Top Public Schools Comparison

Public Schools Rankings and Academic Comparison

Next table compares the 2020 Top Public Schools with admission rate, college costs, completion rates, test scores, and more academic characteristics.The schools are ranked and selected by our ranking method and only qualified schools are included in the ranking. See our ranking methodology for Public Schools
All schools in 2020 Top Public Schools are public schools. The average acceptance rate of 2020 Top Public Schools is 61.35% and the average admission yield is 31.34%.The average tuition & fees of the 2020 Top Public Schools is $30,866 based on out-of-state rate. The average graduation rate is 69.06% and the average student to faculty ratio is 17.52:1 (5.71%). In average, 30,276 students are attending to one of the schools.
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2020 Top Public Schools Comparison Table
RankNameScoreAcceptance RateYieldTuition & FeesTest ScoresStudent PopulationStudent: Faculty
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Los Angeles, CAPublic, 4 Years91.1 14.0 % 39.1 % $42,994 1,405 SAT
95 ACT
44,537 18:1
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Berkeley, CAPublic, 4 Years90.9 14.8 % 45.2 % $44,007 1,425 SAT
97 ACT
42,501 20:1
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Charlottesville, VAPublic, 4 Years88.9 26.4 % 38.9 % $50,900 1,415 SAT
96 ACT
24,639 15:1
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Chapel Hill, NCPublic, 4 Years88.9 22.7 % 45.4 % $36,159 1,375 SAT
93 ACT
30,011 13:1
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Ann Arbor, MIPublic, 4 Years88.8 22.8 % 45.2 % $51,200 1,420 SAT
96 ACT
46,716 11:1
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Atlanta, GAPublic, 4 Years88.8 21.5 % 41.0 % $33,794 1,465 SAT
98 ACT
32,723 18:1
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La Jolla, CAPublic, 4 Years88.3 30.1 % 22.8 % $44,169 1,365 SAT
89 ACT
37,887 19:1
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Santa Barbara, CAPublic, 4 Years88.1 32.2 % 17.1 % $44,145 1,345 SAT
89 ACT
25,976 22:1
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Irvine, CAPublic, 4 Years87.9 28.8 % 21.2 % $43,481 1,300 SAT
85 ACT
36,032 18:1
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Gainesville, FLPublic, 4 Years87.7 38.8 % 45.1 % $28,659 1,360 SAT
88 ACT
52,218 18:1
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Davis, CAPublic, 4 Years87.5 41.1 % 19.9 % $44,249 1,280 SAT
82 ACT
38,167 20:1
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College Park, MDPublic, 4 Years87.5 47.2 % 30.1 % $36,891 1,380 SAT
93 ACT
41,200 18:1
