50 Best Public Grad Schools of 2021

When graduate students need to make significant financial contributions to their graduate education, it makes sense to attend a public university over a private one.

50 Best Public Grad Schools of 2021

Public universities have an advantage over private universities when cost is an issue. For much of graduate education, cost is not an issue. Students going to graduate school often receive tuition remission and stipends, in which case it makes no financial difference going to a public or private university. But even though many graduate programs offer tuition remission and stipends, many do not.

Professional schools, such as business, law, and medicine, where it is assumed that those graduating with an advanced degree will earn a good salary on account of the degree, typically charge full tuition. The same tends to hold for students with an undergraduate degree who need to do some additional “leveling” work in order to get into a doctoral program. They will often first have to obtain a master’s degree. Such “terminal” master’s degrees, as they’re called, typically don’t come with tuition remission or stipends: the schools realize that they are serving as a springboard to another program and therefore charge accordingly (often full price). In such circumstances, where graduate students need to make significant financial contributions to their graduate education, it makes sense to attend a public university in one’s state, where the costs, because subsidized by tax dollars, will tend to be a lot lower than for comparable programs at public universities.

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How can you choose the best graduate school for you? A good answer to this question looks to your personal and professional goals. Certain professions will require you to earn an advanced degree. In other cases, an advanced degree can make you eligible for leadership roles and higher pay. For instance, the best graduate schools for education can improve your earnings as a teacher, make you eligible for tenure, or help you meet the basic threshold for continued employment. On the other hand, the best graduate schools for business can simply make you a more competitive candidate for job openings and management roles.

The best graduate school for you should have a stellar reputation and employ highly influential professors across the board and especially in your area of study. Indeed, much exciting academic work these days is cross-disciplinary, and for such work to flourish it helps to be at a school that is strong across discipines. The following list is composed of only private graduate schools.

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We’ve identified 302 public colleges and universities that meet our criteria. In order to be included in this list of best graduate schools, a university needs to satisfy the following four conditions:

  1. It must be a public non-profit institution.
  2. It must be fully accredited.
  3. It must offer doctoral degrees and a broad range of advanced degrees.
  4. It must have a student body of at least 2,000.

How do we determine the best public graduate colleges & universities?

The people affiliated with a school are ultimately what make it great. This is why influence gets at the heart of what is truly best in education. At the undergraduate level, the best colleges and universities are those with the highest concentration of influence. Our Concentrated Influence metric adjusts overall influence by size of undergraduate student body, thus allowing smaller schools to compete with larger schools so long as they have proportionately as strong influential faculty and alums.

But at the graduate level, the combined influence score of a college or university’s top academic influencers is the best indicator of academic excellence. Overall influence, and not influence controlled by other variables, thus becomes the best gauge of academic excellence at the graduate level. Where smaller size is an advantage at the undergraduate level (hence Concentrated Influence), graduate studies benefit from a large and vibrant community of graduate students, who promise to become the new generation of academic influencers.

If you are serious about finding the best graduate schools, you should be asking where the most influential professors are teaching, and whether their graduates themselves are advancing the school’s reputation for academic excellence. Most ranking sites rely on an opaque combination of reputation surveys and arbitrary performance metrics. Influence, as measured by our InfluenceRanking engine, provides a ranking that is free from bias, insulated from manipulation, and reflective of real-world educational outcomes.

Find out more about our methodology here.


50 Best Public Grad Schools in the US

  1. University of California, Berkeley
    #1

    University of California, Berkeley

    #6 institution's overall influence
    #29 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $14K

    Acceptance

    15%

    Graduation

    92%

    Student body

    41K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1425/33

    Berkeley, CA

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    What is University of California, Berkeley known for?

    University of California, Berkeley's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Mathematics
    • Earth Sciences
    • Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Sociology
    • Anthropology
    • Philosophy

    Most Influential Alumni

  2. University of Michigan
    #2

    University of Michigan

    #15 institution's overall influence
    #37 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $16K

    Acceptance

    23%

    Graduation

    91%

    Student body

    42K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1420/32

    Ann Arbor, MI

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    What is University of Michigan known for?

