2018 America’s Top Public Universities
Looking for a best-in-class education but don’t want to pay the private education fees? No problem.
America is home to a diverse array of high-quality public universities, each providing unique opportunities for enrolling students.
Here are four of the best public schools to apply to next year.
CUNY (City University of New York) is the largest urban public university in the US. It’s ranked at the top school by MONEY for 2017-2018.
The most popular majors on this campus tend to lie within the realm of business. Finance, Accounting, Business/Corporate Communications, and Administration and Management are all popular and taught with a student-faculty ratio of 17:1.
The college is located in New York City, and it’s one of the senior colleges in the system. That said, it’s still affordable for New York residents and out-of-state tuition still falls below $20,000 per year. However, because it is in New York City, living costs tend to be high.
The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor is consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in America for undergraduate and post-graduate research and its reign will continue in 2018.
It’s on the expensive side of public colleges – in-state tuition is just south of $15,000 per year and non-resident tuition skyrockets to $47,000.
However, the student-faculty ratio of 15:1 is second to none and is very helpful in some of the school’s most popular majors including Experimental Psychology, Economics, and Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology.
The University of Virginia’s main campus in Charlottesville is known for its liberal arts college atmosphere with a wide range of majors including Economics, International Relations and Affairs, Psychology, and Biology.
Situated in a college town, the main campus is close to major metropolitan centers like Washington D.C. but still enjoys a small town feel. It’s so small, in fact, that the student-faculty ratio is 15:1.
In-state tuition is projected to be just above $16,000 in 2018 while out-of-state tuition is nearly $47,000 per year.
The Georgia Institute of Technology is a campus filled with dedicated faculty researchers who are happy to let undergraduate students in on the action.
Students enjoy a 20:1 student-faculty ration across popular majors like Engineering, Computer and Information Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Biological and Biomedical Sciences.
In-state tuition is projected to be around $12,500 per year. Out-of-state is cheaper compared to other public schools at only $33,000 per year.
Are you headed to any of these schools next year? Share your experiences in the comments.