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Madison, WIPublic, 4 Years87.4 51.7 % 31.0 % $37,785 1,365 SAT
89 ACT
43,463 17:1
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Seattle, WAPublic, 4 Years87.4 48.7 % 32.0 % $38,166 1,340 SAT
89 ACT
47,400 19:1
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Athens, GAPublic, 4 Years87.3 48.6 % 45.0 % $31,120 1,325 SAT
88 ACT
38,652 17:1
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Williamsburg, VAPublic, 4 Years87.3 36.9 % 28.6 % $46,854 1,400 SAT
94 ACT
8,817 11:1
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Champaign, ILPublic, 4 Years87.2 62.2 % 31.1 % $32,264 1,330 SAT
88 ACT
49,702 20:1
18 West Lafayette, INPublic, 4 Years87.1 58.0 % 27.3 % $28,794 1,295 SAT
86 ACT
44,474 13:1
19 Tallahassee, FLPublic, 4 Years87.1 36.8 % 34.2 % $18,786 1,275 SAT
83 ACT
41,005 21:1
20 Austin, TXPublic, 4 Years87.1 38.5 % 46.0 % $38,326 1,355 SAT
90 ACT
51,832 18:1
21 Columbus, OHPublic, 4 Years87.1 52.0 % 31.8 % $32,061 1,345 SAT
89 ACT
61,170 19:1
22 Newark, DEPublic, 4 Years87.0 66.4 % 25.6 % $35,710 1,255 SAT
82 ACT
24,120 15:1
23 Santa Cruz, CAPublic, 4 Years87.0 47.4 % 13.8 % $43,745 1,295 SAT
85 ACT
19,700 19:1
24 Blacksburg, VAPublic, 4 Years86.9 64.8 % 30.3 % $32,835 1,285 SAT
84 ACT
34,683 14:1
25 Raleigh, NCPublic, 4 Years86.9 46.9 % 34.8 % $29,220 1,320 SAT
87 ACT
35,479 14:1
26 University Park, PAPublic, 4 Years86.9 56.5 % 27.1 % $35,514 1,260 SAT
84 ACT
46,810 14:1
27 Storrs, CTPublic, 4 Years86.7 48.8 % 22.0 % $39,894 1,315 SAT
87 ACT
27,412 16:1
28 College Station, TXPublic, 4 Years86.7 67.6 % 45.7 % $38,602 1,275 SAT
83 ACT
68,679 20:1
29 Tempe, AZPublic, 4 Years86.7 84.8 % 38.9 % $29,428 1,245 SAT
76 ACT
51,585 19:1
30 Pittsburgh, PAPublic, 4 Years86.6 59.3 % 23.3 % $33,746 1,350 SAT
90 ACT
28,673 14:1
31 Richardson, TXPublic, 4 Years86.6 69.2 % 36.4 % $38,168 1,330 SAT
86 ACT
28,755 25:1
32 Knoxville, TNPublic, 4 Years86.6 77.8 % 32.8 % $31,664 1,240 SAT
83 ACT
28,894 17:1
33 New Brunswick, NJPublic, 4 Years86.6 60.1 % 28.3 % $32,189 1,300 SAT
86 ACT
50,254 16:1
34 Orlando, FLPublic, 4 Years86.6 42.5 % 40.7 % $22,467 1,250 SAT
79 ACT
68,475 30:1
35 Golden, COPublic, 4 Years86.6 49.2 % 19.3 % $39,762 1,370 SAT
92 ACT
6,325 15:1
36 Lowell, MAPublic, 4 Years86.5 71.8 % 24.2 % $33,574 1,235 SAT
79 ACT
18,242 17:1
37 Minneapolis, MNPublic, 4 Years86.5 51.9 % 26.5 % $33,325 1,375 SAT
85 ACT
50,734 17:1
38 Rolla, MOPublic, 4 Years86.5 84.2 % 36.3 % $28,282 1,284 SAT
85 ACT
8,601 18:1
39 East Lansing, MIPublic, 4 Years86.4 77.7 % 33.8 % $39,766 1,210 SAT
78 ACT
50,351 16:1
40 Honolulu, HIPublic, 4 Years86.4 83.5 % 28.3 % $34,218 1,145 SAT
69 ACT
17,710 12:1
