American education lives not only in private centers. Find out in the ranking of the 7 best public universities in the USA.
The image offered by the United States is that of a powerful country, which has the best infrastructures in all sectors; but also a place in which everything is privatized and that, without the power of the gentleman Don Dinero, you are neither anyone nor have access to any of these services.
And it is true. Many of you already know how healthcare works in the US or its educational system. Does this mean that you need a lot of money to study in the US?
Well, if you want to get into one of their legendary Harvard or Yale private “movie” colleges, you’ll need money, an immaculate record, and probably some kind of plug.
But you should know that, within the immense American educational offer, there are also high-quality public universities. What’s more, some of them are among the most recognized in the world.
In this ranking, we offer you what are, in our opinion, the 7 best public universities in the United States. Others like UCLA or the University of Virginia deserved to enter the list, but the ones that have finally made it are these:
University of California, Santa Barbara
It is part of the extensive network of the University of California, which includes 10 public centers in the area. Santa Barbara is one of its most important divisions.
It is known for being one of the universities with the most political activity (for example, it was the university that received the most attention in the media for the protests against the Vietnam War). It is considered among the 30-40 best universities in the world.
University of California, Berkeley
It is perhaps the most famous of the universities that are part of the University of California fabric. It has always been considered among the best public centers in the country, although in recent years the University of Michigan seems to have surpassed it in the evaluations of the experts. Even so, it remains the great pillar of public education in California.
University of Michigan
It is one of the most traditional public universities in the country and possibly the best of all. At least it is the best-ranked public center in the ‘QS World University Rankings’ (No. 23), occupying the 12th position within the United States, great merit considering that in this country everything is privatized. Prestigious publications such as ‘The Wall Street Journal’ endorse its Business School as one of the best in the country.
University of California, San Diego
Third and last of the centers in the ranking that are part of the Public University of California (along with those of Santa Barbara and Berkeley). It has 6 faculties and stands out for being among the best in the country and in the world in medicine or biology. UCLA could also enter our ranking, but we have decided not to include more centers from the University of California.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
With 20 colleges, 40,000 students, and an annual research investment of around $ 1 billion, Wisconsin is another of the leading public universities in the US Its mission is to ” provide a learning environment where every college, every worker and each student can discover, examine, criticize and transmit those knowledge and values that will help the current and future generations to survive «.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
The oldest in the country. She stands out for her studies in medicine, journalism, or law. At this University, Michael Jordan studied geography, although, in the end, he did not end up standing out precisely in that field, as we all know.
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
It is part of a network of three universities, along with Illinois in Chicago and Springfield (not The Simpsons). This university is highly recommended for two main reasons. On the one hand, it is one of the best in the country in terms of physics or engineering studies; on the other, it is one of the cheapest in the entire United States.