US Top 100 Universities Tuition & Cost Comparison

Princeton University is ranked first and Harvard University is placed in second in the rankings of US top 100 universities. 45 public and 55 private schools are ranked in the top 100 universities. The average acceptance ratio of the schools is 38.97% where Harvard University has the tightest acceptance ratio of 5% and University of Iowa has the highest ratio of 84%. Total 2,413,808 students are enrolled into Top 100 Universities where Texas A & M University-College Station has the largest population with 65,632 students and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry has the smallest with 2,186 students. The average graduation rate is 84.63% and the average students to faculty ratio is 13.11:1 at those colleges.

Next table shows the academic information and key facts of the Top 100 Universities including acceptance ratio, graduation rates, student population, and students to faculty ratio.
Table. Top 100 Universities Overview
RankName Acceptance RatesGraduation RatesPopulationStudent-Faculty Ratio
1 Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
7%97%8,181 5:1 (20.00 %)
2 Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
5%97%29,908 7:1 (14.29 %)
3 University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
8%94%15,775 6:1 (16.67 %)
3 Yale University
New Haven, CT
6%98%12,458 6:1 (16.67 %)
5 Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, NY
7%94%29,372 6:1 (16.67 %)
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
8%93%11,376 3:1 (33.33 %)
5 Stanford University
Stanford, CA
5%94%17,184 10:1 (10.00 %)
8 University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
9%95%24,960 6:1 (16.67 %)
9 Duke University
Durham, NC
11%95%15,735 7:1 (14.29 %)
10 California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA
8%94%2,240 3:1 (33.33 %)
11 Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
11%97%6,409 7:1 (14.29 %)
12 Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
13%92%23,917 10:1 (10.00 %)
13 Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
11%94%21,823 7:1 (14.29 %)
14 Washington University in St Louis
Saint Louis, MO
17%94%15,047 8:1 (12.50 %)
15 Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
14%94%22,319 9:1 (11.11 %)
16 Brown University
Providence, RI
9%96%9,781 7:1 (14.29 %)
16 University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
19%95%12,393 10:1 (10.00 %)
16 Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
11%92%12,587 8:1 (12.50 %)
19 Rice University
Houston, TX
15%93%6,855 6:1 (16.67 %)
20 University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
17%92%40,154 18:1 (5.56 %)
21 Emory University
Atlanta, GA
25%91%14,067 9:1 (11.11 %)
21 Georgetown University
Washington, DC
17%94%18,525 11:1 (9.09 %)
23 University of California-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
18%91%43,548 17:1 (5.88 %)
23 University of Virginia-Main Campus
Charlottesville, VA
30%94%23,898 15:1 (6.67 %)
25 Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
22%90%13,258 10:1 (10.00 %)
25 University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
17%92%43,871 9:1 (11.11 %)
27 Tufts University
Medford, MA
14%92%11,489 8:1 (12.50 %)
27 Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC
30%88%7,968 10:1 (10.00 %)
29 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
29%91%44,718 12:1 (8.33 %)
30 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
27%91%29,468 13:1 (7.69 %)
31 Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA
31%93%14,466 14:1 (7.14 %)
32 New York University
New York, NY
32%85%50,550 10:1 (10.00 %)
33 College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, VA
37%91%8,617 12:1 (8.33 %)
33 University of Rochester
Rochester, NY
36%85%11,209 10:1 (10.00 %)
35 Brandeis University
Waltham, MA
33%90%5,729 10:1 (10.00 %)
35 Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
Atlanta, GA
26%86%26,839 20:1 (5.00 %)
37 University of California-San Diego
La Jolla, CA
36%87%34,979 19:1 (5.26 %)
38 Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
35%82%11,664 11:1 (9.09 %)
38 University of California-Davis
Davis, CA
42%85%36,460 20:1 (5.00 %)
40 Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA
26%89%7,059 9:1 (11.11 %)
40 University of California-Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
36%82%24,346 18:1 (5.56 %)
42 Boston University
Boston, MA
29%87%32,695 10:1 (10.00 %)
42 Northeastern University
Boston, MA
29%86%20,381 14:1 (7.14 %)
42 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY
44%83%7,363 15:1 (6.67 %)
42 University of California-Irvine
