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Northeast USA Colleges & Universities

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City College of New York / CUNY, New York State
  138th Street & Convent Avenue - New York, NY              
Founded in 1847 as The Free Academy, The City College of New York (CCNY) was one of the great experiments of the young American democracy. At the urging of School Board President Townsend Harris, New York established a school to provide access to higher education for bright young men from working class and immigrant families who could not afford private college. More than 158 years later, the experiment remains an overwhelming success.
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Cooper Union for the Advancement, New York State
  Cooper Square - New York, NY              
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The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, established in 1859, is among the nation's oldest and most distinguished institutions of higher learning. The college, the legacy of Peter Cooper, occupies a special place in the history of American education. It is the only private, full-scholarship college in the United States dedicated exclusively to preparing students for the professions of art, architecture and engineering.
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Brooklyn Law School, New York State
  250 Joralemon Street - Brooklyn, NY              
Welcome to the Brooklyn Law School Web site – a window into the multi-faceted BLS community. Our students are accomplished, diverse, and civic-minded. When they graduate, they join the ranks of our 16,000-strong alumni body. Our alumni are noted members of the bench and bar, and are leaders in public service and private industry. Our faculty are internationally recognized scholars, whose influence extends far beyond the borders of our campus. Here at BLS, these gifted teachers are dedicated to honing the legal minds of the 21st century. Our curriculum is attuned to the evolving needs of our students and the society they will serve. Innovative teaching techniques augment traditional course offerings with instruction in emerging areas of law. Then there is our location in beautiful Brooklyn Heights. The Law School is in the heart of New York City – the financial, legal and cultural capital of the United States.
It’s all here for you to explore. BLS – a great place to learn and experience the law.
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Brown University, Rhode Island
   - Providence, RI              
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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 the School 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, more than 5,000 summer, visiting and online students, and nearly 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.
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MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts
  77 massachusetts avenue - Cambridge, MA              
The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.
The Institute is committed to generating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge, and to working with others to bring this knowledge to bear on the world's great challenges.
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College of the Atlantic, Maine
   - Bar Harbor, ME              
COA is a small school, but with a major difference - literally. All students major in Human Ecology, the study of our relationship with our environment. This major gives you the flexibility to design your own course of study. It's all about creativity, investigation, engagement, and community.
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Rutgers State University of NJ, New Jersey
   - New Brunswick, NJ              
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A leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities.
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Goddard College, Vermont
   - Plainfield, VT              
Goddard College was chartered in 1938 as successor to Goddard Seminary, a Universalist preparatory school, which had operated in Barre, Vermont since Civil War times. The Universalists, a controversial "liberal" sect, started the seminary as an alternative to the Baptists' Colby Academy and the Methodists' Montpelier Seminary. It served as a feeder school to Tufts University. In 1929 the Seminary became Goddard School for Girls, and in 1935 became a junior college for women.
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Virginia Tech, Virginia
   - Blacksburg, VA              
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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, better known as Virginia Tech, is a public land grant polytechnic university in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. Although it is a comprehensive university with many departments, the agriculture, engineering, architecture, forestry, and veterinary medicine programs are considered to be among its strongest. It is also one of the few public universities in the United States, along with Texas A&M University, which continues to maintain a corps of cadets (a full-time military training component within a larger civilian university).
In addition to its research and academic programs, Virginia Tech is known for its campus and location in the New River Valley of southwestern Virginia in the Blue Ridge Mountains, a part of the Appalachian Mountains. The university's public profile has also been raised significantly in recent years by the success of its football program. Source
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Colby College, Maine
   - Waterville, ME              
Colby is a highly selective liberal arts college offering world-class academic programs, strong international study options, a growing array of community- and service learning-based opportunities, a supportive community atmosphere, and rich opportunities after graduation.
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Delaware State University, Delaware
   - Dover, DE              
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Founded in 1890 as the State College for Colored Students, DSU began as land grant college for agriculture and mechanical arts.
Over the last 115 years, it has evolved into a fully accredited, comprehensive university with a main campus and two satellite sites that encompass six colleges and a diverse population of undergraduate and advanced degree students.
