Best Colleges in America by State

An interactive map of the country’s best colleges. Popular majors, acceptance rates, tuition costs and more.

Whether you plan to go to school in-state or to some far-flung city in the US, this map shows you the top-ranking schools within each state, along with the vital statistics you need to know when making your post-secondary school choices.

Don't forget to check out the detailed breakdown below of the top seven colleges in the country, and the seven colleges that provide you the best bang for your buck.

TOP SEVEN COLLEGES
IN THE US

These colleges were rated the best all-around by Forbes Magazine for 2016.

1Stanford University, CA
Known For:
Est:1885Location:Stanford, CaliforniaAcceptance Rate:5.1%Tuition:$45,195Enrollment:16,963
Academic:
  • Business
  • Earth Sciences
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Humanities and Sciences
  • Law
  • Medicine
Top Majors:
  • Computer Science
  • Human Biology
  • Engineering, Other
Famous Alumni:
  • Former President Herbert Hoover
  • Pulitzer Prize winning author John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath
  • Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
  • Award-winning journalist Ted Koppel
  • Nike Co-Founder Phil Knight
  • Actress Sigourney Weaver, “Alien”
  • 1st woman in space Sally Ride
  • Netflix Co-Founder Reed Hastings
  • PayPal Co-Founder & Facebook Investor Peter Thiel
  • TV host & political commentator Rachel Maddow
  • Championship golfer Tiger Woods
  • Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin
Fun Fact:

The screenplay for “Legally Blonde” was based on writer Amanda Brown’s experiences in Stanford’s law school.

2Williams College, MA
Known For:
Est:1793Location:Williamstown, MassachusettsAcceptance Rate:19.3%Tuition:$66,240Enrollment:2,126
Academic:

There are many majors, but no academic schools. Students choose from a list in the following requirements:

  • three humanities
  • three social sciences
  • three maths & sciences
  • two writing
  • one abstract reasoning
  • one culture class
Top Majors:
  • Economics, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
Note:

Although the tuition is very expensive, William’s provides a need-blind admissions policy in which students are given 100% of their demonstrated need by the college for all four years of their program.

Famous Alumni:
  • Former President James Garfield
  • AOL Co-founder Steve Case
  • Composer Stephen Sondheim, “West Side Story”
  • Jay McInerney, author, “Bright Lights, Big City”
  • Author & Journalist Dominick Dunne
  • Director Elia Kazan, “A Streetcar Named Desire”
Fun Fact:

Author Charles Webb began his semi-biographical novel The Graduate during his final year at William’s College. It went on to become a defining movie of the 60s generation.

3Princeton University, NJ
Known For:
Est:1746Location:Princeton, New JerseyAcceptance Rate:7.4%Tuition:$41,820Enrollment:8,088
Academic:
  • 35 undergraduate and graduate departments
  • Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Top Majors:
  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
Famous Alumni:
  • Former President James Madison
  • Former PResident Woodrow Wilson
  • Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Great Gatsby”
  • Actor Jimmy Stewart, “It’s a Wonderful Life”
  • Former Secretary of State James Baker
  • Writer & Director Ethan Coen, “No Country For Old Men”
  • Editor-in-chief of The New Yorker David Remnick
  • “X-Files” actor David Duchovny
  • Former First Lady Michelle Obama
  • Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos
  • HP CEO Meg Whitman
  • FORBES Editor-in-Chief Steve Forbes
Fun Fact:

Princeton’s historic campus makes it the perfect setting for Hollywood movies including “A Beautiful Mind,” “Across the Universe,” and “I.Q.”

4Harvard University, MA
Known For:
Est:1632Location:Cambridge & BostonAcceptance Rate:6%Tuition:$43,938Enrollment:28,791
Academic:
  • Harvard Business School
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • Harvard Divinity School
  • Faculty of Arts & Sciences
  • Graduate School of Design
  • Graduate School of Education
  • Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
  • Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
  • Harvard Law School
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Top Majors:
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Economics, General
  • Social Sciences, General
Top Majors:
  • Former President James Madison
  • Former PResident Woodrow Wilson
  • Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Great Gatsby”
  • Actor Jimmy Stewart, “It’s a Wonderful Life”
  • Former Secretary of State James Baker
  • Writer & Director Ethan Coen, “No Country For Old Men”
  • Editor-in-chief of The New Yorker David Remnick
  • “X-Files” actor David Duchovny
  • Former First Lady Michelle Obama
  • Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos
  • HP CEO Meg Whitman
  • FORBES Editor-in-Chief Steve Forbes
Fun Fact:

Harvard student Ted Kaczyski, a mathematician, was identified as the “Unibomber,” who sent letter bombs to university professors resulting in three fatalities.

5Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA
Known For:
Est:1861Location:Cambridge, MassachusettsAcceptance Rate:7.9%Tuition:$45,016Enrollment:11,319
Academic:
  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Management
  • Humanities, Arts, and Social
  • Sciences
  • Architecture
Top Majors:
  • Computer Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
Famous Alumni:
  • Former UN Head Kofi Annan
  • Architect IM Pei, Rock-n-roll Hall of Fame
  • Architect Daniel Chester French, the Lincoln Memorial
  • Technicolor Inventor Herbert Kalmus
  • Bose Corporation Founder Amar Bose
  • iRobot Co-founder Colin Angle
  • iRobot Co-founder Helen Greiner, Founder & President, CyPhy Works
  • Ethernet Inventor & 3COM Founder Robert Metcalfe
  • Developer of Google Voice, Google Toolbar, and Google Analytics Wesley Chan
  • Optical Mouse Inventor Steve Kirsch, Founder, Infoseek Corporation
  • Guitar Hero and Rock Band Developer Alex Rigopulos
  • Eric Wilhelm, Founder & CEO of Instructables
Fun Fact:

MIT has a tradition of “hacks,” or elaborate practical jokes the students play on the campus community. Some of the most famous include:

  • Putting a police car on the roof of the Great Dome
  • Transforming a campus tower into the world's largest volume meter during a Boston Pops concert
  • Launching a giant "MIT" balloon from beneath the football field at a Harvard-Yale football game
  • Replacing the Lobby 7 skylight with the Jurassic Park logo
  • Transforming the Great Dome into an enormous R2D2
6Yale University, CT
Known For:
Est:1701Location:New Haven, ConnecticutAcceptance Rate:6.3%Tuition:$45,800Enrollment:12,336
Academic:
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Divinity
  • Drama
  • Forestry & Environmental Studies
  • Law
  • M.D.
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Physician Associate
  • Public Health
Top Majors:
  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • History, General
Famous Alumni:
  • Former President George H. W. Bush
  • Former President George W. Bush
  • Former President Bill Clinton
  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Actor & Director Paul Newman, “Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid”
  • Author Tom Wolfe, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
  • Journalist Bob Woodward, “The Washington Post”
  • FDirector Oliver Stone, “Platoon”
  • Actress Meryl Streep, “Sophie’s Choice”
  • Economist & Author Paul Krugman/li>
  • Actress & Director Jodie Foster, “Silence of the Lambs”
  • Journalist Anderson Cooper, CNN
  • Actress Jennifer Connelly, “A Beautiful Mind”
  • Actor Edward Norton, “Fight Club”
  • Actress Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Fun Fact:

Yale’s underground society Skull & Bones is rumored to house the skull of Geronimo and maintains top secret traditions. Members are selected from those in the junior class who show influence and breeding. Famous members include John F. Kerry, FedEx Founder Frederick Wallace Smith, George W. Bush, Journalist Dana Milbank,

6Pomona College, CA
Known For:
Est:1887Location:Claremont, CaliforniaAcceptance Rate:12.2%Tuition:$45,832Enrollment:1,650
Academic:

Part of the Claremont Colleges consortium, meaning that students can also attend classes at these other colleges:

  • Scripps College
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • Pitzer College
  • Claremont Graduate University
  • Keck Graduate Institute of Applied
  • Life Sciences.
Top Majors:
  • Economics, General
  • Mathematics, General Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Famous Alumni:
  • Actor Richard Chamberlain, “The Thornbirds”
  • Actor & Musician Kris Kristofferson, “A Star is Born”
  • Writer & Director David Ward, “Major League”
  • Actress Kelly Perine, “The Drew Carey Show”
Fun Fact:

Pomona College students enjoy a tradition called “Ski-Beach Day,” where they spend the morning skiing at a resort and the afternoon relaxing on an Orange County beach.

TOP SEVEN COLLEGES WITH
BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK

These colleges have the highest graduation rate and starting salaries with the lowest tuition costs.

