United States - General information
RegionNorth America
CapitalWashington, D.C.
LanguageEnglish, Spanish
CurrencyUS Dollar
Population317,579,000
Students21,000,000
Foreigner students3.5%
Statistics - Education
Indicator
Popularity rating in the world1
Ranking of universities in the world1
Academic Reputation 1
Employer Reputation 1
Quality of teaching 1
International Faculty 2
International Students 1
Citations per Faculty 1
Statistics - Universities
Universities in top 100 37
Universities in top 200 59
Universities in top 500 109
Universities in top 1000 195
Universities in top 5000 1142
Cost of living in United States, USD/month
ExpensesMin.Med.
Accommodation $396 $531
Food $260 $454
Transportation $60 $166
Communications and utilities $99 $113
Clothing $19 $71
Sports and leisure $24 $91
Accommodation in United States, USD/month
Shared room outside of centre$396
Shared room in city centre$530
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre$730
1 bedroom apartment in city centre$973
#TitleCityOut state(Out state tuition and fees)In state(In state tuition and fees)Total(Total enrollment)Fall(Fall 2013 acceptance rate)Retention(Average freshman retention rate)graduation(6-year graduation rate)
1Princeton UniversityPrinceton, NJ$41,820 8,0147%98%97%
2Harvard UniversityCambridge, MA$43,938 19,8826%97%97%
3Yale UniversityNew Haven, CT$45,800 12,1097%99%98%
4Columbia UniversityNew York, NY$51,008 23,6067%99%96%
4Stanford UniversityStanford, CA$44,757 18,1366%98%96%
4University of ChicagoChicago, IL$48,253 12,5399%99%93%
7Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MA$45,016 11,3018%98%93%
8Duke UniversityDurham, NC$47,488 15,46512%97%94%
8University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PA$47,668 21,35812%98%96%
10California Institute of TechnologyPasadena, CA$43,362 2,18111%97%93%
11Dartmouth CollegeHanover, NH$48,108 6,34210%98%95%
12Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore, MD$47,060 21,05217%97%93%
13Northwestern UniversityEvanston, IL$47,251 20,99714%97%94%
14Washington University in St. LouisSt. Louis, MO$46,467 14,03216%97%94%
15Cornell UniversityIthaca, NY$47,286 21,59316%97%93%
16Brown UniversityProvidence, RI$47,434 8,9439%98%94%
16University of Notre DameNotre Dame, IN$46,237 12,12422%98%95%
16Vanderbilt UniversityNashville, TN$43,838 12,75713%97%93%
19Rice UniversityHouston, TX$40,566 6,62817%97%91%
20University of California, BerkeleyBerkeley, CA$25,064$13,84436,20418%97%91%
21Emory UniversityAtlanta, GA$45,008 14,51327%95%91%
21Georgetown UniversityWashington, DC$46,744 17,84917%96%92%
23University of California, Los AngelesLos Angeles, CA$35,580$12,70242,19020%97%90%
23University of VirginiaCharlottesville, VA$42,184$12,99823,46430%97%93%
25Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA$48,786 12,99126%95%88%
25University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, CA$48,280 41,36820%97%91%
27Tufts UniversityMedford, MA$48,643 10,87219%97%92%
27Wake Forest UniversityWinston-Salem, NC$46,200 7,60235%94%86%
29University of Michigan, Ann ArborAnn Arbor, MI$41,811$13,97743,71033%97%90%
30University of North Carolina, Chapel HillChapel Hill, NC$33,624$8,37429,12727%97%90%
31Boston CollegeChestnut Hill, MA$47,436 13,52532%95%91%
32New York UniversityNew York, NY$46,170 44,59932%92%84%
33College of William and MaryWilliamsburg, VA$39,360$17,6568,37633%96%90%
33University of RochesterRochester, NY$46,960 11,02036%96%85%
35Brandeis UniversityWaltham, MA$47,833 5,82537%93%90%
35Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlanta, GA$30,698$11,39421,47141%95%82%
37University of California, San DiegoLa Jolla, CA$36,180$13,30228,73137%95%86%
38Case Western Reserve UniversityCleveland, OH$43,158 10,32542%93%80%
38University of California, DavisDavis, CA$36,774$13,89633,30741%93%84%
