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50 of the Most Popular US Universities and Colleges for International Students

50 of the Most Popular US Universities and Colleges for International Students

50 of the Most Popular US Universities and Colleges for International Students

50 of the Most Popular US Universities and Colleges for International Students

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For institutions of higher learning in the United States two records were set in the academic year 2012-13. First, more international students came to study in the United States than ever before. Over 819K (819,644) international students were enrolled — an increase of about 7% (55,000) from the previous year (2011-12). This is approximately 40% more international students than for the academic year 10 years previous. [Ref: iie ]

Second, more American students went to study abroad: over 283K (283,332) – an increase of about 3%. This number has tripled over two decades, yet only 10% of American students study abroad while undergraduates.

International students only make up about 4% of total student enrollment (about 25M students) in the USA. However, they contributed $24B to the U.S. economy across all 50 states. International undergrads have outnumbered international grads for the last two academic years, thanks mostly to scholarship programs in countries sending the most students abroad. This changes the 12-year trend in which international grad students outnumbered international undergrad students.

Nearly half (49%) of all international students enrolled for 2012-13 came from China, India and South Korea — even though numbers for the latter two declined from the 2011-12 academic year, down 4% and 2%, respectively. At the same time, 16 countries had an increase in 2012-13 over the previous academic year.

With this in mind, here is a list of the top 50 colleges and universities in the USA with the most international students.

Notes:

International student enrollment figures are primarily from IIE (Institute of International Education) Open Doors report data on International Education Exchange covering the 2012-13 academic year for all institutions listed here. IIE data may not exactly match individual institution Web sites or their corresponding Wikipedia entries for listed universities.

Additional information in the IIE report is from NAFSA state economic impact statement reports for 2013.

Additional information for this list is from IIE leading institutions list

Numbers and percentages relating to student enrollment are for the 2012-13 academic year unless otherwise specifically marked.

Where readily available, the following information for each university or college is given: motto, freshman application acceptance rate for Fall 2012, total student enrollment for 2012.

The term “Public Ivy” refers to a higher-learning institution that is a publicly-funded research university and is considered to give the equivalent education of an Ivy League university at a public tuition cost. Some Public Ivies are private but have some sort of public funding component. The actual Ivy League universities are Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell, Brown, and University of Pennsylvania — all of which have been long-established. Not on this list: Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, Brown.

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University of Illinois – Chicago (UIC)

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UIC’s original College of Pharmacy was founded in 1858, followed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1882, and the the Columbian College of Dentistry in 1891. These colleges were incorporate into the University of Illinois in 1913. The University of Illinois at Chicago Circle was founded in 1965. The current UIC is a merger of the all the above, with Chicago Circle joining in 1982. There are a total of 15 colleges and schools, with just over 27.5K students enrolled for Fall 2013. As of Fall 2012, there were 82 bachelor’s programs, 93 master’s, and 66 doctoral. US News ranked UIC tied for 10th place in 2012 for the most ethnically diverse universities in the United States. Over 1/3 of “students speak English as a second language.” The student body is composed of 61% undergrad, 39% grad/ professional students. UIC has the largest medical school in the USA. Total annual research expenditures (all departments) is over $335M. The 2012 budget was $2.00 billion. Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1858 Location: Chicago, Illinois # International students: 3,371 Motto: Teach, research, serve, care Type: Public, research

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The New School

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The New School was founded in 1919 by Charles A. Beard et al. It has over 135 degree programs, houses the World Policy Institute think tank, hosts the National Book Awards, and has “Parsons The New School for Design” art school and Parsons Festival. There are seven different schools /divisions that cover several disciplines, including social sciences, liberal arts, humanities, architecture, fine arts, design, music, drama, finance, psychology and public policy. The graduate school started in 1933 as a place for scholars in exile. The undergrad programs have student-directed curriculum, which focuses on a particular discipline – requiring students to explore a general education beforehand. The curriculum is said to be “highly experimental and avant-garde.” Courses include “Games 101,” “Punk & Noise” and “Play and Toil in the Digital Sweatshop.” Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1919 Location: New York, New York # International students: 3,398 / 10,575 Type: Private, research

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Santa Monica College (SMC)

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Santa Monica College is a two-year public junior college that ranks as the tops in California as a transfer college. Of all 109 community colleges in California, more students transfer from SMC to University of California, University of Southern California, and other four-year schools). SMC offers occupational certificate programs in over 80 fields of study, and has an Arts Mentor Program where select students receive grad-level training from professionals. Notable alumni include Sean Penn, James Dean, David Geffen, Dustin Hoffman, Rickie Lee Jones, Ryan Seacrest, Hilary Swank and others. Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1929 Location: Santa Monica, California # International students: 3,471 Type: Public, community college

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University of Iowa (UI)

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UI is the oldest university in the state of Iowa and is considered a Public Ivy school. The university has a number of firsts for a U.S. learning institution . It was the first public university in the U.S., in 1855, to admit men and women on an equal basis. It was the first university worldwide “to accept creative work in theater, writing, music, and art on an equal basis with academic research.” E.g., in lieu of a thesis. -One of the first in the U.S.: “to grant a law degree to woman and to an African American, and to put an African American on a varsity athletic squad.” It was the first state university to recognize the an LGBT student organization. UI has eleven colleges covering over 100 areas of study and seven professional degrees. This includes 5,000+ courses yearly covering 200 major, minor and certificate programs. UI is said to be the original developer of the Master of Fine Arts degree. The UI campus includes the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. It also runs the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1847 Location: Iowa City, Iowa # International students: 3,571 Acceptance rate: 78.4% Type: Public, flagship

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University of Texas – Arlington (UTA)

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UTA has ten schools and colleges that collectively offer over 180 degrees (bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, professional). The New America Foundation declared UTA in 2013 as one of six “Next Generation” universities in the USA. Factors for this ranking included degree programs, online courses, growth in enrollment, and emerging status as a research university. (UTA has a nanotechnology research and teaching facility, amongst other facilities.) The majority (~63%) of alumni live in North Texas; however, international students made up 9% of Fall 2013 enrollment and they represent over 120 countries. The university is also considered to have a racially and ethnically diverse student body. There are over 300 campus organizations, and 10,000 students live on or within five miles of campus. Notable alumni include singer Ray Price, actor Lou Diamond Phillips, and astronauts Kalpana Chawla and Robert L. Stewart. Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1895 Location: Arlington, Texas # International students: 3,586 Acceptance rate: 69% (2010) Motto: Disciplina praesidium civitatis / The cultivated mind is the guardian of democracy Type: State university

