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US Top 100

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Next table compares basic academic information between US Top 100. By school type, There are 44 public and 58 private schools in US Top 100. By school level, There are 101 four years or high schools 1 and less than 2 years schools.

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Academic Comparison - US Top 100
NameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
Auburn University Auburn, AL Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of California-Davis Davis, CA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of California-Irvine Irvine, CA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
University of California-San Diego La Jolla, CA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of California-Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Pepperdine University Malibu, CA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
University of San Diego San Diego, CA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, CO Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Denver Denver, CO Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Connecticut Storrs, CT Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Yale University New Haven, CT Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Delaware Newark, DE Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
American University Washington, DC Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
George Washington University Washington, DC Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Georgetown University Washington, DC Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Florida State University Tallahassee, FL Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Florida Gainesville, FL Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Miami Coral Gables, FL Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Emory University Atlanta, GA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus Atlanta, GA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
University of Georgia Athens, GA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Chicago Chicago, IL Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Northwestern University Evanston, IL Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Indiana University-Bloomington Bloomington, IN Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
University of Iowa Iowa City, IA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Tulane University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Maryland-College Park College Park, MD Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Boston University Boston, MA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Brandeis University Waltham, MA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Clark University Worcester, MA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Harvard University Cambridge, MA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Massachusetts-Amherst Amherst, MA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Northeastern University Boston, MA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Tufts University Medford, MA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, MA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Michigan State University East Lansing, MI Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Dartmouth College Hanover, NH Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Princeton University Princeton, NJ Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Rutgers University-New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, NJ Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Cornell University Ithaca, NY Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Fordham University Bronx, NY Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
New York University New York, NY Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
University of Rochester Rochester, NY Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
SUNY at Binghamton Vestal, NY Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Syracuse, NY Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
SUNY Buffalo State Buffalo, NY Public, 4 or more years Master's degree Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Syracuse University Syracuse, NY Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Yeshiva University New York, NY Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Duke University Durham, NC Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
North Carolina State University at Raleigh Raleigh, NC Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Miami University-Oxford Oxford, OH Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Tulsa Tulsa, OK Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Drexel University Philadelphia, PA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus University Park, PA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Villanova University Villanova, PA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Brown University Providence, RI Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Clemson University Clemson, SC Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Baylor University Waco, TX Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Rice University Houston, TX Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Texas A & M University-College Station College Station, TX Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Brigham Young University-Provo Provo, UT Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Vermont Burlington, VT Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, VA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville, VA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle, WA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Marquette University Milwaukee, WI Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Stanford University Stanford, CA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Purdue University-Main Campus West Lafayette, IN Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
The Ohio Media School-Columbus Columbus, OH Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Un-Known Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate

Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of US Top 100 is $12,565 for in-state students and $40,754 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance ratio is 40.25% and graduation rate is 83.63%. Next table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.

