Best Public Colleges In America

Over the last 10 years, tuition rates for both public and private colleges have increased by more than 25%, and student loan debt has increased alongside them.

Public universities are usually less expensive than their private counterparts.  Take a look at some of the best public schools in  the country.

United States Military Academy At  West Point

It is a small school with a very competitive acceptance rate of just 11%. It was originally built as a military fort in 1778.

University Of Virginia

The University of Virginia has just under 16,000 students. Popular majors include liberal arts and humanities, economics,  and business.

Georgia Institute Of Technology

Located in Atlanta, Georgia Tech is a larger school with an enrollment of more than 14,000 students.

University Of California – Los Angeles

With just over 31,000 students and a low acceptance rate, getting into UCLA is an accomplishment in itself.

University Of Michigan – Ann Arbor

Students who attend U-M say the school is a strong academic choice, with professors who care about their students and advisers who are helpful and knowledgeable.