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Important Academic & Admission Facts Comparison

All schools in Top National Universities are private schools. The average undergraduate tuition & fees of Top National Universities is $56,416.
The average acceptance rate of Top National Universities is 4.81% where California Institute of Technology has the tightest rate of 3.92% and University of Chicago has the loosest rate of 6.48%.
The average graduation rate is 96.20% and the average student to faculty ratio is 5.20:1 (19.23%). Columbia University in the City of New York has the highest student population of 33,776 where total of 18,467 students are attending the Top National Universities.

#1. Stanford University

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#1. Stanford University

Stanford, CA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
3.95%
Student Population
17,680
Graduation Rate
96%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
5 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$56,169
Graduate
$55,011
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$141,300

#2. Harvard University

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#2. Harvard University

Cambridge, MA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
4.01%
Student Population
31,345
Graduation Rate
97%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
7 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$55,587
Graduate
$52,170
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$139,100

#3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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#3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
4.11%
Student Population
11,934
Graduation Rate
96%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
3 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$55,878
Graduate
$58,967
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$153,600

#4. Princeton University

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#4. Princeton University

Princeton, NJ | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
4.38%
Student Population
8,478
Graduation Rate
98%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
5 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$56,010
Graduate
$58,790
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$116,300

#5. Yale University

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#5. Yale University

New Haven, CT | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
5.31%
Student Population
14,567
Graduation Rate
97%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
6 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$59,950
Graduate
$45,700
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$124,400

#6. Columbia University in the City of New York

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#6. Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
4.13%
Student Population
33,776
Graduation Rate
97%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
6 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$62,466
Graduate
$52,924
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$115,600

#7. University of Pennsylvania

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#7. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
5.87%
Student Population
28,038
Graduation Rate
96%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
6 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$61,710
Graduate
$42,932
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$131,600

#8. California Institute of Technology

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#8. California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
3.92%
Student Population
2,397
Graduation Rate
93%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
3 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$58,680
Graduate
$58,443
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$106,300

#9. University of Chicago

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#9. University of Chicago

Chicago, IL | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
6.48%
Student Population
18,832
Graduation Rate
96%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
5 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$60,963
Graduate
$63,936
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$103,000

#10. Duke University

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#10. Duke University

Durham, NC | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
5.89%
Student Population
17,620
Graduation Rate
96%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
6 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$60,244
Graduate
$59,141
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$114,500

Top National Universities Tuition Comparison

The average undergraduate tuition & fees of Top National Universities is $56,416 in the academic year 2021-2022. Columbia University in the City of New York has the most expensive tuition & fees of $62,466 and Harvard University has the lowest rates of $55,587.
The average graduate tuition & fees of Top National Universities is $53,365 in the academic year 2021-2022. University of Chicago has the most expensive graduate tuition & fees of $63,936 and University of Pennsylvania has the lowest graduate tuition rates of $42,932.
The next table compares the tuition and important academic & admission facts between Top National Universities.
Table. Top National Universities Tuition & Fees Comparison
RankSchool NameUndergraduate
Tuition & Fees
Graduate
Tuition & Fees
Average Salary
after 10 years
of graduation
Acceptance RateSAT/ACT Scores Student PopulationGraduation Rate
1 Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Private, four-years
$56,169$55,011$141,3003.95% 1,520 SAT
35 ACT
17,680 96%
2 Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Private, four-years
$55,587$52,170$139,1004.01% 1,530 SAT
35 ACT
31,345 97%
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
Private, four-years
$55,878$58,967$153,6004.11% - 11,934 96%
4 Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Private, four-years
$56,010$58,790$116,3004.38% 1,515 SAT
34 ACT
8,478 98%
5 Yale University
New Haven, CT
Private, four-years
$59,950$45,700$124,4005.31% 1,530 SAT
34 ACT
14,567 97%
6 Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, NY
Private, four-years
$62,466$52,924$115,6004.13% 1,520 SAT
35 ACT
33,776 97%
7 University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Private, four-years
$61,710$42,932$131,6005.87% 1,525 SAT
34 ACT
28,038 96%
8 California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA
Private, four-years
$58,680$58,443$106,3003.92% - 2,397 93%
9 University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Private, four-years
$60,963$63,936$103,0006.48% 1,545 SAT
34 ACT
18,832 96%
10 Duke University
Durham, NC
Private, four-years
$60,244$59,141$114,5005.89% 1,513 SAT
34 ACT
17,620 96%
Average$56,416$53,365$124,5705%1,525 18,46796%

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