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
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.
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
The University of
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
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
Illinois University at Carbondale
was chartered as Southern Illinois Normal in
1869, and has since grown to offer more than 170
academic degree programs.
The University of
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
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.
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.
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.
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.