Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded in 1636 as Harvard College and named for its first benefactor, the Puritan clergyman John Harvard, it is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and among the most prestigious in the world. The university is composed of ten academic faculties plus the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Arts and Sciences offers study in a wide range of academic disciplines for undergraduates and for graduates, while the other faculties offer only graduate degrees, mostly professional. Harvard has three main campuses: the 209-acre (85 ha) Cambridge campus centered on Harvard Yard; an adjoining campus immediately across the Charles River in the Allston neighborhood of Boston; and the medical campus in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area. Harvard’s endowment is valued at $53.2 billion, making it the largest of any academic institution. Endowment income helps enable the undergraduate college to admit students regardless of financial need and provide generous financial aid with no loans. The Harvard Library is the world’s largest academic library system, comprising 79 individual libraries holding about 20.4 million items.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private land-grant research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Established in 1861, MIT has since played a key role in the development of modern technology and science, ranking it among the top academic institutions in the world. Founded in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, MIT adopted a European polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction in applied science and engineering. The university historically pioneered research and training collaborations between academia, industry and government. The full price to attend MIT for the 2019–2020 academic year is $73,160. This total cost includes $53,450 for tution, $10,430 for housing, $5,960 for food costs, $2,160 for personal expenses, $820 for books and supplies and $340 to cover the school’s student life fee.
MIT enrolled 4,602 undergraduates and 6,972 graduate students in 2018–19 Undergraduate and graduate students came from all 50 US states as well as from 115 foreign countries. As of June 2021, 98 Nobel laureates, 26 Turing Award winners, and 8 Fields Medalists have been affiliated with MIT as alumni, faculty members, or researchers. MIT also places among the top five in many overall rankings of universities.
Stanford University, officially Leland Stanford Junior University, is a private research university in Stanford, California. The campus occupies 8,180 acres (3,310 hectares), among the largest in the United States, and enrolls over 17,000 students. Stanford is ranked among the best universities in the world. Stanford was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year. Leland Stanford was a U.S. senator and former governor of California who made his fortune as a railroad tycoon. The school admitted its first students on October 1, 1891, as a coeducational and non-denominational instution. The university is organized around seven schools: three schools consisting of 40 academic departments at the undergraduate level as well as four professional schools that focus on graduate programs in law, medicine, education, and business.
Stanford enrolled 6,996 undergraduate and 10,253 graduate students as of the 2019–20 school year. Women composed 50.4% of undergraduates and 41.5% of graduate students. In the same academic year, the freshman retention rate was 99%. Stanford awarded 1,819 undergraduate degrees, 2,393 master’s degrees, 770 doctoral degrees, and 3270 professional degrees in the 2018–2019 school year.
Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey. Founded in 1746 in Elizabeth as the College of New Jersey, Princeton is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revoluotion. The institution moved to Newark in 1747, and then to the current site nine years later. It officially became a university in 1896 and was subsequently renamed Princeton University. The university is governed by the Trustees of Princeton University and has an endowment of $37.7 billion, the largest endowment per student in the United States. As of October 2021, 75 Nobel laureates, 16 Fields Medalists and 16 Turing Award laureates have been affiliated with Princeton University as alumni, faculty members, or researchers.
Princeton provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering to approximately 8,500 students on its 600 acres (2.4 km2) main campus. It offers postgraduate degrees through the Princeton School of Public and International affairs, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Architecture and the Bendheim Center for Finance. Princeton has been associated with 21 National Medal of Science awardees, 5 Abel Prize awardees, 11 National Humanities Medal recipients, 215 Rhodes Scholars and 137 Marshall.
Columbia University (also known as Columbia, and officially as Columbia University in the City of New York) is a private Ivy League research university in New York City. Established in 1754 as King’s College on the grounds of Trinity Church in Manhattan, Columbia is the oldest institution of higher education in New York and the fifth-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. It is one of nine colonial colleges founded prior to the Declaration of Independence, seven of which belong to the Ivy League. Columbia is ranked among the top universities in the world by major education publications. Columbia was established by royal charter under George II of Great Britain. It was renamed Columbia College in 1784 following the American Revolution, and in 1787 was placed under a private board of trustees headed by former students Alexander Hamilton and John Jay. In 1896, the campus was moved to its current location in Morningside Heights and renamed Columbia University.
In 2020, Columbia University’s student population was 31,455 (8,842 students in undergraduate programs and 22,613 in postgraduate programs), with 45% of the student population identifying themselves as a minority. The university’s endowment stands at $14.35 billion in 2021, among the largest of any academic institution. As of October 2020, its alumni, faculty, and staff have included: seven Founding Fathers of the United States; four U.S. presidents; 99 Nobel laureates; 122Naonal Academy of Sciences members; 53 living billionaires; 22 Olympic medalists; & more.
The University of Chicago (UChicago) is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1890, its main campus is located in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. Chicago has eight professional schools: the Law School, the Booth School of Business, the Pritzker School of Medicine, the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice, the Harris School of Public Policy, the Divinity School, the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies, and the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering. The university has additional campuses and centers in London, Paris, Beijing, Delhi, and Hong Kong, as well as in downtown Chicago. William Rainey Harper became the university’s president on July 1, 1891, and the Hyde Park campus opened for classes on October 1, 1892. The university operates more than 140 research centers and institutes on campus. The university operates more than 140 research centers and institutes on campus.
In Fall 2021, it enrolled 18,452 students, including 7,559 undergraduates and 10,893 graduate students. The university is composed of an undergraduate college and five graduate research divisions, which contain all of the university’s graduate programs and interdisciplinary committees. The University of Chicago is ranked among the best universities in the world.
The University of Pennsylvania is a private Ivy League research university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The university, established in 1740, is one of the nine colonial colleges chartered prior to the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Benjamin Franklin, Penn’s founder and first president, advocated an educational program that trained leaders in commerce, government, and public service, similar to a modern liberal arts curriculum with a practical perspective. Penn has four undergraduate schools as well as twelve graduate and professional schools. Schools enrolling undergraduates include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Wharton School, and the School of Nursing. Penn’s “One University Policy” allows students to enroll in classes in any of Penn’s twelve schools. As of June 30, 2021, the university had an endowment of $20.5 billion and in 2019 had a research budget of $1.02 billion.
There is total 22,432 students including 10,019 undergraduates and 12,413 postgraduates. The university’s athletics program, the Quakers, fields varsity teams in 33 sports as a member of the NCAA Division I Ivy League conference.
Yale University is a private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 as the Collegiate School, it is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and among the most prestigious in the world. Yale is organized into fourteen constituent schools: the original undergraduate college, the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and twelve professional schools. As of 2021, the university’s endowment was valued at $42.3 billion, the second largest of any educational institution. The Yale University Library, serving all constituent schools, holds more than 15 million volumes and is the third-largest academic library in the U.S.
The university was also ranked 6th in the 2016 Times Higher Education (THE) Global University Employability Rankings and 8th in the Academic World Reputation Rankings. In 2019, it ranked 27th among the universities around the world by SCImago Institutions Rankings. As of October 2020, 65 Nobel laureates, five Fields Medalists, four Abel Prize laureates, and three Turing Award winners have been affiliated with Yale University. In addition, Yale has graduated many notable alumni, including five U.S. Presidents, 19 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, 31 living billionaires, and many heads of state. Hundreds of members of Congress and many U.S. diplomats, 78 MacArthur Fellows, 252 Rhodes Scholars, 123 Marshall Scholars, and nine Mitchell Scholars have been affiliated with the university.
California Instute of Technology (Caltech) is a private research university in Pasadena, California, United States of America. The university is known for its strength in science and engineering, and is among a small group of institutes of technology in the United States which is primarily devoted to the instruction of pure and applied sciences. Caltech was founded as a preparatory and vocational school by Amos G. Throop in 1891 and began aracng influential scientists such as George Ellery Hale, Arthur Amos Noyes, and Robert Andrews Millikan in the early 20th century. Caltech has six academic divisions with strong emphasis on science and engineering, managing $332 million in 2011 in sponsored research. Its 124-acre (50 ha) primary campus is located approximately 11 mi (18 km) northeast of downtown Los Angeles. Caltech started as a vocational school founded in present-day Old Pasadena on Fair Oaks Avenue and Chestnut Street on September 23, 1891, by local businessman and politician Amos G. Throop. The school was known successively as Throop University, Throop Polytechnic Institute (and Manual Training School) and Throop College of Technology before acquiring its current name in 1920.
Undergraduate tution for the 2021–2022 school year was $56,394 and total annual costs were estimated to be $79,947 excluding the Caltech Student Health Insurance Plan.
The University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) is a public land-grant research university in Berkeley, California. Established in 1868 as the University of California, it is the state’s first land-grant university and the first campus of the University of California system. Its fourteen colleges and schools oﬀer over 350-degree programs and enroll some 31,000 undergraduate and 12,000 graduate students. Berkeley is ranked among the world’s top universities. Ten faculty members and 40 male students made up the fledgling university when it opened in Oakland in 1869. Ten faculty members and 40 male students made up the fledgling university when it opened in Oakland in 1869. Carol Christ began her term as the 11th chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley on July 1, 2017.
Cornell University is a private Ivy League and statutory land-grant research university, based in Ithaca, New York. Founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White, Cornell was founded with the intention to teach and make contributions in all fields of knowledge — from the classics to the sciences, and from the theoretical to the applied. These ideals, unconventional for the me, are captured in Cornell’s founding principle, a popular 1868 quotation from founder Ezra Cornell: “I would find an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.” The university is organized into seven undergraduate colleges and seven graduate divisions at its main Ithaca campus, with each college and division defining its specific admission standards and academic programs in near autonomy.
The University has 25,593 students including 15,507 undergraduates and 10,086 postgraduates. Cornell is ranked 12th on average over the past 30 years by U.S. News & World Report National Universities ranking. In 2020 Cornell ranked 7th in the US according to QS World University Rankings and 9th according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
The University of Michigan is a public research university in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Founded in 1817 by an act of the old Michigan Territory, as the Catholepistemiad, or the University of Michigania, 20 years before the territory became a state, the university is Michigan’s oldest. The University of Michigan was founded on the 26 of August, 1817, as the Catholepistemiad, or the Catholcpistemiad of Michigania, by an act of the Territory of Michigan. The corporate existence of the university had its rise in the Act of 1817, and has been connuous throughout all subsequent changes of its organic law. The university consists of nineteen colleges and o ers degree programs at undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels in some 250 disciplines. Michigan has ten professional schools: the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Ross School of Business, Medical School, Law School, Ford School of Public Policy, College of Pharmacy, School of Social Work, School of Public Health, and School of Denstry.Approximately 32,000 undergraduate students and 16,000 graduate students.
