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Washington University in Saint Louis is known for its exceptional teaching, research, community service and patient care.

Savannah College of Art and Design prepares its students to be successful in the creative workforce.

Home of the Hoyas, Georgetown University is a leader in academics and research.

As one of the most distinguished institutions in the United States, Vanderbilt’s mission is to be a leader in higher education.

The University of Chicago, established in 1892, grants graduate and undergraduate degrees in various fields of study across it 12 academic schools.

Established in 1772, Salem College opened its doors with the purpose of affording young women an education equivalent to that of men.

Established in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is one to the premiere technical institutes in the United States.

For more than 160 years, Rhodes College has been a highly respected institution of liberal arts. Read more in our Guide to Higher Learning.

For 100 years, Loyola University has been committed to the success of its students. Find out more in our Guide to Higher Learning.

Established in 1905, Juilliard School is the number one institution in the United States for performing artists to hone their skills in dance, drama and music.

Emory University’s mission is to create, teach, preserve and apply knowledge for the good of humanity.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University was established in 1825 more than 20 years after the Wright brothers’ first flight. It is the oldest and best institution for aerospace engineering and aviation.