US News Best Colleges Ranking 2009- National Universities (Top 50 List):

1 Harvard University|Cambridge, MA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $36,173
2007 Total enrollment: 19,257
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 9.2 %

2 Princeton University|Princeton, NJ
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $34,290
2007 Total enrollment: 7,334
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 9.7 %

3 Yale University|New Haven, CT
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $35,300
2007 Total enrollment: 11,454
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 9.9 %

4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology |Cambridge, MA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $36,390
2007 Total enrollment: 10,220
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 12.5 %

4 Stanford University |Stanford, CA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $36,030
2007 Total enrollment: 19,782
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 10.3 %

6 California Institute of Technology|Pasadena, CA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $34,437
2007 Total enrollment: 2,133
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 16.9 %

6 University of Pennsylvania |Philadelphia, PA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $37,526
2007 Total enrollment: 18,916
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 16.0 %

8 Columbia University |New York, NY
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $39,326
2007 Total enrollment: 22,655
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 10.6 %

8 Duke University |Durham, NC
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $37,525
2007 Total enrollment: 13,598
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 23.0 %

8 University of Chicago |Chicago, IL
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $37,632
2007 Total enrollment: 12,336
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 34.7 %

11 Dartmouth College |Hanover, NH
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $36,915
2007 Total enrollment: 5,849
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 15.3 %

12 Northwestern University|Evanston, IL
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $37,125
2007 Total enrollment: 18,028
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 26.8 %

12 Washington University in St. Louis|St. Louis, MO
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $37,248
2007 Total enrollment: 13,382
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 17.3 %

14 Cornell University |Ithaca, NY
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $36,504
2007 Total enrollment: 19,800
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 21.4 %

15 Johns Hopkins University |Baltimore, MD
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $37,700
2007 Total enrollment: 19,737
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 24.3 %

16 Brown University |Providence, RI
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $37,718
2007 Total enrollment: 8,167
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 14.0 %

17 Rice University|Houston, TX
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $28,996
2007 Total enrollment: 5,243
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 25.1 %

18 Emory University |Atlanta, GA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $36,336
2007 Total enrollment: 12,570
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 27.2 %

18 University of Notre Dame |Notre Dame, IN
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $36,847
2007 Total enrollment: 11,733
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 24.5 %

18 Vanderbilt University |Nashville, TN
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $37,005
2007 Total enrollment: 11,847
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 32.8 %

21 University of California--Berkeley |Berkeley, CA
2008-2009 In-state: $8,932; Out-of-state: $29,540
2007 Total enrollment: 34,953
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 23.3 %

22 Carnegie Mellon University |Pittsburgh, PA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $38,844
2007 Total enrollment: 10,493
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 28.0 %

23 Georgetown University |Washington, DC
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $38,122
2007 Total enrollment: 14,826
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 20.8 %

23 University of Virginia |Charlottesville, VA
2008-2009 In-state: $9,300; Out-of-state: $29,600
2007 Total enrollment: 24,257
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 35.2 %

25 University of California--Los Angeles |Los Angeles, CA
2007-2008 In-state: $7,034; Out-of-state: $26,102
2007 Total enrollment: 38,896
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 23.6 %

26 University of Michigan--Ann Arbor|Ann Arbor, MI
2008-2009 In-state: $11,111; Out-of-state: $32,401
2007 Total enrollment: 41,042
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 50.3 %

27 University of Southern California |Los Angeles, CA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $37,740
2007 Total enrollment: 33,408
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 25.3 %

28 Tufts University |Medford, MA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $38,840
2007 Total enrollment: 9,758
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 27.5 %

28 Wake Forest University |Winston-Salem, NC
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $36,975
2007 Total enrollment: 6,788
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 42.4 %

30 University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill |Chapel Hill, NC
2008-2009 In-state: $5,396; Out-of-state: $22,294
2007 Total enrollment: 28,136
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 34.8 %

31 Brandeis University |Waltham, MA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $37,294
2007 Total enrollment: 5,333
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 34.4 %

32 College of William and Mary|Williamsburg, VA
2008-2009 In-state: $10,246; Out-of-state: $29,326
2007 Total enrollment: 7,795
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 33.7 %

33 New York University |New York, NY
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $37,372
2007 Total enrollment: 41,783
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 36.7 %

34 Boston College |Chestnut Hill, MA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $37,950
2007 Total enrollment: 13,723
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 27.3 %

35 Georgia Institute of Technology |Atlanta, GA
2008-2009 In-state: $5,272; Out-of-state: $21,386
2007 Total enrollment: 18,742
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 63.4 %

35 Lehigh University |Bethlehem, PA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $37,550
2007 Total enrollment: 6,845
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 31.9 %

35 University of California--San Diego |La Jolla, CA
2008-2009 In-state: $8,911; Out-of-state: $28,932
2007 Total enrollment: 27,020
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 42.5 %

35 University of Rochester |Rochester, NY
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $37,250
2007 Total enrollment: 9,334
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 41.2 %

35 University of Wisconsin--Madison |Madison, WI
2008-2009 In-state: $7,568; Out-of-state: $21,818
2007 Total enrollment: 42,041
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 56.2 %

40 University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign |Champaign, IL
2008-2009 In-state: $11,261; Out-of-state: $25,334
2007 Total enrollment: 42,326
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 71.0 %

41 Case Western Reserve University |Cleveland, OH
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $34,252
2007 Total enrollment: 9,844
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 74.7 %

41 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute |Troy, NY
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $37,990
2007 Total enrollment: 7,299
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 49.4 %

41 University of Washington |Seattle, WA
2008-2009 In-state: $6,802; Out-of-state: $23,219
2007 Total enrollment: 40,218
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 64.7 %

44 University of California--Davis |Davis, CA
2008-2009 In-state: $8,635; Out-of-state: $28,656
2007 Total enrollment: 29,796
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 58.6 %

44 University of California--Irvine |Irvine, CA
2008-2009 In-state: $7,556; Out-of-state: $27,176
2007 Total enrollment: 26,483
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 55.6 %

44 University of California--Santa Barbara |Santa Barbara, CA
2008-2009 In-state: $8,573; Out-of-state: $29,181
2007 Total enrollment: 21,410
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 54.4 %

47 Pennsylvania State University--University Park |University Park, PA
2008-2009 In-state: $13,706; Out-of-state: $24,940
2007 Total enrollment: 43,252
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 51.0 %

47 University of Texas--Austin |Austin, TX
2007-2008 In-state: $8,130; Out-of-state: $25,722
2007 Total enrollment: 50,170
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 50.7 %

49 University of Florida |Gainesville, FL
2008-2009 In-state: $3,790; Out-of-state: $21,400
2007 Total enrollment: 51,725
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 42.1 %

50 Yeshiva University |New York, NY
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $32,094
2007 Total enrollment: 6,358
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 69.4 %

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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