Top 100 Colleges (pg 5)

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         81.  University of Alabama
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a doctoral, public research university covering 83 blocks in the heart of Alabama’s largest city Birmingham, Alabama, USA. In the 2011 US News & World Report listing of Top United States Universities and Colleges, UAB was elevated from a Tier 2 University to a Tier 1, National University representing the top 25% of all Universities and Colleges in the country.The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education also classifies UAB as an institution of RU/VH or “Very High Research Activity.” UAB is the only University in the state of Alabama with the RU/VH rating and one of the 96 universities in the nation with the highest designation. UAB is a vital economic engine of the state of Alabama with an estimated $3 Billion annual impact. UAB is currently the state’s largest employer with more than 18,000 faculty and staff and over 53,000 jobs at the university and in the health system. Almost 10% of the jobs in the Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Area are related to UAB.
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82.  Auburn University
Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a public university located in Auburn, Alabama, U.S. With more than 25,000 students and 1,200 faculty members, it is one of the largest universities in the state.[6] Auburn was chartered on February 1, 1856, as the East Alabama Male College, a private liberal arts school affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. In 1872, the college became the state’s first public land-grant university under the Morrill Act and was renamed the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama.In 1892, the college became the first four-year coeducational school in the state. The curriculum at the university originally focused on arts and agriculture. This trend changed under the guidance of Dr. William Leroy Broun, who taught classics and sciences and believed both disciplines were important in the overall growth of the university and the individual.
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83.  Binghamton University
Binghamton offers more than 80 academic undergraduate majors and more than 30 graduate majors. There also exist interdisciplinary programs that allow individualized degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level. There are also several combined-degree programs which allow students to complete both their undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years.The school offers several early assurance programs which guarantee acceptance to graduate/professional schools outside of Binghamton, such as SUNY Upstate Medical School. Binghamton is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.The school’s main campus is located in Vestal, New York, with a secondary education center located in nearby downtown Binghamton, New York.

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84.  Clark University
Clark University was founded in 1887, it is the oldest educational institution founded as an all-graduate university. Clark now also educates undergraduates. It is one of only three New England universities, along with Harvard and Yale, to be a founding member of the Association of American Universities, an organization of universities with the most prestigious profiles in research and graduate education. Clark withdrew its membership in 1999, citing a conflict with its mission; it is one of only two schools to do so.Clark is one of 40 schools profiled in the book Colleges That Change Lives by Loren Pope. Clark offers 31 undergraduate majors. It offers 33 study abroad programs in 21 different countries. Clark has 187 full time faculty, representing a 10:1 student-faculty ratio. Ninety-six percent of Clark’s faculty have terminal degrees.
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85.  Drexel University
Drexel University was founded in 1891 as the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry by Philadelphia financier and philanthropist Anthony J. Drexel to provide educational opportunities in the “practical arts and sciences” for women and men of all backgrounds. Drexel became the Drexel Institute of Technology in 1936, and in 1970 Drexel Institute of Technology gained university status, becoming Drexel University.On July 1, 2002, Drexel was officially united with the former MCP Hahnemann University, creating the Drexel University College of Medicine; and in the fall of 2006, Drexel established its School of Law. In June 2009, the president of Drexel University, Constantine Papadakis, died of lung cancer. In August 2010 John Anderson Fry was chosen in a unanimous vote to fill the vacancy.
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86.  Stevens Institute of Technology
Stevens Institute of Technology offers the Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree in electrical, chemical, biomedical, materials, civil, mechanical, systems, computer, environmental, naval, and ocean engineering, as well as in engineering management. A total of 145-155 credits is required for the B.E. degree. The engineering programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and have been accredited by ABET continuously since 1936.Among the prominent research centers of Stevens is the Davidson Laboratory, Wireless Network Security Center, Keck Geotechnical Laboratory, Plasma Physics Laboratory, Nicoll Environmental Laboratory, Electron Microscopy Laboratory, Center for Mass Spectrometry and the Center for Complex Adaptive Sociotechnological Systems (COMPASS).Dr. Nariman Farvardin, the provost at the University of Maryland, College Park, was named the seventh president of Stevens. He will take office July 1, 2011.
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87.  St. Louis University
Saint Louis University (SLU) is located on Lindell Boulevard, originally outside the City of St. Louis in what has been called Camp Jackson, and is the second-oldest Jesuit college in the nation (only Georgetown University has been in existence longer). The first M.D. degree awarded west of the Mississippi was conferred by Saint Louis University in 1836.SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. It is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. SLU’s athletic teams compete in NCAA’s Division I and the Atlantic 10 Conference. It has a current enrollment of 12,733 students representing all 50 states and more than 80 foreign countries, making it the 4th-largest Jesuit University in the United States.
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88.  University of Colorado
The University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder; CU) is a public research university located in Boulder, Colorado. Considered a Public Ivy, it is the flagship university of the University of Colorado system and was founded five months before Colorado was admitted to the union in 1876. The university’s colors are officially silver and gold; however, traditional CU items utilize the black and gold color scheme.In 2007, the university consisted of nine colleges and schools and offered over 150 academic programs, enrolled 28,988 students, and granted 6,781 degrees. Six Nobel Laureates, seven MacArthur Fellows, and 17 astronauts have been affiliated with CU Boulder as students, researchers, or faculty members in its history. The university received nearly $340 million in sponsored research in 2009 to fund programs like the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, JILA, and National Institute of Standards and Technology’s NIST-F1 atomic clock.
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89.  University of Denver
The University of Denver is a coeducational, four-year university in Denver, Colorado. DU currently enrolls approximately 11,400 students, divided between graduate and undergraduate programs. The 125-acre (0.51 km2) main campus is a designated arboretum and is located primarily in the University Neighborhood, about seven miles (11 km) south of downtown Denver.The University of Denver has 11,644 students in 2009. Of the 11,644 students, 5,343 are undergraduates. The ratio of undergraduate women to men is 56:44. Of the class of 2008, 70.0% are White, 1.8% are Black, 6.8% are Hispanic, 5.2% are Asian or Pacific Islander, 1.7% are American Indian, 5.3% are international, and 9.1% are race/ethnicity unknown. Around 50 percent of the student body is from outside the state of Colorado. For 2009 the average accepted high school student obtained a 3.7 GPA, SAT combined of 1220 and, an ACT of 27.