41 San Diego, CAPublic, 4 Years86.4 34.6 % 24.0 % $19,390 1,210 SAT
75 ACT
35,303 27:1
42 Miami, FLPublic, 4 Years86.4 58.6 % 39.1 % $18,963 1,175 SAT
73 ACT
57,942 26:1
43 Tampa, FLPublic, 4 Years86.3 42.6 % 29.7 % $17,324 1,250 SAT
80 ACT
43,846 22:1
44 Amherst, MAPublic, 4 Years86.3 59.9 % 20.2 % $35,710 1,295 SAT
29 ACT
30,593 17:1
45 Clemson, SCPublic, 4 Years86.2 47.2 % 27.9 % $38,550 1,310 SAT
89 ACT
24,951 16:1
46 Lincoln, NEPublic, 4 Years86.2 79.6 % 40.5 % $25,828 1,245 SAT
76 ACT
25,820 18:1
47 Durham, NHPublic, 4 Years86.2 76.8 % 19.6 % $35,409 1,180 SAT
75 ACT
15,298 19:1
48 Reno, NVPublic, 4 Years86.2 88.2 % 43.9 % $23,086 1,175 SAT
69 ACT
21,463 19:1
49 San Marcos, TXPublic, 4 Years86.2 45.5 % 54.3 % $22,397 1,095 SAT
66 ACT
38,644 22:1
50 Riverside, CAPublic, 4 Years86.2 50.6 % 18.2 % $43,607 1,220 SAT
77 ACT
23,922 23:1
51 Norman, OKPublic, 4 Years86.1 77.7 % 35.7 % $27,144 1,245 SAT
77 ACT
28,564 18:1
52 Columbia, SCPublic, 4 Years86.1 63.1 % 30.1 % $33,928 1,275 SAT
82 ACT
34,795 17:1
53 Lafayette, LAPublic, 4 Years86.1 56.0 % 51.6 % $24,110 1,140 SAT
73 ACT
17,123 19:1
54 Stony Brook, NYPublic, 4 Years86.1 42.0 % 21.3 % $27,845 1,325 SAT
86 ACT
26,256 18:1
55 Las Vegas, NVPublic, 4 Years86.1 82.0 % 43.5 % $23,342 1,135 SAT
63 ACT
30,457 20:1
56 Fayetteville, ARPublic, 4 Years86.1 77.5 % 34.5 % $25,872 1,195 SAT
78 ACT
27,778 18:1
57 Baton Rouge, LAPublic, 4 Years86.1 74.2 % 32.2 % $28,639 1,180 SAT
78 ACT
30,983 20:1
58 Salt Lake City, UTPublic, 4 Years86.0 66.9 % 27.6 % $27,220 1,240 SAT
77 ACT
33,023 17:1
59 Burlington, VTPublic, 4 Years86.0 67.6 % 17.6 % $43,690 1,270 SAT
84 ACT
13,395 16:1
60 Buffalo, NYPublic, 4 Years86.0 55.9 % 24.5 % $28,194 1,245 SAT
80 ACT
31,503 13:1
61 Lexington, KYPublic, 4 Years86.0 94.5 % 27.8 % $30,680 1,190 SAT
78 ACT
29,182 16:1
62 Columbia, MOPublic, 4 Years85.9 77.8 % 31.7 % $28,348 1,190 SAT
78 ACT
29,843 17:1
63 Newark, NJPublic, 4 Years85.9 62.7 % 15.9 % $31,608 1,105 SAT
64 ACT
13,451 16:1
64 Houston, TXPublic, 4 Years85.9 62.3 % 37.1 % $21,749 1,220 SAT
74 ACT
46,324 22:1
65 Tucson, AZPublic, 4 Years85.9 84.4 % 23.0 % $12,691 1,190 SAT
72 ACT
44,097 15:1
66 Tallahassee, FLPublic, 4 Years85.9 38.9 % 39.3 % $17,725 1,105 SAT
62 ACT
10,021 16:1
67 Grand Forks, NDPublic, 4 Years85.9 82.2 % 44.5 % $15,895 1,105 SAT
70 ACT
13,847 18:1
68 Lubbock, TXPublic, 4 Years85.9 70.7 % 35.7 % $19,260 1,155 SAT
72 ACT
38,209 20:1
69 Oxford, OHPublic, 4 Years85.8 74.6 % 17.5 % $35,937 1,290 SAT
84 ACT
19,934 13:1
70 Vestal, NYPublic, 4 Years85.8 39.8 % 19.1 % $27,791 1,375 SAT
30 ACT
17,768 19:1
71 Pullman, WAPublic, 4 Years85.8 77.2 % 29.4 % $26,419 1,115 SAT
67 ACT
31,478 15:1