    University of Michigan's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Social Work
    • Psychology
    • Anthropology
    • Sociology
    • Engineering
    • Education
    • History
    • Medical
    • Computer Science
    • Mathematics

    Most Influential Alumni

  3. University of California, Los Angeles
    #3

    University of California, Los Angeles

    #23 institution's overall influence
    #31 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $13K

    Acceptance

    14%

    Graduation

    91%

    Student body

    44K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1405/32

    Los Angeles, CA

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    What is University of California, Los Angeles known for?

    University of California, Los Angeles's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • History
    • Mathematics
    • Chemistry
    • Philosophy
    • Computer Science
    • Business
    • Political Science
    • Nursing
    • Economics
    • Earth Sciences

    Most Influential Alumni

  4. University of California, San Diego
    #4

    University of California, San Diego

    #48 institution's overall influence
    #71 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $14K

    Acceptance

    30%

    Graduation

    87%

    Student body

    36K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1365/30

    La Jolla, CA

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    What is University of California, San Diego known for?

    University of California, San Diego's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Earth Sciences
    • Physics
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics
    • Computer Science
    • Philosophy
    • Engineering
    • Medical
    • Psychology

    Most Influential Alumni

  5. University of Washington
    #5

    University of Washington

    #42 institution's overall influence
    #69 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $11K

    Acceptance

    49%

    Graduation

    84%

    Student body

    46K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1340/29

    Seattle, WA

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    What is University of Washington known for?

    University of Washington's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Nursing
    • Biology
    • Computer Science
    • Anthropology
    • Medical
    • Political Science
    • Criminal Justice
    • Economics
    • Earth Sciences
    • Social Work

    Most Influential Alumni

  6. University of Texas at Austin
    #6

    University of Texas at Austin

    #43 institution's overall influence
    #43 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $11K

    Acceptance

    39%

    Graduation

    81%

    Student body

    45K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1355/30

    Austin, TX

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    What is University of Texas at Austin known for?

    University of Texas at Austin's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Physics
    • Earth Sciences
    • Computer Science
    • Mathematics
    • Communications
    • Chemistry
    • Engineering
    • History
    • Psychology
    • Sociology

    Most Influential Alumni

  7. University of Wisconsin–Madison
    #7

    University of Wisconsin–Madison

    #25 institution's overall influence
    #216 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $11K

    Acceptance

    52%

    Graduation

    85%

    Student body

    36K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1365/29

    Madison, WI

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    What is University of Wisconsin–Madison known for?

    University of Wisconsin–Madison's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Sociology
    • History
    • Chemistry
    • Biology
    • Physics
    • Mathematics
    • Psychology
    • Economics
    • Social Work
    • Education

    Most Influential Alumni

  8. University of Minnesota
    #8

    University of Minnesota

    #33 institution's overall influence
    #890 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $15K

    Acceptance

    52%

    Graduation

    78%

    Student body

    44K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1375/28

    Minneapolis, MN

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    What is University of Minnesota known for?

    University of Minnesota's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Nursing
    • Education
    • Psychology
    • Medical
    • Economics
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Political Science
    • Earth Sciences
    • Social Work

    Most Influential Alumni

  9. University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
    #9

    University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

    #45 institution's overall influence
    #162 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $17K

    Acceptance

    62%

    Graduation

    85%

    Student body

    52K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1330/29

    Champaign, IL

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    What is University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign known for?

    University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Engineering
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Computer Science
    • Mathematics
    • Biology
    • Communications
    • Business
    • Earth Sciences
    • Social Work

    Most Influential Alumni

  10. University of Virginia
    #10

    University of Virginia

    #44 institution's overall influence
    #40 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $17K

    Acceptance

    26%

    Graduation

    94%

    Student body

    24K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1415/32

    Charlottesville, VA

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    What is University of Virginia known for?

