 85.8

Room and board Average grant amount Average price with aid % with job at graduation % passing bar on first try

$20,025 $20,000 $55,280 81.8 90.5

NO. OF APPLICANTS

3,899

NO. OF APPLICANTS

4,075

NO. OF APPLICANTS

7,748

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

30.6 17 167

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

36.3 21.1 163

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

28.3 24.1 167

Most similar schools: Northwestern University; Georgetown University; Duke University

Most similar schools: Brigham Young University; Boston College; Southern Methodist University

Most similar schools: Cornell University; Northwestern University; Vanderbilt University

lawschool.cornell.edu

law.fordham.edu

www.law.georgetown.edu

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NORTHEAST THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV.

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL

2

B

6.3

LOCATION DIVERSITY

% INTL. STUDENTS

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

CAMBRIDGE, MA

WASHINGTON, DC

DIVERSITY

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

1

DIVERSITY

B

NEW YORK, NY

9.9

LOCATION DIVERSITY

% INTL. STUDENTS

2

DIVERSITY

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

7.6

% INTL. STUDENTS

ENROLLMENT

1,469

ENROLLMENT

1,767

ENROLLMENT

1,395

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Student/faculty ratio

29,490 47/53 16/1

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Student/faculty ratio

36,970 51/49 11/1

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Student/faculty ratio

57,245 50/50 8/1

TUITION

$54,114

TUITION

$58,242

TUITION

$59,330

Room and board Average grant amount Average price with aid % with job at graduation % passing bar on first try

$19,610 $10,000 $63,724 81.2 92.2

Room and board Average grant amount Average price with aid % with job at graduation % passing bar on first try

$21,373 $21,080 $58,535 92.7 97.3

Room and board Average grant amount Average price with aid % with job at graduation % passing bar on first try

$23,000 $20,000 $62,330 96.5 95.7

NO. OF APPLICANTS

6,160

NO. OF APPLICANTS

5,206

NO. OF APPLICANTS

5,714

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

41.3 17 165

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

17.9 60.4 173

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

33.1 22.5 169

Most similar schools: Emory University; University of Notre Dame; Boston College

Most similar schools: Stanford University; Yale University; Columbia University

Most similar schools: University of Pennsylvania; Columbia University; The University of Chicago

www.law.gwu.edu

hls.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

3

DIVERSITY

D

LOCATION DIVERSITY

1.3

% INTL. STUDENTS

2

DIVERSITY

C

LOCATION DIVERSITY

5

% INTL. STUDENTS

2

DIVERSITY

C

LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT

534

ENROLLMENT

753

ENROLLMENT

614

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Student/faculty ratio

41,358 51/49 9/1

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Student/faculty ratio

27,997 55/45 10/1

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Student/faculty ratio

13,702 54/46 8/1

5.7

% INTL. STUDENTS

TUITION (out-of-state)

$23,336 ($36,336)

TUITION

$58,918

TUITION

$58,050

Room and board Average grant amount Average price with aid % with job at graduation % passing bar on first try

$11,865 $12,500 $22,701 ($35,701) 46.8 84.1

Room and board Average grant amount Average price with aid % with job at graduation % passing bar on first try

$14,690 $18,750 $54,858 98.2 99.3

Room and board Average grant amount Average price with aid % with job at graduation % passing bar on first try

$17,000 $22,997 $52,053 84.8 96.4

NO. OF APPLICANTS

1,738

NO. OF APPLICANTS

5,069

NO. OF APPLICANTS

2,767

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

43.8 23.5 160

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

18.8 25 169

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

9.7 74.4 173

Most similar schools: Florida State University; George Mason University; University of Colorado Boulder

Most similar schools: New York University; University of California-Berkeley; Columbia 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

EMORY UNIVERSITY

DUKE LAW

EMORY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

DURHAM, NC

WILLIAM & MARY LAW SCHOOL

ATLANTA , GA

WILLIAMSBURG, VA

C

LOCATION DIVERSITY

4

% INTL. STUDENTS

3

DIVERSITY

B

LOCATION DIVERSITY

7.3

% INTL. STUDENTS

2

DIVERSITY

A

10.8

LOCATION DIVERSITY

ENROLLMENT

645

ENROLLMENT

668

ENROLLMENT

836

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Student/faculty ratio

9,531 47/53 12/1

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Student/faculty ratio

17,662 58/42 9/1

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Student/faculty ratio

15,172 50/50 11/1

% INTL. STUDENTS

TUITION (out-of-state)

$30,800 ($39,800)

TUITION

$57,717

TUITION

$51,510

Room and board Average grant amount Average price with aid % with job at graduation % passing bar on first try

$9,765 $10,000 $30,565 ($39,565) 65.1 85

Room and board Average grant amount Average price with aid % with job at graduation % passing bar on first try

$12,978 $20,000 $50,695 86.5 94.3

Room and board Average grant amount Average price with aid % with job at graduation % passing bar on first try

$17,932 $22,000 $47,442 62.3 88.4

NO. OF APPLICANTS

4,567

NO. OF APPLICANTS

4,819

NO. OF APPLICANTS

3,921

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

36.2 12 163

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

23.3 20.1 169

% accepted % attending Average LSAT

32 18.7 165

Most similar schools: University of Georgia; University of Washington; University of Wisconsin-Madison

Most similar schools: Northwestern University; Cornell University; Georgetown University

Most similar schools: University of Notre Dame; Boston University; University of Southern California

law.wm.edu

law.duke.edu

law.emory.edu

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

3

DIVERSITY

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW

ANTONIN SCALIA LAW SCHOOL

TALLAHASSEE, FL

ARLINGTON, VA

D

LOCATION DIVERSITY

1.2

3

% INTL. STUDENTS

DIVERSITY

C

LOCATION DIVERSITY

2.7

% INTL. STUDENTS

ENROLLMENT

565

ENROLLMENT

329

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Student/faculty ratio

46,697 57/43 11/1

Parent institution enroll. Male/female ratio Student/faculty ratio