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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 $31,972 for in-state students and $40,856 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance ratio is 40.25% and graduation rate is 84.13%. 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%75%19%28,290
California Institute of Technology$47,5779%94%3%2,240
University of California-Berkeley$13,509 / $40,19117%92%17%40,154
University of California-Davis$14,046 / $40,72838%85%18%36,460
University of California-Irvine$13,360 / $40,04239%87%19%32,754
University of California-Los Angeles$12,920 / $39,60217%91%16%43,548
University of California-San Diego$13,645 / $40,32734%87%19%34,979
University of California-Santa Barbara$14,073 / $40,75533%82%17%24,346
University of California-Santa Cruz$13,539 / $40,22150%77%18%18,783
Pepperdine University$50,02238%87%13%7,826
University of San Diego$46,14052%78%14%8,508
University of Southern California$52,28318%92%9%43,871
University of Colorado Boulder$11,531 / $35,07980%70%18%33,977
Colorado School of Mines$17,842 / $36,17238%77%16%6,069
University of Denver$46,42273%79%11%11,614
University of Connecticut$14,066 / $35,85853%82%17%27,721
Yale University$49,4807%98%6%12,458
University of Delaware$12,830 / $32,25067%81%16%23,009
American University$44,85335%81%12%13,346
George Washington University$49,78346%84%13%27,159
Georgetown University$50,54717%94%11%18,525
Florida State University$6,507 / $21,67356%80%25%41,173
University of Florida$6,381 / $28,65948%87%20%52,367
University of Miami$47,00438%82%12%16,744
Emory University$47,95424%91%8%14,067
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus$12,212 / $32,40432%86%19%26,839
University of Georgia$11,634 / $29,84453%85%18%36,574
University of Chicago$52,4918%94%6%15,775
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign$17,184 / $34,01166%85%19%46,951
Loyola University Chicago$41,38471%75%14%16,422
Northwestern University$50,85513%94%7%21,823
Indiana University-Bloomington$10,388 / $34,24678%76%17%49,695
University of Notre Dame$49,68520%95%10%12,393
University of Iowa$8,575 / $28,81381%72%15%32,011
Tulane University of Louisiana$51,01030%83%9%12,581
Johns Hopkins University$50,41014%92%10%23,917
University of Maryland-College Park$10,181 / $32,04545%86%17%39,083
Boston College$51,29629%93%14%14,466
Boston University$50,24033%87%12%32,695
Brandeis University$51,24534%90%10%5,729
Clark University$43,15055%75%10%3,298
Harvard University$47,0746%97%7%29,908
University of Massachusetts-Amherst$14,971 / $32,20458%76%18%30,037
Massachusetts Institute of Technology$48,4528%93%3%11,376
Northeastern University$47,65328%86%14%20,381
Tufts University$52,43016%92%9%11,489
Worcester Polytechnic Institute$46,99449%86%13%6,642
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$15,310 / $47,00426%91%12%44,718
Michigan State University$14,880 / $38,48666%78%17%50,340
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities$14,142 / $23,80645%78%17%51,579
Saint Louis University$40,72663%74%11%16,591
Washington University in St Louis$49,77017%94%8%15,047
Dartmouth College$51,43811%97%7%6,409
Princeton University$45,3007%97%5%8,181
Rutgers University-New Brunswick$14,372 / $30,02358%80%15%50,146
Stevens Institute of Technology$48,83844%83%10%6,617
Columbia University in the City of New York$49,9737%94%6%29,372
Cornell University$50,95315%94%9%22,319
Fordham University$48,68848%80%14%15,582
New York University$49,06232%85%10%50,550
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute$50,79742%83%15%7,363
University of Rochester$50,14234%85%10%11,209
SUNY at Binghamton$9,271 / $24,35142%83%20%17,292
Stony Brook University$8,999 / $26,23941%72%17%25,734
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry$8,103 / $17,95352%75%16%2,186
SUNY Buffalo State$7,701 / $17,55162%50%16%9,475
Syracuse University$45,02248%82%16%21,970
Yeshiva University$40,67080%82%7%6,168
Duke University$51,26511%95%7%15,735
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill$8,834 / $33,91631%91%14%29,468
North Carolina State University at Raleigh$8,880 / $26,39950%77%15%33,755
Wake Forest University$49,30829%88%10%7,968
Case Western Reserve University$46,00636%82%11%11,664
Miami University-Oxford$14,400 / $31,82265%78%15%19,697
University of Tulsa$38,79644%73%11%4,563
Carnegie Mellon University$52,31024%90%10%13,258
Drexel University$51,03075%70%10%24,232
Lehigh University$48,32030%89%10%7,059
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus$17,900 / $32,38251%86%16%47,789
University of Pennsylvania$51,46410%95%6%24,960
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus$18,618 / $29,75854%81%15%28,664
Villanova University$49,28048%90%12%10,842
Brown University$51,3669%96%9%9,781
Clemson University$14,708 / $34,59051%81%18%23,406
Vanderbilt University$45,61012%92%8%12,587
Baylor University$42,00644%74%15%16,959
Rice University$43,91816%93%6%6,855
Southern Methodist University$50,35849%79%11%11,739
Texas A & M University-College Station$10,132 / $28,98467%80%20%65,632
The University of Texas at Austin$10,092 / $35,68239%81%18%51,331
Texas Christian University$42,67043%77%13%10,394
Brigham Young University-Provo$5,30048%83%20%34,240
University of Vermont$17,300 / $40,36471%74%15%13,105
College of William and Mary$18,687 / $42,27434%91%12%8,617
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University$12,852 / $29,97573%84%14%33,170
University of Virginia-Main Campus$15,164 / $45,99730%94%15%23,898
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$10,753 / $34,79153%84%20%45,591
Marquette University$38,47074%81%15%11,294
University of Wisconsin-Madison$10,488 / $32,73858%85%18%42,582
Stanford University$47,9405%94%11%17,184
Purdue University-Main Campus$10,002 / $28,80459%76%12%41,513
The Ohio Media School-Columbus$16,205-49%12%83
Average$313 / $4010.40%0.82%0.13%226
***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.