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The University of Pennsylvania was founded by Benjamin Franklin when he had a little down time between establishing a country and experimenting with lightning. Since opening its doors to students in 1751, the Ivy League university has accumulated a notable list of accomplishments, including the creation of one of the first medical schools in the US. The university has about 21,000 students who pursue their studies in four undergraduate schools and a dozen graduate and professional schools, including the renowned Wharton School and the Annenberg School for Communications. Its student-teacher ratio is very low 6:1. Former president Judith Rodin was the first female to head an Ivy League university.
IBM is bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are one of the largest technology and consulting employers in the world. IBM is the backbone of some of the most critical systems that keep the world running. Today, majority of the Fortune 50 companies rely on the IBM Cloud to run their business. IBM Watson enterprise AI is hard at work with thousands of engagements to help solve real-world problems. IBM is also one of the world’s most vital corporate research organizations, with 28 consecutive years of patent leadership. Our scientists are pioneering the future of artificial intelligence, creating breakthroughs like quantum computing that will allow us to process information in entirely new ways, defining how blockchain will reshape the enterprise, and so much more. Above all, IBM is guided by principles for trust and transparency and support for a more inclusive society. We are committed to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.
For more than 75 years, UT Southwestern Medical Center has been healing, discovering, and educating health professionals as one of the nation’s top academic medical centers. More than 19,000 employees strong, the UT Southwestern family is diverse and driven to succeed. We seek challenges and opportunities for growth, and we are dedicated to making a difference in the world. In other words, we are people like you. If you’re ready to push boundaries and work alongside the sharpest minds in health care, technology, and biomedical science, consider joining UT Southwestern, where you’ll enjoy generous benefits, and a world of opportunity where you can help shape the future of medicine, today.
The Louisiana State University System (LSU System), like a good pot of gumbo, offers something that appeals to every taste. The LSU System is composed of 10 campuses and a public hospital system spanning the state. Student enrollment exceeds 54,000 and the system boasts about 2,000 faculty members. Campuses include flagship institution Louisiana State University (LSU) located in Baton Rouge, LSU Agricultural Center, the LSU Health Sciences Center, LSU Alexandria, LSU Eunice, the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, and the University of New Orleans. Notable alumni include political strategist James Carville, actress Joanne Woodward, and basketball player Shaquille O'Neal.
The Ohio State University is one of America’s largest and most comprehensive universities, and one of Ohio’s largest employers. Our faculty and staff contribute in significant ways to transform themselves and the world. Consistently ranked as Ohio’s best and one of the nation’s top-20 public universities, faculty and staff aid Ohio State student's world-class education to help them make an impact and excel as scholars, athletes, artists and leaders. Whether you teach students, provide professional services, care for patients, or perform research, Ohio State offers something for nearly everyone and your work makes a meaningful difference. Additionally, working at Ohio State brings with it a robust package of total rewards, including market-based compensation, exceptional health benefits, retirement plans, flexible schedules, management training, tuition assistance, on-site child care, campus athletic and cultural events, and many others.
The University of California at Berkeley has been organic from the beginning. UC Berkeley was created by the state's Organic Act of 1868, merging a private college and a land-grant institution. From modest East Bay beginnings came a world-class university that grew world-famous in the 1960s from the Free Speech Movement on campus, and for the social activism that still defines many of its students today. The 2,000 members of the faculty include eight Nobel laureates, four Pulitzer Prize winners, and 32 MacArthur Fellows (the "genius awards"). UC Berkeley, also known as Cal Berkeley, annually educates about 25,500 undergraduates and some 10,300 graduate students. Its student-teacher ratio is 15:1.
Many parents dream of sending their children to Harvard -- and at more than $50,000 a year in undergraduate costs, some even dream of being able to afford it. Harvard, the oldest institution of higher learning in the US, is home to Harvard College (undergraduate studies) and 10 graduate schools including the Harvard Business, Law, and Medical schools. The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard was created when Radcliffe College and Harvard University merged in 1999. Harvard has about 21,000 students -- two-thirds of whom are enrolled in graduate or professional programs -- and 2,100 faculty members. Harvard's endowment of some $27 billion is the largest of any university in the world. (Yale ranks #2.)
Stanford is one of the world's leading research universities, boasting respected and entrepreneurial programs in business, earth, engineering, law, medicine, education and humanities and sciences. Stanford serves approximately 7,000 undergraduate students and 9,000 graduate students with a student-teacher ratio of about 4:1. In 2015, Stanford has over 5,000 research projects with a $1.33 billion budget. There are 2,200 faculty members and 13,000 staff members, including employees in the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, which is a partnership with the Department of Energy. Stanford’s campus, consisting of over 8,000 acres, continues to expand beyond The Farm. As the campus grows, with locations throughout Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, so does our pioneering spirit and ability to innovate, discover and explore new fields. A private institution, Stanford is supported through an endowment of more than $21 billion, one of the largest in the US.
What's NU? With its main campus in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Northwestern University (NU) serves its 16,500 students through around a dozen schools and colleges such as the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Medill School of Journalism. Its Chicago campus houses the schools of law and medicine, as well as several hospitals of the McGaw Medical Center. With a faculty of 2,500, the school has a student-teacher ratio of 7:1. NU is home to several research centers and community outreach programs; it also has a branch in Qatar. It is the only private member of the Big 10 conference; varsity sports include baseball, football, basketball, and fencing.
On a clear day, UCLA. That's an old joke, but the University of California, Los Angeles certainly qualifies as "old school," having been founded in 1919. With its 419-acre campus in the Westwood Village area of LA, UCLA has one of the largest enrollment of students among the UC schools, with roughly 40,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university's one college and about a dozen professional schools offer 125 undergraduate and 200 graduate programs. Being so close to Hollywood, UCLA's film school is renowned for turning out aspiring movie directors and screenwriters. The UCLA faculty numbers more than 4,800 instructors, including five Nobel laureates. The school has a student-teacher ratio of about 18:1.