The University of Stanford is an Ivy League School known to excel in Academics. Students seeking post-grad Medical Degrees and Law Degrees flock to the University if they have the test scores to be enrolled in the University. The undergrad Degrees the University is known for are Engineering Degrees, Social Science Degrees, Physical Science Degrees, and Computer Science Degrees, Information Sciences degrees, and Support Services Degrees.
The average academic tuition for an undergrad is roughly $46,000. The average Student Loan rate is rather low due to the university giving a ton of tuition grants and scholarships. Surprisingly, Stanford University is well below the average Student Loan debt of American colleges, which is above $30,000.
As seen in the pictures above, Stanford has a beautiful campus. Picture 1 is named The Clark Center and is an innovative architectural and interior design masterpiece. The Clark Center is a 3 story, 146,000 square foot architectural beauty. It opened in 2003 and houses labs for biology majors, neurology majors, as well as many others, but specializes in Bio Science Degrees. However, one would think that this would be an architectural degree or design degree building from looking at it. In this case, the science majors get to thank the architect majors.
Stanford University is located in Palo Alto California, which is just roughly 35 miles south of downtown San Francisco.
The acceptance rate for the University is currently at 5.05% as of 2015, class of 2019. It is stated that only 11% of high school students with an ACT score of 32-34 are accepted, and only 9% of high school graduates are accepted with an SAT score of 2280 (on a 2400 scale). With a student to teacher ratio of an outstanding 4:1, and a graduation rate of 95%, we understand why this university is one of the toughest colleges in the U.S. to get into.
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
The University of Michigan (many time referred to as simply Michigan) is a member of the Big Ten Conference. It is one of, if not the, top academic institution in the Big Ten. University of Michigan is known to be on the short list of top research institutions in the world. Its undergraduate and graduate programs excel in helping students get engineering degrees, social science degrees, and degrees in STEM field (stem-cell research).
Recently, the University of Michigan receives around 50,000 applicants per year for its undergrad degree programs. There is around a 30% acceptance rate. The average GPA out of high school is 3.5 or higher and the mid-level SAT score falls into a range of 2030-2250.
As of the 2015-2016 school year, the University of Michigan’s tuition is $13856/yr for state residents and $43476 /yr for out of state residents. Room and Board fees usually add up to around $10554 for a standard double room. Books and Supplies average around $1048 per academic year. If these costs are frightening, it may be helpful to know that University of Michigan offers extensive financial aid programs. In fact, 70% of Michigan resident undergrads and 50% of non-residents take advantage of the financial aid offered. Students have to reapply for financial aid every year at the University of Michigan.
University of Michigan’s main campus is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ann Arbor is located 45 min west of Detroit, Michigan. Divided into four main areas: North, Medical, Central, and South, the campuses included more than 500 buildings. Central Campus is the home to the Literature, Science, and Arts degree programs as well as the Ross School of business, Law School, School of Dentistry, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. North campus happens to display a more modern architectural feel. It houses the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Engineering, and the School of Music. The south campus consists of all the athletic facilities for the extensive University of Michigan athletic program. Some highlights on this side of campus are Michigan Stadium knowns as the Big House. It houses the largest crowd to watch a sporting event in the United States of America. The medical campus is home to University of Michigan hospital and a state of the art STEM research facility.
Pepperdine University resides in Los Angeles County and has a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean. The University was founded in 1937 against the backdrop of the great depression. After being given University status in 1971, the school moved to Malibu and has been know for it’s college of liberal arts and science degrees, accounting and business administration degrees, fine arts degrees, phycology degrees, Journalism degrees, and film degrees.v
It’s post graduate degrees include it’s school of business management, which was ranked 75th in the U.S. out of 437 business programs in the US, and the School of Law, which ranked number 1 in the US for it’s dispute resolution program which offers master’s and certificate programs.
Loyola has 6 campuses throughout the city of Chicago. All of which are spectacular. Currently, the school offers 71 undergraduate degrees, 85 master’s degrees, 31 doctoral degrees, and 26 graduate-level programs.
Loyola’s current undergraduate student tuition is lower then average coming it at only $16,000 per semester. This doesn’t include room and board, mandatory health insurance, transit passes, or any student activity fees though.
BusinessWeek has ranked the university’s Graduate School of Business #1 in Ethics. The university’s History department is ranked in the top 10 in the United States, coming in at #1 history program in 2006. Loyola offers the following schools: college of arts and science, communication, school of continuing & professional studies, school of education, school of law, school of medicine, school of nursing, & school of social work.
University of Virginia
The University of Virginia is known as a research university which was founded by U.S. President Thomas Jefferson in Charlottesville VA 1918. UVA is considered to be the original “public ivy league” schools.
UVA’s campus is known and praised for it’s unique Jeffersonian architecture, which was originally designed around Academical Village, known as the great lawn that the campus is built around.
UVA Offers 48 bachelor’s degree,s 94 master’s degrees, 55 doctoral degrees, and 6 education specialist degrees. UVA consistently ranks as one of the top 25 schools in the country, and 3rd amount public schools in the U.S. The law schools was ranked 8th overall in the U.S. and ranked #1 for public schools in the united states.