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George Washington University (GWU)

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George Washington, while U.S. President, wanted an institution of higher learning in the Capital. He died before that happened, but through the efforts of Rev. Luther Rice, President James Monroe and 32 members of Congress, GWU was created in 1821 through an Act of Congress. The focus of GWU would be “dedicated to educating and preparing future leaders.” The main campus of GWU is four blocks from the White House, has 10 grad and undergrad colleges and schools, and just under 100 research centers and institutes. There are three campuses — Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon (both in D.C.) and the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus — plus various graduate education centers. The Mount Vernon Campus was previously the Mount Vernon College for Women. The Virginia science and tech campus is used for research and grad programs, and hosts 17 research centers, labs and institutes — one of which is the National Crash Analysis Center. There are over 450 student organizations, and alumni live in 150 countries. Notable alumni/ former students include U.S. senator J. William Fulbright (creator of the Fulbright scholarships), J. Edgar Hoover (former FBI director), former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, actress Kerry Washington, actor Alec Baldwin, several politicians in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, as well as numerous serving U.S. ambassadors, and others. Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1821 Location: Washington, D.C. # International students: 3,635 Motto: Deus nobis fiducia / God is our trust Type: Private

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University of Delaware (UD)

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The original “Free School” founded by Minister Francis Alison in New London, Pennsylvania, changed its name and location several times, eventually settling in Newark, Delaware, in 1769. At that point, it was still part of Pennsylvania, so it did not get chartered until 1833. The current UD is considered a Public Ivy. Its seven colleges and three schools collectively offer numerous degree programs: 3 associate, 147 bachelor’s, 119 master’s, 54 doctoral, 15 dual graduate programs. This is done in collaboration with over 70 research centers. Additional research resources include a 146-foot coastal vessel — part of the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment college — which is used by scientists for research. The STAR (Science, Technology and Advanced Research) campus repurposes a former General Motors assembly plant. There are over 300 student organizations on campus. Three of the original ten students went on to sign the Declaration of Independence; one of the ten signed the U.S. Constitution. Notable faculty includes a Nobel laureate and other highly-regarded award winners. Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1743 (chartered in 1833) Location: Newark, Delaware # International students: 3,696 / 21,856 Acceptance rate: 56.6% Motto: Scientia sol mentis est / Knowledge is the light of the mind Type: Private and public (receives some state assistance)

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Syracuse University (SU)

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SU’s roots go back to the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary founded in 1831 in Lima, New York — which became Genesee College in 1850. The actual university was independently established in 1870, after long debate about moving the college to Syracuse. While US considers themselves nonesectarian, they maintained a relationship with the United Methodist Church as recently as 2011. The university owns a hotel (Sheraton), country club with 36-hole golf course, a conference center, and more. The SCRC (Special Collections Research Center) contains “rare books, manuscripts, works of architecture and design, and popular culture,” including cartoons, science fiction and pulp literature. The art collection has over 45,000 objects and includes work from Picasso, Rembrandt and others. There is also a collection of audio, the Belfer Audio Laboratory and Archive, which has around 540,000 recordings in various formats. The collection has the voices of Thomas Edison, Amelia Earhart, Albert Einstein and Oscar Wilde, amongst others. SU has thirteen schools and colleges, including the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and others. There are admissions and alumni presences in LA, NYC, and Atlanta, as well as an LA Semester program. SU is internationally-minded, with 40% of SU students study abroad through the SU Abroad program. Notable alumni include current U.S. V.P. Joe Biden, television host Dick Clark, Lt. Col. Eileen Collins (first female space shuttle commander), actor Taye Diggs, fashion designer Betsey Johnson, news anchor Ted Koppel, author Joyce Carol Oates, actor Tom Everett Scott, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, comedian/ actor Jerry Still, actress Vanessa Williams and others. Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1870 Location: Syracuse, New York # International students: 3,762 Acceptance rate: 51.3% Motto: Suos cultores scientia coronat / Knowledge crowns those who seek her Type: Private, research

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University of California – San Diego (UCSD)

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UCSD is considered a Public Ivy. It offers over 200 undergrad and grad degree programs, including nine joint doctoral programs with San Diego State University and other University of California campuses. It has 10 schools and colleges (including six residential colleges), including the Scripps Institute of Oceanography (existed before UCSD), Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Rady School of Management. UCSD has six undergrad colleges, five grad schools, two professional med schools, and runs four research institutes. It is affiliated with regional research centers, including the Salk Institute and the Sanford-Burhnam Medical Research Institute, and houses two think tanks. Additional research resources include a seaport and vessels for marine research, owned by the oceanography institute. UCSD also owns the Birch Aquarium. The university is highly regarded in multiple fields, including social psychology, oceanography, international relations, molecular biology, genetics, engineering, neuroscience, and behavior — according to ScienceWatch. Alumni, faculty and researchers have collectively won multiple awards, including at least 20 Nobel Prizes (as of Apr 2013) — although not necessarily while during their time at UCSD. For example, Linus Pauling won in 1954 and 1962, but was faculty from 1967-69. Other notable alumni include science fiction authors Gregory Benford, David Brin and Kim Stanley Robinson — all of whom earned PhDs — Mike Judge, creator of the animated TV shows “Beavis and Butthead” and “King of the Hill,” and director/ writer of the TV show “Silicon Valley. Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1960 Location: La Jolla, California # International students: 3,795 Acceptance rate: 36.8% (2013) Motto: Fiat lux / Let there be light Type: Public, research

