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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 $56,711.
The average acceptance rate of Top National Universities is 4.70% where Stanford University has the tightest rate of 4% and University of Chicago has the loosest rate of 6%.
The average graduation rate is 95.80% and the average student to faculty ratio is 4.60:1 (21.74%). Harvard University has the highest student population of 30,391 where total of 16,422 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
4%
Student Population
15,953
Graduation Rate
95%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
4 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%
Student Population
30,391
Graduation Rate
98%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
5 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$55,587
Graduate
$52,170
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$139,100

#3. Princeton University

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#3. Princeton University

Princeton, NJ | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
4%
Student Population
7,853
Graduation Rate
98%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
4 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$56,010
Graduate
$58,790
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$116,300

#4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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#4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
4%
Student Population
11,254
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

#5. Columbia University in the City of New York

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#5. Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
4%
Student Population
30,135
Graduation Rate
96%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
6 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$63,530
Graduate
$52,924
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$115,600

#6. Yale University

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#6. Yale University

New Haven, CT | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
5%
Student Population
12,060
Graduation Rate
96%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
4 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$59,950
Graduate
$45,700
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$124,400

#7. California Institute of Technology

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#7. California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
4%
Student Population
2,240
Graduation Rate
92%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
3 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$58,680
Graduate
$58,443
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$106,300

#8. University of Chicago

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#8. University of Chicago

Chicago, IL | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
6%
Student Population
17,834
Graduation Rate
96%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
5 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$62,241
Graduate
$63,936
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$103,000

#9. University of Pennsylvania

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#9. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
6%
Student Population
26,552
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

#10. Brown University

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#10. Brown University

Providence, RI | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
6%
Student Population
9,948
Graduation Rate
95%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
6 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$62,304
Graduate
$62,083
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$89,100

Top National Universities Tuition Comparison

The average undergraduate tuition & fees of Top National Universities is $56,711 in the academic year 2021-2022. Columbia University in the City of New York has the most expensive tuition & fees of $63,530 and Harvard University has the lowest rates of $55,587.
The average graduate tuition & fees of Top National Universities is $53,487 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$141,3004% 1,520 SAT
35 ACT
15,953 95%
2 Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Private, four-years
$55,587$52,170$139,1004% 1,530 SAT
35 ACT
30,391 98%
3 Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Private, four-years
$56,010$58,790$116,3004% 1,515 SAT
34 ACT
7,853 98%
4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
Private, four-years
$55,878$58,967$153,6004% 1,545 SAT
35 ACT
11,254 96%
5 Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, NY
Private, four-years
$63,530$52,924$115,6004% 1,520 SAT
35 ACT
30,135 96%
6 Yale University
New Haven, CT
Private, four-years
$59,950$45,700$124,4005% 1,530 SAT
34 ACT
12,060 96%
7 California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA
Private, four-years
$58,680$58,443$106,3004% 1,555 SAT
36 ACT
2,240 92%
8 University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Private, four-years
$62,241$63,936$103,0006% 1,545 SAT
34 ACT
17,834 96%
9 University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Private, four-years
$61,710$42,932$131,6006% 1,525 SAT
34 ACT
26,552 96%
10 Brown University
Providence, RI
Private, four-years
$62,304$62,083$89,1006% 1,515 SAT
34 ACT
9,948 95%
Average$56,711$53,487$122,0305%1,530 16,42296%

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