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There are no Tar Heels at North Carolina State University (NC State). Not to be confused with the actual Tar Heels at neighboring UNC, NC State has an enrollment of more than 34,000 students and approximately 8,000 faculty members. It has a student-teacher ratio of about 15:1. The university offers more than 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs through about a dozen colleges. It also offers doctoral degrees in about 60 fields. In addition to its main campus in Raleigh, the university operates Centennial Campus, a research and and development facility that is home to corporate and government research partners, incubator companies, and university research units. NC State was founded in 1887.
Higher education is at the core of this Big Apple institution. The setting and heritage of New York University (NYU) make it one of the nation's most popular educational institutions. With more than 50,000 students attending its 14 schools and colleges, NYU is among the largest private schools in the US. Its Tisch School of the Arts is well-regarded, and its law school and Leonard N. Stern School of Business are among the foremost in the country. NYU occupies five major centers in Manhattan; its Washington Square campus is in the heart of Greenwich Village. The school was founded in 1831. Notable alumni include former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and film producer Oliver Stone.
MSK is the world's oldest and largest private institution devoted to the prevention, treatment, and cure of cancer. Founded in 1884, MSK has long been a leader in early detection, precise diagnosis, and individually tailored treatments for cancer. We continue to drive innovations as one of 52 National Cancer Institute–designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, with state-of-the-art science flourishing side by side with clinical studies and treatment. The close collaboration between our scientists and physicians is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available as we work to discover more-effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future scientists and physicians, and the knowledge and experience they gain at MSK has an impact on cancer treatment and biomedical research around the world.
At Princeton, every member of our community plays an important role in our mission of teaching and research. That mission provides every faculty and staff member with the opportunity to make an impact bigger than oneself. Learn about working at Princeton and meet some of our wonderful employees at www.princeton.edu/meet-princeton/work-princeton.
Predating the American Revolution, Columbia University (founded as King's College in 1754) is the fifth-oldest institution of higher learning in the US. With a student population of about 25,000 and faculty of more than 3,600, the Ivy League university's main campus spreads across 36 acres in Manhattan. Columbia has three undergraduate schools and 13 graduate and professional schools that grant degrees in about 100 disciplines, including its well-known programs in literature, law, and medicine. Columbia's community of alumni, faculty, and researchers has produced about 80 Nobel laureates, including nine of its current faculty. Columbia operates four affiliated colleges and seminaries in New York City.
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.
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.
Duke University is home to nearly 15,000 Blue Devils who attend undergraduate- and graduate-level classes in 10 schools and colleges. Trinity College of Art and Sciences, the Fuqua School of Business, and the Pratt School of Engineering are among the most well known; its law and medical schools are also highly regarded nationally. The private institution has an endowment of about $5 billion and a student-teacher ratio of 8:1. Notable alumni include Richard Nixon, Melinda French Gates, Elizabeth Dole, and talk show host Charlie Rose. Founded in 1838 as Trinity College, Duke adopted its present name in 1924 after American Tobacco Co. magnate James Duke established the Duke Endowment.
Established in 1912 and a full university since 1961, the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) is a scientific powerhouse. Its faculty currently boasts six Nobel laureates, seven National Medal of Science winners, and seven MacArthur Fellows (the "genius awards"). The university is home to the San Diego Supercomputer Center, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and the UCSD Medical Center, among other research organizations. With an enrollment of some 29,000 students, UCSD has six undergraduate colleges as well as graduate and medical schools. The school is one of the ten campuses in the University of California System.
If you want to grow grapes and make wine in Napa Valley or Sonoma County, you might want to swing by the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) first. The school, one of 10 University of California campuses, offers a wide variety of agricultural programs; its Viticulture and Enology department provides professional education for aspiring winemakers. Located between Sacramento and San Francisco, UC Davis also has colleges and professional schools in biology, engineering, education, law, business, medicine, and veterinary medicine, and it is recognized for its research programs. UC Davis enrolls more than 30,000, including about 6,000 graduate students, and it has a student-faculty ratio of 16:1.