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Top Universities in USA for 2014
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Iowa State University

Ames, IA

Iowa State University, located in urban Ames, IA, offers highly ranked graduate programs through the College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Engineering, as well as one of the nation’s only programs in human computer interaction. This public institution, founded in 1858, has many things to do on its 1,984 acre campus with numerous student organizations, a large Greek life, and sports which are a huge part of campus life.

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Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL

Loyola University Chicago, located in urban Chicago, IL, is the largest Jesuit institution in the country with two locations in Chicago at Lake Shore and Water Tower. This private institution, founded in 1870, offers graduate programs in its business school, law school—well known for healthcare law—and medical school. Serving the community is a central aspect of Loyola’s mission. Students often give back to the community and sometimes earn academic credit for their work.

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St. Louis University

St. Louis, MO

St. Louis University is a private school founded in 1818 in St. Louis, Mo. The university is a Catholic, Jesuit school that is open to students of all faiths. The school began offering online bachelor's degrees in 2007 and now offers bachelor's degrees in business, health, criminal justice and aviation management, among others. Teh school also offers a Master's of Science in Nursing degree.

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University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

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Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, IL

Illinois Institute of Technology, located in urban Chicago, IL, offers a wide range of engineering programs including telecommunications and software engineering, biomedical imaging and signals, and food process engineering, as well as degrees in architecture and the sciences. This private institution, founded in 1890, hosts fun events such as the Pumpkin Launch where students, faculty, and alumni compete in catapulting pumpkins, and the spring formal in downtown Chicago.

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Michigan Technological University

Houghton, MI

Michigan Technological University, located in rural Houghton, MI, offers several undergraduate areas of study as well as graduate degrees in the school of business and the school of engineering. This public institution, founded in 1885, allows students to conduct research often one-on-one with their instructors as part of the academic curriculum. Michigan tech has a ton of traditions including the annual Snow Carnival which has ice sculpture contests, snow volleyball and the “Sno-Ball” dance.

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University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

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Catholic University of America

Washington, DC

The Catholic University of America, located in urban Washington, DC, has several research facilities including the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies. This private institution, founded in 1887, is the national university of the Catholic Church where students are required to complete several courses in theology and philosophy. The Catholic University offers several clubs and organizations and athletic teams.

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Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY

Clarkson University, located in rural Potsdam, NY, is New York State’s highest ranked, small research institution. This private institution, founded in 1896, offers students with several things to do on campus including many clubs and organizations, an active Greek life, and annual events. Off campus, students can explore the Adirondack Mountains and Lake Placid as well as travel to Canada and New York City.

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Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO

Colorado State University, located in urban Fort Collins, CO, is one of the premier teaching and research institution in the U.S. This public institution, founded in 1870, offers several degrees in eight colleges with graduate programs in the schools of business, engineering and education. CSU is considered one of the leading research universities, exploring fields in atmospheric science, infectious diseases, clean energy technologies, and environmental sciences.

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DePaul University

Chicago, IL

DePaul University, located in urban Chicago, IL, is nationally recognized for its innovative programs that combine applied learning with current theories. This private institution, founded in 1898, is home to the School for New Learning which caters to adult students. DePaul offers numerous organizations, an active Greek life, sports teams that compete in the NCAA Division I Big East Conference, and events such as FEST, an outdoor concert.

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Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

Duquesne University, located in urban Pittsburgh, PA, is often ranked among America’s top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and academic excellence. This private institution, founded in 1878, offers graduate and undergraduate programs in natural and environmental sciences, leadership, business, nursing, health sciences, pharmacy, law, education, music, and the liberal arts. The campus has dramatic views of Pittsburgh’s skyline and rivers.

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