Smaller Class Size and More Opportunities

RankCollege NameStudent Population (undergraduate)Number of FacultiesStudent to Faculty RatioTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateSAT Score
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
4,3611,6813 to 1$55,8784.0%96%1,545
2Yale University
New Haven, CT
4,7033,4604 to 1$59,9505.0%96%1,530
3Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
4,7741,2054 to 1$56,0104.0%98%1,515
4Stanford University
Stanford, CA
6,3664,2244 to 1$56,1694.0%95%1,520
5University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
7,0562,8675 to 1$62,2416.0%96%1,545
6Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
8,5272,4555 to 1$55,5874.0%98%1,530
7Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
6,6221,6485 to 1$58,92414.0%93%1,520
8United States Air Force Academy
USAF Academy, CO
4,3072326 to 1-12.0%87%1,349
9Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
8,5592,6656 to 1$60,7687.0%95%1,520
10Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
6,3313,9216 to 1$58,7208.0%94%1,515
11Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, NY
8,1486,2296 to 1$63,5304.0%96%1,520
12School of Visual Arts
New York, NY
3,1929926 to 1$45,00071.0%72%1,252
13Duke University
Durham, NC
6,7174,3056 to 1$60,2446.0%96%1,513
14University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
11,1552,5366 to 1$61,7106.0%96%1,525
15Brown University
Providence, RI
6,7929956 to 1$62,3046.0%95%1,515
16Rice University
Houston, TX
4,0768476 to 1$52,8959.0%94%1,530
17Washington University in St Louis
Saint Louis, MO
7,6532,1797 to 1$58,86613.0%94%1,530
18Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
4,1708917 to 1$60,8706.0%95%1,500
19United States Military Academy
West Point, NY
4,536-7 to 1-11.0%85%1,320
20University of Hartford
West Hartford, CT
4,5217908 to 1$44,88579.0%55%1,175
21University of the District of Columbia
Washington, DC
3,3856218 to 1$13,004-23%-
22Tulane University of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA
8,5371,9018 to 1$60,81410.0%86%1,435
23United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD
4,5943348 to 1-8.0%90%1,310
24Baker College
Owosso, MI
5,6801,1018 to 1$12,42041.0%19%-
25New York University
New York, NY
27,4449,9528 to 1$56,50013.0%88%1,510
26Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
7,0571,5248 to 1$56,9667.0%93%1,525
27University of Richmond
University of Richmond, VA
3,3236278 to 1$58,57029.0%88%1,370
28Aspen University
Denver, CO
6,3993768 to 1$5,110---
29University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
19,7863,7089 to 1$61,50313.0%92%1,475
30Emory University
Atlanta, GA
7,0102,5689 to 1$55,46813.0%90%1,480
31University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
8,8741,3709 to 1$58,84315.0%97%1,480
32Berklee College of Music
Boston, MA
6,0048319 to 1$46,80055.0%65%-
33Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, MO
7,7231,7419 to 1$48,82470.0%79%1,325
34Colgate University
Hamilton, NY
3,0423569 to 1$61,96617.0%91%1,425
35Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
14,7432,0139 to 1$61,0159.0%95%1,505
36Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY
4,9576469 to 1$46,76078.0%78%-
37The New School
New York, NY
6,3992,0409 to 1$52,49466.0%69%1,250
38Pratt Institute-Main
Brooklyn, NY
3,1221,0479 to 1$55,59068.0%71%1,300
39Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA
3,6954159 to 1$59,80235.0%88%1,373
40Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA
5,2036369 to 1$57,47046.0%88%1,408
41Wayland Baptist University
Plainview, TX
3,0153669 to 1$22,00481.0%25%995
42Renton Technical College
Renton, WA
3,2142019 to 1$6,131-57%-
43Azusa Pacific University
Azusa, CA
4,4981,07210 to 1$41,51094.0%66%1,116
44Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA
6,6731,02410 to 1$53,52646.0%83%1,335
45Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, IL
3,122-10 to 1$50,49066.0%72%1,320
46Boston University
Boston, MA
16,8723,94610 to 1$59,81619.0%89%1,440
47Brandeis University
Waltham, MA
3,49354710 to 1$60,00639.0%89%1,450
48Tufts University
Medford, MA
6,1141,42610 to 1$63,00011.0%94%1,495