Irvine, CA
41%87%32,754 18:1 (5.56 %)
42 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL
60%85%46,951 20:1 (5.00 %)
47 University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI
53%85%42,582 18:1 (5.56 %)
48 Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
University Park, PA
56%86%47,789 16:1 (6.25 %)
48 University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
46%87%52,367 20:1 (5.00 %)
48 University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
38%82%16,744 12:1 (8.33 %)
48 University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Seattle, WA
45%84%45,591 17:1 (5.88 %)
48 Yeshiva University
New York, NY
51%82%6,168 8:1 (12.50 %)
53 The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
40%81%51,331 18:1 (5.56 %)
54 George Washington University
Washington, DC
40%84%27,159 13:1 (7.69 %)
54 Ohio State University-Main Campus
Columbus, OH
54%84%59,482 19:1 (5.26 %)
54 Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA
37%87%7,826 13:1 (7.69 %)
54 Tulane University of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA
26%83%12,581 8:1 (12.50 %)
58 Fordham University
Bronx, NY
45%80%15,582 14:1 (7.14 %)
58 Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX
49%79%11,739 11:1 (9.09 %)
58 Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
52%82%21,970 15:1 (6.67 %)
58 University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
49%82%27,721 16:1 (6.25 %)
62 Brigham Young University-Provo
Provo, UT
51%83%34,240 21:1 (4.76 %)
62 Clemson University
Clemson, SC
51%81%23,406 18:1 (5.56 %)
62 Purdue University-Main Campus
West Lafayette, IN
56%76%41,513 12:1 (8.33 %)
62 University of Georgia
Athens, GA
54%85%36,574 18:1 (5.56 %)
62 University of Maryland-College Park
College Park, MD
48%86%39,083 17:1 (5.88 %)
62 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
Pittsburgh, PA
55%81%28,664 15:1 (6.67 %)
68 Texas A & M University-College Station
College Station, TX
67%80%65,632 21:1 (4.76 %)
68 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA
48%86%6,642 13:1 (7.69 %)
70 Rutgers University-New Brunswick
New Brunswick, NJ
57%80%50,146 15:1 (6.67 %)
71 American University
Washington, DC
26%81%13,346 12:1 (8.33 %)
71 Baylor University
Waco, TX
40%74%16,959 15:1 (6.67 %)
71 University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
84%72%32,011 15:1 (6.67 %)
71 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Minneapolis, MN
44%78%51,579 17:1 (5.88 %)
71 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA
71%84%33,170 14:1 (7.14 %)
76 Clark University
Worcester, MA
55%75%3,298 9:1 (11.11 %)
76 Indiana University-Bloomington
Bloomington, IN
79%76%49,695 17:1 (5.88 %)
76 Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI
84%81%11,294 14:1 (7.14 %)
76 Miami University-Oxford
Oxford, OH
65%78%19,697 15:1 (6.67 %)
76 Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ
39%83%6,617 10:1 (10.00 %)
76 SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Syracuse, NY
54%75%2,186 12:1 (8.33 %)
76 Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX
38%77%10,394 13:1 (7.69 %)
76 University of Delaware
Newark, DE
70%81%23,009 15:1 (6.67 %)
76 University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Amherst, MA
60%76%30,037 18:1 (5.56 %)
85 Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
66%78%50,340 17:1 (5.88 %)
85 University of California-Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
58%77%18,783 18:1 (5.56 %)
85 University of Vermont
Burlington, VT
69%74%13,105 16:1 (6.25 %)
88 SUNY at Binghamton
Vestal, NY
41%83%17,292 19:1 (5.26 %)
88 Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO
40%77%6,069 15:1 (6.67 %)
88 Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY
41%72%25,734 17:1 (5.88 %)
88 The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
53%69%37,663 23:1 (4.35 %)
88 University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO
77%70%33,977 18:1 (5.56 %)
88 University of Denver
Denver, CO
53%79%11,614 11:1 (9.09 %)
88 University of Tulsa
Tulsa, OK
37%73%4,563 11:1 (9.09 %)
95 Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
75%70%24,232 10:1 (10.00 %)
95 Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
58%80%41,173 24:1 (4.17 %)
95 North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
48%77%33,755 13:1 (7.69 %)
95 University of San Diego
San Diego, CA
51%78%8,508 14:1 (7.14 %)
99 Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, MO
65%74%16,591 9:1 (11.11 %)
99 University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO
75%68%33,239 19:1 (5.26 %)
Average38.97%84.63%2,413,808 (Total) 13.11:1 (7.63 %)

