The better-known arm of Brigham Young University, located in Idaho, has also made it onto this list. Guided by its LDS affiliation, this institution provides a social, cultural, academic, and spiritual education to students of a variety of faiths. BYU’s freshmen retention rate is a solid 72%, and students are often attracted to the school’s diversity of academic programs and student clubs. You can also join the orchestra, participate in ROTC, become a student ambassador, or volunteer as a devotional usher. Active students will also enjoy numerous athletic events and outdoor activities like backpacking, canoeing, caving, horseback riding, mountain biking, kayaking, river boarding, whitewater rafting, and more.
Net Price: $8,148