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American Universities

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Harvard University

Harvard University, which celebrated its 350th anniversary in 1986, is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Seven presidents of the United States - John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Theodore and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Rutherford B. Hayes, John Fitzgerald Kennedy and George W. Bush - were graduates of Harvard. Its faculty have produced more than 40 Nobel laureates.

Princeton University

Princeton is among the wealthiest universities in the world, with an endowment just over 11 billion US dollars (#4th largest in the United States) sustained through the continued donations of its alumni and maintained by investment advisors. Princeton has traditionally focused on undergraduate education and academic research, though in recent decades it has increased its focus on graduate education and now offers a large number of top-rated professional Master's degrees and PhD programs in a range of subjects. Its library holds over six million volumes.

Yale University

Founded in 1701 as the Collegiate School, Yale is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and a member of the Ivy League.The university's assets include a $15.2 billion endowment (the second-largest of any academic institution in the world) and more than a dozen libraries that hold a total of 11 million volumes. Yale has 3,200 faculty members, who teach 5,200 undergraduate students and 6,000 graduate students.

University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania is a private, nonsectarian research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Penn has also been recognized as a leader in the arts and humanities, the social sciences, architecture, engineering and education. It is particularly noted for its professional programs including Penn's schools of business, law and medicine.

Duke University

The university is ranked among the world's best institutions academically. Duke's research expenditures are among the largest in the U.S. and the athletic program is one of the nation's elite.

Stanford University

Stanford built its international reputation as the pioneering Silicon Valley institution through top programs in business, engineering and the sciences, spawning such companies as Hewlett-Packard, Cisco Systems, VMware,Yahoo!, Google, and Sun Microsystems - indeed, "Sun" originally stood for "Stanford University Network." The university also offers programs in the humanities and social sciences, particularly creative writing, history, government, economics, communication and psychology.

California Institute of Technology(Caltech)

Caltech maintains a strong emphasis on the natural sciences and engineering. Caltech also operates and manages the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)'s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), an autonomous-space-flight complex that oversees the design and operation of most of NASA's space-probes.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Institute has played a key role in developing the electronic digital computer, the inertial navigation systems used in missiles and spacecraft, and biomedical engineering. MIT maintains an undergraduate exchange program with the University of Cambridge in England, MIT has also set up relationships with the National University of Singapore and the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore known as the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA), which covers 5 major programs.

Columbia University

CU's undergraduate schools are Columbia College (CC), the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), and the School of General Studies (GS). The university has numerous graduate schools, the most notable of which include the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Graduate School of Journalism, the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and the Columbia Law School. As of 2005, 73 Columbia University affiliates have been honored with Nobel Prizes for their work in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, peace, and economics.

Dartmouth College

In addition to its liberal arts undergraduate program, Dartmouth has medical, engineering, and business schools, as well as 18 graduate programs in the arts and sciences; hence it would tend to be called a university in standard American usage.

Washington University in St. Louis

The University has an endowment of 4.4 billion USD, one of the largest in the nation. With 14 libraries the Washington University library system is the largest in the state of Missouri, containing over 3.5 million volumes.

Northwestern University

Northwestern University is a research university, located in Evanston, Illinois and Chicago, Illinois. Northwestern University enrolls approximately 15,000 full-time students (including approximately 8,000 undergraduates) and employs nearly 7,100 faculty and staff members.

Cornell University

Cornell University is a private research university located in Ithaca, New York. Its two medical campuses are in New York City and in Education City, Qatar. Three of its undergraduate colleges and the graduate-level College of Veterinary Medicine are called contract colleges.

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins offers its main undergraduate and graduate programs at the Homewood campus in Baltimore and maintains full-time campuses in greater Maryland, Washington, D.C., Italy, and China. The University is affiliated with 31 Nobel laureates. It boasts a wide spectrum in terms of its academic strengths, particularly in art history, biological and natural sciences, biomedical engineering, creative writing, English, history, economics, international studies, medicine, political theory, public health, public policy, and the Romance languages.

Brown University

Brown University, Providence, RI. Known for its unique curriculum, Brown University is America's seventh oldest college, and a member of the Ivy League. Brown has the oldest undergraduate engineering program in the Ivy League (1847), the only undergraduate Egyptology department in the Western Hemisphere, and, until recently, the only History of Mathematics department in the world (housed in the same building as Egyptology). Brown was also one of the first institutions to emphasize computer science as well as media studies, with its department of Modern Culture and Media, where students study film production, film criticism, and critical theory.