The Johns Hopkins University (Johns Hopkins, Hopkins, or JHU) is a private research university in Baltimore, Maryland. Founded in 1876, the university was named for its first benefactor, the American entrepreneur and philanthropist Johns Hopkins. Today – The university is ranked among the most prestigious academic institutions in the world. Johns Hopkins is the oldest research university in the United States. Hopkins’ $7 million bequest to establish the university was the largest philanthropic gift in U.S. history up to that me. Daniel Coit Gilman, who was inaugurated as Johns Hopkins’ first president on February 22, 1876, led the university to revolutionize higher education in the U.S. by integrating teaching and research. In 1900, Johns Hopkins became a founding member of the American Association of Universities. The university has since led all U.S. universities in annual research expenditures. Johns Hopkins is organized into 10 divisions on campuses in Maryland and Washington, D.C., with international centers in Italy and China. Johns Hopkins University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,331 (fall 2020)
Northwestern University is a private research university in Evanston, Illinois. Founded in 1851, Northwestern is the oldest chartered university in Illinois and is ranked among the most prestigious academic institutions in the world. The university was initially affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church, but soon grew to be non-sectarian. In 1896, Northwestern became a founding member of the Big Ten Conference, and later joined the Association of American Universities as an early member in 1917. The university grew to be the third largest university in the United States by the turn of the 20th century. Northwestern has an endowment of $16.1 billion, one of the largest university endowments in the world, as well as an annual budget of around $2.5 billion. Northwestern maintains an endowment of $16.1 billion, one of the largest university endowments in the world. As of fall 2019, the university had 21,946 enrolled students, including 8,327 undergraduates and 13,619 graduate students. Fielding eight men’s and eleven women’s sports teams, the Northwestern Wildcats represent the university to compete in the NCAA Division I Big Ten Conference and has remained the only private university in the conference since 1946.
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public land-grant research university in Los Angeles, California. UCLA’s academic roots were established in 1882 as a teacher’s college then known as the southern branch of the California State Normal School (now San José State University). This school was absorbed with the oﬃcial founding of UCLA as the Southern Branch of the University of California in 1919, making it the second-oldest of the 10-campus University of California system (aGer UC Berkeley). The university is organized into the College of Letters and Science and 12 professional schools. The university is organized into the College of Letters and Science and 12 professional schools. The National Science Foundation ranked UCLA 10th among American universities for research and development expenditures in 2014 with $948 million. UCLA’s library system has over nine million books and 70,000 serials spread over twelve libraries and eleven other archives, reading rooms, and research centers. It is the United States’ 12th largest library in number of volumes.
Duke University is a private research university in Durham, North Carolina. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. In 1924, tobacco and electric power industrialist James Buchanan Duke established The Duke Endowment and the institution changed its name to honor his deceased father, Washington Duke. Duke is ranked among the top universities in the United States and in the world by major publications. The undergraduate admissions are among the most selective in the country, with an overall acceptance rate of 5.7% for the class of 2025. Duke spends more than $1 billion per year on research, making it one of the ten largest research universities in the United States. In 1924 Washington Duke’s son, James B. Duke, established The Duke Endowment with a $40 million trust fund. Duke University currently owns 256 buildings on 8,693 acres (35.18 km2) of land, which includes the 7,044 acres (28.51 km2) Duke Forest. The campus is divided into four main areas: West, East, and Central campuses and the Medical Center, which are all connected via a free bus service. Duke University more than 39,000 employees.
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is a public land-grant research university in Illinois in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana. It is the ﬂagship institution of the University of Illinois system and was founded in 1867. The University of Illinois, originally named “Illinois Industrial University”, was one of the 37 universities created under the ﬁrst Morrill Land-Grant Act, which provided public land for the creation of agricultural and industrial colleges and universities across the United States. Among several cities, Urbana was selected in 1867 as the site for the new school. The university has been a leader in computer based education and hosted the PLATO project, which was a precursor to the internet and resulted in the development of the plasma display. Illinois was a 2nd-generation ARPAnet site in 1971 and was the ﬁrst institution to license the UNIX operating system from Bell Labs.
Enrolling over 56,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the University of Illinois is one of the largest public universities by enrollment in the nation. The university oﬀers more than 150 undergraduate and 100 graduate and professional programs in over 15 academic units.
The University of Washington (UW, simply Washington, or informally U-Dub) is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 1861, Washington is one of the oldest universities on the West Coast; it was established in Seattle approximately a decade aGer the city’s founding. The university has a 703-acre main campus located in the city’s University District, as well as campuses in Tacoma and Bothell. Overall, UW encompasses over 500 buildings and over 20 million gross square footage of space, including one of the largest library systems in the world with more than 26 university libraries, art centers, museums, laboratories, lecture halls, and stadiums. The university oﬀers degrees through 140 departments, and functions on a quarter system. There are above 49,000 students including undergraduates and postgraduates (2021). University of Washington had 47,571 total enrollments as of Autumn 2019, making it the largest university on the west coast by student population in spite of its selective admissions process. It also boasts one of the most diverse student bodies within the US, with more than 50% of its undergraduate students self-identifying with minority groups. According to the National Science Foundation, UW spent $1.41 billion on research and development in 2018, ranking it 5th in the US.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public land-grant research university in Madison, Wisconsin. Founded when Wisconsin achieved statehood in 1848, UW–Madison is the oﬃcial state university of Wisconsin and the ﬂagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. It was the ﬁrst public university established in Wisconsin and remains the oldest and largest public university in the state. UW– Madison has an overall annual economic impact of $30 billion. As would be true with any public or private institution with more than $3 billion in annual revenues, our budget is very complex.
UW–Madison is organized into 20 schools and colleges, which enrolled 30,361 undergraduate and 14,052 graduate students in 2018. Its academic programs include 136 undergraduate majors, 148 master’s degree programs, and 120 doctoral programs. A major contributor to Wisconsin’s economy, the university is the largest employer in the state, with over 21,600 faculty and staﬀ. The Wisconsin Badgers compete in 25 intercollegiate sports in the NCAA Division I Big Ten Conference and have won 31 national championships. Wisconsin students and alumni have won 50 Olympic medals (including 13 gold medals).
New York University (NYU) is a private research university in New York City. Chartered in 1831 by the New York State Legislature, NYU was founded by a group of New Yorkers led by then Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin. NYU is organized into 10 undergraduate schools, including the College of Arts & Science, Gallatin School, Steinhardt School, Stern School of Business, Tandon School of Engineering, and the Tisch School of Arts. NYU’s 15 graduate schools include the Grossman School of Medicine, School of Law, Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, School of Professional Studies, School of Social Work, and Rory Meyers School of Nursing. it became one of the nation’s largest universities, with an enrollment of 9,300 in 1917.
Past and present faculty and alumni include 38 Nobel Laureates, 8 Turing Award winners, 5 Fields Medalists, 31 MacArthur Fellows, 26 Pulitzer Prize winners, 3 heads of state, a U.S. Supreme Court justice, 5 U.S. governors, 4 mayors of New York City, 12 U.S. Senators, 58 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, two Federal Reserve Chairmen, 38 Academy Award winners, 30 Emmy Award winners, 25 Tony Award winners, 12 Grammy Award winners, 17 billionaires, and seven Olympic medalists.
The University of Texas at Austin is a public research university in Austin, Texas, founded in 1883. The University of Texas was included in the Association of American Universities in 1929. The university houses seven museums and seventeen libraries, including the LBJ Presidential Library and the Blanton Museum of Art, and operates various auxiliary research facilities, such as the J. J. Pickle Research Campus and the McDonald Observatory. It is a major center for academic research, with research expenditures totaling
$679.8 million for ﬁscal year 2018. The university’s property totals 1,438.5 acres (582.1 ha), comprising the
423.5 acres (171.4 ha) for the Main Campus in central Austin and the J. J. Pickle Research Campus in north Austin and the other properties throughout Texas. The main campus has 150 buildings totaling over 18,000,000 square feet (1,700,000 m2). The university’s seven museums and seventeen libraries hold over nine million volumes, making it the seventh-largest academic library in the country. As of November 2020, 13 Nobel Prize winners, four Pulitzer Prize winners, two Turing Award winners, two Fields medalists, two Wolf Prize winners, and two Abel prize winners have been aﬃliated with the school as alumni, faculty members or researchers. over 50,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 24,000 faculty staﬀ.
The University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) is a public land-grant research university in San Diego, California. Established in 1960 near the pre-existing Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego is the southernmost of the ten campuses of the University of California. The university occupies 2,178 acres (881 ha) near the coast of the Paciﬁc Ocean, with the main campus resting on approximately 1,152 acres (466 ha). UC San Diego consists of four academic divisions (Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences), and seven graduate and professional schools (Jacobs School of Engineering, Rady School of Management, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, School of Global Policy and Strategy, School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the newly established Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science). UC San Diego was the ﬁrst general campus of the University of California to be designed “from the top down” in terms of research emphasis. The University of California oﬀers over 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, enrolling 33,343 undergraduate and 9,533 graduate students
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a public land-grant research university in San Francisco, California. It is part of the University of California system and it is dedicated entirely to health science. It is a major center of medical and biological research and teaching. UCSF was founded as Toland Medical College in 1864, and in 1873 it aﬃliated itself with the University of California, becoming its Medical Department. In the same year, it incorporated the California College of Pharmacy and in 1881 it established a dentistry school. Its facilities were located in both Berkeley and San Francisco. In 1964, the school gained full administrative independence as a campus of the UC system headed by a chancellor, and in 1970 it gained its current name. Historically based at Parnassus Heights and several other locations throughout the city, in the early 2000s it developed a second major campus in the newly redeveloped Mission Bay.
There are 3,201 students including 0 undergraduate and 3,201 graduate students at University of California San Francisco for academic year 2020-2021. By gender, there are 1,156 male and 2,045 female students at University of California-San Francisco.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) is a public research university in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The ﬂagship of the University of North Carolina system, it is considered a Public Ivy, or a public institution which oﬀers an academic experience similar to that of an Ivy League university. The university oﬀers degrees in over 70 courses of study and is administratively divided into 13 separate professional schools and a primary unit, the College of Arts & Sciences. Five of the schools have been named: the UNC Kenan–Flagler Business School, the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media, the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, and the UNC Adams School of Dentistry.
The University of North Carolina System has reached record enrollment, according to census data for the Fall 2021 semester. UNC’s faculty and alumni include 9 Nobel Prize laureates, 23 Pulitzer Prize winners, and 51 Rhodes Scholars. Additional notable alumni include a U.S. President, a U.S. Vice President, 38 Governors of U.S. States, 98 members of the United States Congress, and nine Cabinet members as well as CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, Olympians and professional athletes.
Dartmouth College is a private Ivy League research university in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States. Established in 1769 by Eleazar Wheelock, it is the ninth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution. Dartmouth was founded by Eleazar Wheelock, a Yale graduate and Congregational minister from Columbia, Connecticut, who had sought to establish a school to train Native Americans as Christian missionaries. Wheelock founded Moor’s Indian Charity School in 1755.
The University has above 6,000 students including postgraduates and undergraduates. Dartmouth’s more than 200 student organizations and clubs cover a wide range of interests. In 2007, the college hosted eight academic groups, 17 cultural groups, two honor societies, 30 “issue-oriented” groups, 25 performing groups, 12 pre- professional groups, 20 publications, and 11 recreational groups. Dartmouth was ranked tied for 13th among undergraduate programs at national universities by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021 rankings.
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (the U of M or Minnesota) is a public land-grant research university in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota. The Twin Cities campus comprises locations in Minneapolis and Falcon Heights, a suburb of St. Paul, approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) apart. The University of Minnesota was founded in Minneapolis in 1851 as a college preparatory school, seven years prior to Minnesota’s statehood. It struggled in its early years and relied on donations to stay open from donors including South Carolina Governor William Aiken Jr. In 1867, the university received land grant status through the Morrill Act of 1862. An 1876 donation from ﬂour miller John S. Pillsbury is generally credited with saving the school. Since then, Pillsbury has become known as “The Father of the University”. Pillsbury Hall is named in his honor. The Twin Cities campus is the oldest and largest in the University of Minnesota system and has the ninth-largest main campus student body in the United States, with 51,327 students in 2019–20. It is the ﬂagship institution of the University of Minnesota System, and is organized into 19 colleges, schools, and other major academic units. The University has 49,148 students including 29617 undergraduates and 11,553 postgraduates (2020).