72 Ames, IAPublic, 4 Years85.8 90.6 % 35.4 % $24,508 1,213 SAT
75 ACT
34,992 19:1
73 Mississippi State, MSPublic, 4 Years85.8 56.9 % 36.0 % $23,950 1,200 SAT
76 ACT
21,974 17:1
74 Auburn, ALPublic, 4 Years85.8 75.4 % 30.6 % $31,124 1,230 SAT
82 ACT
30,440 19:1
75 Bloomington, INPublic, 4 Years85.8 76.9 % 23.8 % $36,512 1,255 SAT
83 ACT
43,503 16:1
76 Kansas City, MOPublic, 4 Years85.8 56.5 % 33.2 % $24,603 1,185 SAT
72 ACT
16,375 15:1
77 Fairbanks, AKPublic, 4 Years85.8 76.1 % 58.2 % $21,216 1,160 SAT
64 ACT
7,404 11:1
78 Kingston, RIPublic, 4 Years85.7 69.5 % 19.3 % $31,686 1,155 SAT
72 ACT
17,777 16:1
79 Phoenix, AZPublic, 4 Years85.7 80.6 % 30.6 % $29,428 1,175 SAT
69 ACT
11,584 14:1
80 North Dartmouth, MAPublic, 4 Years85.7 77.5 % 21.1 % $30,103 1,090 SAT
71 ACT
8,513 16:1
81 Newark, NJPublic, 4 Years85.7 63.7 % 24.9 % $33,386 1,285 SAT
83 ACT
11,423 17:1
82 Brookings, SDPublic, 4 Years85.7 92.4 % 43.8 % $12,589 1,135 SAT
67 ACT
12,104 17:1
83 Boulder, COPublic, 4 Years85.7 81.5 % 22.4 % $38,318 1,255 SAT
83 ACT
36,681 18:1
84 Merced, CAPublic, 4 Years85.6 66.2 % 13.3 % $43,292 1,105 SAT
64 ACT
8,544 20:1
85 Boca Raton, FLPublic, 4 Years85.6 59.3 % 31.1 % $17,324 1,160 SAT
69 ACT
29,772 21:1
86 Albuquerque, NMPublic, 4 Years85.6 69.6 % 36.0 % $23,292 1,150 SAT
65 ACT
24,319 17:1
87 Denver, COPublic, 4 Years85.6 63.6 % 24.3 % $25,823 1,115 SAT
69 ACT
25,645 17:1
88 Milwaukee, WIPublic, 4 Years85.6 74.0 % 45.7 % $21,168 - 27,012 18:1
89 Houghton, MIPublic, 4 Years85.6 73.9 % 28.9 % $35,196 1,265 SAT
81 ACT
7,172 13:1
90 Louisville, KYPublic, 4 Years85.6 72.4 % 29.2 % $27,954 1,180 SAT
77 ACT
21,430 14:1
91 Stillwater, OKPublic, 4 Years85.6 73.8 % 39.2 % $24,539 1,170 SAT
73 ACT
24,690 19:1
92 Fairfax, VAPublic, 4 Years85.6 81.1 % 23.4 % $36,024 1,220 SAT
80 ACT
37,316 17:1
93 Hilo, HIPublic, 4 Years85.5 78.6 % 28.9 % $20,752 1,065 SAT
59 ACT
3,406 12:1
94 Fort Collins, COPublic, 4 Years85.5 83.9 % 26.0 % $30,622 1,175 SAT
75 ACT
33,478 16:1
95 Tyler, TXPublic, 4 Years85.5 78.3 % 37.5 % $22,752 1,180 SAT
73 ACT
10,206 19:1
96 University, MSPublic, 4 Years85.5 88.1 % 25.3 % $25,100 1,160 SAT
76 ACT
22,456 17:1
97 Cincinnati, OHPublic, 4 Years85.5 73.1 % 31.3 % $26,994 1,265 SAT
80 ACT
37,886 16:1
98 Las Cruces, NMPublic, 4 Years85.5 65.7 % 35.8 % $23,076 1,050 SAT
60 ACT
14,289 17:1
99 Fresno, CAPublic, 4 Years85.5 57.5 % 33.6 % $18,469 1,020 SAT
57 ACT
25,137 23:1
100 Iowa City, IAPublic, 4 Years85.5 82.7 % 21.8 % $31,569 1,225 SAT
76 ACT
31,656 16:1
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Average86.5 61.3 % 31.3 % $30,866 1,244 SAT
78 ACT
30,276 17.5:1
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