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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.
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.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston ranks as one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. The institution’s sole mission is to end cancer for patients and their families around the world. MD Anderson is one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). MD Anderson is ranked No.1 for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” survey. It has ranked as one of the nation’s top two hospitals for cancer care since the survey began in 1990, and has ranked first 14 times in the last 17 years. MD Anderson receives a cancer center support grant from the NCI of the National Institutes of Health (P30 CA016672).
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.
Massachusetts General Hospital (Mass General) is hardly general. The 200-year-old acute care hospital is Harvard Medical School's original and largest teaching hospital. With some 900 beds, Mass General has its main campus in Boston and operates several health centers in surrounding communities. Its specialized medical departments include cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, and diabetes and endocrinology. As a leading research facility, Mass General hosts a gaggle of clinical trials and has an annual research budget approaching $700 million. The hospital is a founding member of the Partners HealthCare System (along with Brigham and Women's).
Founded in 1876 with a $7 million bequest from its namesake, The Johns Hopkins University established its reputation from the beginning by molding itself in the image of a European research institution. While renowned for its School of Medicine, the private university offers 50 majors and 40 minors spanning fields of study including arts and sciences, business, and international studies. 2010 fall enrollment was just about 7,000 students. Johns Hopkins, has about a half-dozen campuses in Maryland and Washington, DC, as well as international facilities in China and Italy. The student-teacher ratio is 12:1. The affiliated Johns Hopkins Health System provides health care from its three Baltimore-area hospitals.
Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Cleveland Clinic is ranked as the nation’s No. 2 healthcare system by U.S. News & World Report – the best care for our patients starts with Cleveland Clinic.
The leading university exclusively focused on health, UC San Francisco is driven by the idea that when the best research, the best education and the best patient care converge, great breakthroughs are achieved. All four UCSF professional schools, virtually all UCSF graduate programs, UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital consistently rank among the best in the country, according to the latest surveys by US News & World Report.
Baylor College of Medicine trains 3,000 medical, graduate, nurse anesthesia, and physician students, as well as residents and post-doctoral fellows each semester. The private college has a full-time faculty of about 1,700. BCM, founded in 1900, offers 90 research and patient care centers and is affiliated with eight teaching hospitals (The Methodist Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital, The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, The Menninger Clinic, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, M.D. Anderson, DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Memorial Hermann, and Ben Taub General).
Washington University in St. Louis offers rewarding opportunities in various fields at all levels, with positions in engineering, nursing and health care, research, administration, technology, security and more. We seek people from diverse backgrounds to join us in a supportive environment that encourages boldness, inclusion and creativity. Working at WashU: Essential to every aspect of the university’s mission, our employees enrich students’ learning experiences, discover and build knowledge, advance health, save lives, and support excellence in all that we do. THE EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE WashU’s employee experience includes five areas of focus, concentrating on the dynamic relationship between all facets of well-being and the diverse needs of people. The employee experience spans many important areas, including work-life integration, growth and development, physical and mental health, financial well-being and a vibrant, inclusive culture and community. We want our people to thrive, personally and professionally, and empower everyone to engage, take care of themselves and their families and achieve success in a meaningful career to live out their life’s purpose at WashU while supporting our missions. Thanks, in part, to our employees, WashU is Missouri’s top employer, as ranked by Forbes. UNIQUE BENEFITS WashU is committed to providing you with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. You and your family have access to benefits and resources, such as health care, vision, dental and insurance coverage, tuition assistance and reimbursement for dependent children, financial well-being benefits as well as well-being and mental health programming and support. EMPLOYEE WELL-BEING Our holistic approach to well-being includes more than your physical and mental health – we also want you to feel supported financially and professionally. From our employee assistance program, Work-Life Solutions, to our on-going programming for mindfulness, learning and development and financial security, we’re here to help you take care. Our well-being team also provides excellent health, dental, vision and insurance options in addition to many physical activity programming and employee perks. For more information on benefits, development opportunities, wellness and engagement opportunities for employees, visit hr.wustl.edu.