Washington University in St. Louis is a private research university with its main campus (Danforth) mostly split between St. Louis County, Missouri, and Clayton, Missouri. The 169-acre Danforth Campus is at the heart of Washington University and is the academic home to the majority of the university’s undergraduate, graduate and professional students. The Danforth Campus features predominantly Collegiate Gothic architecture in its academic buildings, and is bordered by Forest Park and the cities of St. Louis, Clayton and University City. It is oGen ranked as one of the most prestigious universities in the world by major education publications. Founded in 1853 and named aGer George Washington, the university has students and faculty from all 50 U.S. states and more than 120 countries. Washington University is composed of seven graduate and undergraduate schools that encompass a broad range of academic ﬁelds. In 1867, the university opened the ﬁrst private nonsectarian law school west of the Mississippi River. By 1882, Washington University had expanded to numerous departments, which were housed in various buildings across St. Louis. The University has above 15,000 students including postgraduates and undergraduates.
The Rockefeller University is a private graduate university in New York City. It focuses primarily on the biological and medical sciences and provides doctoral and postdoctoral education. It is classiﬁed among “R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity”. Rockefeller is the oldest biomedical research institute in the United States. The university is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, between 63rd and 68th streets on York Avenue. The Rockefeller University was founded in June 1901 as The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research.
Today, approximately 250 graduate students are enrolled in the program, which oﬀers doctoral degrees in the biomedical sciences, chemistry, and biophysics. Rockefeller University admitted its ﬁrst graduate students in 1955. The 82-person faculty (tenured and tenure-track, as of 2018) has 37 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 17 members of the National Academy of Medicine, seven Lasker Award recipients, and ﬁve Nobel laureates. As of October 2020, a total of 38 Nobel laureates have been aﬃliated with Rockefeller University. Rockefeller University is ranked #89 in Best Global Universities. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.
Rutgers University–New Brunswick is one of three regional campuses of Rutgers University, New Jersey’s public research university. It is located in New Brunswick and Piscataway. It is the oldest campus of the university, the others being in Camden and Newark. The campus is composed of several smaller campuses: College Avenue, Busch, Livingston, Cook, and Douglass, the latter two sometimes referred to as “Cook/ Douglass”, as they are adjacent to each other. Rutgers–New Brunswick also includes several buildings in downtown New Brunswick. It is classiﬁed among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity”. The New Brunswick campuses include 19 undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools.
Rutgers University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 36,039 and postgraduate enrollment of 14,215 (fall 2020). Among its graduate oﬀerings, Rutgers has a highly ranked Graduate School of Education. The university also awards one of the highest numbers of doctorate degrees a year among U.S. schools. The university oﬃcially became The State University of New Jersey in the mid-20th century. Rutgers University- New Brunswick is ranked #63 in National Universities.
The University of Southern California is a private research university in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1880 by Robert M. Widney, it is the oldest private research university in California. When USC opened in 1880, the school had an enrollment of 53 students and a faculty of 10. Its ﬁrst graduating class in 1884 was a class of three—two males and female valedictorian Minnie C. Miltimore. During World War II, USC was one of 131 colleges and universities nationally that took part in the V-12 Navy College Training Program, which oﬀered students a path to a Navy commission. USC was one of several universities involved in the 2019 college admissions bribery scandal. USC has an endowment of $5.7 billion and carries out about $764 million per year in sponsored research. USC became the only university to receive eight separate nine-ﬁgure giGs.
The university is composed of one liberal arts school, the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and twenty-two undergraduate, graduate and professional schools, enrolling roughly 21,000 undergraduate and 28,500 post-graduate students from all ﬁGy U.S. states, and more than 115 countries. USC presently has six Nobel Laureates on staﬀ, eight Rhodes Scholars, six MacArthur Fellows, 181 Fulbright Scholars.
The University of California, Davis (UC Davis, UCD, or Davis) is a public land-grant research university near Davis, California. Named a Public Ivy, it is the northernmost of the ten campuses of the University of California system. In 1868, the University of California was established as a land-grant university, and immediately founded a College of Agriculture as its ﬁrst college as required by the Morrill Land-Grant Acts and the university’s own Organic Act. The institution was ﬁrst founded as an agricultural branch of the system in 1905 and became the seventh campus of the University of California in 1959. The university is classiﬁed among “R1: Doctoral Universities Very high research activity”. Davis is a public institution that was founded in 1905. The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is the largest veterinary schoolz and has been ranked ﬁrst in the world for ﬁve consecutive years (2015–19).
It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 31,162 (fall 2020), its setting is city, and the campus size is 5,300 acres. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar. The UC Davis faculty includes 23 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 30 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 17 members of the American Law Institute, 14 members of the Institute of Medicine, and 14 members of the National Academy of Engineering.
Vanderbilt University is a private research university in Nashville, Tennessee. Founded in 1873, it was named in honor of shipping and rail magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt, who provided the school its initial $1-million endowment; Vanderbilt hoped that his giG and the greater work of the university would help to heal the sectional wounds inﬂicted by the Civil War. It is classiﬁed among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity”. Several research centers and institutes are aﬃliated with the university, including the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center, and Dyer Observatory. Vanderbilt University Medical Center, formerly part of the university, became a separate institution in 2016. With the exception of the oﬀ-campus observatory, all of the university’s facilities are situated on its 330-acre (1.3 km2) campus in the heart of Nashville, 1.5 miles (2.4km) from downtown. As of 2020, Vanderbilt had an enrollment of 7,057 undergraduate and 6,480 graduate and professional students, for a total of 13,537 students. Students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries attend Vanderbilt, with 68% of the total student body coming from outside the South and 10% from outside of the United States.
The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State or PSU) is a public state-related land-grant research university with campuses and facilities throughout Pennsylvania. Founded in 1855 as the Farmers’ High School of Pennsylvania, Penn State became the state’s only land-grant university in 1863. Today, Penn State is a major research university which conducts teaching, research, and public service. Its instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, professional and continuing education oﬀered through resident instruction and online delivery. There are 19 commonwealth campuses and 5 special mission campuses located across the state. The university’s research expenditures totaled $836 million during the 2016 ﬁscal year.
Annual enrollment at the University Park campus totals more than 46,800 graduate and undergraduate students, making it one of the largest universities in the United States. In 2022, the university is ranked 96th in the QS World University Rankings. The 2021 “World University Rankings” by Times Higher Education ranked the university as the 114th best university in the world. The 2021 ‘Global University Ranking’ by CWTS Leiden Ranking ranked the university as 52th best university in the world, 18th in the U.S.
The Ohio State University, commonly Ohio State or OSU, is a public land-grant research university in Columbus, Ohio. The ﬂagship of the University System of Ohio, it has been ranked by major institutional rankings among the best public universities in the United States. Founded in 1870 as the state’s land-grant university and the ninth university in Ohio with the Morrill Act of 1862, Ohio State was originally known as the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College and focused on various agricultural and mechanical disciplines but it developed into a comprehensive university under the direction of then-Governor and later U.S. president Rutherford B. Hayes, and in 1878 the Ohio General Assembly passed a law changing the name to “the Ohio State University” and broadening the scope of the university. The university’s endowment of $6.8 billion in 2021 is among the largest in the world.
The main campus in Columbus has grown into the third-largest university campus In the United States, with nearly 50,000 undergraduate students and nearly 15,000 graduate students. The university also operates regional campuses in Lima, Mansﬁeld, Marion, Newark, and Wooster.
Purdue University is a public land-grant research university in West Lafayette, Indiana, and the ﬂagship campus of the Purdue University system. The university was founded in 1869 aGer Lafayette businessman John Purdue donated land and money to establish a college of science, technology, and agriculture in his name. In 1865, the Indiana General Assembly voted to take advantage of the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act of 1862 and began plans to establish an institution with a focus on agriculture and engineering. Communities throughout the state oﬀered facilities and funding in bids for the location of the new college. Purdue has 18 intercollegiate sports teams and more than 900 student organizations. Purdue is the founding member of the Big Ten Conference and enrolls the largest student body of any individual university campus in Indiana, as well as the ninth-largest foreign student population of any university in the United States.
The University has total enrollment reached a record of 45,869 students. This includes 34,920 undergraduates, just under 18,000 of whom are Indiana residents and over 8,200 of whom are considered domestic minorities. The main campus in West Lafayette oﬀers more than 200 majors for undergraduates.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern or UTSW) is a public academic health science center in Dallas, Texas. With approximately 13,568 employees and 2,445 faculty and over 2.7 million outpatient visits per year, UT Southwestern is the largest medical school in the University of Texas System and state of Texas. UT Southwester’s operating budget in 2019 was more than $3.152 billion, and is the largest medical institution in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex (and therefore North Texas region), annually training about 3,700 medical, graduate, and health professions students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows. Ongoing support from outside sources provides approximately $422.6 million per year for more than 5,700 research projects. In 2017, the school had the largest federal expenditure funding of all UT System medical institutions at $204.5 million. UT Southwester’s three-part mission is to: educate leaders in patient care, biomedical science, and disease prevention; conduct research; and deliver patient care. Faculty and residents provide care in about 80 specialties to more than 117,000 hospitalized patients, more than 360,00 emergency room cases, and oversee nearly 3 million outpatient visits a year, including more than $106.7 million in unreimbursed clinical services annually.
Brown University is a private Ivy League research university in Providence, Rhode Island. Founded in 1764 as the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Brown is the seventh oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution. The college was founded as Rhode Island College, at the site of the First Baptist Church in Warren, Rhode Island. The university was one of the early doctoral-granting U.S. institutions in the late 19th century, adding masters and doctoral studies in 1887. In 1969, Brown adopted its Open Curriculum aGer a period of student lobbying. The new curriculum eliminated mandatory “general education” distribution requirements, made students “the architects of their own syllabus” and allowed them to take any course for a grade of satisfactory (Pass) or no-credit (Fail) which is unrecorded on external transcripts. In 1971, Brown’s coordinate women’s institution, Pembroke College, was fully merged into the university. Admission is among the most selective in the United States. In 2021, the university reported a ﬁrst-year acceptance rate of 5.4%.
The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder, CU, or Colorado) is a public research university in Boulder, Colorado. Founded in 1876, ﬁve months before Colorado became a state, it is the ﬂagship university of the University of Colorado system. CU Boulder is a member of the Association of American Universities, a selective group of major research universities in North America, and is classiﬁed among R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity. In 2021, the university spent $634 million on research and development according to the National Science Foundation, ranking it 50th in the nation. The main CU Boulder campus is located south of the Pearl Street Mall and east of Chautauqua Auditorium. It consists of academic and residential buildings as well as research facilities.
The university consists of nine colleges and schools and oﬀers over 150 academic programs, enrolling more than 35,000 students as of January 2022. Total of 37,437 students have enrolled in University of Colorado Boulder where 30,307 students have enrolled in undergraduate programs and 7,130 students for graduate programs. By gender, 20,469 male and 16,968 female students are attending the school.