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Rutgers – New Brunswick

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Rutgers was originally chartered as Queen’s College in 1766, ten years before the American Revolution. Rutgers – New Brunswick is the oldest campus of Rutgers University, and it has 5 sub-campuses that hold its 18 schools colleges (undergrad, grad, professional). RU NB has 175 research centers and institutes, 22 libraries, 20 computer labs and 110 RU-tv channels for tutorials, interviews and other uses. It also has health care facilities, studios, and performance venues. All 670 buildings on the nearly 2700-acre university are deemed lighting energy efficient. The university offers 100+ undergrad majors and 220+ grad degree programs at its 5 campuses: Busch, College Avenue, Douglass, George H. Cook, Livingston. It claims nearly 60% of grad students are women, just over 40% are men. International students represent over 105 countries. Campus housing covers 85% of freshman students and 46% of undergrads in general. Students can choose from over 400 student organizations, 80+ frats and sororities and 6 student centers. Faculty include 35 National Academy members and 15 American Academy of Arts and Sciences members. Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1766 Location: New Brunswick – Piscataway, New Jersey # International students: 3,797 Acceptance rate: 61% (2010) Motto: Sol iustitiae et occidentem illustra / Sun of righteousness, shine upon the West also Type: Public, flagship, research

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University of Arizona (U of A)

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The of U of A is classified as a Carnegie Foundation RU/VH (research university, very high research activity) university. It gets the most NASA grants for space exploration than any American university — the most funds per year than the next nine NASA-JPL (Jet Propulsion Lab)-funded universities combined. In addition to being involved in five spacecraft missions as of Jun 2011, it operates observatories and telescopes, including Peak National Observatory. U of A is also involved in the building of the $500M Giant Magellan Telescope, due for completion in 2016. U of A has been part of pop culture, with multiple films either shot there or otherwise referenced, including “Revenge of the Nerds.” This is also reflected in notable alumni, who include singer Linda Ronstadt, actor Greg Kinnear, novelist Barbara Kingsolver, actress Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live alumnus). Notable alumni include Nobel laureate Brian Schmidt (2011, Physics). Notable faculty includes two Nobel laureates, Nicolaas Bloembergen and Willis E. Lamb. Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1885 Location: Tucson, Arizona # International students: 3,863 /40,223 Acceptance rate: 76.9% Motto: Bear down, Arizona Type: Public, flagship, research

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Johns Hopkins University (JHU)

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JHU was founded in 1876 and named for its primary benefactor, philanthropist Johns Hopkins. It has ranked #1 for over 3 decades by the NSF (National Science Foundation) amongst U.S. academic institutions for various research endeavors, including science, medical and engineering. Over 35 Nobel Prize winners have been affiliated with JHU (count as of 2011) — including 18 in Physiology or Medicine. Current faculty honors, specifically, include 4 Nobel Prizes, 1 Pulitzer Prize, 51 American Academy of Arts & Sciences Fellows, 61 Institute of Medicine Members, 28 National Academy of Science Members, and several others. As well, faculty and staff have collectively written over 50 books JHU was “the first medical school to admit women on an equal basis with men and to require a bachelor’s degree.” A newly-created nursing school in 1889 accepted both men and women as students. However, other grad schools at JHU took a long time to allow the awarding of PhDs. Johns Hopkins was an abolitionist, which led to Kelly Miller becoming the school’s first African American graduate student – albeit, some time after Hopkins’ passing. However, commonplace racial diversity took until the 1960s-70s. In addition to Washington, D.C., and Maryland, JHU has campuses in Italy, Malaysia, China and Singapore. There are two main campuses in Baltimore, housing five graduate divisions. Overall, there are nine schools — including the Carey Business School, School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Nursing, Peabody Institute, SAIS and others — covering over 180 fields of study. Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1876 Location: Baltimore, Maryland # International students: 3,889 Acceptance rate: 16.8% (2013) Motto: Veritas vos liberabit / The truth will set you free Type: Private, not-for-profit

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North Carolina State University (NCSU)

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Historically, NCSU’s top programs are in engineering, agriculture, life sciences, textiles and design. Overall, it offers over 100 bachelor’s degrees, 100+ master’s degrees, 60+ doctoral degrees and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, through its 10 schools and colleges, plus the First Year College and Graduate School. It is consistently ranked in top 50 public universities in the U.S. by various organizations, and North Carolina’s state capital, Raleigh, was ranked the best city to live in, in America, by Bloomberg Businessweek in Sep 2011. In 2013, the Washington Monthly listed NCSU as 4th amongst national universities that assist low- and middle-income students in getting affordable, marketable degrees. NCSU also has a strong research and startup environment. It is the only American university “leading two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers.” It claims 800 U.S. and 1,500 worldwide patents, covering over 400 consumer products, and has over 800 license agreements with industry partners. Over 100 companies have been spun-off from NCSU research, including 8 in the last year, with venture capital exceeding $1.5B. Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1887 Location: Raleigh, North Carolina # International students: 3,906 / 34,009 Acceptance rate: 49.6% Type: Public

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Iowa State University (ISU)

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ISU was founded in 1858 and is amongst the first three colleges to take advantage of the land-grant law signed by then President Abraham Lincoln. Its eight colleges and two schools (including the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication) offer about 100 bachelor programs, 110+ master programs, 80+ doctoral programs, 1 professional program in veterinary medicine. There are over 800 student organizations on campus, and international students represent over 100 countries. ISU has over 90 centers and institutes. This science and tech heavy university claims the invention of the world’s first electronic computer. It currently has the world’s highest-resolution virtual reality lab, with 16.7M pixels per wall. It also has a supercomputer, Cyence, that performs 183 trillion calculations per second. Notable alumni include George Washington Carver, ISU’s first African American student (and faculty member) and a botanist / scientist who promoted the idea of crop rotation and who developed about 100 household products made from peanuts. Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1858 Location: Ames, Iowa # International students: 3,988 Acceptance rate: 83.3% (2013) Motto: Science with practice Type: Public, flagship

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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MIT was founded in 1861, although it did not open its doors until 1865. It has six schools and colleges, including the Sloan School of Management, and 35 departments and programs. Class lecture notes are freely available online through OpenCourseWare . The edX initiative offers online courses from other university partners (including Harvard, Berkeley, U of Texas) as well. It ranks sixth overall in U.S. News’ 2012 American universities rankings — #1 for undergrad engineering and #2 for undergrad business. In QS World University Rankings for 2012, MIT ranked as the top university in the world for the first time, moving up from #3 in 2011 and #5 in 2010. Amongst its discoveries are the 2014 finding of a two-dimensional material similar to graphene that could be used to make flat solar cells and transistors. The list of notable alumni is long and includes 31 Nobel Prize winners, 47 Rhodes Scholars, and 61 Marshall Scholars. Graduates include Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, physicist Richard Feynman (1939 Nobel Prize, Physics) and others. Alumni have also founded or co-founded companies, including Intel, McDonnell Douglas, Texas Instruments, Qualcomm, Genentech, Dropbox, Campbell Soup, Bose and others. Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1861 Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts # International students: 3,167 / 11,189 Acceptance rate: 8.9% Motto: Mens et manus / Mind and hands Type: Private

