Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the top universities in the United States and the world. MIT is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts with 5 schools, one collage, and 32 programs. It’s not easy to get into this prestigious school. With an acceptance rate of only 8 percent, out of 18,000 applicants that applied in 2012, only 1,600 were admitted.
Cambridge University, located in Cambridge England, is the second oldest University in the English speaking world. It is said that Cambridge was formed all the way back in 1209. With 31 colleges, Cambridge has many opportunities for students to find their niche. With over 12,000 students, the social scene in the surround city is bustling with many hotspots for students to socialize.
Oxford, located in Oxford London, is the oldest university in the English speaking world, and the second oldest surviving university in the entire world. No one is quite sure of the exact date in which oxford was established, but records date back to almost 1,000 AD of when there were teachings going on at Oxford. There are 38 colleges at oxford for the students to choose from.
Yale was founded in 1701 in New Haven, Connecticut and is the second oldest university in the United States. The libraries at Yale are incredible, massing to over 12.5 million volumes cataloged in over half a dozen libraries on campus. Yale alumni usually go on to do pretty amazing things. There are 5 US presidents who are Yale alumni and 19 supreme court justices, to name a few.
Princeton was formed before the revolutionary war as one of the 9 colonial colleges. Princeton offers degrees in humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences. Princeton has been associated with 35 Nobel Prizes and 17 Medal of Science awards. If you want to go to Princeton, you better keep your grades up, because there is only an 8 percent admission rate!
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