    University of Virginia's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Religious Studies
    • Literature
    • Law
    • Economics
    • History
    • Education
    • Medical
    • Political Science
    • Business
    • Psychology

    Most Influential Alumni

  11. Purdue University
    #11

    Purdue University

    #54 institution's overall influence
    #1204 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $10K

    Acceptance

    58%

    Graduation

    77%

    Student body

    40K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1295/28

    West Lafayette, IN

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    What is Purdue University known for?

    Purdue University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Engineering
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Nursing
    • Computer Science
    • Communications
    • Business
    • Education
    • Biology

    Most Influential Alumni

  12. University of Maryland
    #12

    University of Maryland

    #77 institution's overall influence
    #214 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $11K

    Acceptance

    47%

    Graduation

    87%

    Student body

    35K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1380/31

    College Park, MD

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    What is University of Maryland known for?

    University of Maryland's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Criminal Justice
    • Communications
    • Physics
    • Sociology
    • Economics
    • Computer Science
    • Earth Sciences
    • Mathematics
    • Business
    • Engineering

    Most Influential Alumni

  13. University of Arizona
    #13

    University of Arizona

    #84 institution's overall influence
    #605 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $12K

    Acceptance

    84%

    Graduation

    60%

    Student body

    39K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1190/24

    Tucson, AZ

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    What is University of Arizona known for?

    University of Arizona's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Anthropology
    • Sociology
    • Physics
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Earth Sciences
    • Philosophy
    • Psychology
    • Political Science
    • Criminal Justice

    Most Influential Alumni

  14. University of Iowa
    #14

    University of Iowa

    #56 institution's overall influence
    #369 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $9K

    Acceptance

    83%

    Graduation

    72%

    Student body

    27K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1225/25

    Iowa City, IA

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    What is University of Iowa known for?

    University of Iowa's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Literature
    • Psychology
    • History
    • Nursing
    • Communications
    • Political Science
    • Economics
    • Education
    • Mathematics
    • Philosophy

    Most Influential Alumni

  15. University of California, Santa Barbara
    #15

    University of California, Santa Barbara

    #94 institution's overall influence
    #100 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $14K

    Acceptance

    32%

    Graduation

    82%

    Student body

    26K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1345/30

    Santa Barbara, CA

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    What is University of California, Santa Barbara known for?

    University of California, Santa Barbara's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Religious Studies
    • Physics
    • Earth Sciences
    • Anthropology
    • Psychology
    • Mathematics
    • Sociology
    • Computer Science
    • Chemistry
    • Biology

    Most Influential Alumni

  16. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    #16

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    #75 institution's overall influence
    #38 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $9K

    Acceptance

    23%

    Graduation

    91%

    Student body

    25K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1375/31

    Chapel Hill, NC

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    What is University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill known for?

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • History
    • Law
    • Political Science
    • Business
    • Communications
    • Mathematics
    • Chemistry
    • Nursing
    • Religious Studies
    • Education

    Most Influential Alumni

  17. #17

    University of California, Davis

    #117 institution's overall influence
    #163 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $14K

    Acceptance

    41%

    Graduation

    85%

    Student body

    35K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1280/28

    Davis, CA

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    What is University of California, Davis known for?

    University of California, Davis's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Biology
    • Earth Sciences
    • Anthropology
    • Mathematics
    • Economics
    • Sociology
    • Criminal Justice
    • Computer Science
    • Chemistry
    • Engineering

    Most Influential Alumni

  18. University of Pittsburgh
    #18

    University of Pittsburgh

    #71 institution's overall influence
    #987 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $19K

    Acceptance

    59%

    Graduation

    81%

    Student body

    27K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1350/30

    Pittsburgh, PA

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    What is University of Pittsburgh known for?

    University of Pittsburgh's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Social Work
    • Philosophy
    • Medical
    • Biology
    • Sociology
    • Psychology
    • Chemistry
    • Nursing
    • Computer Science
    • History

    Most Influential Alumni

  19. University of Utah
    #19

    University of Utah

    #74 institution's overall influence
    #1235 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $9K

    Acceptance

    67%

    Graduation

    65%

    Student body

    27K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1240/25

    Salt Lake City, UT

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    What is University of Utah known for?