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SUNY Stony Brook University (SBU)

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SUNY Stony Brook University started in 1957 as State University College in Oyster Bay on Long Island and moved to Stony Brook in 1962. It owns Stony Brook University Medical Center and co-manages Brookhaven National Laboratory. In 2005, it acquired land for a Research & Development Park in 2005. It also houses four business incubators. SBU is a member of the Association of American Universities and is a National Merit Institution. Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings ranked SBU in the top 1 percent worldwide. It was ranked by U.S. News as in the top 100 nationwide and in the top 35 of public universities. Kiplinger ranked SBU as amongst the 30 best values in public colleges and universities. It is one of 10 American universities that the NSF recognizes for combining research with an undergrad education. SBU has 13 schools and colleges, which offer 68 majors and 80 minors. The university had a high freshman return rate of 90% for Fall 2011 enrollees returning for a second year. Teaching faculty are highly-credentialed, with 98% of instructors holding either a doctoral degree or the highest degree in their field. The faculty has over 1,840 inventions and 500 U.S. patents to their credit. Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1957 Location: Stony Brook, New York # International students: 4,122 Acceptance rate: 39.5% (2013) Motto: To learn, to search, to serve Type: public, research

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University of Maryland – College Park (UMCP)

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University of Maryland – College Park, founded in 1856, is the largest university in Maryland. It has strong partnership ties, with various faculty members receiving funding and other support from NIH, NASA, NIST and DHS. The university is ranked highly by U.S. News (2014), Kiplinger’s (2014), Academic Ranking of World Universities (2013), Princeton Review (2013) and others. UMCP’s ten colleges and schools offer 90 undergrad majors, as well as grad and professional programs. In non-academic milestones, it’s in the top 25 list (2013) of colleges that produce Peace Corps volunteers. Notable faculty includes four Nobel Prize winners. Two alumni are also Nobel Prize winners. Nobel prize winners from outside UMCP who have given an annual talk include President Jimmy Carter, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, and South African President Nelson Mandela. Other notable alumni include Google co-founder Sergey Brin, Emmy-winning journalist Connie Chung, “Seinfeld” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” co-creator Larry David, football player/ analyst Boomer Esiason, “The Boondocks” animated TV show creator Aaron McGruder and others. Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1856 Location: College Park, Maryland # International students: 4,492/ 24,149 Acceptance rate: 46.8% Motto: Fatti maschii, parole femine (Italian) / Strong deeds, gentle words Type: Public, flagship

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Stanford University

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Stanford University was established in 1885; opened in 1891 by Leland Stanford (former California governor and U.S. senator) and wife Jane Lathrop Stanford as a memorial to their son, who died from typhoid fever. It is the largest contiguous campus in the U.S. with over 8,000 acres, and has 700 buildings. There are currently over 5,000 externally-sponsored projects in which the university is participating. Stanford, which is the most selective research university in the U.S. as of the Class of 2017, has an endowment of $18.7B. It was also home to a node for the original ARPANET — a predecessor to the Internet. There are seven schools and colleges. Ninety-seven percent of undergraduates live on campus, and the student body enjoys a 5-1 student-to-faculty ratio (over 2,000 faculty members). Notable faculty and alumni include “22 Nobel laureates that are currently members of the Stanford community.” Fifty-eight laureates have been or are affiliated with Stanford in total. Other notable alumni include 30 living billionaires, 17 astronauts and 11 members of Congress. The approximate annual revenue of companies founded by Stanford alumni is about $2.7 trillion. Alumni and faculty have founded Google, Yahoo!, Nike, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, as well as other companies. Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1891 Location: Palo Alto, California # International students: 4,535 Acceptance rate: 6.6% Motto: Die Luft der Freiheit weht (German) / The wind of freedom blows Type: Private

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Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)

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IIT was founded in 1940, with its roots traced back to the Armour Institute of Technology — which was founded in 1890. Philip Danforth Armour, Sr., made a donation of $1M in 1890 (~$25M in 2012 value), with which the original institute was founded. Armour was inspired by a Chicago minister who wanted a school for all students instead of just the elite. The minister, Frank W. Gunsaulus, became the first president of the institute. IIT has eight schools and colleges, six of which offer undergrad programs. It has 34 undergraduate majors and offers both traditional and professional master’s programs, as well as doctoral programs, certificate specializations and dual-degree options. The institute had a 93% retention rate for first year students in Fall 2012 enrollment. International students make up a large part of the student body, 59% of grad students and 24% of undergrad students classified as international. Notable faculty includes three Nobel laureates – 2 in Physics, one in Economics. Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1940 Location: Chicago, Illinois # International students: 4,609 Acceptance rate: 64% (2010) Motto: Transforming lives. Inventing the future. Type: Private, research

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Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech, GT)

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The Georgia Institute of Technology was founded in 1885, and is the result of two Confederate officers being inspired by MIT’s educational model. A bill signed in 1885 by the Governor of Georgia allowed for the creation and funding of the institute. Land was donated in 1887. The main Georgia Tech campus is partly in Midtown Atlanta, and there are satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia, as well as France, Ireland, China and Singapore. The 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics had the athletes village on campus. Georgia Tech has 6 colleges — including Scheller College of Business — that house 30+ schools and degree programs (bachelor’s, master’s doctoral). GT ranked in top ten (#7) of public American universities by U.S. News & World Report, who also ranked them as the top industrial engineering program and #5 undergrad and #5 grad engineering colleges. According to DiverseEducation.com, GT ranks anywhere from #1 to #8 in degrees awarded to minority students overall, as well as African American students, Asian American students, Hispanic students and Native American students. Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1885 Location: Atlanta, Georgia # International students: 4,740 / 21,557 Acceptance rate: 54.9% Motto: Progress and service Type: Public