1 UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY
Location:Annapolis, MarylandTop Majors:
Acceptance Rate:7.9%Enrollment:4,511Tuition:FREEStarting Salary:$77,100Mid-Career Salary:$131,00015-Year Return:$1,560,750
2United States Military Academy
Location:West Point, New YorkTop Majors:
Acceptance Rate:9.5%Enrollment:4,414Tuition:FREEStarting Salary:$74,000Mid-Career Salary:$120,00015-Year Return:$1,455,750
3United States Air Force Academy
Location:Colorado Springs, ColoradoTop Majors:
Acceptance Rate:16.6%Enrollment:3,952Tuition:FREEStarting Salary:$64,900Mid-Career Salary:$109,00015-Year Return:$1,304,250
4Georgia Institute of Technology
Location:Atlanta, GeorgiaTop Majors:
Acceptance Rate:16.6%Enrollment:23,109In-State Tuition:$11,394Out-of-State Tuition:$30,698Starting Salary:$60,700Mid-Career Salary:$108,00015-Year Return:$1,265,250
5 New Mexico Institute of
Mining and Technology
Location:Socorro, New MexicoTop Majors:
Acceptance Rate:36.4%Enrollment:2,127In-State Tuition:$6,256Out-of-State Tuition:$18,184Starting Salary:$50,500Mid-Career Salary:$99,50015-Year Return:$1,125,000
6University of Virginia
Location:Charlottesville, VirginiaTop Majors:
Acceptance Rate:29.0%Enrollment:23,732In-State Tuition:$13,208Out-of-State Tuition:$42,394Starting Salary:$51,000Mid-Career Salary:$95,70015-Year Return:$1,100,250
7University of Texas – Austin
Location:Austin, TexasTop Majors:
Acceptance Rate:39.7%Enrollment:51,313In-State Tuition:$9,830Out-of-State Tuition:$34,836Starting Salary:$50,400Mid-Career Salary:$91,70015-Year Return:$1,065,750
MONTANA
1Montana State University, Bozeman
Top Majors:
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Acceptance Rate:83.8%
In-State Tuition:$6,800
Out-of-State Tuition:$21,391
Enrollment:14,982
2Carroll College (Montana)
Top Majors:
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Acceptance Rate:57.5%
Tuition:$29,280
Enrollment:1,440
3University of Montana, Missoula
Top Majors:
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Acceptance Rate:92.7%
In-State Tuition:$6,099
Out-of-State Tuition:$22,372
Enrollment:13,952
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ALABAMA
1Auburn University, Auburn
Top Majors:
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Psychology, General
Acceptance Rate:83.5%
In-State Tuition:$10,200
Out-of-State Tuition:$27,384
Enrollment:27,287
2Samford University, Birmingham
Top Majors:
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Journalism
Acceptance Rate:59.5%
Tuition:$27,324
Enrollment:4,933
3University of Alabama, Birmingham
Top Majors:
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Accounting
Acceptance Rate:85.7%
In-State Tuition:$7,510
Out-of-State Tuition:$17,062
Enrollment:18,698
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ALASKA
1University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Top Majors:
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Psychology, General
Acceptance Rate:74.5%
In-State Tuition:$5,246
Out-of-State Tuition:$16,238
Enrollment:9,870
2University of Alaska, Anchorage
Top Majors:
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Psychology, General
  • Accounting
Acceptance Rate:72.5%
In-State Tuition:$5,494
Out-of-State Tuition:$16,466
Enrollment:8,620
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ARIZONA
1University of Arizona, Tucson
Top Majors:
  • Business
  • Social Sciences
  • Biological/Life Sciences
Acceptance Rate:74.6%
In-State Tuition:$10,957
Out-of-State Tuition:$29,421
Enrollment:42,236
2Arizona State University, Phoenix
Top Majors:
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Journalism, Other
  • Social Work
Acceptance Rate:78.9%
In-State Tuition:$10,157
Out-of-State Tuition:$24,503
Enrollment:11,216
3Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff
Top Majors:
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
Acceptance Rate:81.0%
In-State Tuition:$9,990
Out-of-State Tuition:$22,510
Enrollment:27,705
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ARKANSAS
1Hendrix College, Conway
Top Majors:
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Acceptance Rate:82.8%
Tuition:$39,290
Enrollment:1,358
2University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Top Majors:
  • Nursing
  • Finance
  • Kinesiology
Acceptance Rate:62.0%
In-State Tuition:$8,210
Out-of-State Tuition:$20,300
Enrollment:26,237
3Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia
Top Majors:
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Acceptance Rate:70.6%
Tuition:$23,320
Enrollment:1,501
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CALIFORNIA
1Stanford University, Stanford
Top Majors:
  • Computer Science
  • Human Biology
  • Engineering, Other
Acceptance Rate:5.1%
Tuition:$45,195
Enrollment:16,963
2Pomona College, Claremont
Top Majors:
  • Economics, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Acceptance Rate:12.2%
Tuition:$45,832
Enrollment:1,650
3Claremont McKenna College, Claremont
Top Majors:
  • Economics, General
  • Accounting
  • International Relations and Affairs
Acceptance Rate:10.8%
Tuition:$47,395
Enrollment:1,324
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COLORADO
1United States Air Force Academy, Usafa
Top Majors:
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Systems Engineering
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
Acceptance Rate:16.6%
Tuition:$0
Enrollment:3,952
