Of the top twenty-five best public Colleges list, United States Military Academy (USMA) ranked No. 1 in America, according to the Forbes magazine, with United States Naval Academy (USNA) and United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) placing second and third respectively. The University of Virginia and the College of William and Mary rounded out the top five.
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Here are the 25 best public colleges in America, 2016:
1. United States Military Academy
Less than 50 miles north of New York city, the United States Military Academy (USMA), also known as West Point, established by Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, on 16 March 1802.
2. United States Naval Academy
3. United States Air Force Academy
4. University of Virginia
5. College of William and Mary
6. University of California, Berkeley
7. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
8. University of California, Los Angeles
9. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
10. University of Wisconsin, Madison
11. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
12. University of Washington
13. University of Florida
14. University of Maryland, College Park
15. Georgia Institute of Technology
16. University of Texas, Austin
17. University of Georgia
18. United States Coast Guard Academy
19. University of California, Santa Barbara
20. Indiana University, Bloomington
21. University of California, San Diego
22. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
23. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
24. University of Colorado, Boulder
25. University of California, Davis