Top 100 Universities 2018 Tuition & Fees Comparison and 2019 Estimated Costs

Next table lists 2017-2018 tuition & fees and compares the costs between Top 100 Universities. The 2017-2018 costs are officially published by IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education. The estimated costs for year 2018-2019 are calculated and estimated based on each school's tuition rates last year.

For the undergraduate programs, the average tuition & fees of Top 100 Universities is $42,514 where Columbia University in the City of New York has the most expensive costs with $57,208 and Brigham Young University-Provo has the lowest amount of tuition with with $5,460. The average graduate tuition & fees of Top 100 Universities is $35,380 where University of Chicago has the highest tuition with $57,000 and Brigham Young University-Provo has the lowest amount of tuition with with $6,680.
UndergraduateGraduate
Table. Top 100 Universities 2018 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees Comparison and 2019 Estimation
RankSchool Name 2018 Tuition & Fees2019 Estimated Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
1Princeton University $47,140$49,054
2Harvard University $48,949$50,898
3University of Chicago $56,034$59,816
3Yale University $51,400$53,394
5Columbia University in the City of New York $57,208$59,444
5Massachusetts Institute of Technology $49,892$51,374
5Stanford University $49,617$51,352
8University of Pennsylvania $53,534$55,687
9Duke University $53,500$55,832
10California Institute of Technology $49,908$52,353
11Dartmouth College $53,368$55,370
12Johns Hopkins University $52,170$53,991
13Northwestern University $52,678$54,566
14Washington University in St Louis $51,533$53,358
15Cornell University $52,853$54,823
16Brown University $53,419$55,554
16University of Notre Dame $51,505$53,391
16Vanderbilt University $47,664$49,810
19Rice University $45,608$47,363
20University of California-Berkeley $14,170$42,184 $14,863$44,276
21Emory University $49,392$50,873
21Georgetown University $52,300$54,113
23University of California-Los Angeles $13,261$41,275 $13,611$43,019
23University of Virginia-Main Campus $16,853$47,273 $18,730$48,584
25Carnegie Mellon University $52,310$52,310
25University of Southern California $54,259$56,309
27Tufts University $54,318$56,273
27Wake Forest University $51,400$53,580
29University of Michigan-Ann Arbor $14,826$47,476 $14,357$47,953
30University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $9,005$34,588 $9,179$35,273
31Boston College $53,346$55,477
32New York University $50,464$51,906
33College of William and Mary $22,044$43,670 $26,004$45,112
33University of Rochester $52,020$53,968
35Brandeis University $53,537$55,931
35Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus $12,418$33,014 $12,627$33,635
37University of California-San Diego $14,018$42,032 $14,401$43,809
38Case Western Reserve University $47,500$49,042
38University of California-Davis $14,419$42,433 $14,802$44,209
40Lehigh University $50,740$53,281
40University of California-Santa Barbara $14,451$42,465 $14,839$44,247
42Boston University $52,082$53,991
42Northeastern University $49,497$51,412
42Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute $52,305$53,857
42University of California-Irvine $13,738$41,752 $14,127$43,535
42University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign $15,074$31,194 $13,223$28,610
47University of Wisconsin-Madison $10,533$34,783 $10,578$36,956
48Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus $18,436$33,664 $18,988$34,997
48University of Florida $6,381$28,659 $6,381$28,659
48University of Miami $48,484$50,010
48University of Washington-Seattle Campus $10,974$35,538 $11,200$36,301
48Yeshiva University $42,000$43,373
53The University of Texas at Austin $10,398$36,744 $10,713$37,838
54George Washington University $53,518$57,533
54Ohio State University-Main Campus $10,592$29,696 $11,178$31,239
54Pepperdine University $51,992$54,039
54Tulane University of Louisiana $52,960$54,984
58Fordham University $50,986$53,392
58Southern Methodist University $52,498$54,728
