University of Chicago
The University of Chicago is a private research university located in Chicago, Illinois. It’s one of just seven U.S. universities to hold membership in all three major research organizations (the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and National Aeronautics and Space Administration). This school has achieved very high academic rankings by leading publications such as U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2016 edition, which ranks it No. 8 among national universities and No.
Founded in 1754, Columbia University is an Ivy League institution located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The school’s 15 schools and departments offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to more than 27,000 students. Columbia has a strong academic tradition; it’s been home to eight Nobel Prize winners and 12 Pulitzer Prize winners. As of 2016, Forbes ranked Columbia as number 17 on its list of best American colleges.