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Columbia UniversityColumbia University
was chartered as King's College by King George II of England in 1754. Located in New York City, the university is home to the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, which is responsible for awarding the annual Pulitzer Prizes.
University of TexasThe University of Texas
is the largest institution in the Texas university system, with approximately 38,000 undergraduates and 13,000 postgraduates currently enrolled. Its main campus is in Austin, and it formally opened on September 15, 1883.
Emporia State UniversityEmporia State University
was established by the Kansas Legislature as Kansas State Normal School by Legislature in 1863. Today, it has an enrollment of approximately 4,200 undergraduate and 2,100 graduate students from across the United States and 45 countries.
Tuskegee UniversityTuskegee University
was founded as Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute in 1881. Now one of the largest predominantly black colleges in the country, it offers a total of 49 degrees in five schools, to a student body of approximately 2,500 undergraduates and 900 postgraduates.
Johns Hopkins UniversityJohns Hopkins University
was the first university in the Western Hemisphere to be based on the European research institution. It was founded in 1876, and named for Baltimore merchant Johns Hopkins, whose $7 million bequest was used to finance its establishment. Its main campus is located in Baltimore, Maryland.
Wake Forest UniversityWake Forest University
was chartered as the Wake Forest Manual Labor Institute in 1834. Originally located on a plantation north of Raleigh, North Carolina, the campus was moved to Winston-Salem in 1956.
University of Notre DameThe University of Notre Dame
was founded by Reverend Edward Sorin in 1842, and was officially chartered by the Indiana Legislature in 1844. Notable alumni include talk show host Phil Donahue, Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, and football player Joe Theismann.
Washington and Lee UniversityWashington and Lee University
was founded as Augusta Academy in 1749. It became Washington Academy after George Washington endowed it with $20,000 woth of stock in 1798, and got its current name in 1871, following the death of Robert E. Lee, who had served as its president from 1865 to 1870.
Pace UniversityPace University
was founded by Homer and Charles Pace in 1906. Originally operated as an accounting school, the university now offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in six distinct colleges. The main campus is located in the heart of Lower Manhattan, New York City.
Yale UniversityYale University
was founded in 1701, as the Collegiate School, in Bramford, Connecticut. It was renamed Yale College in honor of its benefactor, the Welsh merchant Elihu Yale, and became Yale University in 1887. Notable graduates include Nathan Hale, Eli Whitney, William Howard Taft, George H.W. Bush, and Clarence Thomas.
Southern Illinois University at CarbondaleSouthern Illinois University at Carbondale
was chartered as Southern Illinois Normal in 1869, and has since grown to offer more than 170 academic degree programs.
 

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