40Lehigh UniversityBethlehem, PA$44,890 7,09631%94%86%
40University of California, Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara, CA$36,624$13,74622,22540%92%86%
42Boston UniversityBoston, MA$46,664 32,41137%92%84%
42Northeastern UniversityBoston, MA$43,440 20,03432%95%83%
42Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroy, NY$47,908 6,99541%93%85%
42University of California, IrvineIrvine, CA$37,635$14,75728,89541%94%86%
42University of Illinois, Urbana-?ChampaignChampaign, IL$30,228$15,60244,94262%94%84%
47University of Wisconsin, MadisonMadison, WI$26,660$10,41043,27551%95%84%
48Pennsylvania State University, University ParkUniversity Park, PA$30,452$17,50246,61556%92%85%
48University of FloridaGainesville, FL$28,591$6,31349,87847%96%87%
48University of MiamiCoral Gables, FL$44,350 16,93541%91%82%
48University of WashingtonSeattle, WA$33,513$12,39443,76255%93%82%
48Yeshiva UniversityNew York, NY$38,730 6,74482%91%89%
53University of Texas, AustinAustin, TX$34,722$9,79852,05940%93%79%
54George Washington UniversityWashington, DC$48,760 25,26434%93%81%
54Ohio State University, ColumbusColumbus, OH$26,537$10,03757,46656%93%83%
54Pepperdine UniversityMalibu, CA$46,692 7,31537%91%80%
54Tulane UniversityNew Orleans, LA$48,305 13,46226%90%76%
58Fordham UniversityNew York, NY$43,577 15,09747%89%80%
58Southern Methodist UniversityDallas, TX$45,940 10,92951%90%79%
58Syracuse UniversitySyracuse, NY$41,886 21,26750%92%81%
58University of ConnecticutStorrs, CT$32,880$12,70025,91154%93%83%
62Brigham Young University, ProvoProvo, UT$5,000 31,12349%87%77%
62Clemson UniversityClemson, SC$30,816$13,38221,30357%91%82%
62Purdue University, West LafayetteWest Lafayette, IN$28,804$10,00238,78860%90%71%
62University of GeorgiaAthens, GA$29,046$10,83634,53655%94%83%
62University of Maryland, College ParkCollege Park, MD$29,720$9,42737,27247%95%84%
62University of PittsburghPittsburgh, PA$28,168$17,77228,64955%92%80%
68Texas A&M University, College StationCollege Station, TX$26,356$9,18057,79569%92%81%
68Worcester Polytechnic InstituteWorcester, MA$42,778 6,29652%96%81%
70Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New BrunswickPiscataway, NJ$28,591$13,81348,03660%92%79%
71American UniversityWashington, DC$41,833 12,81943%90%80%
71Baylor UniversityWaco, TX$38,290 15,61658%86%75%
71University of IowaIowa City, IA$27,409$8,07931,06580%86%70%
71University of Minnesota, Twin CitiesMinneapolis, MN$20,876$13,62651,52644.40%90%75%
71Virginia TechBlacksburg, VA$27,444$12,01731,20570% 92%83%
76Clark UniversityWorcester, MA$40,730 3,55162%90%81%
76Indiana University, BloomingtonBloomington, IN$33,241$10,38846,81772%89%77%
76Marquette UniversityMilwaukee, WI$35,930 11,78258%89%78%
76Miami University, OxfordOxford, OH$30,394$14,28717,90167%89%81%
76Stevens Institute of TechnologyHoboken, NJ$44,490 5,78438%94%79%
76SUNY College of Environmental Science and ForestrySyracuse, NY$16,953$7,3032,37351%86%72%
76Texas Christian UniversityFort Worth, TX$38,600 9,92547%88%76%
76University of DelawareNewark, DE$30,692$12,34221,30863%92%82%
76University of Massachusetts, AmherstAmherst, MA$28,813$13,25828,51863%89%73%
85Michigan State UniversityEast Lansing, MI$34,980$13,20049,34369%91%78%
85University of California, Santa CruzSanta Cruz, CA$36,276$13,39817,20352%90%76%
85University of VermontBurlington, VT$37,874$16,22612,72378%86%76%
88Binghamton University, SUNYBinghamton, NY$20,259$8,61916,07742%91%81%
88Colorado School of MinesGolden, CO$33,598$16,9185,60836%90%70%
88Stony Brook University, SUNYStony Brook, NY$21,850$8,43024,14340%90%66%
88University of AlabamaTuscaloosa, AL$24,950$9,82634,75257%86%67%
88University of Colorado, BoulderBoulder, CO$33,151$10,78931,70288%85%70%
88University of DenverDenver, CO$42,090 11,77877%87%78%