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90.  University of Tulsa
The University of Tulsa (TU) is a private university awarding bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. It is currently ranked 93rd among doctoral degree granting universities in the nation by US News and World Report and is listed as one of the “Best 366 Colleges” by the Princeton Review. The university is historically affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA. The university also maintains a school of law, which is one of the few to specialize in Native American legal issues. The University of Tulsa College of Law Review ranks in the top 15% of most cited legal periodicals as ranked by Washington and Lee University. In its focus on energy, the University of Tulsa maintains both the National Energy Policy Institute and the National Energy-Environment Law and Policy Institute.
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       91.  Iowa State University
Iowa State University of Science and Technology, more commonly known as Iowa State University (ISU), is a public land-grant and space-grant research university located in Ames, Iowa, United States. Iowa State has produced astronauts, scientists, and Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners, along with a host of other notable individuals in their respective fields. Until 1945 it was known as the Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. is classified as an RU/VH Doctoral/Research University-Extensive (very high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The university is a group member of the prestigious American Association of Universities, Universities Research Association, and the Big 12 Conference.
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92.  University of California - Riverside

The University of California, Riverside, commonly known as UCR or UC Riverside, is a public research university and one of the ten general campuses of the University of California system. UCR is consistently ranked as one of the most ethnically and economically diverse universities in the United States. The main campus sits on 1,200 acres (486 ha) in a suburban district of Riverside, California, United States, with a branch campus of 20 acres (8 ha) in Palm Desert.Founded in 1907 as the UC Citrus Experiment Station, Riverside pioneered research in biological pest control and the use of growth regulators responsible for extending the citrus growing season in California from four to nine months. Some of the world’s most important research collections on citrus diversity and entomology, as well as science fiction and photography, are located at Riverside.
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93.  University of Missouri

The University of Missouri (Mizzou, MU, University of Missouri–Columbia or simply Missouri) is a public research university located in the state of Missouri. In 1839 the university was founded in Columbia, Missouri, as the first public institution of higher education west of the Mississippi River. The largest university in Missouri, MU enrolls over 32,000 students in 20 academic colleges. The university is the flagship of the University of Missouri System which maintains campuses in Rolla, Kansas City and St. Louis.MU is one of thirty-four public universities to be members of the Association of American Universities and the only one in Missouri. There are more than 248,000 MU alumni living worldwide, with almost half continuing to reside in Missouri. The University of Missouri was ranked 94th in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report among the national universities, the highest ranked public school in the state.

