|The oldest institution of higher learning in the US, Harvard is one of the most prestigious universities in the world, a position achieved through its rich history, escalating influence, and tremendous educational wealth. Founded in 1636, Harvard is the second best university in the United States and the world, due to its world-class faculty, high-level research, state-of-the-art facilities, and extensive learning opportunities. Ideally located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, this esteemed university has over 21,000 students and 16,000 faculty and staff.
Total Enrollment: 19,627
Fall 2010 Acceptance Rate: 7%
|Princeton University is a private research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. The school is one of the eight universities of the Ivy League.
Princeton provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering.
Total Enrollment: 7,802
Fall 2010 Acceptance Rate:9%
|Yale University is a private, Ivy League university located in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. Yale Law School is consistently ranked as the top law school in the United States, while the university is ranked among the top universities in the world.
Incorporated as the Collegiate School, the institution traces its roots to 17th-century clergymen who sought to establish a college to train clergy and political leaders for the colony. In 1718, the College was renamed Yale College to honor a gift from Elihu Yale, a governor of the British East India Company. In 1861, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences became the first U.S. school to award the Ph.D
Total Enrollment: 11,701
Fall 2010 Acceptance Rate: 8%
| Columbia University was founded in 1754 as King's College by royal charter of King George II of England. It is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York and the fifth oldest in the United States.
In 1897, the university moved from Forty-ninth Street and Madison Avenue, where it had stood for fifty years, to its present location on Morningside Heights at 116th Street and Broadway. Seth Low, the president of the University at the time of the move, sought to create an academic village in a more spacious setting. Charles Follen McKim of the architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White modeled the new campus after the Athenian agora. The Columbia campus comprises the largest single collection of McKim, Mead & White buildings in existence.
Total Enrollment: 22,283
Applicants Admitted: 2,297
Fall 2010 Acceptance Rate: 10%
||University of California Berkeley
|University of California Berkeley is the flagship institution of the University of California. Founded in 1868, the university is sited in Berkeley, California, with the campus spreading over bustling and beautiful 6,651 acres. Ranked as one of the top-notch universities across the world, students have more than 300 undergraduate and graduate programs to choose from, under 14 colleges and schools. These are College of Letters & Science, Haas School of Business, College of Chemistry, Graduate School of Education, College of Engineering, College of Environmental Design, School of Information, Graduate School of Journalism, School of Law, College of Natural Resources, School of Optometry, School of Public Health, School of Social Welfare, and School of Public Policy, Richard & Rhoda Goldman.
Total Enrollment: 2,175
Fall 2010 Acceptance Rate:13%
||Massachusetts Institute of Technology
|Best known for engineering, science, and management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was founded in 1861 and is ranked #1 educational institution both in the United States and the world. The lush green campus, stretching over 168 acres, spreads across the charming Charles River and Boston skyline. The university is not just attractive for the impressive location, but also for the quality of the academic programs offered. Situated in Cambridge, Massachusetts, MIT has five schools and one college, comprising of 32 academic departments, namely, School of Architecture and Planning; School of Engineering; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; Sloan School of Management; School of Science; and Whitaker College of Health Science and Technology. The university has about 10,000 students and 1,000 faculty members and academic staff.
Total Enrollment: 10,566
Fall 2010 Acceptance Rate: 10%
|Ever since Stanford opened its doors in 1891, it has continued to prepare students for leadership in today’s competitive world. The third most influential and selective university in the world, Stanford lies in the heart of the Silicon Valley between San Francisco and San Jose, near Palo Alto, California. With over 15,000 students and 2,000 faculty members, the university has seven schools, namely, Stanford Graduate School of Business, School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University School of Education, Stanford Engineering, Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford Law School, and Stanford University School of Medicine.
Total Enrollment: 19,535
Fall 2010 Acceptance Rate: 7%
||University Of Chicago
| Located in the community of Hyde Park on Chicago’s South Side, just 15 minutes from the city center, the University of Chicago is uniquely positioned to contribute to, and draw from, the strength and diversity of this world-class metropolis. We have also made an indelible mark on the world at large.
The undergraduate program is known for its emphasis on critical thinking and broad interdisciplinary exposure to the full range of intellectual discovery. Our College classrooms have a reputation for being hotbeds of exhilarating discourse. Discussions that start in the classroom often move to the dormitory hall, to the lunch table, and into the community. A Chicago education is a life-changing experience.
|Tuition Fee: $42,783
Total Enrollment: 12,781
Fall 2010 Acceptance Rate:19%
||University of Pennsylvania
|The fourth oldest institution of higher education in the US, Pennsylvania, popularly called Penn, is one of the best universities in the world. Since its establishment in 1740, Penn has been continuously committed towards excellence in scholarship, research, and service. With a student body of more than 20,000, hailing from round the globe, the university excels at providing national leaders in their respective fields. The picturesque and bustling urban campus of Penn is located near the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The university offers undergraduate and graduate programs at College of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of Nursing, The Wharton School, Annenberg School for Communication, graduate School of Education, Law School, School of Dental Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, and others.
Total Enrollment: 19,842
Fall 2010 Acceptance Rate: 13%
|Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. In 1924, tobacco industrialist James B. Duke established The Duke Endowment, at which time the institution changed its name to honor his deceased father, Washington Duke.
Organized into two undergraduate and ten graduate and professional schools, Duke's research expenditures topped $657 million in 2009, placing it amongst the largest ten in the nation. In its 2012 edition, U.S. News & World Report ranked the university's undergraduate program 10th among national universities, while ranking the medical, law, public affairs, nursing, and business graduate programs among the top 12 in the United States. In the 2010 QS World University Rankings, Duke ranked 14th worldwide. Competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Duke's athletic teams—known as the Blue Devils—have captured twelve national championships, including four by its well-known men's basketball team.
Fall 2010 Acceptance Rate: 16%