March 20, 2009

The Best and Top University in America - Top 10

Harvard University  <---click here

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

Princeton University <---click here

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

Yale University <---click here

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

University of Pennsylvania <---click here

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

Duke University <---click here

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

Stanford University <---click here

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

California Institute of Technology(Caltech) <---click here

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

Massachusetts Institute of Technology <---click here

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

Columbia University <---click here

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

Dartmouth College <---click here

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


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