The University of Pennsylvania is an Ivy League university located in Philadelphia. Consistently ranked among the top ten schools in the country by the U.S. News and World Report, the University of Pennsylvania offers four undergraduate schools and twelve graduate schools from which to choose. Ben Franklin founded the university in 1740, and its location in central Philadelphia keeps students close to major historical landmarks as well as Philadelphia’s bustling arts and commerce districts.
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Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale University is considered to be one of the nation’s top colleges. Since its founding in 1701, Yale’s campus has grown into large 260-acre campus with over with 11,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty members. A member of the Ivy League, Yale has fostered an ongoing rivalry with fellow Ivy campus Harvard.
Stanford University, located in charming Palo Alto, is a West Coast powerhouse when it comes to athletics and academics. The university’s graduate programs are highly sought after and very competitive, especially degree programs within the School of Law and the School of Medicine. Aside from its academics, the campus itself is an integral part of Palo Alto. The university’s Cantor Center is a renowned art museum in its own right, with an impressive collection of works by French sculptor Auguste Rodin.
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.
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.