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Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)

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Carnegie Mellon University was founded in 1900 by industrialist Andrew Carnegie. It has 7 colleges and schools. Recruiters polled for a 2010 Wall Street Journal article ranked CMU as #1 for computer science hires. CMU also ranked highly for finance and business. The university has been involved in the creation of over 1,000 companies primarily in Pittsburgh, Silicon Valley and India. As well as being a world leader in robotics, it also has its hand in space exploration. NASA Mars rovers and crash avoidance systems use software from CMU. Thirty-five percent of CMU student body are international – putting the university in the top 10 most international student bodies by percentage in the USA. Faculty are highly qualified, with about 96% having a Ph.D. or equivalent for their respective fields. This faculty teaches 99% of all undergrad courses and some grad courses. Notable alumni include “Nobel Prize winners, tech company founders, inventors, orchestra conductors, Oscar-winning producers.” Examples include John Forbes Nash (Nobel laureate in economics and the subject of the film A Beautiful Mind), billionaire hedge fund investor David Tepper; Java programming language creator James Gosling; artist Andy Warhol; astronauts Edgar Mitchell and Judith Resnik, and others. Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1900 Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania # International students: 4,744 Acceptance rate: 25% (2013) Motto: My heart is in the work Type: Private

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Cornell University

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Cornell, an Ivy League school, was founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell, Andrew Dickson White. Cornell is private but receives a federal land grant. Overall, it has seven undergrad schools and colleges, a grad school, and seven professional schools that offer professional degrees in business management, medicine, law, and veterinary medicine. It also has nearly 100 academic departments and numerous centers, institutes, labs and programs. Each college and school defines its own academic programs and admits students. Collectively, they offer 4,000+ courses across nearly 100 departments, with nearly 70 undergrad majors and 90+ minors, and 90+ grad fields of study. It also has dual-degree programs. There are two satellite medical campuses, in New York City and Education City, Qatar. Notable faculty includes several Nobel laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners. Amongst faculty have been actor John Cleese and astronomer/ astrophysicist Carl Sagan. As of 2010, “Cornell is the only university with three female winners” of unshared Nobel Prizes amongst alumni. These winners are Pearl S. Buck, Barbara McClintock and Toni Morrison. Other notable alumni include, amongst many, Janet Reno (first female U.S. Attorney General), Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, Robert Atkins (creator of Atkins Diet), the founders and co-founders of many companies (Burger King, Hotels.com, PeopleSoft, Priceline.com, Staples, Qualcomm). Writer alumni include the aforementioned Pearl S. Buck and Toni Morrison, Thomas Pynchon and E.B. White. Cornell also claims several actor, athlete, CEO and other alumni. Additional School Information:

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Founded in in 1865 Location: Ithaca, New York # International students: 4,891 / 21,424 Acceptance rate: 16.2% Motto: “I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.” (Ezra Cornell quote) Type: Private

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University of Houston (UH)

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University of Houston has 12 colleges and schools — including the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management — that collectively offer over 100 undergrad majors and minors, and almost 200 grad degree programs (131 master’s, 54 research doctorates, and three professional doctorates in law, optometry, pharmacy) UH awards over 8,200 degrees each year. Its annual research budget is nearly $130M and it “operates 40+ research centers and institutes on campus.” Notable faculty includes Nobel laureate Jody Williams and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Albee. Notable alummi include novelist Alice Sebold, Matt Mullenweg (creator of WordPress blogging software), numerous professional golfers, NFL football players and NBA basketball players, U.S. senator Elizabeth Warren, actor Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory), actor Brent Spiner (Star Trek), actor brothers Randy and Dennis Quaid, TV host Star Jones, singer Kenny Rogers, rapper Lil’ Wayne, and many others. Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1927 Location: Houston, Texas # International students: 4,901 Acceptance rate: 56.2% Motto: In tempore / In time Type: State university

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Academy of Art University

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The Academy of Art University was founded by fine art painter Richard S. Stephens in 1929 and is now owned by the Stephens Institute. The founder’s granddaughter, Dr. Elisa Stephens, took over in 1992 as President of the Academy from her father, Dr. Richard A. Stephens. It’s one of the largest property owners in San Francisco and may be the largest privately owned art and design school in the United States. Bachelor’s degrees in Fine Art were awarded starting in 1966, after the school was incorporated. It now offers two bachelor’s degrees, three master’s degrees, one associate’s degree, and several certificate programs as well as Continuing Art Education courses in over 30 areas of emphasis. Students all have the same tuition, including U.S. permanent residents and international students. (About 30% of the Academy’s students are international.) Federal and state financial assistance is not available for international students. Notable alumni include actresses Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag, and 2005 Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice. Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1929 Location: San Francisco, California # International students: 5,081 Motto: Built for artists by artists Type: Private

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Harvard University

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Harvard, an Ivy League school, was founded in 1636 and named after minister John Harvard, the first benefactor. It is the oldest American university and has the largest endowment of any university worldwide (over $32B for Fiscal Year 2013). As well as having over 5,000 acres of real estate holdings, it has the largest academic library in the U.S., with 80 libraries, 18.9M volumes, 400M manuscript items, 10M photographs and more. Harvard ranks #1 or #2 overall in many university ranking lists. The university has 12 degree-granting schools and colleges, plus the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, as well as a division of Continuing Education (includes Harvard Summer School and Harvard Extension School). As of Fall 2012, international students have made up about 11% of the undergrad student body and 27% of grad and professional students. Harvard offers financial aid of over $160M to over 60% of undergrad students. Over 65% of all students receive scholarship aid, with the average grant in 2013-14 being $46K. Notable faculty as of 2010 included Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt; historian Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; economist Amartya Sen; political scientist Robert Putnam; astrophysicist Alyssa A. Goodman, and others. Alumni represent 201 countries. Notable alumni include 47 Nobel laureates and 48 Pulitzer Prize winners, as well as 32 heads of state. Graduates include numerous American political leaders including President Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy, Al Gore, George W. Bush, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John Hancock, John Adams, John Quincy Adams, as well as political leaders of other countries, several royals, religious leaders, tech founders (Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg), civil rights leader W.E.B. DuBois, numerous famous writers and poets, musicians, filmmakers, athletes, actors and more. Harvard alumni and faculty are also on Time Magazine’s 2014 100 Most Influential People in the World list: President Barack Obama, Sheika al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, John Kovac, Ory Okolloh, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Diane Paulus, and David Sinclair. Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1636 Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts # International students: 5,131 / 28,147 Acceptance rate: 5.9% Motto: Veritas / Truth Type: Private