2Colorado College, Colorado Springs
Top Majors:
  • Economics, General
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
Acceptance Rate:17.9%
Tuition: $46,410
Enrollment:2,067
3University of Colorado, Boulder
Top Majors:
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Acceptance Rate:84.2%
In-State Tuition:$10,789
Out-of-State Tuition:$33,151
Enrollment:32,432
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CONNECTICUT
1Yale, New Haven
Top Majors:
  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • History, General
Acceptance Rate:6.3%
Tuition:$45,800
Enrollment:12,336
2Wesleyan University, Middletown
Top Majors:
  • Economics, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, General
Acceptance Rate:23.9%
Tuition: $48,272
Enrollment:3,224
3Connecticut College
Top Majors:
  • Economics, General
  • Psychology, General
  • lnternational Relations and Affairs
Acceptance Rate:37.6%
Tuition:$47,740
Enrollment:1,900
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DELAWARE
1University of Delaware, Newark
Top Majors:
  • Finance, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Acceptance Rate:67.8%
Tuition:$12,342
Out-of-State Tuition:$30,692
Enrollment:22,680
2Wilmington University, New Castle
Top Majors:
  • Nursing Practice
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Business Administration and Management, General
Tuition: $10,190
Enrollment:14,467
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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (DC)
1Georgetown University
Top Majors:
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Finance, General
Acceptance Rate:17.3%
Tuition:$46,744
Enrollment:17,858
2George Washington University
Top Majors:
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
Acceptance Rate:43.8%
Tuition: $48,760
Enrollment:25,613
2American University
Top Majors:
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
Acceptance Rate:45.8%
Tuition: $41,833
Enrollment:13,061
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FLORIDA
1University of Florida, Gainesville
Top Majors:
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
Acceptance Rate:45.6%
In-State Tuition:$6,313
Out-of-State Tuition:$28,591
Enrollment:49,459
2University of Miami, Coral Gables
Top Majors:
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Psychology, General
  • Finance, General
Acceptance Rate:38.2%
Tuition:$44,350
Enrollment:16,674
2Florida State University, Tallahassee
Top Majors:
  • Psychology, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • English Language and Literature, General
Acceptance Rate:55.4%
In-State Tuition:$6,507
Out-of-State Tuition:$21,673
Enrollment:41,226
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GEORGIA
1Emory University, Atlanta
Top Majors:
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Economics, General
Acceptance Rate:26.8%
Tuition:$45,008
Enrollment:14,769
2Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
Top Majors:
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Industrial Engineering
Acceptance Rate:33.4%
In-State Tuition:$11,394
Out-of-State Tuition:$30,698
Enrollment:23,109
3University of Georgia, Athens
Top Majors:
  • Psychology, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences,
  • General Finance, General
Acceptance Rate:55.7%
In-State Tuition:$10,836
Out-of-State Tuition:$29,046
Enrollment:35,197
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HAWAII
1University of Hawaii, Manoa, Honolulu
Top Majors:
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Psychology, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Acceptance Rate:78.8%
In-State Tuition:$10,620
Out-of-State Tuition:$29,412
Enrollment:19,507
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IOWA
1Grinnell College
Top Majors:
  • Economics, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
Acceptance Rate:28.0%
Tuition:$45,620
Enrollment:1,734
2Drake University, Des Moines
Top Majors:
  • Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Actuarial Science
Acceptance Rate:69.3%
Tuition:$32,246
Enrollment:5,062
3University of Iowa, Iowa City
Top Majors:
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Finance, General
  • Psychology, General
Acceptance Rate:80.9%
In-State Tuition:$8,079
Out-of-State Tuition:$27,409
Enrollment:29,970
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IDAHO
1College of Idaho, Caldwell
Top Majors:
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Psychology, General
Acceptance Rate:92.9%
Tuition:$24,955
Enrollment:1,144
2Brigham Young University, Rexburg
Top Majors:
  • General Studies
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Exercise Physiology
Acceptance Rate:99.6%
Tuition:$3,950
Enrollment:36,624
3University of Idaho, Moscow
Top Majors:
  • Psychology, General
  • General Studies
  • Mechanical Engineering
Acceptance Rate:67.5%
In-State Tuition:$6,784
Out-of-State Tuition:$20,314
Enrollment:11,702
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ILLINOIS
1Northwestern University, Evanston
Top Majors:
  • Economics, General
  • Journalism
  • Psychology, General
Acceptance Rate:13.1%
Tuition:$47,251
Enrollment:21,554
2University of Chicago
Top Majors:
  • Economics, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
Acceptance Rate:8.8%
Tuition:$49,380
Enrollment:15,097
3University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Top Majors:
  • Accounting
  • Psychology, General
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Acceptance Rate:59.0%
In-State Tuition:$15,020
Out-of-State Tuition:$29,646
Enrollment:45,140
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INDIANA
1University of Notre Dame, Durham
Top Majors:
  • Economics, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Acceptance Rate:11.4%
Tuition:$47,24
Enrollment:15,856
2DePauw University, Greencastle
Top Majors:
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Public Administration
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Acceptance Rate:56.6%
Tuition:$42,746
Enrollment:2,215
3Indiana University, Bloomington
Top Majors:
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Criminology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Acceptance Rate:59.0%
In-State Tuition:76.1%
Out-of-State Tuition:$10,388
Enrollment:46,416
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KANSAS
1University of Kansas, Lawrence
Top Majors:
  • Journalism
  • Psychology
  • General Accounting
Acceptance Rate:91.4%
In-State Tuition:$10,448
Out-of-State Tuition:$25,731
Enrollment:27,180
2Kansas State University, Manhattan
Top Majors:
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
Acceptance Rate:94.9%
In-State Tuition:$9,034
Out-of-State Tuition:$22,624
Enrollment:24,766
3Bethel College, Northh Newton
Top Majors:
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
Acceptance Rate:49.1%
Tuition:$24,200
Enrollment:483
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KENTUCKY
1Centre College, Danville
Top Majors:
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Economics, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Acceptance Rate:71.6%
In-State Tuition:$37,100
Enrollment:1,387
2Transylvania University, Lexington
Top Majors:
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Psychology, General
Acceptance Rate:82.6%
Tuition:$33,360
Enrollment:1,014
3University of Kentucky, Lexington
Top Majors:
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Acceptance Rate:72.2%
In-State Tuition:$10,616
Out-of-State Tuition:$22,888
Enrollment:29,203
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LOUISIANA
1Tulane University, New Orleans
Top Majors:
  • Finance, General
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Psychology, General
Acceptance Rate:28%
In-State Tuition:$48,305
Enrollment:12,603
2Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Top Majors:
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Business Administration and Management, General
Acceptance Rate:76.6%
In-State Tuition:$8,750
Out-of-State Tuition:$26,467
Enrollment:31,044
3Louisiana Tech University, Ruston
Top Majors:
  • General Studies
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
Acceptance Rate:65%
In-State Tuition:$8,052
Out-of-State Tuition:$22,635
Enrollment:11,225
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MASSACHUSETTS
1Williams College, Williamstown
Top Majors:
  • Economics, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
Acceptance Rate:19.3%
Tuition:$66,240
Enrollment:2,126
2Harvard University
Top Majors:
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Economics, General
  • Social Sciences, General
Acceptance Rate:6%
Tuition:$43,938
Enrollment:28,791
3Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
Top Majors:
  • Computer Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
Acceptance Rate:7.9%
Tuition:$45,016
Enrollment:11,319
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MARYLAND
1United States Naval Academy, Annapolis
Top Majors:
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Economics, General
Acceptance Rate:7.9%
Tuition:$0
Enrollment:4,511
2Johns Hopkins University
Top Majors:
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Public Health, General
Acceptance Rate:16.1%
Tuition:$47,060
Enrollment:21,372
3University of Maryland, College Park
Top Majors:
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Economics, General
  • Criminology
Acceptance Rate:47.9%
In-State Tuition:$9,427
Out-of-State Tuition:$29,720
Enrollment:37,610
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MAINE
1Bowdoin College
Top Majors:
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Economics, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Acceptance Rate:14.9%
Tuition:$46,808
Enrollment:1,805
2Colby College
Top Majors:
  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
Acceptance Rate:28.1%
Tuition:$47,350
Enrollment:1,847
3Bates College
Top Majors:
  • Economics, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
Acceptance Rate:25.4%
Tuition:$47,0307
Enrollment:1,773
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MICHIGAN
1University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Top Majors:
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Economics, General
Acceptance Rate:32.2%
In-State Tuition:$13,486
Out-of-State Tuition:$41,906
Enrollment:43,625
2Kalamazoo College
Top Majors:
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Chemistry, General
Acceptance Rate:69.7%
Tuition:$41,161
Enrollment:1,461
3Michigan State University, East Lansing
Top Majors:
  • Psychology, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Acceptance Rate:66.1%
In-State Tuition:$13,200
Out-of-State Tuition:$34,965
Enrollment:50,081
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MINNESOTA