49Rider University
Lawrenceville, NJ
3,63048710 to 1$35,85082.0%65%1,160
50Long Island University
Brookville, NY
10,4031,03310 to 1$39,29093.0%44%1,210
51Molloy College
Rockville Centre, NY
3,51068610 to 1$34,31079.0%73%1,215
52University of Rochester
Rochester, NY
6,5212,78410 to 1$59,37841.0%86%1,445
53Seattle University
Seattle, WA
4,24467610 to 1$49,33582.0%73%1,225
54University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK
5,85054411 to 1$21,38465.0%39%1,235
55Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA
5,60885811 to 1$55,86054.0%92%1,410
56University of Denver
Denver, CO
5,6991,51311 to 1$54,81964.0%75%1,295
57Regis University
Denver, CO
3,19776711 to 1$39,61081.0%67%1,150
58American University
Washington, DC
7,9531,53111 to 1$53,33464.0%79%1,360
59The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC
3,05567411 to 1$52,15686.0%74%-
60Georgetown University
Washington, DC
7,3572,21811 to 1$59,95712.0%94%1,480
61St. Thomas University
Miami Gardens, FL
3,67067111 to 1$32,94071.0%35%960
62Governors State University
University Park, IL
3,02256011 to 1$17,62052.0%24%945
63Roosevelt University
Chicago, IL
3,06865511 to 1$31,49392.0%42%990
64Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Carbondale, IL
8,2991,18911 to 1$15,24095.0%48%1,045
65Upper Iowa University
Fayette, IA
3,07741211 to 1$33,60965.0%27%960
66Bentley University
Waltham, MA
4,06142311 to 1$54,91061.0%90%1,327
67Hope College
Holland, MI
3,06132811 to 1$36,65092.0%76%1,215
68University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
31,3298,27411 to 1$53,23220.0%93%1,430
69Manhattan College
Riverdale, NY
3,35246411 to 1$47,22075.0%70%1,170
70New York Institute of Technology
Old Westbury, NY
3,47386011 to 1$39,76080.0%50%1,210
71Touro College
New York, NY
5,5201,24211 to 1$20,75077.0%63%-
72Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC
5,4412,25811 to 1$59,77025.0%89%-
73Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
5,4301,46211 to 1$54,53230.0%85%1,470
74Xavier University
Cincinnati, OH
5,27279511 to 1$42,46084.0%69%1,185
75University of Portland
Portland, OR
3,55951811 to 1$49,86481.0%84%1,263
76Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
14,6162,19311 to 1$57,13683.0%71%1,310
77Saint Joseph's University
Philadelphia, PA
4,29957511 to 1$47,94083.0%81%1,215
78Villanova University
Villanova, PA
7,0371,11811 to 1$59,02025.0%92%1,420
79Providence College
Providence, RI
4,29848011 to 1$55,98858.0%85%1,225
80Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX
6,8271,14611 to 1$60,23653.0%81%1,425
81William & Mary
Williamsburg, VA
6,23686011 to 1$47,03837.0%91%1,440
82Gonzaga University
Spokane, WA
4,85274111 to 1$48,47076.0%88%1,295
83Green River College
Auburn, WA
7,49336611 to 1$4,794-38%-
84Madison Area Technical College
Madison, WI
13,0211,10611 to 1$6,769-24%-
85Concordia University-Wisconsin
Mequon, WI
3,09460911 to 1$31,95269.0%61%-
86Samford University
Birmingham, AL
3,57647712 to 1$35,36084.0%77%1,195
87Chapman University
Orange, CA
7,4041,17512 to 1$58,63460.0%80%1,310
88University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
5,8521,10812 to 1$53,47271.0%71%1,290
89Goodwin University
East Hartford, CT
3,21325012 to 1$21,198-47%-
90Fairfield University
Fairfield, CT
4,35461812 to 1$52,87056.0%82%1,305
91Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT
7,4401,03912 to 1$25,28683.0%51%1,000
92Western Connecticut State University
Danbury, CT
4,64059012 to 1$25,18585.0%51%-
93Wilmington University
New Castle, DE
9,4211,55012 to 1$11,760-21%-
94Howard University
Washington, DC
7,8571,16512 to 1$28,91635.0%64%1,185
95University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
11,3341,73412 to 1$54,76028.0%83%1,380
96Rasmussen University-Florida
Ocala, FL
9,0111,25712 to 1$11,707-40%-
97Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, IL
5,22052812 to 1$22,15562.0%23%910
98Butler University
Indianapolis, IN
4,49245312 to 1$43,40081.0%82%1,245
99Indiana University-South Bend
South Bend, IN
4,37541212 to 1$20,93489.0%38%1,085
100University of Southern Maine
Portland, ME
6,09883312 to 1$23,90487.0%36%1,113