The smartest public colleges and universities in America

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By RYAN GORMAN

Students looking for the best bang for their higher education buck might want to look towards the best public universities and colleges.

A recent survey discovered the 100 public schools with the highest SAT scores -- they offer the affordability of a state school with the benefit of a highly intelligent student body.

The schools were recently ranked by Business Insider based on average standardized test scores reported to US News.

Many feel that the average SAT scores of admitted students offer a glimpse into the relative intelligence of the university as a whole.

Many well-known schools including all five service academies, the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Virginia, Rutgers and a number of State University of New York (SUNY) schools are also on the list.

High school juniors should at least keep these schools in mind when looking to send applications this school year.

U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges
U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges


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