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Top National Universities Academic Key Facts Comparison

All schools in Top National Universities are private schools. The average acceptance ratio of Top National Universities is 6.30% where Stanford University has the tightest rate of 4% and University of Pennsylvania has the loosest rate of 8%. The average graduation rate is 94.60% and the average student to faculty ratio is 6.00:1 (16.67%).

#1. Stanford University

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#1. Stanford University

Stanford, CA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
4%
Student Population
17,534
Graduation Rate
94%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
12 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$51,354
Graduate
$49,617

#2. Harvard University

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#2. Harvard University

Cambridge, MA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
5%
Student Population
31,120
Graduation Rate
96%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
7 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$50,420
Graduate
$47,562

#3. Yale University

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#3. Yale University

New Haven, CT | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
6%
Student Population
12,974
Graduation Rate
97%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
6 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$53,430
Graduate
$42,100

#4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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#4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
7%
Student Population
11,466
Graduation Rate
94%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
3 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$49,892
Graduate
$52,892

#5. California Institute of Technology

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#5. California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
7%
Student Population
2,238
Graduation Rate
89%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
3 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$52,362
Graduate
$52,233

#6. Princeton University

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#6. Princeton University

Princeton, NJ | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
5%
Student Population
8,273
Graduation Rate
97%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
5 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$50,340
Graduate
$51,250

#7. Columbia University in the City of New York

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#7. Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
6%
Student Population
30,454
Graduation Rate
95%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
6 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$59,430
Graduate
$48,390

#8. University of Chicago

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#8. University of Chicago

Chicago, IL | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
7%
Student Population
16,227
Graduation Rate
93%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
5 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$58,230
Graduate
$58,968

#9. University of Pennsylvania

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#9. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
8%
Student Population
25,367
Graduation Rate
96%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
6 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$55,584
Graduate
$38,630

#10. Brown University

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#10. Brown University

Providence, RI | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
8%
Student Population
10,095
Graduation Rate
95%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
7 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$55,466
Graduate
$55,332

Top National Universities Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Comparison

The average undergraduate tuition & fees of Top National Universities is $53,651 in academic year 2018-2019. Columbia University in the City of New York has the most expensive tuition & fees of of $59,430 and Massachusetts Institute of Technology has the lowest rates of $49,892. The average graduate tuition & fees of Top National Universities is $50,080 in academic year 2018-2019. University of Chicago has the most expensive graduate tuition & fees of of $58,968 and University of Pennsylvania has the lowest graduate tuition rates of $38,630. Next tables compare the tuition, fees, and living costs at Top National Universities.
Table. Top National Universities Tuition & Fees Comparison
RankSchool NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesLiving Costs
On-CampusOff-Campus
1 Stanford University $51,354$49,617$18,778-
2 Harvard University $50,420$47,562$20,230-
3 Yale University $53,430$42,100$16,720-
4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology $49,892$52,892$17,608-
5 California Institute of Technology $52,362$52,233$18,399$18,027
6 Princeton University $50,340$51,250$19,510-
7 Columbia University in the City of New York $59,430$48,390$16,156$22,770
8 University of Chicago $58,230$58,968$18,525-
9 University of Pennsylvania $55,584$38,630$17,506$17,506
10 Brown University $55,466$55,332$16,741-
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