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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 95.10% and the average student to faculty ratio is 5.20:1 (19.23%).

#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
17,381
Graduation Rate
94%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
5 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$53,529
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
31,566
Graduation Rate
98%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
7 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$51,925
Graduate
$49,214

#3. Princeton University

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#3. Princeton University

Princeton, NJ | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
5%
Student Population
8,374
Graduation Rate
96%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
5 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$52,800
Graduate
$53,770

#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
11,574
Graduation Rate
94%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
3 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$53,790
Graduate
$57,059

#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 | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
6%
Student Population
31,077
Graduation Rate
96%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
6 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$61,788
Graduate
$49,968

#6. Yale University

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#6. Yale University

New Haven, CT | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
6%
Student Population
13,433
Graduation Rate
97%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
6 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$55,500
Graduate
$43,300

#7. California Institute of Technology

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#7. California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
7%
Student Population
2,233
Graduation Rate
92%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
3 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$54,600
Graduate
$54,537

#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
17,002
Graduation Rate
94%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
5 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$60,552
Graduate
$61,548

#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
25,860
Graduation Rate
95%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
6 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$57,770
Graduate
$40,182

#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
10,257
Graduation Rate
95%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
6 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$58,404
Graduate
$58,180

Top National Universities Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Comparison

The average undergraduate tuition & fees of Top National Universities is $56,066 in academic year 2019-2020. Columbia University in the City of New York has the most expensive tuition & fees of of $61,788 and Harvard University has the lowest rates of $51,925. The average graduate tuition & fees of Top National Universities is $46,776 in academic year 2019-2020. University of Chicago has the most expensive graduate tuition & fees of of $61,548 and University of Pennsylvania has the lowest graduate tuition rates of $40,182. 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 $53,529$49,617$19,796-
2 Harvard University $51,925$49,214$20,875-
3 Princeton University $52,800$53,770$20,300-
4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology $53,790$57,059$18,550-
5 Columbia University in the City of New York $61,788$49,968$16,670$23,175
6 Yale University $55,500$43,300$20,095-
7 California Institute of Technology $54,600$54,537$18,735$18,942
8 University of Chicago $60,552$61,548$19,179-
9 University of Pennsylvania $57,770$40,182$18,136$16,352
10 Brown University $58,404$58,180$17,454-
Average$56,066$46,776$18,979$19,490