11 Underrated Colleges Where You Can Get A Great Education

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Last week, we wrote about a new ranking from QS that found that Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are the best American universities for 80% of academic subjects.

However, we wanted to find out what schools shined outside of the Boston-based powerhouses. Using U.S. News & World Report's university rankings as a reference, here are the best specific academic programs that you don't need to go to a top ranked school for.

We created this list by looking at QS' rankings of the top academic programs for American universities, and then eliminated any school that appeared in U.S. News' top 25 universities. We've included where each school appeared in the QS rankings for American universities on our list below.Advertisement

Here are 11 underrated universities and the subjects they excel in:

University of Michigan:
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New York University:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:Advertisement

Georgia Institute of Technology:

University of California, San Diego:

University of Texas at Austin:Advertisement

University of California, Davis:

University of California, San Francisco:

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