58Syracuse University $46,755$48,554
58University of Connecticut $14,880$36,948 $15,741$38,071
62Brigham Young University-Provo $5,460$5,624
62Clemson University $15,116$36,058 $15,535$37,588
62Purdue University-Main Campus $9,992$28,794 $9,982$28,784
62University of Georgia $11,818$30,392 $12,005$30,950
62University of Maryland-College Park $10,399$33,606 $10,622$35,243
62University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus $19,080$30,642 $19,553$31,552
68Texas A & M University-College Station $11,234$36,606 $12,456$46,232
68Worcester Polytechnic Institute $48,628$50,318
70Rutgers University-New Brunswick $14,638$30,579 $14,909$31,145
71American University $46,615$48,446
71Baylor University $43,790$45,649
71University of Iowa $8,965$30,609 $9,373$32,517
71University of Minnesota-Twin Cities $14,417$26,603 $14,697$29,729
71Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University $13,230$31,014 $13,619$32,089
76Clark University $44,400$45,686
76Indiana University-Bloomington $10,533$34,845 $10,680$35,454
76Marquette University $39,900$41,383
76Miami University-Oxford $14,958$34,211 $15,538$36,779
76Stevens Institute of Technology $50,554$52,330
76SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry $8,543$18,193 $9,007$18,436
76Texas Christian University $44,760$46,952
76University of Delaware $13,160$33,150 $13,498$34,075
76University of Massachusetts-Amherst $15,411$33,477 $15,864$34,800
85Michigan State University $14,460$39,406 $14,052$40,348
85University of California-Santa Cruz $14,020$42,034 $14,518$43,929
85University of Vermont $17,740$41,356 $18,191$42,372
88SUNY at Binghamton $9,523$24,403 $9,782$24,455
88Colorado School of Mines $18,386$37,436 $18,947$38,744
88Stony Brook University $9,257$26,767 $9,522$27,306
88The University of Alabama $10,780$28,100 $11,099$29,299
88University of Colorado Boulder $12,086$36,220 $12,668$37,398
88University of Denver $48,669$51,024
88University of Tulsa $41,509$44,411
95Drexel University $52,002$52,992
95Florida State University $5,656$18,786 $4,916$16,284
95North Carolina State University at Raleigh $9,058$27,406 $9,240$28,451
95University of San Diego $47,708$49,329
99Saint Louis University $42,166$43,656
99University of Missouri-Columbia $9,787$26,506 $10,064$27,135
Average$12,860$42,514$13,242$44,116
Table. Top 100 Universities 2018 Graduate School Tuition & Fees Comparison and 2019 Estimation
RankSchool Name 2018 Tuition & Fees2019 Estimated Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
1Princeton University $48,940$50,722
2Harvard University $45,958$47,587
3University of Chicago $57,000$59,245
3Yale University $41,000$42,236
5Columbia University in the City of New York $46,956$48,401
5Massachusetts Institute of Technology $52,892$54,588
5Stanford University $47,940$47,940
8University of Pennsylvania $37,134$38,729
9Duke University $52,617$54,712
10California Institute of Technology $49,785$52,233
11Dartmouth College $51,792$53,325
12Johns Hopkins University $54,050$55,954
13Northwestern University $52,679$54,558
14Washington University in St Louis $51,025$52,831
15Cornell University $29,585$29,585
16Brown University $53,205$55,340
16University of Notre Dame $51,336$53,216
16Vanderbilt University $44,934$44,934
19Rice University $38,381$40,635
20University of California-Berkeley $14,170$29,272 $14,863$29,948
21Emory University $44,016$45,076
21Georgetown University $48,331$49,995
23University of California-Los Angeles $13,003$28,105 $13,331$28,429
23University of Virginia-Main Campus $18,272$28,768 $18,884$29,034
25Carnegie Mellon University $42,597$42,597
25University of Southern California $44,013$45,789
27Tufts University $50,766$50,796
27Wake Forest University $39,140$40,303
29University of Michigan-Ann Arbor $22,696$45,484 $23,635$47,369
30University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $11,929$29,140 $12,261$29,467
31Boston College $28,386$29,508
32New York University $43,848$45,379
33College of William and Mary $15,002$31,292 $15,785$32,105
33University of Rochester $38,943$40,413