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Texas A&M University (TAMU)

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Texas A&M University got its start in 1876 as the Agricultural & Mechanical College of Texas, and is the first institute of higher learning in the state. It in the top 10 largest American universities (by enrollment) and tops in Texas. Its 5,500 acres houses the George Bush (Sr.) Presidential Library, which opened in 1997 — one of very few universities with a presidential library. Other milestones include membership in the Association of American Universities; an endowment of $7.6B, which puts it in the top 5 amongst public American universities; and a Corps of Cadets with 2,300 members. (TAMU is “one of three public universities with a full-time, volunteer Corps of Cadets.” It is one of only six senior military colleges. Only U.S. service academies commission more officers than TAMU.) TAMU has 10 colleges and 18 research institutes, as well as branches in Galveston, Texas, and Qatar. It has over 120 undergrad and 240 grad degree programs and a number of professional degrees. Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1876 Location: College Station, Texas # International students: 5,149 Acceptance rate: 67.1% Type: Public, flagship, research

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University of Texas – Dallas (UTD)

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UT Dallas was founded in 1969 in Richardson, Texas. UTD was ranked by Times Higher Education magazine in 2013 as 15th in their top 100 list of young schools (under 50 years old), using 13 performance indicators that include research, diversity and international collaborations, and teaching. Fortune magazine claims that 14 of the 20 most profitable companies recruit from UT Dallas. UTD has seven schools and colleges offer over 130 academic programs (undergrad and grad) — including the top-ranked Naveen Jindal School of Management MBA program. The student-to-faculty ratio is 21-1, and UTD has over 50 “centers, labs and institutes that facilitate research and opportunities for hands-on learning.” International students made up over 20% of the student population. Notable faculty include a Nobel laureate and four members of the National Academies. Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1969 Location: Richardson, Texas # International students: 5,193 Motto: Disciplina praesidium civitatis / Education, the guardian of society Type: State, research

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University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW-Madison)

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The official beginnings of UW Madison are in 1838, when a law was passed to incorporate an University of the Territory of Wisconsin. However, the school was not founded until after Wisconsin became a state in 1848. The first women students were admitted in 1863, during the Civil War. Its 20 colleges and schools offer bachelor’s degrees, graduate and professional degrees. As of 2009, UW-Madison had 130+ undergrad majors, approx 150 master’s programs, and 120 doctoral programs. Overall, over 4,700 course are offered. It has an international institute jointly created by the College of Letters and Sciences and the International Studies division. The university’s international student body represents 130 countries. UW Madison is categorized as an RU/VH Research University (very high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification. Notable faculty/ researchers include Elmer V. McCollum, who founded Vitamin A (1913) and B (1916). Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1848 Location: Madison, Wisconsin # International students: 5,291 / 42,820 Acceptance rate: 54.6% Motto: Numen lumen / “God, our light” or “The divine within the universe, however manifested, is my light.” Type: Public, flagship

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Houston Community College (HCC)

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The Houston Community College System includes nine Texas cities and parts of three more, including Houston. Eight colleges are currently part of HCCS. It was governed under the HISD (Houston Independent School District) by public referendum, from 1971-1989. A Board of Trustees was established and the college separated from HISD in 1989. It was “restructured into a multi-college system” in 1992. Overall HCC has over 15 campuses and two sub-colleges. It offers two online programs – continuing ed and distance ed. Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1971 Location: Houston, Texas # International students: 5,333 Type: Community college

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University of Texas – Austin (UT Austin)

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UT Austin had its start in 1883, with part of the income of land and grazing rights from 2 million acres in Texas, granted by the state. The university in the top five nationwide for “largest single campus enrollment.” It is considered a Public Ivy school and has 17 colleges and schools which award 12,000 degrees yearly. This includes over 3,500 graduate degrees (master’s, doctoral), and over 8,700 undergrad degrees in 170 fields of study, with 100 majors. In addition to over 50K on-campus students, UT Austin has 300K continuing ed students, and claims a diverse student population who enjoy 1,100 registered student organizations. It has a diverse student population with almost 10% of students (Fall 2012) being international. Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1883 Location: Austin, Texas # International students: 5,481 / 52,213 Acceptance rate: 46.8% Motto: Disciplina praesidium civitatis / Discipline is the guardian of the city Type: State, flagship, research

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University of California – Berkeley (UC Berkeley)

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UC Berkeley originally started in Oakland in 1869 as University of California; moved to Berkeley in 1870. The Oakland version is from the merger of the College of California and Agricultural, Mining and Mechanical Arts College. It was later renamed in honor of philosopher George Berkeley. It is a founding member of the Association of American Universities and has a RU/VH very high research activity designation. UC Berkeley has a number of honors to its credit. Berkeley Lab has discovered 16 chemical elements, the most of any university worldwide (as of 2011). The Manhattan Project — which developed the the first atomic bomb — had Berkeley physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer as the scientific director. Faculty, alumni and researchers have collectively won 72 Nobel Prizes (30 to alumni) and numerous other awards. 7 Nobel laureates and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners are amongst current faculty. Other notable alumni include Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Google exec Eric Schmidt. There are 14 colleges and schools, 130 departments and 80+ interdisciplinary research units. In total, over 7,000 courses are offered across 350 degree programs. Degrees granted by UC Berkeley in 2012-13: 7,526 bachelor’s, 2,164 master’s, 887 research/ scholarship doctoral, 377 professional doctoral. UC Berkeley produces the most Ph.D.s annually amongst American universities. Students of Fall 2012 enjoyed a 17-1 student to faculty ratio. The student body is also fairly diverse, with 66% of students enrolled in Fall 2010 having at least one parent born outside the U.S. Over 4,000 students do volunteer work yearly. UC Berkeley is the only U.S. school to produce over 3,000 Peace Corps volunteers since the latter’s inception in 1961. Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1868 Location: Berkeley, California # International students: 5,632 / 35,899 Acceptance rate: 18% Motto: Fiat lux (Let there be light) Type: Public, flagship

