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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 28.70% where University of California-Los Angeles has the tightest rate of 12% and New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology has the loosest rate of 80%. The average graduation rate is 85.10% and the average student to faculty ratio is 16.20:1 (6.17%). University of Michigan-Ann Arbor has the highest student population of 46,716 where total 32,292 students are attending Top Public Schools.

#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
12%
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)
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$73,200

#2. University of California-Berkeley

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#2. University of California-Berkeley

Berkeley, CA | Public, 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
16%
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)
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$79,000

#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
24%
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)
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$79,400

#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)
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$68,800

#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)
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$79,000

#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
21%
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)
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$85,900

#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
31%
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)
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$69,600

#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
80%
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)
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$58,500

#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
30%
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)
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$62,400

#10. University of California-Irvine

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#10. University of California-Irvine

Irvine, CA | Public, 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
27%
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)
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$65,800

Top Public Schools Tuition 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 table compares the tuition and important academic & admission facts between Top Public Schools.
Table. Top Public Schools Tuition & Fees Comparison
RankSchool NameUndergraduate
Tuition & Fees
Graduate
Tuition & Fees
Average Salary
after 10 years
of graduation
Acceptance RateSAT/ACT Scores Student PopulationGraduation Rate
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
1 University of California-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Public, 4 years
$13,240$42,994$12,953$28,055$73,20012% 1,415 SAT
94 ACT
44,537 91%
2 University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Public, 4 years
$14,253$44,007$14,187$29,289$79,00016% 1,430 SAT
97 ACT
42,501 91%
3 University of Virginia-Main Campus
Charlottesville, VA
Public, 4 years
$17,798$50,900$19,528$30,720$79,40024% 1,430 SAT
96 ACT
24,639 94%
4 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Public, 4 years
$8,980$36,159$12,522$30,248$68,80023% 1,405 SAT
91 ACT
30,011 89%
5 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
Public, 4 years
$15,558$51,200$24,218$48,532$79,00023% 1,435 SAT
98 ACT
46,716 92%
6 Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
Atlanta, GA
Public, 4 years
$12,682$33,794$16,088$31,164$85,90021% 1,405 SAT
95 ACT
32,723 87%
7 University of California-San Diego
La Jolla, CA
Public, 4 years
$14,415$44,169$13,455$28,557$69,60031% 1,370 SAT
89 ACT
37,887 86%
8 New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Socorro, NM
Public, 4 years
$8,156$23,524$7,436$22,220$58,50080% 1,275 SAT
77 ACT
1,895 56%
9 University of California-Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Public, 4 years
$14,391$44,145$13,569$28,671$62,40030% 1,355 SAT
89 ACT
25,976 82%
10 University of California-Irvine
Irvine, CA
Public, 4 years
$13,727$43,481$13,349$28,451$65,80027% 1,295 SAT
82 ACT
36,032 83%
Average$13,320$41,437$15,539$28,367$72,16029%1,382 32,29285%

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