University of Chicago

Chicago was one of the first universities in the country to be conceived as a combination of the American interdisciplinary liberal arts college and the German research university. The University of Chicago is widely recognized as one of the world's foremost institutions of research and education.

Rice University

William Marsh Rice University, commonly called Rice University is one of the United States's elite institutions of higher education. Rice is affiliated with more than 500 program sites worldwide, offering students a vast variety of destinations and program options, and Rice students have studied on every continent, including Antarctica.

University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame is a leading Roman Catholic institution of higher learning located in Notre Dame, Indiana, immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. The college also offers professional studies leading to the Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Accounting degrees. college also offers graduate studies in most of its departments, typically leading to the PhD, as well as a professional Master of Divinity program.

Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt enrolls around 11,000 students in ten schools - four undergraduate and six graduate and professional. Also affiliated with the university are several research facilities and a world-renowned medical center, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), which is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in Middle Tennessee.

Emory University

Emory University comprises nine separate schools. Each school, including Emory College, is a division of the larger University. Each school handles its own admissions process. The nine seperate schools comprises of academic divisions including schools of arts and sciences, theology, business, law, medicine, public health, and nursing.

University of California - Berkeley

UC Berkeley is perennially the most selective school in the UC system and one of the most selective universities in the United States. UC Berkeley has nurtured a number of key technologies associated with the early development of the Internet, Free software movement and the Open Source Software movement.

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University is a private research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Carnegie Mellon is affiliated with 13 Nobel laureates, 9 Turing Award recipients, 7 Emmy Award recipients, 3 Academy Award recipients, and 4 Tony Award recipients.

Georgetown University

Georgetown University is globally recognized for the strength of its academic programs. Bachelors, master's, and doctoral programs are offered through Georgetown College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business, the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, the Law Center, the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing and Health Studies, the School of Continuing Studies, and the Center for Professional Development.

University of Virginia

The University of Virginia is a public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia, established by Thomas Jefferson. The University offers 48 bachelor's degrees, 94 master's degrees, 55 doctoral degrees, 6 educational specialist degrees, and 2 first-professional degrees (Medicine and Law) to its students.

University of California - Los Angeles

UCLA's academic programs are highly ranked; most of its Ph.D. programs rank in the top 20 for academic quality in the United States according to the National Research Council. One of the world's most ethnically and culturally diverse communities, students come to UCLA from all 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

The university has produced twenty-five Rhodes scholars and 116 Olympic medalists, as well as seven Nobel Prize winners. The university has one of the largest annual research expenditures in the United States. UM has made major contributions to the mathematics of information theory.

Tufts University

Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for preparing students as leaders in a wide range of professions. The school's stated emphasis is on active citizenship and public service in all disciplines, and Tufts is frequently identified with internationalism and its study abroad program.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

UNC offers 71 bachelor's, 110 master's and 77 doctoral degree programs. Carolina enrolls more than 26,800 students from all 100 North Carolina counties, the other 49 states and 47 other countries. Among graduate programs, the School of Medicine, the School of Law, the School of Information and Library Science, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Kenan-Flagler Business School are all highly regarded.

Wake Forest University

Wake Forest's undergraduate component consists of Wake Forest College, the undergraduate school of arts and sciences, and the Wayne Calloway School of Business and Accountancy. The university offers 34 majors and many interdisciplinary minors across many fields of study. One program of note within the Wayne Calloway School is the 5 year accountancy program whereby a student earns an MS in Accountancy and their CPA after 5 years of combined undergraduate and graduate study.

University of Southern California

USC has established one of the most diverse institutions in the world, with students from all 50 states as well as over 115 countries. The University of Southern California is well known for its professional schools in communication, law, dentistry, medicine, business, engineering, journalism, public policy, and architecture, as well as for its School of Cinema-Television.

College of William and Mary

William and Mary also enrolls approximately 2,000 students in the following graduate or professional schools Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, William and Mary Law School, Mason Business School, Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy, School of Education, Virginia Institute of Marine Science.

Lehigh University

The university is comprised of four colleges: The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, the College of Arts and Sciences, The College of Business and Economics, and the College of Education. The colleges offer a variety of degrees, including Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, and Doctor of Philosophy.

University of California - San Diego

UCSD's six colleges are: Roger Revelle College, John Muir College, Thurgood Marshall College, Earl Warren College, Eleanor Roosevelt College, Sixth College. UC San Diego is one of the most selective universities in the nation. Matriculating students tend to indicate a preference for the University's large environment. Graduate admissions are largely centralized through the Office of Graduate Studies and Research, but the Rady School of Management and the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) do handle their own admissions.