35Brandeis University $48,808$49,021
35Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus $15,798$30,578 $15,945$31,093
37University of California-San Diego $13,085$28,187 $13,085$28,187
38Case Western Reserve University $43,888$45,204
38University of California-Davis $13,607$28,709 $13,987$29,084
40Lehigh University $26,280$27,020
40University of California-Santa Barbara $13,249$28,351 $13,249$28,351
42Boston University $51,716$53,613
42Northeastern University $23,688$24,489
42Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute $53,757$55,427
42University of California-Irvine $13,400$28,502 $13,745$28,842
42University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign $18,224$31,811 $18,159$32,096
47University of Wisconsin-Madison $11,988$25,314 $12,033$25,359
48Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus $21,752$36,606 $22,626$38,053
48University of Florida $12,737$29,302 $12,737$28,497
48University of Miami $36,332$37,483
48University of Washington-Seattle Campus $16,272$28,320 $16,278$28,326
48Yeshiva University $35,060$61,383
53The University of Texas at Austin $11,490$22,178 $11,683$22,858
54George Washington University $29,840$30,869
54Ohio State University-Main Campus $12,425$33,897 $12,425$34,953
54Pepperdine University $32,620$33,865
54Tulane University of Louisiana $52,960$54,984
58Fordham University $33,417$34,200
58Southern Methodist University $46,800$47,041
58Syracuse University $37,276$38,732
58University of Connecticut $16,810$38,122 $17,665$39,244
62Brigham Young University-Provo $6,680$6,680
62Clemson University $10,144$20,446 $10,628$21,683
62Purdue University-Main Campus $9,992$28,794 $9,982$28,784
62University of Georgia $10,970$26,958 $11,182$27,570
62University of Maryland-College Park $13,884$28,122 $14,542$29,498
62University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus $23,140$37,830 $23,716$38,959
68Texas A & M University-College Station $9,065$19,585 $9,229$20,111
68Worcester Polytechnic Institute $26,286$27,198
70Rutgers University-New Brunswick $18,984$30,792 $19,342$31,370
71American University $30,246$31,424
71Baylor University $32,832$34,220
71University of Iowa $10,960$29,696 $11,598$31,539
71University of Minnesota-Twin Cities $18,232$27,388 $18,743$28,183
71Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University $15,072$28,206 $15,632$28,655
76Clark University $32,040$23,968
76Indiana University-Bloomington $10,279$31,448 $10,570$33,275
76Marquette University $19,800$20,260
76Miami University-Oxford $13,812$30,860 $14,102$31,491
76Stevens Institute of Technology $35,716$36,959
76SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry $12,535$23,875 $13,018$24,349
76Texas Christian University $28,038$29,456
76University of Delaware $32,652$32,652 $33,578$33,578
76University of Massachusetts-Amherst $15,367$29,991 $15,125$28,345
85Michigan State University $17,436$34,260 $18,135$35,633
85University of California-Santa Cruz $13,837$28,939 $14,303$29,397
85University of Vermont $17,478$41,094 $17,957$42,138
88SUNY at Binghamton $12,946$24,286 $12,971$24,311
88Colorado School of Mines $18,386$37,436 $18,947$38,744
88Stony Brook University $12,635$23,975 $12,704$24,044
88The University of Alabama $10,780$28,100 $11,099$29,299
88University of Colorado Boulder $12,998$31,340 $13,398$32,277
88University of Denver $47,823$50,164
88University of Tulsa $22,720$22,720
95Drexel University $33,996$34,996
95Florida State University $11,553$25,985 $11,563$25,292
95North Carolina State University at Raleigh $11,027$26,502 $11,502$27,989
95University of San Diego $26,418$27,025
99Saint Louis University $20,346$20,806
99University of Missouri-Columbia $9,828$24,847 $10,087$25,421
Average$14,664$35,380$15,023$36,491

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November 10, 2013 at 1:45 PM delete

Is the tuition per year or the whole course?

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January 7, 2014 at 7:47 PM delete

not for the whole course for sure..
could be either per a year or a semester

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