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UConn ranked 17th best public university in the U.S.

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University of Connecticut was ranked 17th best public university in United States. (WFSB file photo) University of Connecticut was ranked 17th best public university in United States. (WFSB file photo)
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The University of Connecticut is one of the best universities in the country.

Buffalo Business First came out with the ranking and put UConn at 17th.

Business first reviewed more than 400 public universities across the United States using a 20-part formula.

UConn was scored on factors including selectivity, diversity, cost and prestige.

UConn's ranking comes amid rising concern among students over a plan to increase tuition by 31 percent over the next four years.

The tuition increase would make UConn the second highest in New England.

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