    University of Utah's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Computer Science
    • Chemistry
    • Biology
    • History
    • Engineering
    • Religious Studies
    • Communications
    • Business
    • Medical
    • Education

    Most Influential Alumni

  20. Pennsylvania State University
    #20

    Pennsylvania State University

    #108 institution's overall influence

    Tuition + fees

    $18K

    Acceptance

    56%

    Graduation

    86%

    Student body

    47K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1260/27

    University Park, PA

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    What is Pennsylvania State University known for?

    Pennsylvania State University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Earth Sciences
    • Mathematics
    • Chemistry
    • Education
    • Physics
    • Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Philosophy
    • Psychology
    • Biology

    Most Influential Alumni

  21. Michigan State University
    #21

    Michigan State University

    #103 institution's overall influence
    #1461 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $16K

    Acceptance

    78%

    Graduation

    78%

    Student body

    43K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1210/26

    East Lansing, MI

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    What is Michigan State University known for?

    Michigan State University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Criminal Justice
    • Nursing
    • Education
    • Psychology
    • Business
    • History
    • Biology
    • Communications
    • Sociology
    • Engineering

    Most Influential Alumni

  22. Arizona State University
    #22

    Arizona State University

    #148 institution's overall influence
    #1312 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $11K

    Acceptance

    85%

    Graduation

    67%

    Student body

    50K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1245/25

    Tempe, AZ

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    What is Arizona State University known for?

    Arizona State University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Nursing
    • Business
    • Engineering
    • Education
    • Communications
    • Political Science
    • Earth Sciences
    • Social Work
    • History
    • Computer Science

    Most Influential Alumni

  23. University of California, Irvine
    #23

    University of California, Irvine

    #102 institution's overall influence
    #87 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $14K

    Acceptance

    29%

    Graduation

    87%

    Student body

    36K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1300/29

    Irvine, CA

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    What is University of California, Irvine known for?

    University of California, Irvine's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Philosophy
    • Religious Studies
    • Political Science
    • Computer Science
    • Sociology
    • Earth Sciences
    • Literature
    • Anthropology
    • Mathematics
    • Biology

    Most Influential Alumni

  24. University of Florida
    #24

    University of Florida

    #101 institution's overall influence
    #45 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $6K

    Acceptance

    39%

    Graduation

    87%

    Student body

    45K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1360/29

    Gainesville, FL

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    What is University of Florida known for?

    University of Florida's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • History
    • Nursing
    • Chemistry
    • Anthropology
    • Engineering
    • Biology
    • Medical
    • Criminal Justice
    • Business
    • Economics

    Most Influential Alumni

  25. University of California, Santa Cruz
    #25

    University of California, Santa Cruz

    #167 institution's overall influence
    #734 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $14K

    Acceptance

    47%

    Graduation

    77%

    Student body

    20K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1295/29

    Santa Cruz, CA

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    What is University of California, Santa Cruz known for?

    University of California, Santa Cruz's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Anthropology
    • Earth Sciences
    • Biology
    • Computer Science
    • Physics
    • Sociology
    • Psychology
    • Literature
    • Philosophy
    • Mathematics

    Most Influential Alumni

  26. University of Massachusetts Amherst
    #26

    University of Massachusetts Amherst

    #132 institution's overall influence
    #953 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $16K

    Acceptance

    60%

    Graduation

    76%

    Student body

    28K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1295/28

    Amherst, MA

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    What is University of Massachusetts Amherst known for?

    University of Massachusetts Amherst's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Earth Sciences
    • Economics
    • Computer Science
    • Literature
    • Social Work
    • Business
    • Education
    • Political Science
    • Communications
    • Criminal Justice

    Most Influential Alumni

  27. #27

    Stony Brook University

    #164 institution's overall influence
    #1211 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $10K

    Acceptance

    42%

    Graduation

    72%

    Student body

    24K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1325/28

    Stony Brook, NY

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    What is Stony Brook University known for?