The University of Virginia is a public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia, founded in 1819 by Thomas Jeﬀerson. It is the ﬂagship university of Virginia and home to the Academical Village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 1817, three presidents (Jeﬀerson, James Monroe, and James Madison) and Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court John Marshall joined 24 other dignitaries at a meeting held in the Mountain Top Tavern at Rockﬁsh Gap. UVA established a junior college in 1954, known today as the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. George Mason University and the aforementioned Mary Washington University used to exist as similar satellite campuses, but those are now wholly self-administered. Founded by Thomas Jeﬀerson, the University of Virginia is located in Charlottesville. It’s referred to among insiders as Mr. Jeﬀerson’s University or simply The University.
It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 17,311 (fall 2020), its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 1,682 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Virginia’s ranking in the 2022 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #25. Its in-state tuition and fees are $19,698; out-of-state are $53,666.
The University of Pittsburgh is a public state-related research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The university is composed of 17 undergraduate and graduate schools and colleges at its urban Pittsburgh campus, home to the university’s central administration and 28,391 undergraduate and graduate students. The campus is situated adjacent to the ﬂagship medical facilities of its closely aﬃliated University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and its ﬂagship hospital, UPMC Presbyterian, as well as the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Schenley Park, and Carnegie Mellon University.
It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 19,197 (fall 2020), its setting is urban, and the campus size is 145 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Pittsburgh—Pittsburgh Campus’s ranking in the 2022 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #59. Its in-state tuition and fees are $19,092; out-of-state tuition and fees are $34,124. The university earns national accolades for its highly ranked School of Medicine, School of Education and Swanson School of Engineering. Patrick D. Gallagher was named the 18th chancellor of the university and assumed the oﬃce on August 1, 2014.
Texas A&M University is a public land-grant research university in College Station, Texas. It was founded in 1876 and became the ﬂagship institution of the Texas A&M University System in 1948. As of Fall 2021, Texas A&M’s student body is the largest in the United States. The main campus spans over 5,500 acres (22 km2), and is home to the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. About one-ﬁGh of the student body lives on campus. Many Texas A&M graduates served during World War I and by 1918, 49% of all graduates of the college were in military service, more than any other school. Texas A&M became one of the ﬁrst four universities given the designation sea-grant for its achievements in oceanography and marine resources development in 1971.
Texas A&M has more than 1,000 oﬃcially recognized student organizations. Many students also observe various university traditions which govern conduct in daily life and sporting events. The university oﬀers degrees in more than 130 courses of study through 17 colleges and houses 21 research institutes. As a Senior Military College, Texas A&M is one of six American universities with a full-time, volunteer Corps of Cadets who study alongside civilian undergraduate students.
The University of Maryland, is a public land-grant research university in College Park, Maryland. Founded in 1856, UMD is the ﬂagship institution of the University System of Maryland. It is also the largest university in both the state and the Washington metropolitan area, with more than 41,000 students representing all ﬁGy states and 123 countries, and a global alumni network of over 388,000. UMD is a member of the Association of American Universities and competes in intercollegiate athletics as a member of the Big Ten Conference. The University has above 41,200 students including 30,762 undergraduates and 10,438 postgraduates. UMD is ranked among the top 100 universities both nationally and globally by several indices, including its perennially top-ranked criminology and criminal justice department. The university’s faculty has included four Nobel Prize laureates. On October 14, 2004, the university added 150 acres (61 ha) in an attempt to create the largest research park inside the Washington, D.C., Capital Beltway, formerly known as “M Square,” and now known as the “Discovery District”. The university is tied for 58th in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings of “National Universities” across the United States, and it is ranked tied for 19th nationally among public universities.
The Georgia Institute of Technology, in the state of Georgia, as Tech, is a public research university and institute of technology in Atlanta, Georgia. It is part of the University System of Georgia and has satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia; Metz, France; Athlone, Ireland; Shenzhen, China; and Singapore. The school was founded in 1885 as the Georgia School of Technology as part of Reconstruction plans to build an industrial economy in the post-Civil War Southern United States.
The University has above 37,000 students including undergraduates and postgraduates. the student body consists of more than 36,000 undergraduate and graduate students, with graduate students making up 56% of the student body. Of the around 20,000 graduate students enrolled in 2019, about 60% were enrolled in online graduate degree programs. The student body at Georgia Tech is approximately 70% male and 30% female. In 2021 U.S. News & World Report named Georgia Tech 3rd worldwide for both its Bachelor’s in Analytics and Master of Science in Business Analytics degree programs. Also in the 2021 Times Higher Education subject rankings, Georgia Tech ranked 12th for engineering and 13th for computer science in the world.
The University of California, Irvine is a public land-grant research university in Irvine, California. One of the ten campuses of the University of California system, the university is classiﬁed among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity”, and had $436.6 million in research and development expenditures in 2018. UCI became a member of the Association of American Universities in 1996.
UCI oﬀers 87 undergraduate degrees and 129 graduate and professional degrees, and roughly 30,000 undergraduates and 6,000 graduate students are enrolled at UCI as of Fall 2019. On June 20, 1964, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson dedicated UC Irvine before a crowd of 15,000 people, and on October 4, 1965 the campus began operations with 1,589 students, 241 staﬀ members, 119 faculty, and 43 teaching assistants. As of January 2022, there have been 8 Nobel Prize laureates, 7 Pulitzer Prize winners, 6 MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipients, and 1 Turing Award winner aﬃliated with the university as alumni, faculty or researchers. UC Irvine was one of three new UC campuses established in the 1960s to accommodate growing enrollments across the UC system. The School of Medicine constitute the professional schools of health science.
The University of Rochester is a private research university in Rochester, New York. The university grants undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctoral and professional degrees. The University of Rochester traces its origins to The First Baptist Church of Hamilton (New York), which was founded in 1796. The church established the Baptist Education Society of the State of New York, later renamed the Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution, in 1817. The collegiate division was granted a charter by the State of New York in 1846, aGer which its name was changed to Madison University. Madison University was eventually renamed as Colgate University.
The University of Rochester enrolls approximately 6,800 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students. Its 158 buildings house over 200 academic majors. According to the National Science Foundation, Rochester spent $370 million on research and development in 2018, ranking it 68th in the nation. The university is the 7th largest employer in the Finger lakes region of New York. The university has more than 103,000 living alumni and employs nearly 2,300 tenure-track faculty, with more than 20,000 faculty and staﬀ across the university.
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a private research university based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1900, the university is the result of a merger of the Carnegie Institute of Technology and the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research. Established by Andrew Carnegie as the Carnegie Technical Schools, the university became the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1912 and began granting four-year degrees. In 1967, the Carnegie Institute of Technology merged with the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research, formerly a part of the University of Pittsburgh. Since then, the university has operated as a single institution. The university has seven colleges and independent schools, including the College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mellon College of Science, Tepper School of Business, Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, and the School of Computer Science. The University has above 16,000 students including Postgraduates and undergraduates. Carnegie Mellon enrolls 15,818 students across its multiple campuses from 117 countries, employs more than 1,400 faculty members, and has an active alumni base of over 112,000.
The University of Florida (Florida or UF) is a public land-grant research university in Gainesville, Florida. It is a senior member of the State University System of Florida, traces its origins to 1853, and has operated continuously on its Gainesville campus since September 1906. The University of Florida is home to 16 academic colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes. The university oﬀers multiple graduate programs—including engineering, business, law and medicine—on one contiguous campus, and coordinates 123 master’s degree programs and 76 doctoral degree programs in 87 schools and departments.
In fall 2019, the University of Florida had 56,567 students, 37,874 (67%) being undergraduate students, 12,110 (21%) being graduate students, 3,804 (7%) being professional students, 2,644 (5%) being unclassiﬁed, and 133 (0.2%) being correspondence students. Out of all 56,567 students, 3,797 were enrolled through UF Online. The ratio of women to men was 57:43 and 28 percent were graduate or professional students. For 2022, U.S. News & World Report ranked Florida as the 5th (tied) best public university and 28th (tied) best university in the US. The University of Florida is the only member of the Association of American Universities in Florida.
The University of Arizona is a public land-grant research university in Tucson, Arizona. Founded in 1885 by the 13th Arizona Territorial Legislature, it was the ﬁrst university in the Arizona Territory. Also in 2020, the University of Arizona announced it had purchased Ashford University from Zovio and renamed it The University of Arizona Global Campus. Since 1945 the university has published Arizona Quarterly, an academic literary journal. In 2002, the Integrated Learning Center (ILC) was completed as a $20 million, 100,000-square-foot (10,000 m2) computer facility intended for use by incoming students. The main campus’ 179 buildings sit on 380 acres (1.5 km2) in central Tucson, about one mile (1.6 km) northeast of downtown.
The university is classiﬁed among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity”. The University of Arizona is one of three universities governed by the Arizona Board of Regents. As of 2021, the university enrolled 49,471 students in 19 separate colleges/schools, including the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix and the James E. Rogers College of Law, and is aﬃliated with two academic medical centers (Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix).
Boston University (BU) is a private research university in Boston, Massachusetts. The university is nonsectarian, but has a historical aﬃliation with the United Methodist Church. It was founded in 1839 by Methodists with its original campus in Newbury, Vermont, before moving to Boston in 1867. Boston University traces its roots to the establishment of the Newbury Biblical Institute in Newbury, Vermont in 1839, and was chartered with the name “Boston University” by the Massachusetts Legislature in 1869.
The university now has more than 4,000 faculty members and nearly 34,000 students, and is one of Boston’s largest employers. In 2012, the University was invited to join the Association of American Universities, comprising 66 leading research universities in the US and Canada. BU, one of four universities at the time invited to join the group since 2000, became the 62nd member. In the Boston area, Harvard, MIT, TuGs, and Brandeis are also members. In 2016, Times Higher Education (THE) named Boston University to a list of 53 “international powerhouse” institutions, chools that have the best chance of being grouped alongside—or ahead of—THE’s most elite global “old stars”, a group that includes the University of Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, Yale, MIT, and Princeton.
The University of California, (UC Santa Barbara or UCSB) is a public land-grant research university in Santa Barbara-Isla Vista. It is part of the University of California 10-university system. Located on a WWII-era Marine air station, UC Santa Barbara is organized into three undergraduate colleges (College of Letters and Science, College of Engineering, College of Creative Studies) and two graduate schools (Gevirtz Graduate School of Education and Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), oﬀering more than 200 degrees and programs. The university has 10 national research centers, including the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Center for Control, Dynamical-Systems and Computation.
UCSB, with 23,196 undergraduates and 2,983 graduate students enrolled in 2021-2022. Current UCSB faculty includes six Nobel Prize laureates, one Fields Medalist, 39 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 27 members of the National Academy of Engineering, and 34 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. UCSB is classiﬁed among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity” and is regarded as a Public Ivy.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (colloquially MD Anderson Cancer Center) is a comprehensive cancer center in Houston, Texas. It is the largest cancer center in the U.S. and one of the original three comprehensive cancer centers in the country. It is both a degree-granting academic institution and a cancer treatment and research center located at the Texas Medical Center in Houston. It is aﬃliated with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The cancer center is named aGer Monroe Dunaway Anderson, a banker and cotton trader from Jackson, Tennessee. He was a member of a business partnership with his brother-in-law Will Clayton. Their company became the largest cotton company in the world. Anderson feared that in the event of one of the partners’ deaths, the company would lose a large amount of money to estate tax and be forced to dissolve. To avoid this, Anderson created the MD Anderson Foundation with an initial sum of $300,000. In 1939 aGer Anderson’s death, the foundation received $19 million. The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. The terms of reference engage the Anderson Center in the development of palliative care programs.