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Key Facts Comparison - US Top 100
NameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
Auburn University$10,696 / $28,84078%73%19%27,287
California Institute of Technology$47,5779%91%3%2,255
University of California-Berkeley$13,509 / $40,19117%92%17%38,189
University of California-Davis$14,046 / $40,72838%85%18%35,186
University of California-Irvine$13,360 / $40,04239%88%19%30,836
University of California-Los Angeles$12,920 / $39,60217%91%16%41,908
University of California-San Diego$13,645 / $40,32734%87%19%32,906
University of California-Santa Barbara$14,073 / $40,75533%81%17%23,497
University of California-Santa Cruz$13,539 / $40,22150%78%18%17,868
Pepperdine University$50,02238%84%13%7,632
University of San Diego$46,14052%79%14%8,251
University of Southern California$52,28318%92%9%43,401
University of Colorado Boulder$11,531 / $35,07980%71%18%33,056
Colorado School of Mines$17,842 / $36,17238%77%16%6,054
University of Denver$46,42273%77%11%11,797
University of Connecticut$14,066 / $35,85853%83%17%27,043
Yale University$49,4807%97%6%12,385
University of Delaware$12,830 / $32,25067%79%16%22,852
American University$44,85335%81%12%13,198
George Washington University$51,95046%83%13%26,212
Georgetown University$50,54717%94%11%18,459
Florida State University$6,507 / $21,67356%79%25%40,830
University of Florida$6,381 / $28,65948%87%20%50,645
University of Miami$47,00438%82%12%16,825
Emory University$47,95424%89%8%13,788
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus$12,212 / $32,40432%85%19%25,034
University of Georgia$11,634 / $29,84453%85%18%36,130
University of Chicago$53,6498%92%6%15,391
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign$15,058 / $30,68066%85%19%45,842
Loyola University Chicago$42,03271%74%14%16,437
Northwestern University$50,85513%93%7%21,655
Indiana University-Bloomington$10,388 / $34,24678%77%17%48,514
University of Notre Dame$49,68520%97%10%12,292
University of Iowa$8,575 / $28,81381%72%15%30,844
Tulane University of Louisiana$51,01030%83%9%12,485
Johns Hopkins University$50,41014%94%10%22,686
University of Maryland-College Park$10,181 / $32,04545%86%17%38,140
Boston College$51,29629%92%14%14,354
Boston University$50,24033%85%12%32,158
Brandeis University$51,24534%86%10%5,752
Clark University$43,15055%83%10%3,485
Harvard University$47,0746%98%7%29,652
University of Massachusetts-Amherst$14,971 / $32,20458%78%18%29,269
Massachusetts Institute of Technology-8%92%3%11,331
Northeastern University$47,65328%84%14%19,940
Tufts University$52,43016%93%9%11,137
Worcester Polytechnic Institute$46,99449%85%13%6,573
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$14,402 / $45,41026%90%12%43,651
Michigan State University$14,062 / $37,89066%77%17%50,538
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities$14,142 / $23,80645%77%17%50,678
Saint Louis University$40,72663%71%11%17,047
Washington University in St Louis$49,77017%93%8%14,688
Dartmouth College$51,43811%94%7%6,350
Princeton University$45,3207%97%5%8,138
Rutgers University-New Brunswick$14,372 / $30,02358%80%15%49,428
Stevens Institute of Technology$48,83844%82%10%6,359
Columbia University in the City of New York$55,0567%95%6%28,086
Cornell University$50,95315%93%9%21,904
Fordham University$49,07348%81%14%15,286
New York University$49,06232%84%10%50,027
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute$50,79742%81%15%6,982
University of Rochester$50,14234%88%10%11,105
SUNY at Binghamton$9,271 / $24,35142%81%20%16,913
Stony Brook University$8,999 / $26,23941%68%17%25,272
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry$8,103 / $17,95352%75%16%2,222
SUNY Buffalo State$7,701 / $17,55162%49%16%10,330
Syracuse University$45,02248%81%16%21,789
Yeshiva University$40,67080%88%7%6,194
Duke University$51,26511%95%7%15,984
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill$8,834 / $33,91631%90%14%29,084
North Carolina State University at Raleigh$8,880 / $26,39950%75%15%34,015
Wake Forest University$49,30829%88%10%7,837
Case Western Reserve University$46,00636%81%11%11,340
Miami University-Oxford$14,736 / $32,55565%80%15%19,076
University of Tulsa$41,50944%68%11%4,671
Carnegie Mellon University-24%88%10%12,963
Drexel University$51,03075%68%10%25,595
Lehigh University$48,32030%88%10%7,054
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus$17,900 / $32,38251%86%16%47,307
University of Pennsylvania$51,46410%95%6%24,876
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus$18,618 / $29,75854%82%15%28,649
Villanova University$49,28048%90%12%10,711
Brown University$51,3669%96%9%9,458
Clemson University$14,708 / $34,59051%81%18%22,698
Vanderbilt University$45,61012%92%8%12,567
Baylor University$42,00644%70%15%16,787
Rice University$43,91816%91%6%6,719
Southern Methodist University$50,35849%79%11%11,643
Texas A & M University-College Station$11,036 / $31,21467%79%20%63,813
The University of Texas at Austin$10,092 / $35,68239%80%18%50,950
Texas Christian University$42,67043%76%13%10,323
Brigham Young University-Provo$5,30048%80%20%33,469
University of Vermont$17,300 / $40,36471%77%15%12,815
College of William and Mary$21,234 / $42,27434%90%12%8,484
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University$12,852 / $29,97573%83%14%32,663
University of Virginia-Main Campus$16,412 / $45,75630%93%15%23,883
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$10,753 / $34,79153%84%20%45,408
Marquette University$38,47074%80%15%11,491
University of Wisconsin-Madison$10,488 / $32,73858%85%18%42,716
Stanford University$47,9405%94%11%16,980
Purdue University-Main Campus$10,002 / $28,80459%75%12%40,472
The Ohio Media School-Columbus$15,705-47%12%80
Average$286 / $4080.40%0.82%0.13%222
***All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education. Tuition and costs are based on 2016-2017 data and other data is from 2015-2016 data.