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Explore the 10 Top Public National Universities

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The top 10 public National Universities in the 2019 Best Colleges rankings operate under the supervision of state governments and are usually funded in part by tax dollars and state subsidies; these schools in turn offer discounted tuition rates to in-state students. Explore photos of these top-ranked public universities. Due to ties, 11 schools are listed.

Updated Sept. 25, 2018: This slideshow has been updated to reflect ranks and data from the 2019 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings.

10 (tie). College of William and Mary (VA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 6,285

2018-2019 tuition and fees (in state): $21,830

2018-2019 tuition and fees (out of state): $44,701

Overall National Universities rank: 38 (tie)

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10 (tie). University of California–Davis

Total undergraduate enrollment: 30,145

2018-2019 tuition and fees (in state): $14,463

2018-2019 tuition and fees (out of state): $43,458

Overall National Universities rank: 38 (tie)

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8 (tie). Georgia Institute of Technology

Total undergraduate enrollment: 15,573

2018-2019 tuition and fees (in state): $12,424

2018-2019 tuition and fees (out of state): $33,020

Overall National Universities rank: 35 (tie)

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8 (tie). University of Florida

Total undergraduate enrollment: 35,247

2018-2019 tuition and fees (in state): $6,381

2018-2019 tuition and fees (out of state): $28,658

Overall National Universities rank: 35 (tie)

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7. University of California–Irvine

Total undergraduate enrollment: 29,307

2018-2019 tuition and fees (in state): $15,516

2018-2019 tuition and fees (out of state): $43,530

Overall National Universities rank: 33 (tie)

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5 (tie). University of California–Santa Barbara

Total undergraduate enrollment: 22,186

2018-2019 tuition and fees (in state): $14,472

2018-2019 tuition and fees (out of state): $42,486

Overall National Universities rank: 30 (tie)

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5 (tie). University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill

Total undergraduate enrollment: 18,862

2018-2019 tuition and fees (in state): $8,986

2018-2019 tuition and fees (out of state): $35,169

Overall National Universities rank: 30 (tie)

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4. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

Total undergraduate enrollment: 29,821

2018-2019 tuition and fees (in state): $15,262

2018-2019 tuition and fees (out of state): $49,350

Overall National Universities rank: 27 (tie)

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3. University of Virginia

Total undergraduate enrollment: 16,655

2018-2019 tuition and fees (in state): $17,350

2018-2019 tuition and fees (out of state): $48,891

Overall National Universities rank: 25 (tie)

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2. University of California–Berkeley

Total undergraduate enrollment: 30,574

2018-2019 tuition and fees (in state): $14,240

2018-2019 tuition and fees (out of state): $43,232

Overall National Universities rank: 22 (tie)

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1. University of California–Los Angeles

Total undergraduate enrollment: 31,002

2018-2019 tuition and fees (in state): $13,280

2018-2019 tuition and fees (out of state): $41,294

Overall National Universities rank: 19 (tie)

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