1Carleton College, Northfield
Top Majors:
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Economics, General
  • Psychology, General
Acceptance Rate:22.8%
Tuition:$47,736
Enrollment:2,057
2St. Olaf College, Northfield
Top Majors:
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Economics, General
  • Chemistry, General
Acceptance Rate:51.3%
Tuition: $41,700
Enrollment:3,034
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MISSOURI
1Washington University in St. Louis
Top Majors:
  • Psychology, General
  • Finance, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Acceptance Rate:17.1%
Tuition:$46,467
Enrollment:14,348
2College of the Ozarks (Missouri)
Top Majors:
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Psychology, General
Acceptance Rate:8.3%
Tuition: $18,530
Enrollment:1,433
2University of Missouri, Columbia
Top Majors:
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Journalism
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Acceptance Rate:77.7%
In-State Tuition: $9,433
Out-of-State Tuition:$24,460
Enrollment:35,425
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MISSISSIPPI
1Millsaps College, Jackson
Top Majors:
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Psychology, General
Acceptance Rate:57.2%
Tuition:$33,982
Enrollment:842
2University of Mississippi
Top Majors:
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Psychology, General
Acceptance Rate:81.2%
In-State Tuition: $7,096
Out-of-State Tuition:$19,144
Enrollment:22,503
3Mississippi State University
Top Majors:
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
Acceptance Rate:71%
In-State Tuition:$7,140
Out-of-State Tuition:$18,478
Enrollment:20,138
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NORTH CAROLINA
1Davidson College, Davidson
Top Majors:
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Economics, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Acceptance Rate:21.7%
Tuition:$45,377
Enrollment:1,770
2Duke University, Durham
Top Majors:
  • Economics, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Acceptance Rate:11.4%
Tuition: $47,243
Enrollment:15,856
3University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Top Majors:
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
Acceptance Rate:28.5%
In-State Tuition:$8,336
Out-of-State Tuition:$33,418
Enrollment:29,135
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NORTH DAKOTA
1University of North Dakota, Grand Forks
Top Majors:
  • General Studies
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Psychology, General
Acceptance Rate:86.0%
In-State Tuition:$7,741
Out-of-State Tuition:$18,409
Enrollment:14,906
2North Dakota State University, Fargo
Top Majors:
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Zoology/Animal Biology
Acceptance Rate:82.7%
In-State Tuition: $7,940
Out-of-State Tuition:$18,969
Enrollment:14,747
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NEBRASKA
1Creighton University
Top Majors:
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Psychology, General
Acceptance Rate:72.7%
Tuition:$35,360
Enrollment:8,236
2University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Top Majors:
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Acceptance Rate:69.9%
In-State Tuition:$8,170
Out-of-State Tuition:$22,090
Enrollment:25,006
3Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln
Top Majors:
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Acceptance Rate:78.1%
Tuition:$28,500
Enrollment:2,083
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NEW HAMPSHIRE
1Dartmouth College, Hanover
Top Majors:
  • Economics, General
  • Economics, General
  • Engineering Science
Acceptance Rate:11.5%
Tuition:$48,108
Enrollment:6,298
2University of New Hampshire, Durham
Top Majors:
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Acceptance Rate:80.0%
In-State Tuition:$16,552
Out-of-State Tuition:$29,532
Enrollment:15,117
3St. Anselm College, Manchester
Top Majors:
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Criminology
  • Business/Commerce, General
Acceptance Rate:76.1%
Tuition:$36,546
Enrollment:1,968
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NEW JERSEY
1Princeton University
Top Majors:
  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
Acceptance Rate:7.4%
Tuition:$41,820
Enrollment:8,088
2Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Top Majors:
  • Psychology, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Acceptance Rate:60.5%
In-State Tuition:$13,813
Out-of-State Tuition: $28,591
Enrollment:48,378
3College of New Jersey, Ewing
Top Majors:
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
Acceptance Rate:49%
Tuition:$15,024
Out-of-State Tuition:$25,637
Enrollment:7,409
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NEW MEXICO
1St. John's College, Santa Fe
Top Majors:
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • General Studies and Humanities
Acceptance Rate:81.5%
Tuition:$47,826
Enrollment:397
2New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro
Top Majors:
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
Acceptance Rate:36.4%
In-State Tuition:$6,256
Out-of-State Tuition: $18,184
Enrollment:2,127
3University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Top Majors:
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Acceptance Rate:45.4%
Tuition:$6,846
Out-of-State Tuition:$20,664
Enrollment:27,844
