Thursday, November 28, 2013

Top USA Universties

Duke University 

Location: Durham, NC
Tuition: $43,623 (2012-13)
Enrollment: 6,680
Duke University is a private research university founded in 1838. Its alumni include philanthropist Melinda Gates, NBA player Carlos Boozer, and politician Ron Paul. Features include:
  • Athletic competition with Tar Heel rivals
  • Highly ranked graduate schools, including School of Medicine, School of Law, Pratt School of Engineering, Fuqua School of Business, and Sanford School of Public Policy
  • Student-faculty ratio of 7:1 and generally small class sizes
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Stanford University 

Location: Stanford, CA
Tuition: $41,787
Enrollment: 6,988
Stanford University is a private research university that was founded in 1885, with alumni that include former President Herbert Hoover, golfer Tiger Woods, and actress Sigourney Weaver. Features include:
  • Many student organizations, including the Stanford Solar Car Project
  • Athletic competition in NCAA Division I
  • Highly ranked graduate schools, including its Graduate School of Business, School of Engineering, School of Medicine, Law School, and School of Education
  • Student-faculty ratio of 5:1 and generally small class sizes

Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Location: Cambridge, MA
Tuition: $42,050 (2012-13)
Enrollment: 4,384
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university that was founded in 1861. Its focus is science and technology. Famous alumni include astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, and former Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan. Features include:
  • Athletic competition in NCAA Division III
  • Highly ranked graduate schools, including its School of Engineering and Sloan School of Management
  • Student-faculty ratio of 8:1 and generally small class sizes

University of Chicago

Location: Chicago, IL
Tuition: $44,574 (2012-13)
Enrollment: 5,388
The University of Chicago, founded in 1892, is a private university set in the Windy City. Its alumni include civil rights activist Jesse Jackson, author Kurt Vonnegut, and former US Attorney General John Ashcroft. Key features include:
  • Athletic competition in NCAA Division III
  • A traditional Scavenger Hunt
  • Highly ranked postgraduate schools, including its Law School, Pritzker School of Medicine, and Booth School of Business
  • Student-faculty ratio of 6:1 and generally small class sizes

Columbia University 

Location: New York, NY
Tuition: $47,246 (2012-13)
Enrollment: 6,027
The fifth oldest university in the United States, Columbia is a private Ivy League research university that was originally founded in 1754 as King's College by royal charter of George II. Alumni include President Barack Obama, Founding Father and first Supreme Court Justice John Jay, songwriters Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, and actress Maggie Gyllenhaal. This university administers the Pulitzer Prizes. Its features include:
  • Highly ranked schools, including its Business School, Law School, School of the Arts, School of International and Public Affairs, and College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Athletic competition in the Ivy League
  • Student-faculty ratio of 6:1 and mostly small class sizes

Yale University 

Location: New Haven, CT
Tuition: $42,300 (2012-13)
Enrollment: 5,349
Yale is a private Ivy League research university that is the third oldest in the United States, founded in 1701. Yale alumni include Presidents Gerald Ford, George HW Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W Bush, as well as actresses Meryl Streep and Jodie Foster and director Oliver Stone. The university's features include:
  • Renowned drama and music programs
  • Athletic competition in the Ivy League and rivalry with Harvard
  • On-campus housing
  • Highly ranked schools, including its School of Medicine, Law School, School of Art, School of Management, and School of Nursing
  • Secret societies, including the Skull and Bone Society
  • Student-faculty ratio of 5:1 and small class sizes

Princeton University 

Location: Princeton, NJ
Tuition: $38,650 (2012-13)
Enrollment: 5,249
The fourth oldest university in the United States, Princeton is a private Ivy League research institution founded in 1746, providing education in the social and natural sciences, humanities, and engineering. Its graduates include President Woodrow Wilson, actress Brooke Shields, and First Lady Michelle Obama. Top features include:
  • Suburban setting in the quiet town of Princeton
  • Eating clubs
  • Athletic competition in the Ivy League
  • Community service
  • Student-faculty ratio of 6:1 and small class sizes
  • Highly ranked schools, including the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Harvard University

Location: Cambridge, MA
Tuition: $40,866 (2012-13)
Enrollment: 6,657
Harvard is a private Ivy League research university that is one of the most prestigious universities in the world. It was founded in 1636, making it the oldest university in the United States, from which no less than eight U.S. presidents have graduated. Other famous alumni include philosopher Henry David Thoreau, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and actor Tommy Lee Jones. Features of this top university include:
  • The world's largest private library collection, as well as the oldest in the U.S.
  • Athletic competition in the Ivy League and rivalry with Yale University
  • Student-faculty ratio of 7:1 and small class sizes
  • Highly ranked schools, including its Medical School, Business School and Law School
  • The largest academic endowment in the world