Top Land Grant Universities

Following are some of the top ranking land-grant universities and colleges in the US:

University of Missouri - It is a major land-grant institution and Missouri's largest public research university. The University receives top rankings for its programs in many areas such as journalism, family and community medicine, dispute resolution, etc.

University of Nebraska–Lincoln - It is a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). UNL is ranked near the top third of all national universities both public and private (at 104th), and is tied with four other universities as 47th in the "Top 50" list for public national universities in the U.S. News and World Report's annual evaluation of America's Best Colleges' 2011.

Cornell University - It is a private land-grant university, ranked 14th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2010. The Princeton Review reported that Cornell ranked 9th as a "dream college" for high school students and their parents (2006).

University of Tennessee - It is a public land-grant university headquartered at Knoxville. The University of Tennessee has been ranked as a Best Southeastern College by the Princeton Review. The Joel A. Katz Law Library in the UT College of Law is rated 9th best in the nation (National Jurist).

Texas A&M University - It is rated the 4th best U.S. public university (5th overall) by The Washington Monthly (2009). Texas A&M University is one of a select few universities with land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant designations. The 2011 U.S. News and World Report ranked Texas A&M 2nd nationally in their "Great Schools, Great Prices" category among public universities.

University of Georgia - It is tied for 18th among public universities and tied for 56th overall according to the U.S. News 2011 edition of America’s Best Colleges. It is also listed among 25 national universities with the least debt for 2009 graduates.

Michigan State University - Rankings compiled at the University of Western Australia listed MSU among the top 50 universities in the world based on research performance, including publications and citations.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT is ranked 2nd in the world among Top 50 Engineering & Technology universities in THE World University Rankings 2010-2011. It was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - It is a land-grant university located in Blacksburg, Virginia. The University is ranked in the top 20 public colleges and universities nationally among colleges that offer a first-class educational experience at a bargain price, according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.

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