■ Application deadline: Early action, Nov. 15; regular, Feb. 15
■ Undergraduates: 9,832
■ Students graduating within six years: 54 percent
■ Tuition and fees: $12,097 in-state, $26,146 out-of-state
■ Room and board: $11,243
■ Average financial aid package: $14,261
■ Highlights: In the past six years, the university has invested $600 million in construction and acquisition, including a health and social sciences building, a scientific and academic research building, parking garages, and residence halls. The university has a strong focus on hands-on learning, including research and co-op programs.