Brandeis University

The schools of the University include The College of Arts and Sciences, The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Rabb School of Summer and Continuing Studies, Brandeis International Business School. The College of Arts and Sciences comprises 24 departments and 22 interdepartmental programs, which offer 38 majors and 42 minors.

University of Rochester

Rochester offers degree programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, as well as in several professional disciplines. Its undergraduate and graduate degree programs in optics, medicine, economics, philosophy, psychology, health and society, religion, political science, nursing, business administration and music.

University of Wisconsin - Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System, is divided into twenty associated colleges and schools. In addition to traditional undergraduate and graduate divisions in business, engineering, education, agriculture, and letters and sciences, the university also maintains professional schools in law, medicine, veterinary medicine, environmental studies, urban and regional planning, and pharmacy.

Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University is a private research university located in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. It is most highly regarded for its medical school and engineering, particularly biomedical, which consistently ranks in the top among undergraduate biomedical engineering programs. The University offers many programs of study in Arts and Sciences, Dental Medicine, Engineering, Law, Management, Medicine, Nursing, and Social Sciences.

Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Tech's undergraduate and graduate programs are divided into the following six Colleges College of Architecture, College of Computing, College of Engineering, College of Management, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, College of Sciences. Georgia Tech is best known for its programs in engineering, computing, and the sciences, though it also offers degrees in architecture, liberal arts, and management.

New York University

New York University (NYU) is a major research university in New York City. NYU has become the largest private, non-profit university in the United States with a total enrollment of 39,408 (excluding another 12,526 enrolled in noncredit programs). The University comprises 14 schools, colleges, and divisions, which occupy six major centers across Manhattan.

Boston College

Boston College is a private research university located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, in the New England region of the United States. Boston College is comprised of the following eight schools and colleges The College of Arts & Sciences, The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, The Carroll School of Management, The Lynch School of Education, The Connell School of Nursing, The Graduate School of Social Work, The Boston College Law School and The Woods College of Advancing Studies.

University of California - Irvine

UCI's most popular undergraduate majors are Biological Sciences, Economics , Information & Computer Science and Psychology and Social Behavior. UC Irvine operates the prestigious Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, which provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to gain valuable research experience.

University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

The university is composed of 18 Colleges and Institutes that offer more than 150 programs of study and has been referred to as a Public Ivy. Eleven alumni and nine professors from the University of Illinois have won the Nobel Prize.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, or RPI, is a private university in Troy, New York. Rensselaer has five schools: Architecture, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, The Lally School of Management and Technology, and Science.

Tulane University

Tulane is a major American research university. Particularly noted are its programs in architecture, political economy, Latin American studies and economics, as well as its graduate schools of law, business and medicine.

University of California - Santa Barbara

UCSB's demand for admissions is constantly rising. The faculty of UCSB received 6 Nobel Prizes since 1998, for landmark research in chemistry, physics, and economics. In recent years, a number of professors in UCSB have won Nobel Prizes in different subject areas.

University of Washington

The University offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees through its 140 departments, themselves organized into various colleges and schools. Among the faculty, there are six nobel laureates, 50 members in the National Academy of Sciences, 13 members in the National Academy of Engineering, 41 members in the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, and 47 members in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Yeshiva University

Graduate and Professional programs are offered in numerous fields including medicine, at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine; law, at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; psychology, at the Ferkauff Graduate School; Social Work, at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work; Jewish studies at the Bernard Revel Graduate School; and Jewish education at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration.

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

Penn State offers over 160 majors and boasts a $1.2 billion (USD) endowment. Penn State is a research university with highly regarded programs in engineering, architecture, economics, business, and the sciences. The Smeal College of Business is one of only four Pennsylvania schools to be AACSB accredited in business and accounting.

University of California - Davis

UC Davis academic spectrum is rich in the arts, humanities, life sciences, health sciences, and engineering. The university also has a Department of Viticulture and Enology (concerning the scientific study of grape-growing and winemaking) that has been and continues being responsible for significant advancements in winemaking utilized by many Californian wineries.

Syracuse University

Syracuse University (SU) is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York. The Syracuse University comprised of the following schools and colleges School of Architecture, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Information Studies, Martin J. Whitman School of Management, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, College of Visual and Performing Arts and College of Law.

Top American Universities