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University of Michigan ranked as best public university in the U.S.

Sep 16, 2014

The University of Michigan is ranked as the top public university in the nation by QS World Rankings
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When it comes to public universities in the U.S., the University of Michigan is truly the leader and the best, according to QS World University Rankings.

U of M was named the No. 1 public university in the U.S. In the worldwide rankings, U of M came in at 23. 

It is one of 14 U.S. schools that made the top 30, and, along with the University of California, Berkeley (ranked 27th), is one of only two public universities to make the top 30. 

QS World University Rankings says its rankings are determined by looking at academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty-to-student ratio, citations per faculty, international student ratio, and international staff ratio. 

The results place U of M above its classic rivals: Ohio State was ranked at 109, and Michigan State University at 195. 

–Paige Pfleger, Michigan Radio Newsroom