The top research and higher education in the United States is led by private universities, because the funds are easy to use, and alumni and businesses are willing to donate, and they also enjoy government subsidies as public universities. Under the scholarship system, private universities tend to monopolize the best young students. In terms of the university department, the top 20 universities in the United States are almost all private universities, and their alumni and professors include most of the Nobel Prizes in the world. This article will introduce 3 private universities that stand out from the crowd.
Brown University (布朗大学)
Brown University is one of the world’s top private universities, the seventh oldest university in the United States, and one of the most famous Ivy League member schools.
It is extremely competitive to get in Brown University, with an undergraduate acceptance rate of only 9%, making it one of the most difficult universities to enroll in the United States. In today’s growing university population, Brown University still maintains a strict admissions system and a high entry threshold. The teacher-student ratio is about 1:8. It is a small top private research university with 6,182 undergraduates. There were only 1,974 people and 736 full-time teachers, but among the few teachers, there were seven Nobel Prize winners and one alumnus also won the Nobel Prize.
The famous alumni of Brown University include John F. Kennedy, the son of President Kennedy, Amy Carter, the daughter of President Carter, Santos, the daughter of the President of Colombia, and the second generation of the Rockefeller family, John Davidson Rockefeller.
The George Washington University (乔治华盛顿大学)
The George Washington University, referred to as GWU or GW. A well-known private university in the United States. The school is located in Washington, DC, next to the US Congress, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund. It is only a few blocks from the White House. George Washington University was founded in 1821 by the Congressional Act to commemorate the founding father George Washington. After nearly 200 years of history, George Washington University has developed into a top comprehensive research university in the United States. The school has three major campuses, located in the Valley of the Worth in Washington, DC, Mount Vernon, and Virginia.
Thanks to its reputation, and its location, the school brought a lot of talents to the government such as the White House, the State Council, and important international organizations such as the United Nations, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. is therefore often referred to by Americans as the “cradle of politicians.”
University of Rochester (罗切斯特大学)
The University of Rochester (UR), is a private research university in Rochester, New York. The University grands undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctoral and professional degrees. The University of Rochester enrolls approximately 5,600 undergraduates and 4,600 graduate students. Its 158 buildings house over 200 academic majors. Additionally, the university is the largest employer in the Greater Rochester area and the 6th largest employer in New York. According to the National Science Foundation ranking of total research and development expenditures, the University of Rochester spent $346 million on R&D in 2016, the 66th highest figure, nationally. Among the various majors at the University of Rochester, music and optics rank first in the United States, and economics and management are also Top 10. The medical school is also very good. Other majors mostly ranked between 30-40.