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NEVADA
1University of Nevada, Reno
Top Majors:
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Acceptance Rate:83.9%
In-State Tuition:$6,610
Out-of-State Tuition:$20,520
Enrollment:19,934
2University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Top Majors:
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Acceptance Rate:86.9%%
In-State Tuition:$6,710
Out-of-State Tuition: $20,620
Enrollment:28,515
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NEW YORK
1United States Military Academy, West Point
Top Majors:
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Economics, General
Acceptance Rate:9.5%
Tuition:$0
Enrollment:4,414
2Columbia University
Top Majors:
  • Economics, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Political Science and Government, General
Acceptance Rate:6.9%
Tuition:$51,008
Enrollment:27,589
3Cornell University
Top Majors:
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Labor and Industrial Relations
Acceptance Rate:14.2%
Tuition:$47,286
Enrollment:21,679
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OHIO
1Oberlin College
Top Majors:
  • Music Performance, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Acceptance Rate:32.7%
Tuition:$48,682
Enrollment:2,978
2Kenyon College
Top Majors:
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
Acceptance Rate:25.1%
Tuition:$47,330
Enrollment:1,662
3Denison University, Granville
Top Majors:
  • Economics, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Psychology, General
Acceptance Rate:55.5%
Tuition:$45,670
Enrollment:2,278
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OKLAHOMA
1University of Oklahoma, Norman
Top Majors:
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Acceptance Rate:81.3%
In-State Tuition:$9,495
Out-of-State Tuition:$22,269
Enrollment:27,261
2University of Tulsa, Tulsa
Top Majors:
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Finance, General
  • Psychology, General
Acceptance Rate:40.3%
Tuition:$35,855
Enrollment:4,682
3Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Top Majors:
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Accounting
Acceptance Rate:74.9%
In-State Tuition:$7,442
Out-of-State Tuition:$20,027
Enrollment:25,962
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OREGON
1Reed College
Top Majors:
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Anthropology
Acceptance Rate:38.7%
Tuition:$47,760
Enrollment:1,394
2Willamette University
Top Majors:
  • Economics, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Psychology, General
Acceptance Rate:81.3%
Tuition:$44,076
Enrollment:2,780
3Lewis & Clark College, Portland
Top Majors:
  • Psychology, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • English Language and Literature, General
Acceptance Rate:66.6%
Tuition:$43,382
Enrollment:3,504
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PENNSYLVANIA
1Swarthmore College, Swarthmore
Top Majors:
  • Economics, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
Acceptance Rate:17.0%
Tuition:$46,060
Enrollment:1,542
2University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Top Majors:
  • Finance, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Acceptance Rate:10.4%
Tuition:$47,668
Enrollment:24,806
3Haverford College
Top Majors:
  • Psychology, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Acceptance Rate:24.7%
Tuition:$47,214
Enrollment:1,194
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RHODE ISLAND
1Brown University
Top Majors:
  • Economics, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Neuroscience
Acceptance Rate:8.7%
Tuition:$47,434
Enrollment:9,181
2Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
Top Majors:
  • Illustration
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Architecture
Acceptance Rate:32.6%
Tuition:$44,594
Enrollment:2,449
3Providence College
Top Majors:
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Accounting
  • Finance, General
Acceptance Rate:63.1%
Tuition:$44,323
Enrollment:4,533
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SOUTH CAROLINA
1Wofford College, Spartanburg
Top Majors:
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Finance, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
Acceptance Rate:77.4%
Tuition:$37,120
Enrollment:1,658
2Furman University
Top Majors:
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Business Administration and Management, General
Acceptance Rate:68.7%
Tuition:$44,668
Enrollment:2,973
3Clemson University
Top Majors:
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Psychology, General
Acceptance Rate:51.5%
In-State Tuition:$13,446
Out-of-State Tuition:$31,462
Enrollment:21,857
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SOUTH DAKOTA
1Augustana University (South Dakota)
Top Majors:
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Business Administration and Management, General
Acceptance Rate:61.3%
Tuition:$29,214
Enrollment:1,825
2University of South Dakota, Vermillion
Top Majors:
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Psychology, General
Acceptance Rate:88.8%
In-State Tuition:$8,022
Out-of-State Tuition:$10,794
Enrollment:10,061
3South Dakota State University, Brookings
Top Majors:
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Economics, General
Acceptance Rate:92.0%
In-State Tuition:$7,713
Out-of-State Tuition:$10,485