Indiana University Bloomington is a public research university in Bloomington, Indiana. It is the ﬂagship campus of Indiana University and, with over 40,000 students, its largest campus. In 1829, Andrew Wylie became the ﬁrst president, serving until his death in 1851. The school’s name was changed to “Indiana College” in 1829, and to “Indiana University” in 1839. Wylie and David Maxwell, president of the board of trustees, were devout Presbyterians. The Media School was established on July 1, 2014. Its faculty teaches in areas of Communication science, Cinema and media studies, Media arts and production, and Journalism. The Kelley School of Business (known colloquially as “Kelley” or “The B-School”) was founded in 1920 as the university’s School of Commerce and Finance. Approximately 6,100 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate Accountancy and Information Systems degrees, MBA and Ph.D. programs, and in its online degree program, “Kelley Direct”.
The university has above 45000 students including postgraduates and undergraduates. Indiana’s faculty, staﬀ, and alumni include nine Nobel laureates, 17 Rhodes Scholars, 17 Marshall Scholars, and ﬁve MacArthur Fellows. University Chemistry program is ranked 24th in the US, 5th in Analytical Chemistry. IU ranks 34th in the nation in Biological Sciences and Math.
The University of Utah is a public research university in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is the ﬂagship institution of the Utah System of Higher Education. The university was established in 1850 as the University of Deseret by the General Assembly of the provisional State of Deseret, making it Utah’s oldest institution of higher education. It received its current name in 1892, four years before Utah attained statehood, and moved to its current location in 1900. As of Fall 2019, there were 24,485 undergraduate students and 8,333 graduate students, for an enrollment total of 32,818, making it the second largest public university in the state aGer Utah Valley University. Graduate studies include the S.J. Quinney College of Law and the School of Medicine, Utah’s ﬁrst medical school. Campus takes up 1,534 acres (6.21 km2), including the Health Sciences complex, Research Park, and Fort Douglas. It is located on the east bench of the Salt Lake Valley, close to the Wasatch Range and approximately 2 miles east of downtown Salt Lake City. There were 24,485 undergraduate students and 8,333 graduate students, for an enrollment total of 32,818, making it the second largest public university in the state aGer Utah Valley University.
Emory University is a private research university in Atlanta, Georgia, US. Founded in 1836 as “Emory College” by the Methodist Episcopal Church and named in honor of Methodist bishop John Emory, Emory is the second oldest private institution of higher education in Georgia (aGer Mercer University, founded in 1833). Emory University has nine academic divisions: Emory College of Arts and Sciences, Oxford College, Goizueta Business School, Laney Graduate School, School of Law, School of Medicine, Nell Hodgson Woodruﬀ School of Nursing, Rollins School of Public Health, and the Candler School of Theology. Emory University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Peking University in Beijing, China jointly administer the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering. The university operates the Confucius Institute in Atlanta in partnership with Nanjing University. Emory has a growing faculty research partnership with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Emory University students come from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, ﬁve territories of the United States, and over 100 foreign countries. Emory University’s total enrollment for fall 2019 was 15,398 students, with 8,101 undergraduates and 7,297 graduate and professional students.
Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) is a private, independent health sciences center in Houston, Texas within the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical center. BCM is composed of four academic components: the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions, and the National School of Tropical Medicine. Baylor College of Medicine was founded in 1900 in Dallas, Texas by a group of Dallas physicians as the University of Dallas Medical Department, despite the absence of any institution under the University of Dallas name. On June 21, 2010, Dr. Paul Klotman was named as the President and CEO of the Baylor College of Medicine.
About 100 students join the graduate program each year, of which one half were women and one third were graduates from foreign schools. Many departments of the graduate school collaborate with Rice University and other institutions within the Texas Medical Center. Currently, 615 graduate students are enrolled in one of the seven PhD programs. The GSBS ranks 25th for best Ph.D. program in the biological sciences. The college has dedicated more than 800,000 square feet (70,000 m2) of its space for laboratory research.
Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) is a private research university in Cleveland, Ohio. Case Western Reserve was established in 1967, when Western Reserve University, founded in 1826 and named for its location in the Connecticut Western Reserve, and Case Institute of Technology, founded in 1880 through the endowment of Leonard Case, Jr., formally federated. Case Western Reserve joined the Association of American Universities in 1969.
There are above 11,000 students in the university including undergraduates and postgraduates. In U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 rankings, Case Western Reserve was ranked as tied for 42nd among national universities and 155th among global universities. The 2020 edition of The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (WSJ/THE) rankings ranked Case Western Reserve as 52nd among US colleges and universities. In 2018, Case Western Reserve was ranked 37th in the category American “national universities” and 146th in the category “global universities” by U.S. News & World Report. In 2019 U.S. News ranked it tied for 42nd and 152nd, respectively.
Tufts University is a private research university on the border of Medford and Somerville, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1852 as TuGs College by Christian universalists who sought to provide a nonsectarian institution of higher learning. TuGs remained a small New England liberal arts college until the 1970s, when it transformed into a large research university oﬀering several doctorates; it is classiﬁed as a “Research I university”, denoting the highest level of research activity. In 2021, TuGs became a member of the Association of American Universities, a selective group of 64 leadings research universities in North America. The university is known for its internationalism, study abroad programs, and promoting active citizenship and public service across all disciplines. It has the country’s oldest graduate school of international relations, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. The largest school is the School of Arts and Sciences, which includes both the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at TuGs University, which is aﬃliated with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The School of Engineering oﬀers an entrepreneurial focus through its Gordon Institute and maintains close connections with the original college. Admissions is highly selective, with an acceptance rate of just 16%.
The University of Iowa is a public research university in Iowa City, Iowa. Founded in 1847, it is the oldest and the second-largest university in the state. The University of Iowa is organized into 12 colleges oﬀering more than 200 areas of study and seven professional degrees. On an urban 1,880-acre campus on the banks of the Iowa River. The University of Iowa was founded on February 25, 1847, just 59 days aGer Iowa was admitted to the Union. The Constitution of the State of Iowa refers to a State University to be established in Iowa City “without branches at any other place.” The legal name of the university is the State University of Iowa, but the Board of Regents approved using “The University of Iowa” for everyday usage in October 1964. The university was the ﬁrst state university to recognize the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Allied Union (in 1970). The University of Iowa’s main campus is located in Iowa City. The University of Iowa’s 33,000 students take part in nearly 500 student organizations. Iowa’s 22 varsity athletic teams, the Iowa Hawkeyes, compete in Division of the NCAA and are members of the Big Ten Conference. The University of Iowa alumni network exceeds 250,000 graduates.
Michigan State University (MSU) is a public land-grant research university in East Lansing, Michigan. MSU was founded in 1855 and served as a model for land-grant colleges and universities later created under the Morrill Act of 1862. The university was founded as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, one of the country’s ﬁrst institutions of higher education to teach scientiﬁc agriculture. AGer the introduction of the Morrill Act, the college became coeducational and expanded its curriculum beyond agriculture. Today, MSU is one of the largest universities in the United States (in terms of enrollment) and has approximately 634,300 living alumni worldwide. MSU has over 200 academic programs oﬀered by 17 degree-granting colleges. MSU has several residential colleges, based on the Oxbridge “living-learning” model. By putting classes in student dormitories, these colleges improve student access to faculty and facilities. The University has above 7,000 students including undergraduates and postgraduates. In its 2022 rankings, Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked MSU 93rd in the world. Michigan State ranks 101–150 in the world for 2021, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
William Marsh Rice University (Rice University) is a private research university in Houston, Texas. It is situated on a 300-acre campus near the Houston Museum District and is adjacent to the Texas Medical Center. Opened in 1912 aGer the murder of its namesake William Marsh Rice, Rice is a research university with an undergraduate focus. Its emphasis on education is demonstrated by a small student body and 6:1 student-faculty ratio. The university has a very high level of research activity, with $156 million in sponsored research funding in 2019. The university has a very high level of research activity, with $156 million in sponsored research funding in 2019. Rice is noted for its applied science programs in the ﬁelds of artiﬁcial heart research, structural chemical analysis, signal processing, space science, and nanotechnology. The university is organized into eleven residential colleges and eight schools of academic study, including the Wiess School of Natural Sciences, the George R. Brown School of Engineering, the School of Social Sciences, School of Architecture, Shepherd School of Music and the School of Humanities. The university has above 7,000 students including undergraduates and postgraduates. The student body consists of students from all 50 states, two U.S. Territories, and 83 foreign countries.
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is the academic health sciences campus in Aurora, Colorado that houses the University of Colorado’s six health sciences-related schools and colleges, including the University of Colorado School of Medicine, the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the CU College of Nursing, the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, and the Colorado School of Public Health, as well as the graduate school for various ﬁelds in the biological and biomedical sciences. The campus is located on a portion of the former Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. AGer the base was decommissioned in 1999, the campus became known as the Fitzsimons Medical Campus, or simply “Fitzsimons,” and adopted its current name in 2006 aGer the Anschutz family donated $91 million to construct the Anschutz Centers for Advanced Medicine, which include the Anschutz Outpatient and Cancer Pavilions, and the Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion. There are 24,723 students including 14,994 undergraduate and 9,729 graduate students at University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus for academic year 2020-2021.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst, UMass) is a public research university in Amherst, Massachusetts and the sole public land-grant university in Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Founded in 1863 as an agricultural college, it is the ﬂagship and the largest campus in the University of Massachusetts system, as well as the ﬁrst established. It is also a member of the Five College Consortium, along with four other colleges in the Pioneer Valley: Amherst College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, and Hampshire College. UMass Amherst has an annual enrollment of more than 30,000 students, along with approximately 1,300 faculty members. It is the largest university in Massachusetts by campus size and second largest university by enrollment in Massachusetts, aGer Boston University and before Harvard University. The university was founded in 1863 under the provisions of the Federal Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act to provide instruction to Massachusetts citizens in “agricultural, mechanical, and military arts.” The University of Massachusetts Amherst is classiﬁed among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity”. The university oﬀers academic degrees in 109 undergraduate, 77 master’s and 48 doctoral programs.
Iowa State University of Science and Technology (Iowa State University, Iowa State, or ISU) is a public land-grant research university in Ames, Iowa. It is the largest university in the state of Iowa and the third largest university in the Big 12 athletic conference. Iowa State is classiﬁed among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity” and is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).
The University has above 33,000 students including postgraduates and undergraduates. ISU has over 900 student organizations on campus that represent a variety of interests. Organizations are supported by Iowa State’s Student Activities Center. Many student organization oﬃces are housed in the Memorial Union. The university is one of 62 elected members of the Association of American Universities, an organization composed of the most highly ranked public and private research universities in the U.S. and Canada. Located on a 2,000 acres (8.1 km2) campus, the university has grown considerably from its roots as an agricultural college and model farm and is recognized internationally today for its comprehensive research programs. It continues to grow and set a new record for enrollment in the fall of 2015 with 36,001 students.