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University of Connecticut, Connecticut
   - Storrs, CT              
The University of Connecticut is the state's flagship institution of higher learning. Founded in 1881, the University of Connecticut has grown to include 10 Schools and Colleges at its main campus in Storrs, separate Schools of Law and Social Work in Hartford, five regional campuses throughout the state and Schools of Medicine and Dentistry at the UConn Health Center in Farmington.
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Frostburg State University, Maryland
   - Frostburg, MD              
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Frostburg State University has provided paths to success for students for over 100 years. Founded in 1898 to prepare teachers, the institution today is a public, comprehensive, largely residential regional university offering a wide array of affordable programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The only four-year institution of the University System of Maryland west of the Baltimore-Washington corridor, the University serves as the premier educational and cultural center for western Maryland.
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Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania
   - University Park, PA              
The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related land-grant university with a central campus located in State College, Pennsylvania, mailing address University Park, Pennsylvania. The University contains 23 additional campuses located throughout the state, including a virtual World Campus. The enrollment at Penn State is over 84,000 students, placing it among the ten largest public universities in the United States. Penn State offers over 160 majors and administers a $1.2 billion endowment. Source
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Chester College
   - New Hampshire, NH              
Chester College of New England is a private, non-sectarian institution of higher education that offers the Bachelor of Arts degree. The College grants the Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography and Media Arts, Creative Writing, Professional Writing, and Interdisciplinary Arts.
Chester College of New England embraces the idea that the liberal arts are essential to lifelong education, as well as being the foundation of all creative and professional endeavors. All degree candidates must satisfactorily complete the general education core curriculum, which includes courses from the liberal and creative arts.
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New England College, New Hampshire
   - Henniker, NH              
New England College is a four-year, private, liberal arts college located in Henniker, New Hampshire. New England College offers undergraduate, graduate and professional programs leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Education and Master of Science.
The college has also launched a low-residency Master of Fine Arts in Poetry program, which includes noted poets Maxine Kumin, Alicia Ostriker, Gerald Stern, Judith Vollmer, Ross Gay, and Anne Waldman as faculty.
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University of Maine, Maine
   - Orono, ME              
Located in the town of Orono along the banks of the Stillwater River, the University of Maine offers a strong traditional education at an affordable price. You're in a great place here. UMaine is one of New England's premiere universities. We help students create success stories—with a wide variety of programs and opportunities—and we do so with world-class faculty members, nationally recognized research; first-rate facilities; a friendly, safe atmosphere; and easy access to some of the best year-round recreation sites in the nation.
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Bennington College, Vermont
   - Bennington, VT              
The principle of learning by practice underlies every major feature of a Bennington education: the master-apprentice model of teaching and learning; the requirement that students direct the course of their own education; the winter Field Work Term, which gives students work experience and connects them to the greater community. The College's commitment to learning across the disciplines extends to the faculty, who teach what is uppermost in their minds, exploring new pursuits as well as ongoing areas of study and work. Bennington is grounded in the conviction that as a college education develops students' professional capacities, it should also prepare them to be deeply thoughtful and actively engaged citizens of the world.
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Allegheny College, Pennsylvania
   - Meadville, PA              
Allegheny College is a national liberal arts college where 2,100 students with unusual combinations of interests, skills and talents excel. Allegheny College is located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, which is 90 miles north of Pittsburgh, 90 miles east of Cleveland, and 35 miles south of Erie. Founded in April 1815 by Timothy Alden, Allegheny is the 32nd oldest college in the nation and the oldest college in continuous existence west of the Appalachian Mountains. The college has been historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1833, as a result of the financial support the United Methodist Church provided to sustain the college through a difficult era. Allegheny College is non-sectarian and welcomes members of all faiths, maintaining a policy of non-discrimination. Source
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Johns Hopkins University, Maryland
   - Baltimore, MD              
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The Johns Hopkins University was the first research university in the United States. Founded in 1876, it was an entirely new educational enterprise. Its aim was not only to advance students' knowledge, but also to advance human knowledge generally, through discovery and scholarship. The university's emphasis on both learning and research—and on how each complements the other—revolutionized U.S. higher education. Today, Johns Hopkins has ventured from its home in Baltimore to countries throughout the world—China, Italy and Singapore, among many others. It remains a world leader in teaching, patient care and discovery. Please explore our university. We hope you'll discover something for yourself.
