Top Universities in USA for 2016
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University of Alabama--Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

The University of Alabama—Birmingham, a public institution, has been offering bachelor’s degrees online since 1999. Services available to online students include 24-7 live tech support, bulletin boards, recorded and streaming audio and video, access to digitized library materials and instructor responses to inquiries are provided within 48 hours.

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Adelphi University

Garden City, NY

Adelphi University, founded in 1896, is a private institution located in Garden City, New Jersey. The suburban campus covers 75 acres. The university is part of the NCAA II athletic conference and offers programs in sports like lacrosse, swimming, basketball and soccer.

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Biola University

La Mirada, CA

Biola University, located in suburban La Mirada, CA, is one of the nation’s leading Christian universities. This private institution, founded in 1908, is recognized for its prestigious Torrey Honors Institute, its wide range of degree programs, and its unique requirement that undergraduate students take 30 units of Bible and theology classes. The mission of the school is to equip men and women in mind and character to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, FL

The Florida Institute of Technology, located in urban Melbourne, FL, was originally created for space industry professionals working on the Kennedy Space Center, but now offers undergraduate degrees such as science, engineering, humanities, psychology, communication, and science and math education. This private institution, founded in 1958, is located where water activities are abundant. Students can surf, boat, kayak, and fish nearby as well as join one of the schools several organizations.

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Immaculata University

Immaculata, PA

Immaculata University, located in suburban Immaculata, PA, offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in various academic programs. This private institution, founded in 1920, has small interactive classes which are taught by skilled faculty. The location, being in Philadelphia’s fast-growing suburbs, is perfect for students as they have plenty of opportunities for internships and other real-world experience.

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Maryville University of St. Louis

St Louis, MO

Maryville University of St. Louis, located in suburban St Louis, MO, has numerous undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs. This private institution, founded in 1872, offers programs that integrate the liberal arts with professional studies which prepares students for meaningful careers. Maryville also has several student organizations and sports teams that compete in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference.

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Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

Mississippi State University, located in rural Mississippi State, MS, has many academic degrees including master’s programs through the Bagley College of Engineering and the highly ranked health programs in the Counselor Educational Psychology and Special Education program. This public institution, founded in 1878, offers several things to do on its 4,200 acre campus including many clubs, sororities and fraternities, and varsity sports teams that compete in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference.

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Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Ball State University, located in suburban Muncie, IN, is known for its student-faculty collaboration and real-world learning experiences. This public institution, founded in 1918, offers several undergraduate majors including the highly ranked entrepreneurship program as well as many graduate programs in the Miller College of Business and the Teachers College. Ball State offers numerous campus organizations and recreational sports as well as varsity teams that compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference.

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Andrews University

Berrien Springs, MI

Associated with the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Andrews University – located in Berrien Springs, Mich., just a few miles away from the eastern shore of Lake Michigan – places emphasis on scholarship, research and “a strong focus on a practical Christianity.” Founded in 1874, the private school is named after John Nevins Andrews (1829-1883), an important figure in 19th Century Seventh-Day Adventist history. Andrews has 10 schools, including a distance education, business, education, technology, architecture, arts and sciences and theology. Campus life includes sports and recreation activities as well as faith development. The school has more than 1,900 undergraduate students.

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