    Stony Brook University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Biology
    • Sociology
    • Computer Science
    • Religious Studies
    • Chemistry
    • Philosophy
    • Anthropology
    • Psychology

    Most Influential Alumni

  28. George Mason University
    #28

    George Mason University

    #200 institution's overall influence
    #548 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $12K

    Acceptance

    81%

    Graduation

    70%

    Student body

    30K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1220/27

    Fairfax, VA

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    What is George Mason University known for?

    George Mason University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Economics
    • Criminal Justice
    • Earth Sciences
    • Political Science
    • Business
    • Sociology
    • Law
    • Philosophy
    • Computer Science
    • Anthropology

    Most Influential Alumni

  29. Ohio State University
    #29

    Ohio State University

    #104 institution's overall influence
    #77 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $11K

    Acceptance

    52%

    Graduation

    84%

    Student body

    55K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1345/29

    Columbus, OH

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    What is Ohio State University known for?

    Ohio State University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • History
    • Communications
    • Psychology
    • Engineering
    • Earth Sciences
    • Mathematics
    • Medical
    • Chemistry
    • Nursing
    • Business

    Most Influential Alumni

  30. University at Buffalo
    #30

    University at Buffalo

    #98 institution's overall influence
    #1348 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $10K

    Acceptance

    56%

    Graduation

    74%

    Student body

    27K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1245/26

    Buffalo, NY

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    What is University at Buffalo known for?

    University at Buffalo's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Sociology
    • Anthropology
    • Philosophy
    • Literature
    • Social Work
    • Psychology
    • Economics
    • History
    • Communications
    • Medical

    Most Influential Alumni

  31. University of Colorado Boulder
    #31

    University of Colorado Boulder

    #162 institution's overall influence

    Tuition + fees

    $12K

    Acceptance

    82%

    Graduation

    70%

    Student body

    32K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1255/28

    Boulder, CO

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    What is University of Colorado Boulder known for?

    University of Colorado Boulder's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Physics
    • Computer Science
    • Chemistry
    • Biology
    • Mathematics
    • Earth Sciences
    • Engineering
    • Communications
    • Economics
    • Business

    Most Influential Alumni

  32. Florida State University
    #32

    Florida State University

    #153 institution's overall influence
    #174 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $7K

    Acceptance

    37%

    Graduation

    80%

    Student body

    39K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1275/28

    Tallahassee, FL

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    What is Florida State University known for?

    Florida State University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Criminal Justice
    • Social Work
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Nursing
    • Law
    • Earth Sciences
    • Mathematics
    • Business
    • Biology

    Most Influential Alumni

  33. University of Oregon
    #33

    University of Oregon

    #130 institution's overall influence
    #547 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $12K

    Acceptance

    83%

    Graduation

    72%

    Student body

    22K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1185/25

    Eugene, OR

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    What is University of Oregon known for?

    University of Oregon's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Literature
    • Philosophy
    • Communications
    • Mathematics
    • Anthropology
    • Computer Science
    • Biology
    • Political Science

    Most Influential Alumni

  34. Georgia Institute of Technology
    #34

    Georgia Institute of Technology

    #145 institution's overall influence
    #39 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $12K

    Acceptance

    22%

    Graduation

    86%

    Student body

    28K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1465/32

    Atlanta, GA

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    What is Georgia Institute of Technology known for?

    Georgia Institute of Technology's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Chemistry
    • Communications
    • Business
    • Physics
    • Mathematics
    • Earth Sciences
    • History
    • Biology

    Most Influential Alumni

  35. University of Missouri
    #35

    University of Missouri

    #127 institution's overall influence
    #1169 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $10K

    Acceptance

    78%

    Graduation

    68%

    Student body

    26K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1190/26

    Columbia, MO

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    What is University of Missouri known for?

    University of Missouri's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Economics
    • Communications
    • Sociology
    • Business
    • Nursing
    • Psychology
    • Engineering
    • Political Science
    • History
    • Education

    Most Influential Alumni

  36. University of Georgia
    #36

    University of Georgia

    #138 institution's overall influence
    #58 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $12K

    Acceptance

    49%

    Graduation

    84%

    Student body

    37K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1325/29

    Athens, GA

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    What is University of Georgia known for?

