Attracting top students from across the nation and more than 100 countries around the world, OU provides a major university experience in a private college atmosphere. OU is number one in the nation in the number of National Merit Scholars enrolled per capita among public universities and is in the top five of public universities in the nation in the graduation of Rhodes Scholars. The OU Honors College is one of the largest honors programs among public universities in the United States, matching the University's best and brightest students with faculty in classrooms of 19 or fewer students. OU is one of the few public universities in the nation to cap the class size of first-year English composition courses at no more than 19. OU ranks among the top universities in the nation in international exchange agreements around the world, over 171 student exchange agreements with universities in 60 countries.
The Department of Computer and Information Science (CIS) at the University of Oregon offers students and faculty a close-knit community in which to learn, discover, and innovate, in a shared quest for computational solutions to a spectrum of challenging problems.
CIS faculty are international leaders in their fields, including informatics, networking, security, software engineering, assistive technologies, theory, scientific visualization, and high performance computing. Recent interdisciplinary research initiatives with biologists, physicists, neuroscientists, and networking engineers have resulted in prominent research grants from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the National Institutes of Health.
Penn Engineering's mission is to create and disseminate scholarly research in both basic and applied areas, be an international center of engineering excellence, catalyze the region's technological innovation, design and deliver engineering education with rigor, breadth and relevance, and prepare students to become global leaders in all technology-based fields. Of those accepted for admission to the Class of 2015, 43.7 percent are black, Hispanic, Asian or Native American. Women comprise 53 percent of all students currently enrolled. With 165 research centers and institutes, research is a substantial and esteemed enterprise at Penn. As of fiscal year 2011, the research community includes over 4,000 faculty and over 1,100 postdoctoral fellows, 5,500 academic support staff and graduate student trainees, and a research budget of $901 million. The scale and interdisciplinary character of our research activities make Penn a nationally-ranked research university.
The University of Pittsburgh, founded in 1787, is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. As one of the nation's distinguished comprehensive universities, the resources of the University contribute an invaluable asset for the intellectual, economic, and social enrichment of Pennsylvania, while the international prestige of the University enhances the image of Pennsylvania throughout the world. Sustainable design and construction are nothing new at the University of Pittsburgh. Pitt installed its first campus-wide energy management system in 1975. Recently constructed Pitt buildings have followed the latest “green” design and construction standards. And the University’s Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation focuses on the design of sustainable neighborhoods.
The University of Puerto Rico is the leading research university in Puerto Rico and home to most of Puerto Rico's specialized research facilities and equipment. As the hub for graduate education, they are the major contributor to the supply of highly skilled personnel that are increasingly in demand by business, industry and government. They are deeply committed to contribute to the social and economic development, as well as the competitiveness of the Island. Together with their partners in research, including government, business and industry, and community organizations and agencies, they are working to build a brighter future for Puerto Rico.
Puget Sound is a highly selective liberal arts college in the Pacific Northwest. It's a place where people come together - to learn, to make lasting connections, to plunge into a sea of ideas, and to begin to scale the challenges of the world ahead. An intellectual atmosphere, an energized academic community, a beautiful campus in a vibrant city, and a depth of opportunities to reach out, connect, and explore, Puget Sound is the result of a unique confluence of the elements. University of Puget Sound is an independent predominantly residential undergraduate liberal arts college with selected graduate programs building effectively on a liberal arts foundation. The university, as a community of learning, maintains a strong commitment to teaching excellence, scholarly engagement, and fruitful student-faculty interaction.
The University of Redlands is a private, independent liberal arts university committed to providing a personalized education that frees students to make enlightened choices.
Redlands emphasizes academic rigor, curricular diversity and innovative teaching. Redlands fosters a community of scholars and encourages a pluralistic notion of values by challenging assumptions and stereotypes in both classes and activities. A Redlands education goes beyond training to embrace a reflective understanding of our world; it proceeds from information to insight, from knowledge to meaning.
The University of Rhode Island is the State’s public learner-centered research university. They are a community joined in a common quest for knowledge. The University is committed to enriching the lives of its students through its land, sea, and urban grant traditions. URI is the only public institution in Rhode Island offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students the distinctive educational opportunities of a major research university. Their undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, research, and outreach serve Rhode Island and beyond. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are united in one common purpose: to learn and lead together. Embracing Rhode Island ’s heritage of independent thought, they value:
The mission of the University of Richmond is to sustain a collaborative learning and research community that supports the personal development of its members and the creation of new knowledge. A Richmond education prepares students to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.
The University of Richmond is committed to preparing students to work successfully in technology- and information-centered environments. The Information Services division supports a teaching and learning environment that provides rich technology and information resources for students, faculty, and staff. Computer labs and classrooms with a total of more than 900 computers are spread across the campus and contain a wide variety of equipment and software. These systems can be accessed in Boatwright Memorial Library and in general purpose and discipline-specific computing spaces. Most residence halls are equipped with public computers in academic study lounges.
The University of San Diego is a Roman Catholic institution committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal and professional knowledge, creating a diverse and inclusive community, and preparing leaders dedicated to ethical conduct and compassionate service.
The University of San Diego expresses its Catholic identity by witnessing and probing the Christian message as proclaimed by the Roman Catholic Church. The university promotes the intellectual exploration of religious faith, recruits persons and develops programs supporting the university's mission, and cultivates an active faith community. It is committed to the dignity and fullest development of the whole person.