The University of Notre Dame du Lac, known simply as Notre Dame or ND, is a private Catholic research university in Notre Dame, Indiana, outside the city of South Bend. French priest Edward Sorin founded the school in 1842. The main campus covers 1,261 acres (510 ha) in a suburban setting and contains landmarks such as the Golden Dome, the Word of Life mural (commonly known as Touchdown Jesus), Notre Dame Stadium, and the Basilica. Notre Dame has been recognized as one of the top universities in the United States. The university is organized into seven schools and colleges. Notre Dame’s graduate program includes more than 50 master, doctoral and professional degrees oﬀered by the six schools, including the Notre Dame Law School and an MD–PhD program oﬀered in combination with the Indiana University School of Medicine. The university oﬀers more than 50 year-long study programs abroad and over 15 summer programs. In ﬁscal year 2021–2022, the university reported its endowment was valued at approximately $20.3 billion. The University has above 1,300 students including undergraduates and postgraduates. The university’s approximately 134,000 alumni constitute one of the strongest college alumni networks in the U.S.
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), formerly the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, is a private medical school in New York City. Chartered by Mount Sinai Hospital in 1963, it is the academic teaching arm of the Mount Sinai Health System, which manages eight hospital campuses in the New York metropolitan area. The ﬁrst oﬃcial proposal to establish of a medical school at Mount Sinai was made to the hospital’s trustees in January 1958. The school’s philosophy was deﬁned by Hans Popper, Horace Hodes, Alexander Gutman, Paul Klemperer, George Baehr, Gustave L. Levy, and Alfred Stern, among others. Milton Steinbach was the school’s ﬁrst president. ISMMS’s medical curriculum is based on the standard program of medical education in the United States: the ﬁrst two years of study are conﬁned to the medical sciences, the latter to the study of clinical sciences. The tuition for 2020 was set at US$55,316.
The MSTP is currently training over 90 MD/PhD students. ISMMS’s student body is diverse, consisting of 17.9% underrepresented minorities (URM) and 53.6% women. ISMMS was ranked 17th overall among research-based medical schools in the 2022 edition of U.S. News & World Report.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a public research university in Birmingham, Alabama. Developed from an academic extension center established in 1936, the institution became a four-year campus in 1966 and a fully autonomous university in the University of Alabama System in 1969. In 1957 enrollment at the extension center stood at 1,856. By 1959, research grants, training grants, and fellowships exceeded $1 million, and ground was broken for a new Children’s Hospital. UAB is located in the Southside neighborhood of downtown Birmingham. Occupying more than 100 city blocks, the roughly rectangular campus blends with the urban character of the Southside, stretching between 4th Ave S and 12th Ave S north to south and 8th St and 22nd St east to west. The campus can be divided into three sections. UAB is composed of one college, nine schools and the Graduate School. Together, these divisions oﬀer 56 bachelor’s degree programs, 59 master’s degree programs, and 40 doctoral programs.
The university has above 22,000 students including postgraduates and undergraduates. In fall semester 2018, the UAB student body consisted of 13,836 undergraduates, 6,933 graduate students and 1,154 professional doctoral students from all 67 Alabama counties, all 50 states and more than 110 foreign countries.
Arizona State University (Arizona State or ASU) is a public research university in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Founded in 1885 by the 13th Arizona Territorial Legislature, ASU is one of the largest public universities by enrollment in the U.S. Arizona State University was established as the Territorial Normal School at Tempe on March 12, 1885, when the 13th Arizona Territorial Legislature passed an act to create a normal school to train teachers for the Arizona Territory. The campus consisted of a single, four-room schoolhouse on a 20 acre plot largely donated by Tempe residents George and Martha Wilson. Classes began with 33 students on February 8, 1886. Michael Maurice Crow is an American academic administrator. He is the 16th and current president of Arizona State University, having succeeded Lattie F. Coor on July 1, 2002.
ASU has nearly 150,000 students attending classes, with more than 38,000 students attending online, and 90,000 undergraduates and more nearly 20,000 postgraduates across its ﬁve campuses and four regional learning centers throughout Arizona. ASU oﬀers 350-degree options from its 17 colleges and more than 170 cross-discipline centers and institutes for undergraduates’ students, as well as more than 400 graduate degree.
The University of Kansas (KU) is a public research university with its main campus in Lawrence, Kansas, and several satellite campuses, research and educational centers, medical centers, and classes across the state of Kansas. Two branch campuses are in the Kansas City metropolitan area on the Kansas side: the university’s medical school and hospital in Kansas City, the Edwards Campus in Overland Park, a hospital and research center in the state’s capital of Topeka, and a hospital and research center in Hays. Founded March 21, 1865, the university was opened in 1866, under a charter granted by the Kansas State Legislature in 1864 and legislation passed in 1863 under the State Constitution, which was adopted two years aGer the 1861 admission of the former Kansas Territory as the 34th state into the Union.
Enrollment at the Lawrence and Edwards campuses was 28,401 students in 2021; an additional 3,383 students were enrolled at the KU Medical Center for an enrollment of 28,091 students across the three campuses. For 2021, U.S. News & World Report ranked KU’s business school 68th out of 477 evaluated. In its 2021 report, U.S. News & World Report ranked KU as tied for 124th place among National Universities.
North Carolina State University (NC State) is a public land-grant research university in Raleigh, North Carolina. Founded in 1887 and part of the University of North Carolina system, it is the largest university in the Carolinas. The university forms one of the corners of the Research Triangle together with Duke University in Durham and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It is classiﬁed among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity”. The North Carolina General Assembly established the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, now NC State, on March 7, 1887, originally as a land-grant college. The college underwent several name changes and oﬃcially became North Carolina State University at Raleigh in 1965. NC State has historical strengths in engineering, statistics, agriculture, life sciences, textiles, and design and oﬀers bachelor’s degrees in 106 ﬁelds of study. Today, NC State has an enrollment of more than 35,000 students, making it among the largest in the country. The graduate school oﬀers master’s degrees in 104 ﬁelds, doctoral degrees in 61 ﬁelds, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. NC State athletic teams are known as the Wolfpack. For 2020, U.S. News & World Report ranks NC State tied for 84th out of all national universities.
The University of Connecticut (UConn, sometimes stylized as UCONN) is a public land-grant research university in Storrs, Connecticut. It was founded in 1881. UConn was founded in 1881 as the Storrs Agricultural School, named aGer two brothers who donated the land for the school. In 1893, the school became a land grant college. In 1939, the name was changed to the University of Connecticut. UConn was founded in 1881 as the Storrs Agricultural School. It was named aGer Charles and Augustus Storrs, brothers who donated the land for the school as well as initial funding.
The university has above 30,000 students including postgraduates and undergraduates.. In the fall of 1952, the university formally established a regional campus in Stamford. Upon inception, UConn’s Stamford Campus oﬀered ﬁve courses — English, Mathematics, History, Speech, and Sociology, and enrolled 21 part-time students. According to the National Science Foundation, UConn spent $269 million on research and development in 2018, ranking it 88th in the nation. The University of Connecticut was among the top 10 producers of Fulbright Scholars from research institutions in 2017.
Stony Brook University (SBU), oﬃcially the State University of New York at Stony Brook, is a public research university in Stony Brook, Long Island, in the metropolitan area of New York City. Along with the University at Buﬀalo, it is one of the State University of New York system’s two ﬂagship institutions. Consisting of 213 buildings over 1,454 acres (5.9 km2) of land in Suﬀolk County, it is the largest public university (by area) in the state of New York. In 2001, Stony Brook was elected to the Association of American Universities, a selective group of major research universities in North America. It is also a member of the larger Universities Research Association. It is classiﬁed among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity”.
In fall 2021, the university had an enrollment of 26,782 students: 18,010 undergraduate students and 8,772 graduate students. 21,103 students hail from New York state, accounting for 79 percent of the student body. 12,061 students (45 percent) of the student body reside in Nassau or Suﬀolk County on Long Island, while 6,766 students (25 percent) reside in New York City. Stony Brook has been aﬃliated with ﬁve Fields Medalists, putting it in a tie for the seventh-most among American universities.
Brandeis University is a private research university in Waltham, Massachusetts. Founded in 1948 as a non- sectarian, coeducational institution sponsored by the Jewish community, Brandeis was established on the site of the former Middlesex University. The university is named aGer Louis Brandeis, the ﬁrst Jewish Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. It is classiﬁed among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity” and is a member of Association of American Universities and the Boston Consortium, which allows students to cross-register to attend courses at other institutions including Boston College, Boston University and TuGs University. It has the eighth-largest proportion of international students of any university in the United States.
The College of Arts and Sciences comprises 24 departments and 22 interdepartmental programs, which, in total, oﬀer 43 majors and 47 minors. In 2018, it had a total enrollment of 5,800 students on its suburban campus spanning 235 acres (95 hectares). The institution oﬀers more than 43 majors and 46 minors and two-thirds of undergraduate classes have 20 students or fewer.
The University of Georgia (UGA or Georgia) is a public land-grant research university with its main campus in Athens, Georgia. Founded in 1785, it is one of the oldest public universities in the United States. The ﬂagship school of the University System of Georgia, it has been ranked by major institutional rankings among the best public universities in the United States. The university is classiﬁed among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity,” and as having “more selective” undergraduate admissions, the most selective admissions category, while the ACT Assessment Student Report places UGA admissions in the “Highly Selective” category, the highest classiﬁcation. Among public universities, the University of Georgia is one of the nation’s top three producers of Rhodes Scholars over the past two decades. The total acreage of the university in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539 acres (168.10 km2). The university also owns a residential education and research center in Washington, DC, as well as three international residential education and research centers located at Oxford University in Oxford, England, at Cortona, Italy, and at Monteverde, Costa Rica. January 27, 1785, is the date the University of Georgia became the ﬁrst public university to have a charter granted.
Yeshiva University is a private research university with four campuses in New York City. The university’s undergraduate schools—Yeshiva College, Stern College for Women, Katz School of Science and Health, and Syms School of Business—oﬀer a dual curriculum inspired by Modern–Centrist–Orthodox Judaism’s hashkafa (philosophy) of Torah Umadda (“Torah and secular knowledge”), combining academic education with the study of the Torah. While the majority of students at the university are of the Jewish faith, many students, especially at the Cardozo School of Law, the School of Business, and the Graduate School of Psychology, are not Jewish. Yeshiva University has its roots in the Etz Chaim Yeshiva founded in 1886 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, a cheder-style elementary school founded by Eastern European immigrants that oﬀered study of Talmud along with some secular education, including instruction in English. The rabbinical seminary was chartered in 1897. It is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and by several professional agencies. It is classiﬁed among “R-2: Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity”. The U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “America’s Best Colleges” ranked Yeshiva University as the 97th best National University.
Scripps Research, previously known as The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), is a nonproﬁt American medical research facility that focuses on research and education in the biomedical sciences. Headquartered in San Diego, California, with a sister facility in Jupiter, Florida, the institute has over 200 laboratories employing 2,400 scientists, technicians, graduate students, and administrative and other staﬀ, making it the largest private, non-proﬁt biomedical research organization in the United States and among the largest in the world. The institute holds nearly 1,000 patents, produced 9 FDA-approved therapeutics, and has generated over 50 spin-oﬀ companies. According to the 2017 Nature Innovation Index, Scripps Research is the #1 most inﬂuential research institution in the world. The Scripps Research graduate program is ranked 10th nationally in the biological sciences, 5th for organic chemistry, and 2nd for biochemistry. In 2022, their Jupiter, FL campus became a part of the University of Florida. Many details of the reorganization are yet to be determined, or have not yet been made public.
The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) is a public research university in Chicago, Illinois. Its campus is in the Near West Side community area, adjacent to the Chicago Loop. The second campus established under the University of Illinois system, UIC is also the largest university in the Chicago metropolitan area. It is classiﬁed among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity.” It was oﬃcially established in 1982 with the consolidation of the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle and the University of Illinois at the Medical Center. Today, the university has become a global leader for a number of subjects, such as nursing, pharmacy, communication, education, law, and public administration.
