The 105 smartest public colleges in America

If you want to be surrounded by some of the smartest students in the US and get the most bang for your buck, you may want to consider one of the following universities.

From our recent list of the smartest colleges in America, we pulled out the top public schools.

These colleges offer brainpower and affordability, since the average annual cost of attending an in-state four-year public school is $9,100, according to CollegeBoard. Compare that to the average private school cost of $31,200 — a difference of $22,100 a year.

18 New College of Florida  average SAT score 1280