Alphabetical List of Schools

About 90 of the colleges and universities chosen were included in the survey for the obvious reasons.  They're always included because they are the dominant schools in the country.  The rest were included either because they had unusual Athletic attributes (e.g.,  Abilene Christian and North Dakota State), unusual Academic selectivity (e.g., Juilliard with the lowest acceptance rate in the country), unusual Quality of Life attributes (e.g., the U.S. Air Force Academy which has a larger campus by a factor of two than any other school in the country) or simply because they were small or otherwise unusual (the College of the Atlantic, the Culinary Institute of America and RISD fall in this category).  Many notable schools, such as Cornell College in Iowa and Elon University in North Carolina, were not included, but we hope to include them in the future.  One problem with including those schools is that the 30-some data points for those schools is either unavailable or hard to come by.  In any event, of the schools included:

Schools

Location

Founded

Abilene Christian University

Abilene    Texas

1906

Adams State College

Alamosa    Colorado

1921

Amherst College

Amherst    Massachusetts

1821

Arizona State University

Tempe    Arizona

1885

Bates College

Lewiston    Maine

1855

Boston College

Chestnut Hill    Massachusetts

1863

Boston University

Boston    Massachusetts

1839

Bowdoin College

Brunswick    Maine

1794

Brandeis University

Waltham    Massachusetts

1948

Brigham Young University

Provo    Utah

1875

Brown University

Providence    Rhode Island

1764

Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr    Pennsylvania

1885

Bucknell University

Lewisburg    Pennsylvania

1846

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena    California

1891

Carleton College

Northfield    Minnesota

1866

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh    Pennsylvania

1900

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland    Ohio

1826

College of New Jersey

Ewing    New Jersey

1855

College of the Atlantic

Bar Harbor    Maine

1969

Columbia University

New York    New York

1754

Cooper Union

New York    New York

1859

Cornell University

Ithaca    New York

1865

Culinary Institute of America

Hyde Park    New York

1947

Dartmouth College

Hanover    New Hampshire

1769

Davidson College

Davidson    North Carolina

1837

DePaul University

Chicago    Illinois

1898

Duke University

Durham    North Carolina

1838

Emory University

Atlanta    Georgia

1836

Florida Southern College

Lakeland    Florida

1885

Florida State University

Tallahassee    Florida

1851

Georgetown University

Washington    D.C.

1789

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta    Georgia

1885

Gonzaga University

Spokane    Washington

1887

Grinnell College

Grinnell    Iowa

1846

Harvard University

Cambridge    Massachusetts

1636

Haverford College

Haverford    Pennsylvania

1833

Hollins University

Roanoke    Virginia

1842

Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago    Illinois

1890

Indiana University

Bloomington    Indiana

1820

Iowa State University

Ames    Iowa

1858

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore    Maryland

1876

Juilliard School

New York    New York

1905

Kenyon College

Gambier    Ohio

1824

Lincoln University

Lincoln University    Penn.

1854

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge    Louisiana

1860

Macalaster College

St. Paul    Minnesota

1855

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge    Massachusetts

1861

Methodist College

Fayetteville    North Carolina

1956

Michigan State University

East Lansing    Michigan

1855

Middlebury College

Middlebury    Vermont

1800

Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley    Massachusetts

1837

New School University

New York    New York

1919

New York University

New York    New York

1831

North Central College

Naperville    Illinois

1861

North Dakota State University

Fargo    North Dakota

1890

Northwestern University

Evanston    Illinois

1851

Oberlin College

Oberlin    Ohio

1833

Ohio State University

Columbus    Ohio

1870

Oklahoma State University

Stillwater    Oklahoma

1890

Penn State University

University Park    Pennsylvania

1855

Pomona College

Claremont    California

1887

Princeton University

Princeton    New Jersey

1746

Purdue University

West Lafayette    Indiana

1869

Reed College

Portland    Oregon

1908

Rhode Island School of Design

Providence    Rhode Island

1877

Rice University

Houston    Texas

1912

Rutgers

New Brunswick    New Jersey

1934

San Diego State University

San Diego    California

1897

Sarah Lawrence College

Bronxville    New York

1926

Smith College

Northampton    Massachusetts

1871

St. Augustine's College

Raleigh    North Carolina

1867

St. John's College (Md)

Annapolis    Maryland

1696

Stanford University

Stanford    California

1885

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore    Pennsylvania

1864

Temple University

Philadelphia    Pennsylvania

1888

Texas A&M University

College Station    Texas

1876

Trinity University

San Antonio    Texas

1869

Tufts University

Medford    Massachusetts

1852

Tulane University

New Orleans    Louisiana

1834

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee    Alabama

1881

U.S. Air Force Academy

USAFA     Colorado

1954

U.S. Naval Academy

Annapolis    Maryland

1845

University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa    Alabama

1831

University of Arizona

Tucson    Arizona

1885

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville    Arkansas

1871

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley    California

1868

University of California (UCLA)

Los Angeles    California

1919

University of Chicago

Chicago    Illinois

1891

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati    Ohio

1819

University of Colorado

Boulder    Colorado

1876

University of Florida

Gainesville    Florida

1853

University of Georgia

Athens    Georgia

1785

University of Illinois

Urbana    Illinois

1867

University of Iowa

Iowa City    Iowa

1847

University of Kansas

Lawrence    Kansas

1866

University of Kentucky

Lexington    Kentucky

1865

University of Maryland

College Park    Maryland

1856

University of Miami

Miami    Florida

1925

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor    Michigan

1817

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis    Minnesota

1851

University of Mississippi

Oxford    Mississippi

1844

University of Missouri

Columbia    Missouri

1839

University of Nebraska

Lincoln    Nebraska

1869

University of North Carolina

Chapel Hill    North Carolina

1789

University of Notre Dame

South Bend    Indiana

1842

University of Oklahoma

Norman    Oklahoma

1890

University of Oregon

Eugene    Oregon

1876

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia    Pennsylvania

1740

University of South Carolina

Columbia    South Carolina

1801

University of Southern California

Los Angeles    California

1880

University of Tennessee

Knoxville    Tennessee

1794

University of Texas

Austin    Texas

1883

University of Virginia

Charlottesville    Virginia

1819

University of Washington

Seattle    Washington

1861

University of Wisconsin

Madison    Wisconsin

1849

Vanderbilt University

Nashville    Tennessee

1873

Vassar College

Poughkeepsie    New York

1861

Villanova University

Villanova    Pennsylvania

1842

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem  North Carolina

1834

Washington and Lee University

Lexington    Virginia

1749

Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis    Missouri

1853

Wellesley College

Wellesley    Massachusetts

1870

Wesleyan University

Middletown    Connecticut

1831

Wheaton College

Wheaton    Illinois

1860

Williams College

Williamstown    Massachusetts

1793

Yale University

New Haven    Connecticut

1701