Saturday, December 8, 2012


Study in USA 

There are 108 institutions that are classified as "RU/VH: Research Universities (very high research activity)" in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Arizona State UniversityTempe, ArizonaPublic
Boston UniversityBoston, MassachusettsPrivate
Brandeis UniversityWaltham, MassachusettsPrivate
Brown UniversityProvidence, Rhode IslandPrivate
California Institute of TechnologyPasadena, CaliforniaPrivate
Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PennsylvaniaPrivate
Case Western Reserve UniversityCleveland, OhioPrivate
Colorado State UniversityFort Collins, ColoradoPublic
Columbia University in the City of New YorkNew York, New YorkPrivate
Cornell UniversityIthaca, New YorkPrivate
CUNY Graduate School and University CenterNew York, New YorkPublic
Dartmouth CollegeHanover, New HampshirePrivate
Duke UniversityDurham, North CarolinaPrivate
Emory UniversityAtlanta, GeorgiaPrivate
Florida State UniversityTallahassee, FloridaPublic
George Washington UniversityWashington, District of ColumbiaPrivate
Georgetown UniversityWashington, District of ColumbiaPrivate
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main CampusAtlanta, GeorgiaPublic
Georgia State UniversityAtlanta, GeorgiaPublic
Harvard UniversityCambridge, MassachusettsPrivate
Indiana University-BloomingtonBloomington, IndianaPublic
Iowa State UniversityAmes, IowaPublic
Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore, MarylandPrivate
Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical CollegeBaton Rouge, LouisianaPublic
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MassachusettsPrivate
Michigan State UniversityEast Lansing, MichiganPublic
Mississippi State UniversityMississippi State, MississippiPublic
Montana State UniversityBozeman, MontanaPublic
New York UniversityNew York, New YorkPrivate
North Carolina State University at RaleighRaleigh, North CarolinaPublic
North Dakota State University-Main CampusFargo, North DakotaPublic
Northwestern UniversityEvanston, IllinoisPrivate
Ohio State University-Main CampusColumbus, OhioPublic
Oregon State UniversityCorvallis, OregonPublic
Pennsylvania State University-Main CampusUniversity Park, PennsylvaniaPublic
Princeton UniversityPrinceton, New JerseyPrivate
Purdue University-Main CampusWest Lafayette, IndianaPublic
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroy, New YorkPrivate
Rice UniversityHouston, TexasPrivate
Rockefeller UniversityNew York, New YorkPrivate
Rutgers University-New BrunswickNew Brunswick, New JerseyPublic
Stanford UniversityStanford, CaliforniaPrivate
Stony Brook UniversityStony Brook, New YorkPublic
SUNY at AlbanyAlbany, New YorkPublic
Texas A & M UniversityCollege Station, TexasPublic
Tufts UniversityMedford, MassachusettsPrivate
Tulane University of LouisianaNew Orleans, LouisianaPrivate
University at BuffaloBuffalo, New YorkPublic
University of Alabama at BirminghamBirmingham, AlabamaPublic
University of Alabama in HuntsvilleHuntsville, AlabamaPublic
University of ArizonaTucson, ArizonaPublic
University of ArkansasFayetteville, ArkansasPublic
University of California-BerkeleyBerkeley, CaliforniaPublic
University of California-DavisDavis, CaliforniaPublic
University of California-IrvineIrvine, CaliforniaPublic
University of California-Los AngelesLos Angeles, CaliforniaPublic
University of California-RiversideRiverside, CaliforniaPublic
University of California-San DiegoLa Jolla, CaliforniaPublic
University of California-Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara, CaliforniaPublic
University of California-Santa CruzSanta Cruz, CaliforniaPublic
University of Central FloridaOrlando, FloridaPublic
University of ChicagoChicago, IllinoisPrivate
University of Cincinnati-Main CampusCincinnati, OhioPublic
University of Colorado at BoulderBoulder, ColoradoPublic
University of ConnecticutStorrs, ConnecticutPublic
University of DelawareNewark, DelawarePublic
University of FloridaGainesville, FloridaPublic
University of GeorgiaAthens, GeorgiaPublic
University of Hawaii at ManoaHonolulu, HawaiiPublic
University of HoustonHouston, TexasPublic
University of Illinois at ChicagoChicago, IllinoisPublic
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignChampaign, IllinoisPublic
University of IowaIowa City, IowaPublic
University of KansasLawrence, KansasPublic
University of KentuckyLexington, KentuckyPublic
University of LouisvilleLouisville, KentuckyPublic
University of Maryland-College ParkCollege Park, MarylandPublic
University of Massachusetts AmherstAmherst, MassachusettsPublic
University of MiamiCoral Gables, FloridaPrivate
University of Michigan-Ann ArborAnn Arbor, MichiganPublic
University of Minnesota-Twin CitiesMinneapolis, MinnesotaPublic
University of Missouri-ColumbiaColumbia, MissouriPublic
University of Nebraska-LincolnLincoln, NebraskaPublic
University of New Mexico-Main CampusAlbuquerque, New MexicoPublic
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel Hill, North CarolinaPublic
University of Notre DameNotre Dame, IndianaPrivate
University of Oklahoma Norman CampusNorman, OklahomaPublic
University of OregonEugene, OregonPublic
University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaPrivate
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh CampusPittsburgh, PennsylvaniaPublic
University of RochesterRochester, New YorkPrivate
University of South Carolina-ColumbiaColumbia, South CarolinaPublic
University of South Florida-TampaTampa, FloridaPublic
University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, CaliforniaPrivate
University of TennesseeKnoxville, TennesseePublic
University of Texas at AustinAustin, TexasPublic
University of UtahSalt Lake City, UtahPublic
University of Virginia-Main CampusCharlottesville, VirginiaPublic
University of Washington-Seattle CampusSeattle, WashingtonPublic
University of Wisconsin-MadisonMadison, WisconsinPublic
Vanderbilt UniversityNashville, TennesseePrivate
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmond, VirginiaPublic
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburg, VirginiaPublic
Washington State UniversityPullman, WashingtonPublic
Washington University in St. LouisSaint Louis, MissouriPrivate
Wayne State UniversityDetroit, MichiganPublic
Yale UniversityNew Haven, ConnecticutPrivate
Yeshiva UniversityNew York, New YorkPrivate


Association of American UniversitiesThe Association of American Universities (AAU) is an organization of leading research universities devoted to maintaining a strong system of academic research and education. It consists of 60 universities in the United States (both public and private) and two universities in Canada.

Public (34)

Private (26)

Canadian (2)


Public Ivy is a term coined by Richard Moll in his 1985 book Public Ivies: A Guide to America’s best public undergraduate colleges and universities to refer to universities which “provide an Ivy League collegiate experience at a public school price.”Public Ivies are considered, according to the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, to be capable of “successfully competing with the Ivy League schools in academic rigor… attracting superstar faculty and in competing for the best and brightest students of all races.

The original eight Public Ivies

The original eight Public Ivies as they were listed by Moll in 1985:

The Public Ivies according to Greene’s Guides

A later book titled The Public Ivies: America’s Flagship Public Universities (2001) by Howard and Matthew Greene of Greene’s Guidesexpanded upon the first list (italicized below) to include 30 colleges and universities. The table below is organized by region, and colleges are listed in alphabetical order
UC Berkeley Campus






Great Lakes & Midwest