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University of the District of Columbia

The University of the District of Columbia is an urban land-grant institution of higher education. Through its community college, flagship and graduate schools, it offers affordable post-secondary education to District of Columbia residents. These programs will prepare students for immediate entry into the workforce, the next level of education, specialized employment opportunities and life-long learning. The University places education at the highest priority in plans to revitalize the city, without placing limits on what citizens can achieve and how they can contribute. University students come to the institution with a wide variety of educational interests. The University shares with the rest of the region the responsibility of building a community of learners, able to access a multitude of educational options. The University reaffirms its commitment to excellence through service, as it prepares its students for the global, technological challenges of life in the 21st Century.

University of Toledo

The mission of The University of Toledo is to improve the human condition; to advance knowledge through excellence in learning, discovery and engagement; and to serve as a diverse, student-centered public metropolitan research university.

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University of Toronto

The University of Toronto is dedicated to fostering an academic community in which the learning and scholarship of every member may flourish, with vigilant protection for individual human rights, and a resolute commitment to the principles of equal opportunity, equity and justice.

University of Tulsa

The University of Tulsa is a private, independent, doctoral-degree-granting institution whose mission reflects these core values: excellence in scholarship, dedication to free inquiry, integrity of character, and commitment to humanity. The university achieves its mission by educating men and women of diverse backgrounds and cultures

University of Utah

The University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, is the flagship institution of higher learning in Utah. Founded in 1850, it serves over 31,000 students from across the U.S. and the world. With over 72 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 90 major fields of study at the graduate level, including law and medicine, the university prepares students to live and compete in the global workplace. The University of Utah is deeply committed to enhancing the success of diverse faculty, students, and staff, as part of our broader goal to enrich the educational experiences and success of all members of our University community. They recognize that a diverse and inclusive University enriches the educational experiences of all students, and enhances our excellence as a world-class institution for 21st Century learners.

University of Vermont

The mission of the University of Vermont is to create, evaluate, share, and apply knowledge and to prepare students to be accountable leaders who will bring to their work dedication to the global community, a grasp of complexity, effective problem-solving and communication skills, and an enduring commitment to learning and ethical conduct.  
This is an amazing time to go into computing, with unprecedented opportunities. Computers are a ubiquitous and growing presence in all aspects of modern society, and thus there is huge and increasing demand for computing professionals that is far from being met by the profile of today's graduates. This is why unemployment is near zero for Computing Professionals who want to work, and Computing Professionals earn some of the highest salaries in the U.S. But it's not just the money and jobs that make Computing such an exciting profession - computing-related careers are some of the most versatile, creative, and satisfying career choices you can make, and computational thinking and skills are valuable complements to virtually all other career areas.

University of Virginia

The University of Virginia is distinctive among institutions of higher education. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University sustains the ideal of developing, through education, leaders who are well-prepared to help shape the future of the nation. The University is public, while nourished by the strong support of its alumni. It is also selective; the students who come here have been chosen because they show the exceptional promise Jefferson envisioned. The University of Virginia is made up of eleven schools in Charlottesville, plus the College at Wise in southwest Virginia. U.Va. offers 51 bachelor's degrees in 47 fields, 84 master's degrees in 67 fields, six educational specialist degrees, two first-professional degrees (law and medicine), and 57 doctoral degrees in 55 fields. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2011 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings.

University of Washington - Bothell

The University of Washington's Bothell (UW Bothell) campus is located approximately 20 miles northeast of Seattle in the Puget Sound region's high technology corridor; the Bothell campus of the University of Washington first opened its doors in 1990. The school moved to its new location, a state-of-the art facility in a beautiful setting at the north end of Lake Washington, in the fall of 2000. UW Bothell is undergraduate and graduate campus serving both traditional and non-traditional students in a variety of innovative and interdisciplinary degree programs.

University of Washington - Seattle

Founded in 1861 by a private gift of 10 acres in what is now the heart of downtown Seattle, the UW is one of the oldest public universities on the West Coast. Anyone can enjoy and be enriched by all the UW has to offer. Being public also means being engaged with our communities, and through knowledge and discovery we are elevating the quality of lives of others. UW students gain an understanding of community needs as well as issues around the globe - becoming respectful and educated citizens of the world. By educating the next generation of thinkers and doers and leveraging faculty and researcher expertise, the University of Washington drives new ideas and innovations that make the world a better place. As the state's flagship university, the UW serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.

University of Washington - Tacoma

UW Tacoma is an urban-serving university providing access to students in a way that transforms families and communities. We impact and inform economic development through community-engaged students and faculty. We conduct research that is of direct use to our community and region. And, most importantly, we seek to be connected to our community’s needs and aspirations.

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