88University of TulsaTulsa, OK$34,704 4,59741%88%69%
95Drexel UniversityPhiladelphia, PA$47,051 23,62082%85%70%
95Florida State UniversityTallahassee, FL$21,673$6,50740,90957%92%77%
95North Carolina State University, RaleighRaleigh, NC$23,551$8,29634,00947%92%74%
95University of San DiegoSan Diego, CA$42,908 8,32149%89%75%
99St. Louis UniversitySt. Louis, MO$37,966 13,50564%86%70%
99University of MissouriColumbia, MO$24,460$9,43334,65879%84%70%
99University of Nebraska, LincolnLincoln, NE$21,388$8,06024,44564%84%67%
99University of New HampshireDurham, NH$29,532$16,55214,94278%87%80%
103Auburn UniversityAuburn University, AL$27,384$10,20024,86483%89%68%
103University at Buffalo, SUNYBuffalo, NY$20,366$8,42629,85057%88%72%
103University of DaytonDayton, OH$37,230 10,83552%88%77%
106Iowa State UniversityAmes, IA$20,617$7,73132,95586%87%68%
106Loyola University ChicagoChicago, IL$37,412 15,95791%86%71%
106University of KansasLawrence, KS$25,731$10,44826,96888%80%62%
106University of OklahomaNorman, OK$20,469$7,69530,59780%84%66%
106University of OregonEugene, OR$30,888$9,91824,47374%86%67%
106University of San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA$41,450 10,13061%86%69%
106University of TennesseeKnoxville, TN$29,696$11,24630,03073%86%68%
113University of California, RiversideRiverside, CA$36,286$13,40821,28560%88%69%
113University of South CarolinaColumbia, SC$29,440$11,15831,96464%87%73%
113University of St. ThomasSt. Paul, MN$34,442 10,22186%88%75%
116The Catholic University of AmericaWashington, DC$39,726 6,72560%82%69%
116Duquesne UniversityPittsburgh, PA$32,636 9,90474%87%76%
116Illinois Institute of TechnologyChicago, IL$41,335 7,85057%93%63%
116Michigan Technological UniversityHoughton, MI$29,520$14,0406,97978%82%66%
116University of the PacificStockton, CA$41,342 6,42173%86%63%
121Clarkson UniversityPotsdam, NY$42,530 3,72664%87%75%
121Colorado State UniversityFort Collins, CO$26,077$9,89731,25677%85%64%
121DePaul UniversityChicago, IL$35,071 24,41460%86%70%
121Temple UniversityPhiladelphia, PA$25,450$14,77037,27064%88%66%
121University of ArizonaTucson, AZ$28,379$10,58140,62178%79%61%
126Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, NewarkNewark, NJ$28,075$13,29711,21254%85%67%
126Seton Hall UniversitySouth Orange, NJ$36,926 9,90379%82%64%
126University at Albany, SUNYAlbany, NY$20,167$8,52717,33856%84%66%
129Arizona State University, TempeTempe, AZ$23,312$9,81148,73980%83%59%
129Louisiana State University, Baton RougeBaton Rouge, LA$26,467$8,75030,47875%84%69%
129Ohio UniversityAthens, OH$19,500$10,53628,78673%80%67%
129University of CincinnatiCincinnati, OH$26,334$11,00032,85773%85%64%
129University of KentuckyLexington, KY$22,888$10,61628,43569%82%60%
129University of UtahSalt Lake City, UT$25,267$7,93532,07782%87%60%
135Hofstra UniversityHempstead, NY$38,900 10,92859%78%62%
135New SchoolNew York, NY$41,836 10,40167%82%65%
135University of ArkansasFayetteville, AR$20,300$8,21025,34159%82%60%
138George Mason UniversityFairfax, VA$29,960$10,38233,91762%87%67%
138Missouri University of Science & TechnologyRolla, MO$25,404$9,5378,13082%84%63%
138Oregon State UniversityCorvallis, OR$23,540$8,27627,92579%83%61%
138Washington State UniversityPullman, WA$25,510$12,42827,64282%82%65%
142Illinois State UniversityNormal, IL$20,420$12,83020,27269%84%72%
142Kansas State UniversityManhattan, KS$22,624$9,03424,58196%81%60%
142St. John Fisher CollegeRochester, NY$29,550 3,98763%83%73%
145Howard UniversityWashington, DC$23,970 10,29757%82%61%
145Oklahoma State UniversityStillwater, OK$20,027$7,44225,93976%79%61%
145St. John's UniversityQueens, NY$38,680 20,72953%78%55%
145University of Texas, DallasRichardson, TX$30,378$11,80621,19359%86%63%
149Adelphi UniversityGarden City, NY$32,340 7,64568%82%63%
