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Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts;
Founded in 1863

Boston College is one of the oldest Jesuit, Catholic universities in the United States. U.S. News and World Report ranks Boston College 34th among national universities.
Boston College
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Clemson, South Carolina;
Founded in 1889

Today, Clemson is redefining the term “top-tier research university” by combining the best of two models: the scientific and technological horsepower of a major research university and the highly engaged academic and social environment of a small college.
Clemson University
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Durham, North Carolina;
Founded in 1838 (as Trinity College)
Duke University was created in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke. The Dukes, a Durham family that built a worldwide financial empire in the manufacture of tobacco products and developed electricity production in the Carolinas, long had been interested inTrinity College. Trinity traced its roots to 1838 in nearby Randolph County when local Methodist and Quaker communities opened Union Institute. The school, then named Trinity College, moved to Durham in 1892. In December 1924, the provisions of James B. Duke’s indenture created the family philanthropic foundation, The Duke Endowment, which provided for the expansion of Trinity College into Duke University.
Duke University
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Tallahassee, Florida;
Founded: 1851
FSU is an internationally-recognized teaching and research institution committed to preparing our graduates for the ever-expanding opportunities of a global society. It is home to the first new allopathic medical school of the 21st century…and to one of the fastest-rising law schools in national rankings.
Florida State University
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Atlanta, Georgia;
Founded: 1885
Georgia Tech is one of the nation’s top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Their campus occupies 400 acres in the heart of the city of Atlanta, where more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive a focused, technologically based education.
Georgia Institute of Technology
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Louisville, Kentucky;
Founded: 1798
Louisville is a public university in Louisville, Kentucky, a member of the Kentucky state university system. When founded in 1798, it was the first city-owned public university in the United States and one of the first universities chartered west of the Allegheny Mountains. The university is mandated by the Kentucky General Assembly to be a “Preeminent Metropolitan Research University”.[4] UofL enrolls students from 118 of 120 Kentucky counties, all 50 U.S. states, and 116 countries around the world.
University of Louisville
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Coral Gables, Florida;
Founded:1925

More than 15,600 undergraduate and graduate students from around the world call UM home during the academic semesters. The University has grown from its main location in the City of Coral Gables to include the medical campus located in Downtown Miami, the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science on Virginia Key, the John J. Koubek Center in Little Havana, the James L. Knight Center in Downtown Miami, and the South and Richmond campuses in southwest Miami-Dade county. With more than 10,000 full- and part-time faculty and staff, UM is the second largest private employer in Miami-Dade County. The University was chartered in 1925 by a group of citizens who felt an institution of higher learning was needed for the development of their young and growing community. The inaugural class of 560 students enrolled in fall of 1926.
University of Miami
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Founded: 1789Now in its third century, UNC belongs to the select group of American and Canadian campuses forming the Association of American Universities. UNC’s academic offerings span more than 100 fields, including bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law. Five health schools — which, with UNC Hospitals, comprise one of the nation’s most complete academic medical centers — are integrated with liberal arts, basic sciences and high-tech academic programs. University of North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina;
Founded: 1887

Innovation in action. It’s a commitment NC State University has made since its founding as a land-grant institution in 1887. And true to its charter, NC State has taught generation after generation of leaders. NC State is a community of achievers. Whether educating students for the 21st century, improving lives through life-altering research, or partnering with communities, business, and government to create jobs, NC State’s commitment to innovation creates a culture of excellence that spreads to every facet of the university and affects people’s lives in relevant, powerful ways.
North Carolina State University
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South Bend, Indiana;
Founded: 1842

Is a Catholic research university located near South Bend, Indiana, in the United States. In French, Notre Dame du Lac means “Our Lady of the Lake” and refers to the university’s patronsaint, the Virgin Mary. The school was founded by Father Edward Sorin, CSC, who was also its first president. Today, many Holy Cross priests continue to work for the university, including as its president. It was established as an all-male institution on November 26, 1842, on land donated by the Bishop of Vincennes. The university first enrolled women undergraduates in 1972. As of 2013 about 48 percent of the student body was female.Notre Dame’s Catholic character is reflected in its explicit commitment to the Catholic faith, numerous ministries funded by the school, and the architecture around campus. The university is consistently ranked one of the top universities in the United States and as a major global university. The university’s athletic teams are members of the NCAA Division I and are known collectively as the Fighting Irish. The football team, an Independent, has accumulated 11 consensus national championships, 7 Heisman Trophy winners, and 62 members in the College Football Hall of Fame. Other ND teams, chiefly in the Atlantic Coast Conference, have accumulated 16 national championships.
Notre Dame
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;
Founded: 1787
The University of Pittsburgh (commonly referred to as Pitt) is a state-related research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was founded on the edge of the American frontier as the Pittsburgh Academy in 1787, and evolved into the Western University of Pennsylvania by alteration of its charter in 1819. After surviving two devastating fires and various relocations within the area, the school moved to its current location in the Oakland neighborhood of the city and was renamed as the University of Pittsburgh in 1908. For most of its history Pitt was a private institution, until it became part of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education in 1966. The University of Pittsburgh’s athletic teams, referred to as the “Pittsburgh Panthers” or “Pitt Panthers,” include 19 university-sponsored varsity teams at the highest level of competitive collegiate athletics in the United States: the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I (NCAA Division 1 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) for american football).
University of Pittsburgh
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Syracuse, New York;
Founded: 1831
Syracuse University, commonly referred to as Syracuse, ‘Cuse, or SU,is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York. The institution’s roots can be traced to the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary (later becoming Genesee College), founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church in Lima, New York, in 1831. Following several years of debate over relocating the college to Syracuse, the university was established in 1870, independent of the college. Since 1920, the university has identified itself as nonsectarian,although it maintains a relationship with The United Methodist Church.
Syracuse University
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Charlottesville, Virginia;
Founded: 1819
The University of Virginia is distinctive among institutions of higher education. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University sustains the ideal of developing, through education, leaders who are well-prepared to help shape the future of the nation. The University is public, while nourished by the strong support of its alumni. It is also selective; the students who come here have been chosen because they show the exceptional promise Jefferson envisioned.
University of Virginia
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Blacksburg, Virginia;
Founded: 1872
Founded as a land-grant college named Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College, Virginia Tech is now a comprehensive, innovative research university with the largest full-time student population in Virginia. Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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Winston-Salem, North Carolina;
Founded: 1834
Wake Forest University is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the liberal arts and in graduate and professional education. Small in size. Big in resources. Wake Forest provides the intimacy and personal attention characteristic of America’s most selective private institutions.
Wake Forest University
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