Located in New Jersey, Princeton University is one the country’s prestigious Ivy League colleges. Founded in 1746, the country’s fourth-oldest college was known for years as the College of New Jersey. The name Princeton University was adopted in 1896, with the university designation indicating the expanded number of courses and degrees available.
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Northwestern University is located in Evanston, Illinois. With a wide range of options for both undergraduates and graduate students, Northwestern provides the opportunity to create cross-discipline curricula. Undergraduate options include programs in the School of Communication, the School of Education and Social Policy, the Medill School of Journalism, and the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, among others.
People of Hispanic descent make up the biggest minority group in the U.S. This group is also the youngest. However, according to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) in 2006, more than 87 percent of Hispanics did not have bachelor’s degrees. This poor number is due in part to financial hardship. Hispanic college grants can help more Latinos attend (and graduate from) the universities they desire.
Harvard University is famous as the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The university was founded by the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1636. Although founded in a Puritan colony, Harvard has no religious affiliation. The school’s famous alumni include quite a few U.S. presidents, including John Adams, Franklin Roosevelt, and John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
Students who are planning their future college careers–but aren’t sure how to fund them–may worry about being saddled with enormous student loans after graduation. While typical student loans feature low interest rates and grace periods before they need to be repaid, the prospect of being approximately $50,000-$150,000 in debt fresh out of college is daunting. Federal college grants can help.