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  1. #2 Top Public Universities in America.

    University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

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    4 Year,

    ANN ARBOR, MI,

    4374 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor offers many amazing things for college students. First, the campus is naturally beautiful with many events and organizations taking place the first few weeks....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 23%,

    Net Price: $17,357,

    SAT Range: 1340-1530,

  2. #3 Top Public Universities in America.

    University of Virginia

    4 Year,

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA,

    2270 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I really enjoyed my experience at UVA. Not only did I make more lifelong friends, I branched out and took the first few steps towards becoming an adult. I got a job, and for the first time in the....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 24%,

    Net Price: $17,579,

    SAT Range: 1340-1520,

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  4. #4 Top Public Universities in America.

    Georgia Institute of Technology

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    4 Year,

    ATLANTA, GA,

    2080 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Georgia Institute of Technology gives its students an incredible, quality education. I love this place! First, the opportunities that the name "Georgia Tech" brings to its students are invaluable,...Further, the community is awesome. I have met and will continue to meet incredible minds. There are so many different people and groups here that everyone will find a place. The friends that I have...Also, I want to mention its location. Atlanta is truly a beautiful city with many things to do after a long days of studying. There's the Coca-cola factory, Ponce City Market, and much more..

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 21%,

    Net Price: $16,883,

    SAT Range: 1300-1510,

  5. #5 Top Public Universities in America.

    United States Military Academy at West Point

    4 Year,

    WEST POINT, NY,

    459 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Even though the past year has been tough because of COVID restrictions, I have had overall a pretty good time at West Point. The people here are mainly what makes it worth it--I've made friends that....

    Read 459 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 12%,

    SAT Range: 1160-1380,

  6. #6 Top Public Universities in America.

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    4 Year,

    CHAPEL HILL, NC,

    2475 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says UNC Chapel-Hill is definitely challenging academically, but overall an excellent institution! Despite lots of challenges with the COVID-19 year (part of my sophomore spring and entire junior year), I....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 23%,

    Net Price: $10,085,

    SAT Range: 1310-1500,

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  8. #7 Top Public Universities in America.

    University of Florida

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    4 Year,

    GAINESVILLE, FL,

    7641 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says The education I received at the University of Florida was excellent. Once I got into my sociology major, I took multiple classes that were within my specific interests and my professors offered great....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 37%,

    Net Price: $10,457,

    SAT Range: 1310-1470,

  9. #10 Top Public Universities in America.

    William & Mary

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    4 Year,

    WILLIAMSBURG, VA,

    1541 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says William & Mary is an amazing school, and I feel so lucky to be surrounded by so many wonderful peers, professors, and others who have made my experience so great. For people that don't want to go to....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 38%,

    Net Price: $18,551,

    SAT Range: 1320-1510,

  10. #11 Top Public Universities in America.

    University of Georgia

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    4 Year,

    ATHENS, GA,

    5490 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says The University of Georgia provides so many resources and outlets for students to grow their identity and passions. I love the atmosphere it provides for students to transition into the next stage of....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 45%,

    Net Price: $15,961,

    SAT Range: 1240-1420,

  11. #12 Top Public Universities in America.

    University of Wisconsin

    4 Year,

    MADISON, WI,

    3238 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says UW-Madison is a great college! I personally enjoyed the social scene and the beautiful campus. Not only are there multiple course options, but most of the courses offered are extremely interesting.....

    Read 3238 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 54%,

    Net Price: $16,103,

    SAT Range: 1300-1480,

  12. #14 Top Public Universities in America.

    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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    4 Year,

    URBANA, IL,

    4696 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says The University of Illinois is a great school that has so much to offer its students, especially those looking to go into Engineering or any STEM field. The campus is lively and the Champaign-Urbana....

    Read 4696 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 59%,

    Net Price: $14,660,

    SAT Range: 1210-1470,

  13. #15 Top Public Universities in America.

    University of California - Santa Barbara

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    4 Year,

    SANTA BARBARA, CA,

    4516 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Great School for the Sciences, very beach vibe/outdoor campus, very social , great weather! By far the best thing about UCSB is the atmopshere. By its very nature, it inspires academic succsess....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 30%,

    Net Price: $16,767,

    SAT Range: 1230-1480,

  14. #18 Top Public Universities in America.

    Florida State University

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    4 Year,

    TALLAHASSEE, FL,

    7271 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says I adore Florida State University! This college is excellent about providing a safe and diverse community dedicated to the success of its student body. Tallahassee itself is known as a party town, but....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 36%,

    Net Price: $12,568,

    SAT Range: 1200-1340,

  15. #19 Top Public Universities in America.

    University of California - Irvine

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    4 Year,

    IRVINE, CA,

    4000 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I'm a student graduated in 2019. After graduating 2 years, I realized how great our university is. To be honest, I miss UC Irvine badly. Our campus is extremely beautiful, safe and clean, and there....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 27%,

    Net Price: $15,268,

    SAT Range: 1170-1420,

  16. #23 Top Public Universities in America.

    University of California - Davis

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    4 Year,

    DAVIS, CA,

    4743 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says If you're looking for a university with the perfect academic and social balance, then UCD is definitely the right fit for you. As an international student and being so far away from home, I was....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 39%,

    Net Price: $15,886,

    SAT Range: 1170-1410,