The university having more than 33,000 students Including undergraduates and postgraduates enrolled in 16 colleges. UIC competes in NCAA Division I Horizon League as the UIC Flames in sports; it will move to the Missouri Valley Conference in July 2022. The Credit Union 1 Arena (formerly UIC Pavilion) is the Flames’ venue for home basketball games. In the 2021 U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of colleges and universities, the University of Illinois Chicago ranked as the 112th best national university and the 52nd best national public university.
The University of Missouri (Mizzou, MU, or Missouri) is a public land-grant research university in Columbia, Missouri. It is Missouri’s largest university and the ﬂagship of the four-campus University of Missouri System. Founded in 1839, it was the ﬁrst public university west of the Mississippi River. It is a member of the Association of American Universities. Its well-known Missouri School of Journalism was founded by Walter Williams in 1908 as the world’s ﬁrst journalism school; It publishes a daily newspaper, the Columbia Missourian, and operates an NBC aﬃliate KOMU. The university operates University of Missouri Health Care, running a number of hospitals and clinics in Mid-Missouri. It was the ﬁrst public university west of the Mississippi River. The campus of the University of Missouri is 1,262-acre (2.0 sq mi; 510.7 ha) just south of Downtown Columbia and is maintained as a botanical garden. The University of Missouri is organized into seven colleges, eleven schools and hosts approximately 300 majors. Enrolling more than 30,000 students in 2020, it oﬀers more than 300-degree programs in thirteen major academic divisions. MU is the largest public university in Missouri. MU spent $256 million on research and development in 2018, ranking it 93rd in the U.S.
The University of Miami is a private research university in Coral Gables, Florida, in the United States. UM’s main campus in Coral Gables has 239 acres (0.97 km2) and over 5.7 million square feet of buildings. UM’s doctorate programs are Carnegie classiﬁed at the highest research level, “Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity”. UM research expenditures in FY 2019 were $358.9 million. UM oﬀers a large library system with over 3.9 million volumes and exceptional holdings in Cuban heritage and music. UM oﬀers a wide range of student activities, including fraternities and sororities, and hundreds of student organizations. The Miami Hurricane, the student newspaper, and WVUM, the student-run radio station, have won multiple collegiate awards.
As of 2020, the university enrolled approximately 18,000 students Including postgraduates and undergraduates in 12 separate colleges and schools across nearly 350 academic majors and programs. The University of Miami oﬀers 134 undergraduate, 148 master’s, and 67 doctoral degree programs. Since its founding, the university has attracted students from all 50 states and nearly 150 foreign countries. With more than 16,000 faculty and staﬀ.
Georgetown University is a private research university in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington,
D.C. Founded by Bishop John Carroll in 1789 as Georgetown College, the university has grown to comprise ten undergraduate and graduate schools, among which are the School of Foreign Service, School of Business, Medical School, Law School, and a campus in Qatar. The school’s main campus, on a hill above the Potomac River, is identiﬁable by its ﬂagship Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark. The school was founded in Jesuit tradition and is the oldest Catholic institution of higher education in the United States, though the majority of students are not Catholic. Georgetown University has four campuses in Washington, D.C.: the undergraduate campus located in the neighborhood of Georgetown, the Medical Center, the School of Continuing Studies (in Chinatown) and the Law Center. Future Congressman William Gaston was enrolled as the school’s ﬁrst student on November 22, 1791, and instruction began on January 2, 1792. The university oﬀers degree programs in forty-eight disciplines, enrolling an average of 7,500 undergraduate and 10,000 post-graduate students from more than 135 countries.
The University of Cincinnati (UC or Cincinnati) is a public research university in Cincinnati, Ohio. Founded in 1819 as Cincinnati College, it is the oldest institution of higher education in Cincinnati. The university has four major campuses with a Cincinnati’s main campus and medical campus in CliGon Heights and branch campuses in Blue Ash and Clermont. In 1819, Cincinnati College and the Medical College of Ohio were founded in Cincinnati. Local benefactor Dr. Daniel Drake founded and funded the Medical College of Ohio. William Lytle of the Lytle family donated the land, funded the Cincinnati College and Law College, and served as its ﬁrst president. This is the main campus and includes 62 buildings on 137 acres (0.55 km2).
The University of Cincinnati has an annual enrollment of over 44,000 students including postgraduates and undergraduates, making it the second largest university in Ohio. It is part of the University System of Ohio. In the 2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings, UC was listed as the 196th best global university, tied for 143rd ranked U.S. national university, and tied for 65th best public university (U.S.). The University of Cincinnati has 14 libraries, which are housed in 11 diﬀerent facilities.
Wake Forest University is a private research university in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Founded in 1834, the university received its name from its original location in Wake Forest, north of Raleigh, North Carolina. The Reynolda Campus, the university’s main campus, has been located north of downtown Winston-Salem since the university moved there in 1956. The school was founded aGer the North Carolina Baptist State Convention purchased a 615-acre (2.49 km2) plantation from Calvin Jones in an area north of Raleigh (Wake County) called the “Forest of Wake”. In 1838, the school was renamed Wake Forest College, and the manual labor system was abandoned.
The university has above 8,000 students including 5,000 undergraduates and 3,000 postgraduates. WFU’s undergraduate and graduate colleges and schools include Wake Forest University School of Law, Wake Forest University School of Divinity, Wake Forest University School of Business, Wake Forest Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and Wake Forest University School of Medicine. In the 2021 U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Colleges report, Wake Forest ranked tied for 44th for “Best Undergraduate Teaching”, 24th for “Best Value”, and tied for 28th overall among national universities in the U.S.
The University of California, Riverside (UCR or UC Riverside) is a public land-grant research university in Riverside, 3California. It is one of the ten campuses of the University of California system. The main campus sits on 1,900 acres (769 ha) in a suburban district of Riverside with a branch campus of 20 acres (8 ha) in Palm Desert. In 1907, the predecessor to UCR was founded as the UC Citrus Experiment Station, Riverside which pioneered research in biological pest control and the use of growth regulators responsible for extending the citrus growing season in California from four to nine months. Some of the world’s most important research collections on citrus diversity and entomology, as well as science ﬁction and photography, are located at Riverside. UCR is classiﬁed among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity.”
To accommodate an enrollment of 26,000 students by 2021, more than $730 million has been invested in new construction projects since 1999. The 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings places UCR tied for 33rd among top public universities and ranks 83rd nationwide, and 1st for social mobility for the 3rd year. In the 2022 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges”, UCR was ranked tied for 83rd among national universities, 33rd among public schools, and 1st for Social Mobility.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is a public academic health science center in Houston, Texas. It was created in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents. It is located in the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world. It is composed of six schools: McGovern Medical School, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UTHealth School of Dentistry, Cizik School of Nursing, UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics and UTHealth School of Public Health. Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientiﬁc discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in The UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, medicine, nursing and public health.
The University of Tennessee is a public land-grant research university in Knoxville, Tennessee. Founded in 1794, two years before Tennessee became the 16th state, it is the ﬂagship campus of the University of Tennessee system, with ten undergraduate colleges and eleven graduate colleges. It is classiﬁed among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity”. The University of Tennessee is the only university in the nation to have three presidential papers editing projects. The university holds collections of the papers of all three U.S. presidents from Tennessee—Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, and Andrew Johnson. Nine of its alumni have been selected as Rhodes Scholars and one alumnus, James M. Buchanan, received the 1986 Nobel Prize in Economics. UT is one of the oldest public universities in the United States and the oldest secular institution west of the Eastern Continental Divide. The total research endowment of the UT Knoxville campus was $127,983,213 for FY 2006. It hosts more than 30,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries. The University of Tennessee is tied for 46th among public universities and tied for 103rd among national universities in the United States by U.S. News & World Report in its 2022 rankings.
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a public research university in Richmond, Virginia. VCU was founded in 1838 as the medical department of Hampden–Sydney College, becoming the Medical College of Virginia in 1854. In 1968, the Virginia General Assembly merged MCV with the Richmond Professional Institute, founded in 1917, to create Virginia Commonwealth University. VCU had a record $310 million in sponsored research funding in the ﬁscal year 2019 and is classiﬁed among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity”. VCU’s history began in 1838 when the Medical Department of Hampden- Sydney College opened in Richmond. In 1844, it moved into its ﬁrst permanent home, the Egyptian Building. In 1854, the Medical Department of Hampden–Sydney College received an independent charter from the Virginia General Assembly and became the Medical College of Virginia (MCV). In 2020, more than 31,000 students pursued 217 degree and certiﬁcate programs through VCU’s 11 schools and three colleges. The VCU Health System supports the university’s health care education, research, and patient care mission. VCU has a branch campus in Education City, Doha, Qatar, along with numerous regional facilities.
Colorado State University (Colorado State or CSU) is a public land-grant research university in Fort Collins, Colorado. It is the ﬂagship university of the Colorado State University System. Colorado State University is classiﬁed among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity”. The university has been previously known as Colorado Agricultural College from 1870 to 1935 and as Colorado A&M from 1935 to 1957. It was founded ﬁrst as the Colorado Agricultural College. Arising from the Morrill Act, the act to create the university was signed by the Colorado Territory governor Edward M. McCook in 1870. While a board of 12 trustees was formed to “purchase and manage property, erect buildings, establish basic rules for governing the institutions and employ buildings,” the near complete lack of funding by the territorial legislature for this mission severely hampered progress. Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, a mid-size city of approx 142,000 residents at the base of the Front Range of the southern Rocky Mountains. The university’s 583-acre (2.4 km2) main campus is located in central Fort Collins, and includes a 101-acre (0.41 km2) veterinary teaching hospital. In ﬁscal year 2021, CSU spent $447.2 million on research and development.
The University of Houston (UH) is a public research university in Houston, Texas. Founded in 1927, UH is the ﬂagship institution of the University of Houston System and the third-largest university in Texas. The HPE Data Science Institute was created in 2017, and was named by the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Data Science Institute with its 10 million giGs. In 2020, the university launched its College of Medicine to improve the overall health and health care resources of its city and state. Originally HJC was located on San Jacinto High School campus and oﬀered only night courses to train future teachers. On October 15, 2007, Renu Khator was selected for the position of UH System chancellor and UH president. On November 5, 2007, Khator was conﬁrmed as the third person to hold the dual title of UH System chancellor and UH president concurrently, and took oﬃce in January 2008. The president is the chief executive oﬃcer (CEO) of the University of Houston. The university has above 47000 students including postgraduates and undergraduates. The institution conducts $201 million annually in research, and operates more than 35 research centers and institutes on campus. The institution is among the Top 300 in the global Academic Rank.
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is a public research university entirely dedicated to health sciences with a main campus, including two hospitals, in Portland, Oregon. The institution was founded in 1887 as the University of Oregon Medical Department and later became the University of Oregon Medical School. In 1974, the campus became an independent, self-governed institution called the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center, combining state dentistry, medicine, nursing, and public health programs into a single center. It was renamed Oregon Health Sciences University in 1981 and took its current name in 2001, as part of a merger with the Oregon Graduate Institute (OGI), in Hillsboro. The university has above 4,000 students. The university’s programs are highly ranked nationally, with the School of Medicine ranking in the top 10 for primary care and family medicine residency ranking #1 by U.S. News & World Report, as well as the ophthalmology residency under Casey Eye Institute ranking in the top 10 by Ophthalmology Times in 2020. OHSU’s School of Dentistry was merged into the university in 1945. The graduate nursing program was most recently ranked 7th overall in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report and 5th in the gerontology/geriatric specialty.
