National University

National Universities are four(4) years schools offering both undergraduate and graduate programs in most area of study, in general. The schools focus on research and offer doctorate degrees in diverse areas. Compared to regional universities and liberal arts colleges, national Universities tend to maintain a large number of students in both undergraduate and graduate levels. Flagship state institutions such as University of Florida and Pennsylvania State University, and large private institutions such as New York University and Brigham Young University are examples of the national universities.

National Universities Key Statistics

Number of Schools
317 National Universities 193 Public Schools 124 Private Schools
Undergraduate Tuition & fees
$11,736 In-State Rate $28,433 Out-of-State Rate $47,050 Private Schools
Graduate Tuition & fees
$12,620 In-State Rate $25,726 Out-of-State Rate $33,461 Private Schools
64.77% Acceptance Rate 25.71% Yield 1,255 SAT Score 224 Programs Offered
20,955 Students in Average 1,096 Faculties 4,383 Staffs 15 Students per Faculty
67.78% Graduation Rate 18.38% Transfer-out Rate 82.38% Retention Rate

Admission Stats Comparison by National University Rankings

The key admission statistics such as acceptance rate and SAT scores depend on college ranking. Compare the statistics with tuition & fees in the table below and figure out your chance to admit. The ranking data is provided by CollegeEvaluator.

Ranking#1 - #10#11 - #30#31 - #50#51 - #100#101 - #200
Undergraduate Tuition
Graduate Tuition
Acceptance Rate4.60%11.15%32.75%63.00%74.70%
SAT Score1,5461,5111,4261,3181,197
Graduation Rate95.60%92.10%87.10%76.96%64.65%
Student Population18,61422,14225,16327,34119,999
Students per a Faculty5 to 19 to 114 to 115 to 116 to 1
  • All
  • Top 50
  • Private
  • Public
  • Flagship Universities
MIT - Cambridge, MA
MIT Cambridge, MA
UPenn - Philadelphia, PA
UPenn Philadelphia, PA
Caltech - Pasadena, CA
Caltech Pasadena, CA
GU - Washington, DC
GU Washington, DC
CMU - Pittsburgh, PA
CMU Pittsburgh, PA
ND - Notre Dame, IN
ND Notre Dame, IN
WUSTL - Saint Louis, MO
WUSTL Saint Louis, MO
USC - Los Angeles, CA
USC Los Angeles, CA
Tulane - New Orleans, LA
Tulane New Orleans, LA
Boston College - Chestnut Hill, MA
Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA
BU - Boston, MA
BU Boston, MA
CWRU - Cleveland, OH
CWRU Cleveland, OH
BYU - Provo, UT
BYU Provo, UT
GWU - Washington, DC
GWU Washington, DC
IIT - Chicago, IL
IIT Chicago, IL
Drexel - Philadelphia, PA
Drexel Philadelphia, PA
UOP - Stockton, CA
UOP Stockton, CA
SMU - Dallas, TX
SMU Dallas, TX
RIT - Rochester, NY
RIT Rochester, NY
DU - Denver, CO
DU Denver, CO
WPI - Worcester, MA
WPI Worcester, MA
TCU - Fort Worth, TX
TCU Fort Worth, TX
USD - San Diego, CA
USD San Diego, CA
UST - Saint Paul, MN
UST Saint Paul, MN
UHA - West Hartford, CT
UHA West Hartford, CT
AIC - Springfield, MA
AIC Springfield, MA
SPU - Seattle, WA
SPU Seattle, WA
GWU - Boiling Springs, NC
GWU Boiling Springs, NC
HU - Washington, DC
HU Washington, DC
Fisher - Rochester, NY
Fisher Rochester, NY
Andrews - Berrien Springs, MI
Andrews Berrien Springs, MI
Stritch - Milwaukee, WI
Stritch Milwaukee, WI
UI&U - Cincinnati, OH
UI&U Cincinnati, OH
Spalding - Louisville, KY
Spalding Louisville, KY
CAU - Atlanta, GA
CAU Atlanta, GA
SU - Winchester, VA
SU Winchester, VA
CIIS - San Francisco, CA
CIIS San Francisco, CA
AFIT - Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
AFIT Wright-Patterson AFB, OH