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94.  University of San Diego
The University of San Diego (USD) is a Roman Catholic university in San Diego, California. USD offers more than sixty bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs. The university consists of six schools: the School of Business Administration, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the School of Law, the School of Nursing & Health Science, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies.USD offers more than 60 degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. USD is divided into six schools and colleges. The College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Law are the oldest academic divisions at USD; the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies is the university’s newest school. USD offers an honors program at the undergraduate level, with approximately 300 students enrolled annually.
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95.  University of Vermont
The University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, more commonly known as the University of Vermont, is a public research university and, after 1862, the state of Vermont’s land-grant university.[4] The University is commonly known as “UVM,” an abbreviation of its Latin name, Universitas Viridis Montis (University of the Green Mountains). UVM was among the original eight Public Ivies.The university’s 451-acre (1.83 km2) campus is located in Burlington, Vermont. Features of the UVM campus include the historic University Green, the Dudley H. Davis Center – the first student center in the nation to receive U.S. Green Building Council LEED Gold certificaton – the Fleming Museum of Art, and the Gutterson/Patrick athletic complex, home to UVM’s Division I athletic teams. The largest hospital complex in Vermont, Fletcher Allen Health Care, has its primary facility adjacent to the UVM campus and is affiliated with the UVM College of Medicine.
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96.  Texas Christian University
Texas Christian University (TCU) is a private, coeducational university located in Fort Worth, Texas and was founded in 1873. TCU is affiliated with, but not governed by, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Its mascot is the erroneously named “horned frog”.TCU enrolls 8,799 students, 7,600 of which are undergraduates.The university is classified as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News and World Report. TCU’s campus sits on 272 acres (1.10 km2) and is located just five miles (8 km) from downtown Fort Worth.Roughly two-thirds of TCU undergraduate students live on campus. Housing is divided among 13 residence halls and a community of on-campus apartments. Students are required to live in an on-campus residence hall, most of which are co-ed, for at least their Freshman and Sophomore years, though many students choose to remain on-campus for their entire time at TCU.
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97.  University of Massachusetts
The University of Massachusetts Amherst (otherwise known as UMass or UMass Amherst) is a public research and land-grant university in Amherst, Massachusetts and the flagship of the University of Massachusetts system. With more than 1,370 faculty members and more than 26,000 students, UMass Amherst is the largest public university in New England.The university offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees in over 90 undergraduate and 65 graduate areas of study, through 9 schools and colleges. The main campus is situated north of downtown Amherst, Massachusetts. In a 2009 article for Amherst was ranked 1st in Best College Towns in the United States.[4]The University of Massachusetts Amherst is categorized as a Research University with very high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In 2009, UMass Amherst had research expenditures of $130 million.
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98.  University of the Pacific
Pacific is one of the most distinctive, student-centered national universities in the West. We offer undergraduates accelerated degree programs, vast study abroad opportunities, hands-on learning, a four-year graduation guarantee, a broad selection of courses.Pacific is the oldest chartered university in California. In addition to a liberal arts college and schools of education, engineering, business, international studies and music, there are three professional schools: the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, and the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences on the main campus in Stockton.
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99.  Brown University

Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School and theSchool of Engineering. With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction.Brown’s vibrant, diverse community consists of 6,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 400 medical school students, and nearly 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.Undergraduates pursue bachelor’s degrees in more than 70 concentrations, ranging from Egyptology to cognitive neuroscience. Anything’s possible at Brown—the university’s commitment to undergraduate freedom means students must take responsibility as architects of their courses of study.
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100.  University of Dayton
organization called Flyer Enterprises was created in 2000. The university’s School of Law is noted for its Program in Law and Technology, which emphasizes intellectual property law (patent, trademark, and copyright).The University of Dayton is one of the ten largest Catholic schools in the United States and is the largest of the three Marianist universities in the nation. It is also home to one of the largest campus ministry programs in the world. The university offers more than 70 academic programs in arts and sciences, business administration, education and allied professions, engineering and law. It was first in the country to offer an undergraduate degree program in human rights.In 2006, the University of Dayton’s entrepreneurship program was named to the top 5 in the nation according to The Princeton Review and was in the top 10 of Entrepreneur magazine’s “Top 100 Entrepreneurial Colleges for 2005.”
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