Deciding which public university is perfect for you can be an exceptionally challenging endeavor. The universities are constantly being ranked on everything: campus beauty, excellent facilities, powerful name recognition, students’ happiness and success of alums, world renowned facilities, professor & faculty prestige.
However, the big question is: where should you go if you want to join the ranks of one the most intelligent students in the United States of America? Here are the 10 most intelligent public universities in the US for the 2015-2016 academic years.
10. Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology is a public university in Atlanta, Georgia. It is part of the university system of Georgia, and has satellite campuses in Savannah, France, Shanghai, Singapore and Athlone. The university is consistently ranked as one of the best public universities in the U.S.
The greatest strengths of Georgia Tech are in engineering and science; because of this, the institution frequently appears on the top engineering school rankings. The Tech’s undergraduate engineering program was ranked fourth and its graduate engineering program sixth by the U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
Many notable individuals in the United States once called Georgia Tech their home. Perhaps the most distinguished of which was Jimmy Carter, the former president of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize winner. Some alumni are CEOs of notable companies in the world.
9. The University of Vermont
UVM is a public research institution founded in the 1790s and located between the green Adirondack mountains. It is among the oldest universities in the United States and one of the finest in New England.
UVM consists of seven undergraduate schools, a graduate college, an honors college, and a college of medicine.
It is ranked 89th in the U.S. News and World report’s 2016 national university rankings and 37th among public universities.
In 2015, America’s Top Colleges list by Forbes ranked UVM 156th overall, out of the 650 best public and private colleges and universities in the United States.
The Wall Street Journal placed the UVM 18th in a list of top 30 public universities for their success in placing students in the most prestigious business graduate, law and medical programs in the nation.
Among the ranks of the most notable people from UVM include: the Nobel Peace Prize winner-winning activist, Jody Williams, who campaigned against landmines; and educational philosopher, John Dewey; the film producer responsible for Babel and Malcolm X, Jon Kilik.
The students at this university benefit from its unique setting that combines the resources of a research university with friendly and close-knit environment. The renowned professors, not graduate assistants, are the teachers and advisors of the students.