HARVARD UNIVERSITY. Harvard University is a private institution in Cambridge, Mass., just
outside of Boston. This Ivy League school is the oldest higher education
institution in the country and has the largest endowment of any school
in the worl.
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY. The ivy-covered campus of Princeton University, a private institution,
is located in the quiet town of Princeton, N.J. Princeton was the first
university to offer a “no loan” policy to financially needy students,
giving grants instead of loans to accepted students who need help paying
YALE UNIVERSITY. Yale University, located in New Haven, Conn., offers a small college
life with the resources of a major research institution. Yale students
are divided into 12 residential colleges that foster a supportive
environment for living, learning, and socializing.
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY. Columbia University has three undergraduate schools: Columbia College,
The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and
the School of General Studies. This Ivy League, private school
guarantees students housing for all four years on campus in Manhattan’s
Morningside Heights neighborhood in New York City
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Though the Massachusetts Institute of Technology may be best known for
its math, science, and engineering education, this private research
university also offers architecture, humanities, management, and social
science programs. The school is located in Cambridge, Mass., just across
the Charles River from downtown Boston.