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University of Pennsylvania (UPenn)

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UPenn, an Ivy League school, was founded by Benjamin Franklin. Various sources put the date at between 1740-1749. It is America’s first university, a founding member of the Association of American Colleges, and one of the nine original Colonial colleges. It is the “first academic institution to follow a multidisciplinary model” based on several European universities. It is also has the first school of medicine in the U.S. and the first collegiate business school, as well as the first student union. UPenn is considered a top five research university and has had a number of findings and innovations, including “the first general purpose electronic computer (ENIAC), the Rubella and Hepatitis B vaccines.” It has 12 schools and colleges, including the esteemed The Wharton School of Business. Of these, all 12 have grad programs. Only four have undergrad programs. UPenn also has professional degree program, and degree and non-degree continuing ed and lifelong learning programs. The 2011 student body had over 11% international students. At least nine faculty or alumni have won Nobel Prizes over a ten-year period, with a total of 28 Nobel Prizes for Penn affiliates. Other awards include over 110 members in the United States National Academies, 100+ Sloan Fellows, about 170 Guggenheim Fellowships and many more. Other notable alumni include one U.S. President (William Henry Harrison) and 11 other heads of state, several Supreme Court Justices, tech company founders, at least 18 living billionaires and more. Graduates include linguist / philosopher Noam Chomsky, billionaire Warren Buffet, Elon Musk (co-founder/ founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX), Mark Pincus (founder of Zynga online and mobile games), enterpreneur Donald Trump, his son, Donald Trump, Jr., Ivanka Trump, and many more. Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1740 Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania # International students: 5,751 Acceptance rate: 12.3% Motto: Leges sine moribus vanae / Laws without morals are in vain Type: Private

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SUNY University at Buffalo (UB)

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SUNY Buffalo was founded in 1846 by Millard Fillmore (13th president of the United States) as a private college. In 1962, the SUNY (State University of New York) system absorbed it into the fold. UB is the largest of the 64-campus SUNY system and itself has multiple campuses in Buffalo and Amherst in the state of New York. It was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1989 and is considered an RU/VH high-research university. UB has 13 schools and colleges offering over 100 undergrad degrees (including combined programs) and nearly 300 grad and professional programs (205 master’s, 84 doctoral, 10 professional). It has three campuses in Buffalo and Amherst, combined. Total degrees awarded in 2012-13: 7,457. Notable alumni and faculty include one U.S. President (Leonard Fillmore), several Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, Rhodes Scholars, journalist / reporter Wolf Blitzer, physician and astronaut Ellen S. Baker, engineer and astronaut Gregory Jarvis, and others. Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1846 Location: Buffalo, New York # International students: 5,804 /28,952 Acceptance rate: 56.9% Motto: Mens sana in corpore sano / Sound mind in a sound body Type: Public, research

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University of Florida (UF)

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University of Florida was founded in 1853, with East Florida Seminary in Ocala, Florida, being the oldest of UF’s predecessor organizations. UF is the oldest university in Florida and has been considered a Public Ivy since 2001. It was ranked 14th best public uni in the U.S. in 2013 by U.S. News and World Report. Its 16 academic colleges offer professional grad programs in “business admin, engineering, law, dentistry, veterinary med.” Overall, it offers 120+ master’s degrees, 70+ doctoral degrees in over 80 schools and departments. It also claims over 150 research centers and institutes. Notable alumni include Nobel Prize winners, U.S. politicians and diplomats (senators, representatives, governors, ambassadors), athletes, actors, musicians, astronauts and others. Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1853 Location: Gainesville, Florida # International students: 5,961 / 49,913 Acceptance rate: Motto: Civium in moribus rei publicae salus / The welfare of the state depends upon the morals of its citizens Type: State

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University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (U of M)

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The U of M was founded in 1851. Currently, it is located in the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul (Falcon Heights), which are a few miles apart. In 2009, Forbes named Minneapolis the safest metropolitan area in the U.S. U of M has 19 colleges and schools, and sister campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris and Rochester in the state of Minnesota. It offers over 140 undergrad degree programs and about 150 through the grad school. It also has ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) in three branch campuses, and 200 institutes and centers. U of M alumni were involved in the creation of several inventions, including “the first wearable pacemaker, GORE-TEX(r), the retractable seat belt, and Post-it(r) Notes.” Inventions in the past five years have generated close to $390M in revenue for the state of Minnesota. Other notable alumni include former Vice President Walter Mondale, satirist/ writer Garrison Keillor and others. Additional School Information:

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Founded in 1851 Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota # International students: 6,178 Acceptance rate: 49.5% Motto: Commune vinculum omnibus artibus / A common bond for all the arts Type: Public, flagship

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Entering the nursing profession? Our UCAS personal statement examples cover mental health, adult, child and learning disability nursing.

Child Nursing Personal Statement

A personal statement applying for Child Nursing, talking about their college subjects, personal skills and work experience.

Child nursing is a very challenging and demanding career, however the rewards would be amazing and I am ready to embark on this career. Nursing has always been a desire of mine. Ever since a young girl, when being asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, my response was to be a children’s nurse and to help others...

Adult Nursing Personal Statement

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, talking about their Occupational Therapy degree and other relevant qualifications and experience.

My initial interest in caring for people derived from a voluntary trip to Romania during my secondary school years in which I had the responsibility of looking after orphans and children with disabilities...

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, talking about their background and why they want to change career.

After graduating from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, my first job was with Enterprise Rent-A-Car as a management trainee. I had not really thought about a career path because I expected my BS and my internship would lead to a successful career in the computer industry...

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, talking about their relevant extracurricular activities and work experience.

Nursing is a very challenging and demanding career, however I feel the rewards would be great and that I am ready to embark on this career. I am eager to pursue a career in which I am able to help and care for people, becoming a nurse would allow me to fulfil this ambition...

Adult Nursing Personal Statement

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, covering relevant work experience, future goals, qualifications and hobbies.

For the past fourteen years I have been working in the caring profession; almost twelve of those have been with the NHS. Throughout this time I have gained various caring skills working in a hospital and community setting, which have also improved my people skills and how I interact with others...