    University of Georgia's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Social Work
    • Law
    • Education
    • Medical
    • History
    • Business
    • Chemistry
    • Engineering
    • Sociology
    • Computer Science

    Most Influential Alumni

  37. Virginia Tech
    #37

    Virginia Tech

    #197 institution's overall influence
    #230 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $14K

    Acceptance

    65%

    Graduation

    84%

    Student body

    34K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1285/28

    Blacksburg, VA

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    What is Virginia Tech known for?

    Virginia Tech's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Engineering
    • Economics
    • Computer Science
    • Biology
    • Earth Sciences
    • Physics
    • Mathematics
    • Chemistry
    • Communications
    • Business

    Most Influential Alumni

  38. Texas A&M University
    #38

    Texas A&M University

    #183 institution's overall influence
    #91 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $11K

    Acceptance

    68%

    Graduation

    80%

    Student body

    58K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1275/28

    College Station, TX

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    What is Texas A&M University known for?

    Texas A&M University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Engineering
    • Sociology
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Business
    • Political Science
    • Mathematics
    • Earth Sciences
    • Criminal Justice
    • Physics

    Most Influential Alumni

  39. North Carolina State University
    #39

    North Carolina State University

    #196 institution's overall influence
    #176 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $9K

    Acceptance

    47%

    Graduation

    78%

    Student body

    30K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1320/29

    Raleigh, NC

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    What is North Carolina State University known for?

    North Carolina State University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Engineering
    • Physics
    • Biology
    • Computer Science
    • Mathematics
    • Chemistry
    • Business
    • History
    • Economics
    • Communications

    Most Influential Alumni

  40. City College of New York
    #40

    City College of New York

    #58 institution's overall influence

    Tuition + fees

    $7K

    Acceptance

    48%

    Graduation

    47%

    Student body

    13K

    New York, NY

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    What is City College of New York known for?

    City College of New York's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Literature
    • Psychology
    • Social Work
    • Physics
    • Law
    • Economics
    • Mathematics
    • Philosophy
    • Sociology
    • Communications

    Most Influential Alumni

  41. University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    #41

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    #172 institution's overall influence
    #1285 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $13K

    Acceptance

    78%

    Graduation

    69%

    Student body

    26K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1240/28

    Knoxville, TN

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    What is University of Tennessee, Knoxville known for?

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Economics
    • History
    • Criminal Justice
    • Business
    • Anthropology
    • Chemistry
    • Biology
    • Medical
    • Literature
    • Engineering

    Most Influential Alumni

  42. Temple University
    #42

    Temple University

    #182 institution's overall influence
    #1402 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $17K

    Acceptance

    59%

    Graduation

    71%

    Student body

    34K

    Philadelphia, PA

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    What is Temple University known for?

    Temple University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Sociology
    • Criminal Justice
    • Religious Studies
    • Social Work
    • Political Science
    • Literature
    • Education
    • Anthropology
    • Communications
    • Psychology

    Most Influential Alumni

  43. Indiana University Bloomington
    #43

    Indiana University Bloomington

    #169 institution's overall influence
    #875 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $11K

    Acceptance

    77%

    Graduation

    76%

    Student body

    40K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1255/27

    Bloomington, IN

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    What is Indiana University Bloomington known for?

    Indiana University Bloomington's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Criminal Justice
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Philosophy
    • Anthropology
    • Earth Sciences
    • Physics
    • Sociology
    • Psychology
    • Religious Studies

    Most Influential Alumni

  44. University of California, Riverside
    #44

    University of California, Riverside

    #289 institution's overall influence
    #919 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $14K

    Acceptance

    51%

    Graduation

    73%

    Student body

    23K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1220/26

    Riverside, CA

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    What is University of California, Riverside known for?

    University of California, Riverside's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Sociology
    • Religious Studies
    • Earth Sciences
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Political Science
    • Economics
    • Literature
    • Anthropology

    Most Influential Alumni

  45. University of Houston
    #45

    University of Houston

    #253 institution's overall influence
    #1064 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $9K

    Acceptance

    62%

    Graduation

    51%

    Student body

    37K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1220/25