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Princeton University, New Jersey
   - Princeton, NJ              
Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.
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Boston University, Massachusetts
   - Boston, MA              
Boston University is one of the leading private research and teaching institutions in the world today, with two primary campuses in the heart of Boston and programs around the world.
Boston University was chartered in 1869 by Lee Claflin, Jacob Sleeper, and Isaac Rich, three successful Methodist businessmen whose abolitionist ideals led them to envision and create a university that was inclusive—that opened its doors to the world—and engaged in service to and collaboration with the city of Boston.
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Dartmouth College, New Hampshire
   - Hanover, NH              
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Dartmouth College is a private academic institution in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the United States. It is a member of the Ivy League and is one of the nine colonial colleges founded before the American Revolution. Founded in 1769 by Eleazar Wheelock, with funds partially raised by the efforts of a Native American preacher named Samson Occom, it is the ninth-oldest college in the United States and the seventh-wealthiest in terms of funds per-student. In addition to its liberal arts undergraduate program, Dartmouth has medical, engineering, and business schools, as well as 18 graduate programs in the arts and sciences; hence it would tend to be called a university in standard American usage. Source
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Yale University, Connecticut
   - New Haven, CT              
Yale’s roots can be traced back to the 1640s, when colonial clergymen led an effort to establish a college in New Haven to preserve the tradition of European liberal education in the New World. This vision was fulfilled in 1701, when the charter was granted for a school “wherein Youth may be instructed in the Arts and Sciences [and] through the blessing of Almighty God may be fitted for Publick employment both in Church and Civil State.” In 1718 the school was renamed “Yale College” in gratitude to the Welsh merchant Elihu Yale, who had donated the proceeds from the sale of nine bales of goods together with 417 books and a portrait of King George I.
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Capitol College, Maryland
   - Laurel, MD              
Capitol College is the only independent college in Maryland dedicated to engineering, computer sciences, information technologies and business. Founded in 1927, Capitol College is a regionally accredited institution offering associate, bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as professional development training and certificates. The college's 52-acre campus is located in Laurel, Maryland, a suburban setting midway between Washington, DC and Baltimore. Full-time undergraduate students are eligible for a five-year tuition lock and a job guarantee. All graduate-level degrees are available online, supported by software that delivers live, real-time lectures.
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Harvard University, Massachusetts
  Harvard Square - Cambridge, MA              
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Harvard University is made up of 10 principal academic units — nine faculties and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The nine faculties oversee schools and divisions that offer courses and award academic degrees.
The name Harvard comes from the college’s first benefactor, the young minister John Harvard of Charlestown. Upon his death in 1638, he left half his estate to the institution established in 1636 by vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
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Temple University, Pennsylvania
  1801 North Broad Street - Philadelphia, PA              
Temple University, of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, is a comprehensive public research university with more than 34,000 students. It has a distinguished faculty in 17 schools and colleges, including schools of Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, and Dentistry, and a renowned Health Sciences Center. Temple is one of Pennsylvania's three public research universities, along with the University of Pittsburgh and Penn State University. Temple University is the 28th largest university in the United States, and it is the 6th largest provider of professional education (law, dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, and podiatric medicine) in the country. Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, Temple has five regional campuses, including the flagship Main Campus, Health Sciences Campus, and Center City Campus in Philadelphia; a major suburban campus -- Temple University at Ambler; and a suburban art campus -- Tyler School of Art -- in Elkins Park.
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University of Delaware, Delaware
   - Newark, DE              
The University of Delaware has grown from its founding as a small private academy in 1743 to a major university. As one of the oldest land-grant institutions, as well as a sea-grant, space-grant and urban-grant institution, Delaware offers an impressive collection of educational resources. Undergraduates may choose to major in any one or more of over 100 academic majors.
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Marlboro College, Vermont
   - Marlboro, VT              
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With 330 students and 41 faculty, Marlboro College offers a student-centered approach to education that is structurally and culturally different from those of other colleges.
Unfettered by generic course requirements, freshmen determine with their faculty advisors an individualized course of study that is appropriate to their academic backgrounds, interests and needs. Freshmen and sophomores choose from some 250 courses in 33 areas of study, in classes ranging in size from five to 20 students.
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University of Virginia, Virginia
   - Charlottesville, VA              
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.