Friday, June 5, 2009

Pick Ur Uni

Are u still confused for choosing what Uni-abroad that most fits to u? well, this one could be your reference. Do you know Ivy League? This is a community which is membered of top 8 University in United States. I read that name in the newspaper and curious about it then *as usually* i'm googling it and found these:
The Ivy League is an athletic conference comprising eight private institutions of higher education in the Northeastern United States. The term is most commonly used to refer to those eight schools considered as a group. The term also has connotations of academic excellence, selectivity in admissions, and social elitism.
The term became official, especially in sports terminology, after the formation of the NCAA Division I athletic conference in 1954, when much of the nation polarized around favorite college teams. The use of the phrase is no longer limited to athletics, and now represents an educational philosophy inherent to the nation's oldest schools.
All of the Ivy League's institutions place near the top in the U.S. News & World Report college and university rankings and rank within the top one percent of the world's academic institutions in terms of financial endowment. Seven of the eight schools were founded during America's colonial period; the exception is Cornell, which was founded in 1865. Ivy League institutions, therefore, account for seven of the nine Colonial Colleges chartered before the American Revolution. The Ivies are all in the Northeast geographic region of the United States. They are all considered to be "private" schools, although Cornell has several state-supported statutory colleges which are an integral part of the institution. All eight schools receive millions of dollars in research grants and other subsidies from federal and state government.
Undergraduate enrollments among the Ivy League schools range from about 4,000 to 14,000,making them larger than those of a typical private liberal arts college and smaller than a typical public state university. Ivy League university financial endowments range from Brown's $2.01 billion to Harvard's $28.8 billion, the largest financial endowment of any academic institution in the world.
and this is member of Ivy League :

  1. Brown University - is a private university located in Providence, Rhode Island. Founded in 1764 prior to American independence from the British Empire as the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations early in the reign of King George III (1760–1820), Brown is the third-oldest institution of higher education in New England and seventh oldest in the United States.

  2. Columbia university - is a private university in the United States. Columbia's main campus lies in the Morningside Heights neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan, in New York City. The institution was established as King's College by the Church of England, receiving a Royal Charter in 1754 from George II of Great Britain. One of only two universities in the United States to have been founded by royal charter, it was the fifth college established in the Thirteen Colonies and the only college established in the Province of New York. After the American Revolutionary War, it was briefly chartered as a New York State entity from 1784-1787. The university now operates under a 1787 charter that places the institution under a private board of trustees. Columbia annually grants the Pulitzer Prizes, and more Nobel Prize winners are affiliated with Columbia than with any other institution in the world.

  3. Cornell University - located in Ithaca, New York, USA, is a private university with four state-supported statutory or contract colleges. Its two medical campuses are in New York City and Education City, Qatar. Cornell is one of two private land grant universities.

  4. Dartmouth University - located in Hanover, New Hampshire. Incorporated as "Trustees of Dartmouth College and one of the nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution. In addition to its undergraduate liberal arts program, Dartmouth has medical, engineering, and business schools, as well as 19 graduate programs in the arts and sciences. With a total enrollment of 5,848, Dartmouth is the smallest school in the Ivy League

  5. Harvard University - is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded in 1636 by the colonial Massachusetts legislature. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. It is also the first and oldest corporation in North America. Harvard University is made up of ten schools.

  6. Pennsylvania University - is a private research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Penn is the first university and the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. Penn is one of the Colonial Colleges.

  7. Princeton University - is a private research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. The school is considered one of the Colonial Colleges.Founded in 1746 at Elizabeth, New Jersey, as the College of New Jersey, it was moved to Newark in 1747, then to Princeton in 1756 and renamed "Princeton University" in 1896 .Princeton was the fourth institution of higher education in the U.S. to conduct classes.

  8. Yale University - is a private university in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 as the Collegiate School, Yale is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. Yale has educated five U.S. presidents as well as many foreign heads of state. In 1861, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences became the first U.S. school to award the Ph.D.
Source: Wikipedia

Mr.Boediono - Governer of Bank Indonesia and candidate for vice president- is an Alumn from Pennsylvania University,,xp
and i'm still confused with 'what is the oldest Uni in the world?" because i found different version from many sources. Well,,I loves browsing ANYthing. After i watched Angels and Demons, i spent more than 3 hours enjoying Wikipedia, clicking every words that has a different colour *which mean there's another more explanation about it* and yeah,,it's Wikipedia, once u opened a new word u'll find more and more new things. *i ended up with Hitler's history when its started from Vatican,,haha,,i really had know idea why*
So,,which Uni u'll choose? maybe u could be the 'next Boediono',,xp

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