149New Jersey Institute of TechnologyNewark, NJ$28,274$15,60210,13066%83%58%
149San Diego State UniversitySan Diego, CA$18,026$6,86632,75937%88%67%
149University of Alabama, BirminghamBirmingham, AL$21,220$9,28018,56887%80%53%
149University of Illinois, ChicagoChicago, IL$26,030$13,64027,58971%80%57%
149University of Maryland, Baltimore CountyBaltimore, MD$21,642$10,06813,90863%86%65%
149University of MississippiUniversity, MS$19,144$7,09619,43159%83%58%
156Maryville University of St. LouisSt Louis, MO$25,884 5,03376%85%67%
156Mississippi State UniversityMississippi State, MS$16,960$6,77220,16171%81% 59% 6
156Texas Tech UniversityLubbock, TX$20,168$9,30833,11166%82%59%
156University of Massachusetts, LowellLowell, MA$19,560$12,44716,93264%81%54%
156Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmond, VA$29,847$12,39831,28864%86%57%
161Biola UniversityLa Mirada, CA$33,322 6,32375%86%69%
161University of LouisvilleLouisville, KY$24,320$10,43221,44771%78%53%
161University of Rhode IslandKingston, RI$28,072$12,50616,38776%81%60%
161University of South FloridaTampa, FL$17,325$6,41041,42845%89%63%
161University of WyomingLaramie, WY$14,876$4,64612,77896%74%54%
166University of IdahoMoscow, ID$20,314$6,78411,83465%79%54%
166University of La VerneLa Verne, CA$36,744 5,11134%85%59%
168Andrews UniversityBerrien Springs, MI$26,262 3,51639%79%60%
168University of Hawaii, ManoaHonolulu, HI$29,412$10,62020,00680%78%57%
168University of North DakotaGrand Forks, ND$17,794$7,50815,14371%76%55%
168University of South DakotaVermillion, SD$10,104$8,02210,23588%76%56%
168West Virginia UniversityMorgantown, WV$20,424$6,96029,46685%78%57%
173Azusa Pacific UniversityAzusa, CA$33,096 10,75582%85%65%
173Ball State UniversityMuncie, IN$24,610$9,34420,50361%79%60%
173Bowling Green State UniversityBowling Green, OH$18,034$10,72616,95873%72%54%
173Florida Institute of TechnologyMelbourne, FL$37,990 5,64461%79%54%
173Pace UniversityNew York, NY$39,747 12,62481%77%51%
173University of Central FloridaOrlando, FL$22,467$6,36859,74049%87%67%
173University of MaineOrono, ME$28,484$10,60411,24783%79%56%
173Western Michigan UniversityKalamazoo, MI$24,917$10,68524,29483%74%55%
181Edgewood CollegeMadison, WI$25,590 2,89477%80%57%
181Immaculata UniversityImmaculata, PA$30,740 3,67582%82%48%
181North Dakota State UniversityFargo, ND$18,242$7,66014,62984%78%53%
181South Dakota State UniversityBrookings, SD$9,795$7,71312,55491.90%75%57%
181Spalding University 1Louisville, KY$22,425 N/A29.3%73%42%
181St. Mary's University of MinnesotaWinona, MN$30,315 5,52875%77%55%
181University of Alabama, HuntsvilleHuntsville, AL$21,232$9,1587,37681%79%48%
181University of North Carolina, GreensboroGreensboro, NC$21,304$6,44217,70758%76%55%
189Southern Illinois University, CarbondaleCarbondale, IL$24,874$12,25117,96479%65%44%
189University of HoustonHouston, TX$24,378$10,51839,54058%83%48%
189University of Missouri, Kansas CityKansas City, MO$22,641$9,58215,74665%73%51%
189University of New MexicoAlbuquerque, NM$20,688$6,84627,33757%77%48%
189Widener UniversityChester, PA$39,830 6,31167%73%56%
194Central Michigan UniversityMount Pleasant, MI$23,670$11,55026,90263%77%59%
194Indiana University-?Purdue University, IndianapolisIndianapolis, IN$30,089$8,90930,48870%72%42%
194Kent State UniversityKent, OH$17,972$10,01228,99883%77%51%
194Northern Illinois UniversityDeKalb, IL$22,914$13,63621,13852%70%51%
194University of MontanaMissoula, MT$23,146$6,33012,05896%73%48%
194University of Nevada, RenoReno, NV$20,325$6,41518,77684%79%51%
194Utah State UniversityLogan, UT$18,491$6,38427,81299%70%51%
201Louisiana Tech UniversityRuston, LA$22,635$8,05211,01567%77%50%
201University of North Carolina, CharlotteCharlotte, NC$18,708$6,17926,57162.70%78%54%
Source: National Universities Rankings - U.S. News