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, covering hospital work experience, challenges to their career progression and motivation for wanting to become a nurse.

I am so very proud to be able to share aspects of my life that are not apparent from my academic record. After being encouraged to pursue my degree by both friends and family, I found that going back to school is a character-defining time in my life, causing me to face many challenges such as financial hardship and manage responsibilities associated with family and school...

Adult Nursing Personal Statement

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, covering their relevant family background, work experience and personal skills.

Nursing, in my opinion, is a career where you never really finish training. It is a highly demanding career that brings new challenges every day, but with it comes many rewards and a real sense of job satisfaction...

Adult Nursing Personal Statement

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, covering relevant work experience, personal traits and skills learned from hobbies.

I want to study nursing because I believe it will be the start of a long and successful career in working in the medical field. My goal is to work in operating theatres. I want to develop a set of skills which will stay with me for the rest of my life and kick start a career doing something I love...

Adult Nursing Personal Statement

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, covering relevant work experience and personality traits.

I want to be a nurse to do something worthwhile with my career, I don';t want to waste my days working behind a computer, I want to be a nurse to utilise all of the best parts of my character. I want the challenges that come with the job, always learning and developing better methods of care...

Adult Nursing Personal Statement

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, talking about their upbringing, and why they want to become a nurse.

"To me, fearless is not the absence of fear. It's not being completely unafraid. To me, fearless is having fears. Fearless is having doubts. Lots of them. To me, fearless is living in spite of those things that scare you to death"...

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, talking about their volunteering experience, qualifications and why they want to become a nurse.

Nursing is a profession I have always looked upon with respect. I believe that the role of a nurse can be very challenging and hectic at times, as well as rewarding and fulfilling. In my opinion a person who is willing to become a nurse needs to have very good interpersonal skills, be a good listener, empathetic, eager to learn and strive to improve themselves...

Adult Nursing Personal Statement

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, covering Healthcare work experience, personal traits, and relevant skills/qualifications gained.

Nursing is a lifelong learning experience, a vocation and a profession that I really wish to join. My ambition is to become a fully qualified registered nurse, building on the foundation of previous training and my current position as a Haematology health care assistant and a member of staff bank within the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS trust...

Mental Health Nursing Personal Statement

I would like to study nursing because I feel it will lead me directly to one of the most emotionally fulfilling careers available, as well as giving me the chance combine helping people's mental well being with their physical health...

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, covering why they want to become a nurse and their work experience with children and the elderly.

My desire to do this course is because I have always shown a growing interest into nursing as it strikes me as a worthwhile and satisfying career to choose. I am a confident student willing to provide the university with good communication skills, supporting others, and being able to interact closely with them...

Mental Health Nursing Personal Statement

A personal statement applying for Mental Health Nursing, covering their qualifications, experience as a Health Care Assistant and personal qualities.

I work in an NHS hospital and have been a Health Care Assistant for over five years. During this time, I have helped different clientele groups in the health care industry. I have looked after people with drug abuse, alcohol abuse, substance abuse problems and clients with depression...

Adult Nursing Personal Statement

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, covering their Access to Nursing course and relevant experience.

I have been interested in the nursing profession since I was a child, but due to my parent's financial hardship, I was unable to achieve the necessary qualification at school. The birth of my last child who is asthmatic and suffers from severe eczema has precipitated my return to education in order to realise my ambition and dream...

Adult Nursing Personal Statement

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, covering knowledge from their qualifications, charity event experience and hobbies.

My chosen courses to apply for study are BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing and Paramedic Science and BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science. I have chosen these courses for many reasons. At first I was heading towards a forensic science course and have studied at great length in this field from books (such as Hidden Evidence by Thomas T...

As soon as I had finished my GCSE’s I had no particulare career pathway but I decided to get into health and social care.I was always a patient and caring person but during my BTEC first diploma in health and social care course at MCAST in Malta I had further developed these skills and learned how to deal with children and the elderly...

Adult Nursing Personal Statement

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, covering their personal experiences, employment as a supply teaching assistant and inspiration from their relatives.

"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually fear you will make one. It is difficult to say what is impossible for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and reality of tomorrow". Hubbard Goddard Nursing is a very challenging and fulfilling career...

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, covering their role as an Enhanced Support Worker, qualifications and why they want to become a nurse.

There has been many occasions during my life that I have spent hours sitting at a hospital bedside. My mother battled a long term illness and as I sat with her trying to keep her spirits up, the Nurses who cared for her always drew my admiration...

Children's Nursing Personal Statement

Nursing is a very challenging and demanding career that can also be both rewarding and interesting; and has been my passion since I was a child. However, in the last few years I have wanted a career in nursing that involves caring for sick young children...

Adult Nursing Personal Statement

My desire to take a course in adult nursing was established after my first work placement at a nursing home where I later acquired a paid job as a Domestic Care Assistant. During my time at the nursing home, I enjoyed talking to and caring for residents and developing relationships with them and this is something that really attracts me to nursing...

Adult Nursing Personal Statement

Ever since I was young, I have always known that I wanted to work with people, to enhance their quality of life, to follow a calling, in which I could invest myself and get rewarded by the sight of someone getting better and to have the chance to maintain and improve their independence and autonomy...

Adult Nursing Personal Statement

A nurse contributes so much to society; patient care is extremely demanding, however I found my local nurses to be calm and supportive during work experience at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. I enjoy helping people directly and so I aspire to be a nurse as I wish to have a positive impact on peoples' lives...

Adult Nursing Personal Statement

After graduating from my bachelor degree in psychology from University of Portsmouth, I enrolled into a part time Masters Degree on psychological research methods from the Open University as a new checkpoint while looking after one of my younger sisters who suffers from mental health issues...

Adult Nursing Personal Statement

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, covering internship and work placement experience.

Witnessing the excellent care my grandfather received from palliative care nurses initiated my interest in nursing, when their dedication to his complex emotional and physical needs inspired me to help others...

Child Nursing Personal Statement

I have always respected and had an interest in the nursing profession as I believe it is not only challenging but it is also rewarding, I would particularly like to become a child nurse as I have plenty of experience dealing with young children and I have enjoyed being involved in their care...

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