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2024 Top Public Universities in America

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  1. #1 Top Public Universities in America.

    University of California - Los Angeles

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    5575 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says It was amazing! I came to UCLA as a 3rd year transfer student meaning I had more perks than some of those who came in as freshmen. The housing I did off-campus apartment dorms which was amazing. They....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 11%,

    Net Price: $13,393,

  2. #2 Top Public Universities in America.

    University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

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    4 Year,

    ANN ARBOR, MI,

    4699 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says The University of Michigan has so many amazing things to offer. For starters, the academics are really good and well structured (with some exceptions of course). Additionally, the academic advisors....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 20%,

    Net Price: $19,205,

    SAT Range: 1340-1520,

  3. #3 Top Public Universities in America.

    Georgia Institute of Technology

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    4 Year,

    ATLANTA, GA,

    2206 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says I have never felt so welcomed to a program and culture to where I knew without a doubt GA Tech was the place for me. If you choose to join this program, it will truly be a transformative journey that....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 16%,

    Net Price: $17,360,

    SAT Range: 1310-1500,

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  5. #7 Top Public Universities in America.

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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    4 Year,

    CHAPEL HILL, NC,

    2658 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Overall, I love my school. It is the definition of a work hard, play hard school. I've enjoyed all of my classes. Some have been incredibly challenging, but all have been valuable. I have met....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 20%,

    Net Price: $11,508,

    SAT Range: 1140-1380,

  6. #10 Top Public Universities in America.

    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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    4 Year,

    CHAMPAIGN, IL,

    4992 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says The student life at the University of Illinois is full of experiences that I will never forget. The vibrant night life and impressive academics make the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign a....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 60%,

    Net Price: $14,272,

    SAT Range: 1320-1510,

  7. #12 Top Public Universities in America.

    Virginia Tech

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    4 Year,

    BLACKSBURG, VA,

    4154 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I have partaken in multiple clubs throughout my semesters here at Virginia Tech where I was able to develop leadership skills that I would have never thought to gain. Out of all the extracurriculars....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 56%,

    Net Price: $20,109,

    SAT Range: 1210-1410,

  8. #13 Top Public Universities in America.

    University of California - Irvine

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    4 Year,

    IRVINE, CA,

    4264 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says UCI boasts a stunning campus with modern architecture nestled in a beautifully landscaped environment. The layout is convenient, making it easy to navigate between classes, dorms, and recreational....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 29%,

    Net Price: $11,633,

    SAT Range: 1230-1430,

  9. #16 Top Public Universities in America.

    Texas A&M University

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    4 Year,

    COLLEGE STATION, TX,

    7809 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Texas A&M offers just about everything a college student could look for, unless they want to be a fine arts major. I would like to see more music majors and minors available. The engineering....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 64%,

    Net Price: $22,253,

    SAT Range: 1140-1380,

  10. #18 Top Public Universities in America.

    William & Mary

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    4 Year,

    WILLIAMSBURG, VA,

    1623 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says William and Mary was not my top choice university, but after spending three years here, I 100% believe that it should have been! The professors are amazing and the class selection has somehow...Also, recent improvements to the dining halls have made them way more consistent and pretty solid overall (sometimes I would even call them "good!")-- I find the low rating for campus dining (as of....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 37%,

    Net Price: $18,399,

    SAT Range: 1360-1520,

  11. #20 Top Public Universities in America.

    The Ohio State University

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    4 Year,

    COLUMBUS, OH,

    5873 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I have absolutely loved my experience at The Ohio State University for these past two years. I am actually a transfer student and I was a little worried about coming in to a brand new school halfway....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 57%,

    Net Price: $19,474,

    SAT Range: 1250-1440,

  12. #22 Top Public Universities in America.

    University of California - Davis

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    4 Year,

    DAVIS, CA,

    5495 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says UC Davis, part of the prestigious University of California system, stands out as a renowned institution renowned for its excellence in education, research, and community engagement. Located in Davis,...The university prides itself on fostering a collaborative and inclusive learning environment, where students are encouraged to explore their passions and make meaningful contributions to society. Its....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 49%,

    Net Price: $16,640,

    SAT Range: 1160-1400,

  13. #24 Top Public Universities in America.

    Purdue University

    4 Year,

    WEST LAFAYETTE, IN,

    5127 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says So far, Purdue University has been a fantastic place to get an excellent education and make new connections. I have made many new friends and made it my second home. So far, I am involved with....

    Read 5127 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 69%,

    Net Price: $14,619,

    SAT Range: 1190-1430,

  14. #25 Top Public Universities in America.

    University of Pittsburgh

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    4 Year,

    PITTSBURGH, PA,

    4343 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Socially, the university has multitudes to offer, countless clubs and organization and events from farmers markets to concerts, fireworks, food trucks and group fitness classes there is always....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 67%,

    Net Price: $22,996,

    SAT Range: 1250-1470,

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