What Are Some Highly Rated U.S. Universities?


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Some highly rated U.S. universities according to U.S. News and World Report include Harvard University, Yale University and Princeton University. Harvard lies in Massachusetts and is the oldest university in the country, while Yale's campus sits in Connecticut and Princeton's campus lies in New Jersey. All three schools are part of the Ivy League.

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Harvard boasts the largest endowment in the entire world. The college, founded in 1636, houses the oldest library collection of books in the country and the largest private collection in the world. The university houses 13 school programs including the Harvard Business School, the Harvard Medical School, and the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences as well as the Harvard Law School and John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Princeton, founded in 1746, is the fourth oldest college in the country. The school offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs as well as certificate programs. The university's library system consists of nine libraries across the campus including the Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library, which opened in 1948.

Founded in 1701, Yale University consists of a group of connected residential colleges and graduate schools. Some of the residential colleges include Jonathan Edwards College, Davenport College, Berkeley College and Saybrook College. The graduate schools include the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, School of Art, School of Drama and the Divinity School.

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