5. University of Central Florida
The University of Central Florida is an American public research university located in Orlando, Florida. It is one of the largest universities in the United States for both undergraduate and total enrollment. In 2015, it was ranked as the third best up-and-coming public university by the U.S. News and World Report.
The university was rated as one of the 50 Best Value Public Universities by the Princeton Review & USA Today. UCF is also also rated 97th among public universities in the United States and 173rd overall on the list of Tier I National universities. Forbes lists UCF as the 42nd most affordable university in the United States. The renowned professors, not the graduate assistants, are the teachers and advisors to the students at this reputable Florida institution.
4. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
UNC-Chapel Hill is among the so-called “Public Ivy” schools. It is constantly ranked in the top five of the public universities in the United States. The total cost of university fees is, to the delight of many parents, generally lower than other highly ranked schools.
UNC-Chapel Hill colleges of law, medicine and business have excellent reputations. This university was ranked second in the U.S. News and World Report as the top public health graduate school in 2015. The university offers 71 bachelor’s programs, 107 master’s programs, and 74 doctorate degree programs. Chapel Hill, which surrounds the university, is widely regarded as one of the best college towns in the nation, with its diverse culture embracing music, the arts, and an array of shops and nightlife.
3. Ohio State University
The Ohio State University is a public research university located in Columbus, Ohio.
Want to know an interesting fact about this school? It has the distinction of being the largest university in the United States.
Founded in 1870, it is consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the country according to Forbes. In fact, Forbes magazine ranked Columbus city as one of the seven smartest cities in the world in 2015.
The university boasts a strong school of law and business; its political science department is also well-respected globally. Its research strengths earned it membership in the Association of American Universities. In fact, it has ranked third among the American universities for private industry sponsored research.
The U.S. News and World Report ranked The Ohio State university as the 16th best public university in the U.S. in its 2016 edition. Besides, the academic ranking of world universities ranks Ohio State 67th globally and 40th nationally in the 2015 edition.