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Top Public Schools Academic Key Facts Comparison

All schools in Top Public Schools are public schools. The average acceptance ratio of Top Public Schools is 23.70% where University of California-Los Angeles has the tightest rate of 14% and University of California-Santa Barbara has the loosest rate of 32%. The average graduation rate is 85.10% and the average student to faculty ratio is 16.20:1 (6.17%).

#1. University of California-Los Angeles

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#1. University of California-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA | Public, 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
14%
Student Population
44,537
Graduation Rate
91%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
18 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$13,240 (in-state), / $42,994 (out-of-state)
Graduate
$12,953 (in-state), / $28,055 (out-of-state)

#2. University of California-Berkeley

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#2. University of California-Berkeley

Berkeley, CA | Public, 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
15%
Student Population
42,501
Graduation Rate
91%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
20 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$14,253 (in-state), / $44,007 (out-of-state)
Graduate
$14,187 (in-state), / $29,289 (out-of-state)

#3. University of Virginia-Main Campus

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#3. University of Virginia-Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA | Public, 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
26%
Student Population
24,639
Graduation Rate
94%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
15 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$17,798 (in-state), / $50,900 (out-of-state)
Graduate
$19,528 (in-state), / $30,720 (out-of-state)

#4. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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#4. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC | Public, 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
23%
Student Population
30,011
Graduation Rate
89%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
13 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$8,980 (in-state), / $36,159 (out-of-state)
Graduate
$12,522 (in-state), / $30,248 (out-of-state)

#5. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

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#5. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI | Public, 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
23%
Student Population
46,716
Graduation Rate
92%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
11 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$15,558 (in-state), / $51,200 (out-of-state)
Graduate
$24,218 (in-state), / $48,532 (out-of-state)

#6. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

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#6. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

Atlanta, GA | Public, 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
22%
Student Population
32,723
Graduation Rate
87%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
18 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$12,682 (in-state), / $33,794 (out-of-state)
Graduate
$16,088 (in-state), / $31,164 (out-of-state)

#7. University of California-San Diego

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#7. University of California-San Diego

La Jolla, CA | Public, 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
30%
Student Population
37,887
Graduation Rate
86%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
19 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$14,415 (in-state), / $44,169 (out-of-state)
Graduate
$13,455 (in-state), / $28,557 (out-of-state)

#8. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

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#8. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Socorro, NM | Public, 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
23%
Student Population
1,895
Graduation Rate
56%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
8 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$8,156 (in-state), / $23,524 (out-of-state)
Graduate
$7,436 (in-state), / $22,220 (out-of-state)

#9. University of California-Santa Barbara

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#9. University of California-Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA | Public, 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
32%
Student Population
25,976
Graduation Rate
82%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
22 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$14,391 (in-state), / $44,145 (out-of-state)
Graduate
$13,569 (in-state), / $28,671 (out-of-state)

#10. University of California-Irvine

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#10. University of California-Irvine

Irvine, CA | Public, 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
29%
Student Population
36,032
Graduation Rate
83%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
18 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$13,727 (in-state), / $43,481 (out-of-state)
Graduate
$13,349 (in-state), / $28,451 (out-of-state)

Top Public Schools Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Comparison

The average undergraduate tuition & fees of Top Public Schools is $13,320 for state residents and $41,437 for out of state students in academic year 2019-2020. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor has the most expensive tuition & fees of of $51,200 and New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology has the lowest rates of $23,524. The average graduate tuition & fees of Top Public Schools is $15,539 for state residents and $28,367 for out of state students in academic year 2019-2020. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor has the most expensive graduate tuition & fees of of $48,532 and New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology has the lowest graduate tuition rates of $22,220. Next tables compare the tuition, fees, and living costs at Top Public Schools.
Table. Top Public Schools Tuition & Fees Comparison
RankSchool NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesLiving Costs
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-StateOn-CampusOff-Campus
1 University of California-Los Angeles $13,240$42,994$12,953$28,055$21,090$19,429
2 University of California-Berkeley $14,253$44,007$14,187$29,289$24,253$20,130
3 University of Virginia-Main Campus $17,798$50,900$19,528$30,720$14,912$14,912
4 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $8,980$36,159$12,522$30,248$14,276$14,276
5 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor $15,558$51,200$24,218$48,532$14,450$14,450
6 Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus $12,682$33,794$16,088$31,164$16,150$18,890
7 University of California-San Diego $14,415$44,169$13,455$28,557$18,306$18,441
8 New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology $8,156$23,524$7,436$22,220$13,624$13,624
9 University of California-Santa Barbara $14,391$44,145$13,569$28,671$21,190$18,863
10 University of California-Irvine $13,727$43,481$13,349$28,451$20,246$18,045
Average$13,320$41,437$15,539$28,367$17,850$17,106

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