Enrollment:12,543
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TENNESSEE
1Vanderbilt University, Nashville
Top Majors:
  • Economics, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Acceptance Rate:13.1%
Tuition:$43,838
Enrollment:12,686
2Sewanee: The University of the South
Top Majors:
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Economics, General
  • Psychology, General
Acceptance Rate:64.7%
Tuition:$37,100
Out-of-State Tuition:$10,794
Enrollment:1,714
3Rhodes College, Memphis
Top Majors:
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Psychology, General
Acceptance Rate:60.0%
Tuition:$41,572
Enrollment:2,054
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TEXAS
1Rice University, Houston
Top Majors:
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
Acceptance Rate:15.1%
Tuition:$40,566
Enrollment:6,621
2University of Texas, Austin
Top Majors:
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Economics, General
  • Psychology, General
Acceptance Rate:39.7%
Tuition:$9,830
Out-of-State Tuition:$34,836
Enrollment:51,313
3Trinity University, San Antonio
Top Majors:
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Engineering Science
  • Accounting
Acceptance Rate:48.4%
Tuition:$36,214
Enrollment:2,432
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UTAH
1Brigham Young University
Top Majors:
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Psychology, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
Acceptance Rate:47.0%
Tuition:$35,000
Enrollment:30,484
2University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Top Majors:
  • Psychology, General
  • Communication, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
Acceptance Rate:81.4%
In-State Tuition:$7,835
Out-of-State Tuition:$25,057
Enrollment:31,515
3Utah State University, Logan
Top Majors:
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Economics, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
Acceptance Rate:97.8%
In-State Tuition:$6,250
Out-of-State Tuition:$18,250
Enrollment:27,662
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VERMONT
1Middlebury College
Top Majors:
  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Environmental Studies
Acceptance Rate:17.2%
Tuition:$46,044
Enrollment:2,533
2University of Vermont, Burlington
Top Majors:
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Environmental Studies
Acceptance Rate:73.4%
In-State Tuition:$16,226
Out-of-State Tuition:$37,874
Enrollment:12,856
3Bennington College
Top Majors:
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Acceptance Rate:67.2%
Tuition:$46,667
Enrollment:755
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VIRGINIA
1Washington and Lee University, Lexington
Top Majors:
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Economics, General
  • Accounting and Business/Management
Acceptance Rate:19.5%
Tuition:$45,617
Enrollment:2,264
2University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Top Majors:
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Acceptance Rate:29.0%
In-State Tuition:$13,208
Out-of-State Tuition:$42,394
Enrollment:23,732
3College of William & Mary, williamsburg
Top Majors:
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
Acceptance Rate:33.0%
In-State Tuition:$17,656
Out-of-State Tuition:$39,916
Enrollment:8,437
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WASHINGTON
1Whitman College, Walla Walla
Top Majors:
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Acceptance Rate:41.0%
Tuition:$44,800
Enrollment:1,498
2University of Washington, Seattle
Top Majors:
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Psychology, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Acceptance Rate:55.2%
In-State Tuition:$12,394
Out-of-State Tuition:$33,513
Enrollment:44,784
3Gonzaga University, Spokane
Top Majors:
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Acceptance Rate:67.5%
In-State Tuition:$36,535
Enrollment:7,352
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WISCONSIN
1University of Wisconsin, Madison
Top Majors:
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Economics, General
  • Psychology, General
Acceptance Rate:56.9%
n-State Tuition:$10,410
Out-of-State Tuition:$26,660
Enrollment:42,598
2Lawrence University, Appleton
Top Majors:
  • Music Performance, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
Acceptance Rate:73.0%
Tuition:$42,657
Enrollment:1,511
3Beloit College
Top Majors:
  • Psychology, General
  • Anthropology
  • Science, Technology and Society
Acceptance Rate:69.3%
Tuition:$42,500
Enrollment:1,303
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WEST VIRGINIA
1West Virginia University, Morgantown
Top Majors:
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Journalism
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Acceptance Rate:85.8%
n-State Tuition:$6,960
Out-of-State Tuition:$20,242
Enrollment:29,175
2Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling
Top Majors:
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
Acceptance Rate:62.6%
Tuition:$28,030
Enrollment:1,575
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WYOMING
1University of Wyoming, Laramie
Top Majors:
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Psychology, General
Acceptance Rate:97.7%
n-State Tuition:$4,646
Out-of-State Tuition:$14,876
Enrollment:12,820
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