Universities in the USA - Mid Atlantic







American University (Washington DC)

Don't be confused by the immodest name; just because it calls itself "American" doesn't mean it's going to give you an experience typical of the US. In fact, if there's anything characteristically American about this liberal, multi-national hotbed, it's that it doesn't conform to the stereotypes the more..

Carnegie Mellon University

Founded by wealthy industrialist-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1900, modernistic CMU has risen to become one of the finest and most reputable universities in America. With a historical focus on science and technology, nowadays CMU has more top-ranked departments (in fields as diverse as drama and more..

George Washington University (Washington DC)

A buzzing, urban community near the centre of the most powerful city on earth, this university offers an international atmosphere in a politically charged environment. With a hugely diverse student body, excellent quality of teaching, and the best financial aid in the country, it’s not hard to see more..

Georgetown University (Washington DC)

This Jesuit college was founded in 1789 in Washington DC and has remained a thriving institution for the last three hundred years. Located a stone’s throw away from the centre of American government, it has an informed and politicized scholastic environment. It is also one of the few universities more..

Johns Hopkins

For those students who like the idea of a small college with big research opportunities, Johns Hopkins is an option that should not be left off the list. This relatively small institution was founded in 1876 as the country’s first research university and has gone from strength to strength since then more..

Princeton University

This college is in many ways the most Ivy of the Ivies, a school steeped in East Coast tradition and catering to the most elite, and often most privileged, students America has to offer. Academically, it is a wonderful choice, competing with Harvard at the top of the rankings and in possession of some more..

Rutgers (The State University of New Jersey)

It’s not clear why Rutgers is not called The University of New Jersey, because that is essentially what it is. A gargantuan state-funded institution occupying no fewer than three separate campuses, the university seems to be engaged in a non-stop struggle to make itself manageable. In areas of more..

St John's College

Whatever else you might say about St. John’s, there’s nothing else quite like it available to undergraduates in America. With a unique four-year curriculum, based on the “Great Books” reading list, in-depth discussion style classes, and a tiny number of intelligent, passionate students, this more..

Swarthmore College

One of the very finest liberal arts colleges in the country, you'll find Swarthmore up there at the tops of all the rankings lists, sometimes even above rival schools like Amherst and Williams. There's good reason for this fantastic reputation. Swarthmore's alumni read like a Who's Who of 20th century more..

University of Pennsylvania (and Wharton)

Benjamin Franklin was not a man who believed in the merits of relaxation. Not content with setting up fire services, acting as international diplomat or inventing the stove, the lightning rod and bifocal spectacles, he also found the time to found one of the top academic institutions in America - the more..


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