Oregon State University (OSU) is a public land-grant research university in Corvallis, Oregon. OSU is a land grant university that also participates in the sea-grant, space-grant, and sun-grant research consortia; it is one of only four such universities in the country (University of Hawaii at Manoa, Cornell University and Pennsylvania State University are the others). OSU received $441 million in research funding for the 2017 ﬁscal year and consistently ranks as the state’s top earner in research funding. The university has had 11 names since opening, eight of them during the 1800s. Like many of today’s land-grant colleges and universities, name changes were common during this period and helped schools better align themselves with some of the largest available grants in agricultural research.
The university oﬀers more than 200 undergraduate-degree programs along with a variety of graduate and doctoral degrees. On-campus enrollment averages near 32,000, making it the state’s largest university. Since its founding over 272,000 students have graduated from OSU. Oregon State oﬀers more than 80 degree and programs made up from a selection of over 1,500 online courses in more than 110 subjects.
Virginia Tech (formally the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University) is a public land-grant research university with its main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. It also has educational facilities in six regions statewide, a research center in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and a study-abroad site in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland. Through its Corps of Cadets ROTC program, Virginia Tech is a senior military college. It is classiﬁed among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity”. As of 2015, Virginia Tech was the state’s second-largest public university by enrollment. VT has produced two Rhodes Scholars, four Marshall Scholars, 38 Goldwater Scholars, and 280 Fulbright Scholars. Among its alumni are eight Medal of Honor recipients, 97 ﬂag oﬃcers, two US state governors, two astronauts, and one billionaire. Three Nobel laureates and one MacArthur Fellow have received a degree or served as faculty members at the university. As of 2015, VT had more than 240,000 living alumni worldwide. Virginia Tech oﬀers a highly selective Honors College, which provides undergraduate students 11 diﬀerent ways to earn Honors credits towards one of the ﬁve-Honors degree options. Virginia Tech oﬀers 280 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to some 34,400 students.
Florida State University (Florida State or FSU) is a public research university in Tallahassee, Florida. It is a senior member of the State University System of Florida. Founded in 1851, it is located on the oldest continuous site of higher education in the state of Florida. The university is classiﬁed among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity”. The university comprises 16 separate colleges and more than 110 centers, facilities, labs and institutes that oﬀer more than 360 programs of study, including professional school programs. The university has an annual budget of over $1.7 billion and an annual economic impact of over $10 billion. Florida State is home to Florida’s only national laboratory, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, and is the birthplace of the commercially viable anti-cancer drug Taxol. Florida State University also operates the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the State Art Museum of Florida and one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation. For 2021, U.S. News & World Report ranked Florida State University as tied for the 19th best public university in the United States, and 58th overall among all national universities, public and private.
UMass Chan Medical School is a public medical school in Worcester, Massachusetts. It is part of the University of Massachusetts (UMass) system. It is home to three schools: the T.H. Chan School of Medicine, the Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and the Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing, as well as a biomedical research enterprise and a range of public-service initiatives throughout the state. UMMS was established by the 162nd Massachusetts General Court in 1962 to provide residents of the commonwealth an opportunity to study medicine at an aﬀordable cost and to increase the number of primary-care physicians practicing in the commonwealth’s under-served areas. The School of Medicine accepted its ﬁrst class of 16 students in 1970. Six years later a 371-bed hospital opened on campus; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences opened in 1979, and the Graduate School of Nursing opened in 1986.
The University With approximately 13,000 employees, UMMHC is the largest health-care provider in central and western Massachusetts. Its ﬂagship hospital (UMass Memorial Medical Center) straddles two campuses along Route 9 in Worcester, Massachusetts and is designated by the American College of Surgeons as a Level I Trauma Center.
The University of California, Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz or UCSC) is a public land-grant research university in Santa Cruz, California. It is one of the ten campuses in the University of California system. Located on Monterey Bay, on the edge of the coastal community of Santa Cruz, the campus lies on 2,001 acres (810 ha) of rolling, forested hills overlooking the Paciﬁc Ocean. Founded in 1965, UC Santa Cruz began with the intention to showcase progressive, cross-disciplinary undergraduate education, innovative teaching methods and contemporary architecture. The residential college system consists of ten small colleges that were established as a variation of the Oxbridge collegiate university system. UC Santa Cruz is classiﬁed among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity”. It is a member of the Association of American Universities, the most prestigious alliance of research universities in the United States and Canada. The University has above 19,000 students including postgraduates and undergraduates. For the fall 2019 term, UCSC oﬀered admission to 28,808 freshmen out of 55,866 applicants, an acceptance rate of 51.6%.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is a public university in Baltimore, Maryland. Founded in 1807, it comprises some of the oldest professional schools of dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy, social work and nursing in the United States. It is the original campus of the University System of Maryland and has a strategic partnership with the University of Maryland, College Park. Located on 71 acres (242,811 m2) on the west side of downtown Baltimore, it is part of the University System of Maryland. UMB’s mission is to improve the human condition and serve the public good of Maryland and society at-large through education, research, clinical care, and service. According to the National Science Foundation, the university spent a combined $1.1 billion on research and development in 2019, ranking it 14th overall in the nation and 8th among all public institutions. It was the ﬁrst school in the world to oﬀer a science-based curriculum in dentistry. The University has above 800 undergraduates’ students and 6,000 Postgraduates students. The University of Maryland School of Law was ranked 48th among law schools according to the 2017 edition of U.S. News & World Report law school rankings and was also ranked among the top 10 programs for health law, clinical law and environmental law.
The State University of New York at Buﬀalo, commonly referred to as the University at Buﬀalo (UB), is a public research university with campuses in Buﬀalo and Amherst, New York, United States. The university was founded in 1846 as a private medical college and merged with the State University of New York system in 1962. Along with Stony Brook, it is a ﬂagship institution of the SUNY system. The University at Buﬀalo and the University of Virginia are the only colleges founded by people who became United States Presidents. During the late 1960s, the College of Arts and Sciences was divided into three separate schools: arts and letters, natural sciences and mathematics, and social sciences. During the 1998–1999 academic year, the three schools were reunited to re-create the existing College of Arts and Sciences, when the faculties of Arts and Letters, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences and Mathematics were combined, according to a memorandum issued by the State University of New York. As of fall 2020, the university enrolls 32,347 students in 13 schools and colleges, making it the largest public university in the state of New York. The UB is classiﬁed as an R1 University, meaning it engages in a very high level of research activity.
The University of South Florida (USF) is a public research university with its main campus located in Tampa, Florida; and other campuses in St. Petersburg and Sarasota. It is one of 12 members of the State University System of Florida. USF is home to 14 colleges, oﬀering more than 200 undergraduate majors as well as graduate, specialist, and doctoral-level degree programs. USF was the ﬁrst state university in Florida built during the 20th century. Under president Judy GenshaG’s leadership, the university emerged as a top research university (achieving preeminence in June 2018) and major economic engine with an annual economic impact of $3.7 billion in the 2018–2019 ﬁscal year, her last year as president. USF oﬀers 88 bachelor’s degree programs, 105 master’s degree programs, 49 doctoral degree programs, two specialist degree programs, and several certiﬁcate programs under 14 colleges. Founded in 1956, USF is the fourth largest university in Florida and 11th largest public university in the United States by enrollment, with 50,830 students from over 145 countries, all 50 states, all ﬁve U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia as of the 2020–2021 academic year. In 2021, the university reported an annual budget of $2.15 billion and an annual economic impact of over $6 billion.
Wayne State University (WSU) is a public research university in Detroit, Michigan. It is Michigan’s third largest university. Founded in 1868, Wayne State consists of 13 schools and colleges oﬀering approximately 350 programs. Wayne State’s main campus comprises 203 acres linking more than 100 education and research buildings. It also has six satellite campuses in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Jackson counties. The ﬁrst component of the modern Wayne State University was established in 1868 as the Detroit Medical College. In 1885, the Detroit College of Medicine merged with its competitor, the Michigan College of Medicine and they consolidated buildings. These institutions are incarnated today as the Wayne State University School of Medicine. Wayne University was renamed Wayne State University in 1956 and the institution became a constitutionally mandated university by a popularly adopted amendment to the Michigan Constitution in 1959. Wayne University has above 25,000 graduate and undergraduate students. In fall 2021, Wayne State had a total of 24,931 students. Wayne State oﬀers more than 36 study abroad programs in 16 countries. The university is ranked as tied for 249th in the 2021 U.S. News and World Report rankings of “National Universities” across the United States.
The University of Delaware is a public land-grant research university located in Newark, Delaware. UD is the largest university in Delaware. It oﬀers three associate’s programs, 148 bachelor’s programs, 121 master’s programs (with 13 joint degrees), and 55 doctoral programs across its eight colleges. The main campus is in Newark, with satellite campuses in Dover, the Wilmington area, Lewes, and Georgetown. It is a privately governed university which receives public funding for being a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant state- supported research institution. UD is classiﬁed among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity”. According to the National Science Foundation, UD spent $186 million on research and development in 2018, ranking it 119th in the nation. University of Delaware is one of only four schools in North America with a major in art conservation. In 1923, it was the ﬁrst American university to oﬀer a study-abroad program. It is considered a large institution with approximately 18,200 undergraduate and 4,200 graduate students. U.S. News & World Report ranked UD’s undergraduate program tied for 97th among “national universities” and tied for 39th among public universities in 2021.
The University of Kentucky is a public land-grant research university in Lexington, Kentucky. Founded in 1865 by John Bryan Bowman as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky, the university is one of the state’s two land-grant universities (the other being Kentucky State University). It is classiﬁed among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity”. The university has focused expenditures increasingly on research, following a compact formed by the Kentucky General Assembly. In 2000, to help ﬁnance the “Top 20” plan, the university launched “The Campaign for the University of Kentucky”, a $600 million fundraising eﬀort that was used to “enhance facilities, academic programs, public service, and scholarships.” It passed that goal and the eﬀort was raised to $1 billion. In March 2007, $1.022 billion was raised, months before the fundraising eﬀort was set to end. The institution with the highest enrollment in the state, with 30,545 students as of fall 2019. The institution comprises 16 colleges, a graduate school, 93 undergraduate programs, 99 master programs, 66 doctoral programs, and four professional programs. The University of Kentucky has ﬁGeen libraries on campus.
Louisiana State University is a public land-grant research university in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The university was founded in 1853 in what is now known as Pineville, Louisiana, under the name Louisiana State Seminary of Learning & Military Academy. The current LSU main campus was dedicated in 1926, consists of more than 250 buildings constructed in the style of Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, and the main campus historic district occupies a 650-acre (260 ha) plateau on the banks of the Mississippi River. The campus is protected by the State Capital Historic District Legislation.
In 2020, the university enrolled over 27,000 undergraduate and over 6,000 graduate students in 14 schools and colleges. Louisiana State University is ranked 153rd in the national universities category and 72nd among public universities by the 2020 U.S. News & World Report ranking of U.S. colleges. LSU is also ranked as the 192nd best overall university in the nation by Forbes magazine in 2019. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report ranked LSU as the 16th most popular university in the nation. LSU was ranked 11th most LGBTQ unfriendly campus by The Princeton Review in its 2020 rankings of American campuses by student survey.