Top 25 Public Schools Tuition Comparison

Here, we introduce the 2020 Top 25 Public Schools and compare them with admission and tuition information. University of California-Los Angeles ranks first in Top 25 Public Schools ranking and University of California-Berkeley is placed in second. (Ranking data from College Evaluator)

Academic Comparison Between Top 25 Public Schools

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Colleges ranked in the Top 25 Public Schools are public schools.The average acceptance rate of the schools is 33.84% where United States Naval Academy has the tightest acceptance rate of 9% and University of New Hampshire at Manchester has the highest rate of 68%. The average SAT score of the schools is 1,338 where Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus has the highest SAT score of 1,465. Total 794,034 students are attending the Top 25 Public Schools where University of Florida is the largest with 52,218 students and University of New Hampshire at Manchester is the smallest with 750 students. The average graduation rate is 83.68% and the average students to faculty ratio is 15.48:1 at those colleges.
Next table compares the key academic facts between the Top 25 Public Schools with acceptance rate, SAT scores, graduation rates, student population, and students to faculty ratio.
Table. Top 25 Public Schools Key Academic Facts
RankNameAcceptance RateSAT ScoreGraduation RatePopulationStudent-Faculty Ratio
1University of California-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
14%1,40591%44,53718:1
2University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
15%1,42591%42,50120:1
3United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD
9%1,26091%4,5128:1
4University of Virginia-Main Campus
Charlottesville, VA
26%1,41594%24,63915:1
5University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
23%1,37589%30,01113:1
6University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
23%1,42092%46,71611:1
7Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
Atlanta, GA
22%1,46587%32,72318:1
8United States Military Academy
West Point, NY
11%1,24585%4,5897:1
9University of California-San Diego
La Jolla, CA
30%1,36586%37,88719:1
10New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Socorro, NM
23%1,30556%1,8958:1
11United States Air Force Academy
USAF Academy, CO
11%1,32083%4,3368:1
12University of California-Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
32%1,34582%25,97622:1
13University of California-Irvine
Irvine, CA
29%1,30083%36,03218:1
14University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
39%1,36090%52,21818:1
15University of California-Davis
Davis, CA
41%1,28086%38,16720:1
16University of Maryland-College Park
College Park, MD
47%1,38086%41,20018:1
17University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI
52%1,36587%43,46317:1
18University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Seattle, WA
49%1,34084%47,40019:1
19University of Georgia
Athens, GA
49%1,32586%38,65217:1
20College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, VA
37%1,40091%8,81711:1
21University of New Hampshire at Manchester
Manchester, NH
68%1,11041%75010:1
22University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL
62%1,33084%49,70220:1
23Purdue University-Main Campus
West Lafayette, IN
58%1,29581%44,47413:1
24Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
37%1,27583%41,00521:1
25The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
39%1,35583%51,83218:1
Average33.84%1,33883.68%794,034 (Total)15.48:1

Top 25 Public Schools 2020 Tuition Comparison and 2021 Estimated Costs

Next table lists 2019-2020 tuition & fees and compares them between Top 25 Public Schools. The 2019-2020 costs are officially published by IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education. The estimated costs for year 2020-2021 are calculated and estimated based on each school's rate of tuition change from 2019 to 2020.

For the undergraduate programs, the average tuition & fees of Top 25 Public Schools is $37,657 where University of Michigan-Ann Arbor has the most expensive costs with $51,200 and Florida State University has the lowest amount of tuition with $18,786. The average graduate tuition & fees of Top 25 Public Schools is $29,104 where University of Michigan-Ann Arbor has the highest tuition with $48,532 and University of New Hampshire at Manchester has the lowest amount of graduate school tuition with $15,505.
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Table. Top 25 Public Schools 2020 Undergraduate Tuition Comparison and 2021 Estimation
RankSchool Name 2020 Tuition & Fees2021 Estimated Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
1University of California-Los Angeles $13,240$42,994 $13,254$43,784
2University of California-Berkeley $14,253$44,007 $14,322$44,854
3United States Naval Academy -- --
4University of Virginia-Main Campus $17,798$50,900 $18,253$52,308
5University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $8,980$36,159 $8,973$37,176
6University of Michigan-Ann Arbor $15,558$51,200 $14,918$51,318
7Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus $12,682$33,794 $12,945$34,586
8United States Military Academy $0$0 --
9University of California-San Diego $14,415$44,169 $14,667$45,203
10New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology $8,156$23,524 $8,561$24,851
11United States Air Force Academy $0$0 --
12University of California-Santa Barbara $14,391$44,145 $14,391$44,920
13University of California-Irvine $13,727$43,481 $13,754$44,285
14University of Florida $6,381$28,659 $6,381$28,659
15University of California-Davis $14,495$44,249 $14,589$45,121
16University of Maryland-College Park $10,779$36,891 $10,966$38,646
17University of Wisconsin-Madison $10,725$37,785 $10,898$38,791
18University of Washington-Seattle Campus $11,465$38,166 $11,729$39,812
19University of Georgia $12,080$31,120 $12,335$31,853
20College of William and Mary $23,628$46,854 $25,574$48,491
21University of New Hampshire at Manchester $15,685$32,195 $16,117$33,834
22University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign $15,122$32,264 $13,233$29,408
23Purdue University-Main Campus $9,992$28,794 $9,992$28,794
24Florida State University $5,656$18,786 $4,909$16,276
25The University of Texas at Austin $10,824$38,326 $11,042$39,087
Average$12,729$37,657$12,809$38,275
Table. Top 25 Public Schools 2020 Graduate School Tuition Comparison and 2021 Estimation
RankSchool Name 2020 Tuition & Fees2021 Estimated Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
1University of California-Los Angeles $12,953$28,055 $12,960$28,062
2University of California-Berkeley $14,187$29,289 $14,243$29,345
3United States Naval Academy -- --
4University of Virginia-Main Campus $19,528$30,720 $20,233$31,103
5University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $12,522$30,248 $12,840$31,096
6University of Michigan-Ann Arbor $24,218$48,532 $25,005$50,108
7Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus $16,088$31,164 $16,383$31,761
8United States Military Academy -- --
9University of California-San Diego $13,455$28,557 $13,513$28,615
10New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology $7,436$22,220 $6,880$20,956
11United States Air Force Academy -- --
12University of California-Santa Barbara $13,569$28,671 $13,584$28,686
13University of California-Irvine $13,349$28,451 $13,354$28,456
14University of Florida $12,737$29,302 $12,737$28,497
15University of California-Davis $13,598$28,700 $13,626$28,728
16University of Maryland-College Park $14,793$30,885 $15,065$32,353
17University of Wisconsin-Madison $12,180$25,506 $12,352$25,677
18University of Washington-Seattle Campus $19,293$33,534 $22,436$38,937
19University of Georgia $11,168$27,476 $11,357$27,991
20College of William and Mary $16,440$34,229 $17,149$35,127
21University of New Hampshire at Manchester $14,125$15,505 $14,125$15,505
22University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign $18,083$31,490 $18,040$31,702
23Purdue University-Main Campus $9,992$28,794 $9,992$28,794
24Florida State University $11,553$25,985 $11,553$25,283
25The University of Texas at Austin $11,998$22,966 $12,260$23,375
Average$14,239$29,104$14,531$29,553

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