Explore the 2022-2023 Best National Universities

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Explore the 2022-2023 Best National Universities

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Learn about the top 40 National Universities.

Earning an undergraduate degree from a top college can open the door to many career opportunities. From public to private universities, the U.S. News best National Universities list includes a mix of research institutions that offer a diverse range of undergraduate, graduate and graduate programs. Find out which schools topped the 2022-2023 Best National Universities rankings and see key details about each, including costs using the latest data available to U.S. News. Due to ties in the rankings, more than 40 schools are included.

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38 (tie). University of California—Davis

Total undergraduate enrollment: 31,657

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $14,740 (in-state), $44,494 (out-of-state)

Regular decision application deadline: Nov. 30

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Learn about the top 40 National Universities.

Earning an undergraduate degree from a top college can open the door to many career opportunities. From public to private universities, the U.S. News best National Universities list includes a mix of research institutions that offer a diverse range of undergraduate, graduate and graduate programs. Find out which schools topped the 2022-2023 Best National Universities rankings and see key details about each, including costs using the latest data available to U.S. News. Due to ties in the rankings, more than 40 schools are included.

38 (tie). University of California—Davis

Total undergraduate enrollment: 31,657

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $14,740 (in-state), $44,494 (out-of-state)

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Regular decision application deadline: Nov. 30

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38 (tie). University of Texas at Austin

Total undergraduate enrollment: 40,916

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $11,752 (in-state), $40,996 (out-of-state)

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Regular decision application deadline: Dec. 1

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38 (tie). University of Wisconsin—Madison (WI)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 35,474

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $10,796 (in-state), $39,427 (out-of-state)

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Regular decision application deadline: Feb. 1

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36 (tie). Boston College

Total undergraduate enrollment: 9,532

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $64,176

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Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 1

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36 (tie). University of Rochester (NY)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 6,570

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $61,678

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Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 5

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34 (tie). University of California—Irvine

Total undergraduate enrollment: 29,449

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $13,985 (in-state), $43,739 (out-of-state)

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Regular decision application deadline: Nov. 30

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34 (tie). University of California—San Diego

Total undergraduate enrollment: 33,343

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2021-2022 tuition and fees: $15,348 (in-state), $46,374 (out-of-state)

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Regular decision application deadline: Nov. 30

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32 (tie). Tufts University (MA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 6,676

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $65,222

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Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 1

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32 (tie). University of California—Santa Barbara

Total undergraduate enrollment: 23,091

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $14,450 (in-state), $44,204 (out-of-state)

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Regular decision application deadline: Nov. 30

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29 (tie). University of Florida

Total undergraduate enrollment: 34,881

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $6,380 (in-state), $28,658 (out-of-state)

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Regular decision application deadline: March 1

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29 (tie). University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill

Total undergraduate enrollment: 19,897

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $8,998 (in-state), $37,558 (out-of-state)

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Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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29 (tie). Wake Forest University (NC)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 5,472

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $62,128

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Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 1

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25 (tie). New York University

Total undergraduate enrollment: 28,772

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $58,168

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Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 5

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25 (tie). University of Michigan—Ann Arbor

Total undergraduate enrollment: 32,282

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $17,786 (in-state), $57,273 (out-of-state)

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Regular decision application deadline: Feb. 1

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25 (tie). University of Southern California

Total undergraduate enrollment: 20,790

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $64,726

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Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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25 (tie). University of Virginia

Total undergraduate enrollment: 17,299

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $21,381 (in-state), $56,837 (out-of-state)

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Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 1

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22 (tie). Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 7,365

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $61,344

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Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 1

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22 (tie). Emory University (GA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 7,130

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $57,948

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Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 1

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22 (tie). Georgetown University (DC)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 7,598

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $62,052

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Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 10

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20 (tie). University of California—Berkeley

Total undergraduate enrollment: 32,143

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $14,226 (in-state), $43,980 (out-of-state)

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Regular decision application deadline: Nov. 30

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20 (tie). University of California—Los Angeles

Total undergraduate enrollment: 32,119

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $13,804 (in-state); $44,830 (out-of-state)

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Regular decision application deadline: Nov. 30

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18 (tie). Columbia University (NY)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 8,832

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $65,524

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Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 1

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18 (tie). University of Notre Dame (IN)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 8,973

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $60,301

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Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 1

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17. Cornell University (NY)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 15,503

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $63,200

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Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 2

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15 (tie). Rice University (TX)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 4,247

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $54,960

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Regular decision application deadline: Jan.1

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15 (tie). Washington University in St. Louis

Total undergraduate enrollment: 8,034

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $60,590

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Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 4

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13 (tie). Brown University (RI)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 7,349

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $65,146

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Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 5

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13 (tie). Vanderbilt University (TN)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 7,111

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $60,348

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Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 1

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12. Dartmouth College (NH)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 4,556

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $62,430

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Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 3

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10 (tie). Duke University (NC)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 6,883

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $63,054

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Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 3

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10 (tie). Northwestern University (IL)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 8,494

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $63,468

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Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 2

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9. California Institute of Technology

Total undergraduate enrollment: 987

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $60,864

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Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 3

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7 (tie). Johns Hopkins University (MD)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 6,132

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $60,480

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Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 3

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7 (tie). University of Pennsylvania

Total undergraduate enrollment: 9,962

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $63,452

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Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 5

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6. University of Chicago

Total undergraduate enrollment: 7,526

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $62,940

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Regular decision application deadline: Nov. 1

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3 (tie). Harvard University (MA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 7,153

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $57,261

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Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 1

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3 (tie). Stanford University (CA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 7,645

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $56,169

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Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 2

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3 (tie). Yale University (CT)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 6,536

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $62,250

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Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 2

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2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Total undergraduate enrollment: 4,638

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $57,986

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Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 1

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1. Princeton University (NJ)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 5,321

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2022-2023 tuition and fees: $57,410

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Regular decision application deadline: Jan.1

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These are the top 40 National Universities.

1. Princeton University
2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3 (tie). Harvard University
3 (tie). Stanford University
3 (tie). Yale University
6. University of Chicago
7 (tie). Johns Hopkins University
7 (tie). University of Pennsylvania
9. California Institute of Technology
10 (tie). Duke University
10 (tie). Northwestern University
12. Dartmouth College
13 (tie). Brown University
13 (tie). Vanderbilt University
15 (tie). Rice University
15 (tie). Washington University in St. Louis
17. Cornell University
18 (tie). Columbia University
18 (tie). University of Notre Dame
20 (tie). University of California—Berkeley
20 (tie). University of California—Los Angeles
22 (tie). Carnegie Mellon University
22 (tie). Emory University
22 (tie). Georgetown University
25 (tie). New York University
25 (tie). University of Michigan—Ann Arbor
25 (tie). University of Southern California
25 (tie). University of Virginia
29 (tie). University of Florida
29 (tie). University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill
29 (tie). Wake Forest University
32 (tie). Tufts University
32 (tie). University of California—Santa Barbara
34 (tie). University of California—Irvine
34 (tie). University of California—San Diego
36 (tie). Boston College
36 (tie). University of Rochester
38 (tie). University of California—Davis
38 (tie). University of Texas at Austin
38 (tie). University of Wisconsin—Madison

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Updated on Sept. 11, 2022: This slideshow has been updated with the most recent data.

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