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What are some good colleges and universities?

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Good colleges and universities for 2015 include Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford, Harvard and Princeton, according to Business Insider. These prestigious schools ranked as the top four schools in the publication's Top 50 list.

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MIT stands at the top of Business Insider’s list, ranking as one of the best engineering colleges in the country. MIT grads are frequently employed at elite companies such as Oracle and Google, and the school’s illustrious list of alumni includes astronaut Buzz Aldrin and U.N. Secretary General Kofi Anan.

Located in Silicon Valley, Stanford is recognized internationally as a center of technological innovation, with many students funneling into major tech companies after graduation. Stanford’s famous alumni include former U.S. President Herbert Hoover and superstar golfer Tiger Woods. The elite college accepted just 5.1 percent of student applicants in 2014.

Ivy League university Harvard is the oldest college in the United States, and the prestigious institution boasts the largest endowment of any college in the world. Harvard has produced some of the most notable alumni in the world, including 47 Nobel laureates and 48 Pulitzer Prize winners.

Princeton admitted just 7.4 percent of over 26,000 applicants in 2014, making it one of the most selective colleges in the United States. The Ivy League counts First Lady Michelle Obama and former U.S. President Woodrow Wilson among its alumni.

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