Best U.S. Universities for History

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Princeton University:  Founded in 1746 in Elizabeth as the College of New Jersey, Princeton is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

Harvard University:  Founded in 1636 as Harvard College and named for its first benefactor, the Puritan clergyman John Harvard, it.

University of California, Berkeley: Established in 1868 as the University of California, it is the state's first land-grant university and the founding campus of the University of California system.

Yale University: Established in 1701 as the Collegiate School, it is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and among the most prestigious in the world.

University of Chicago: One of the world's leading research universities, the University of Chicago inspires scholars to pursue field-defining research.

Stanford University: The campus occupies 8,180 acres, among the largest in the United States, and enrolls over 17,000 students.

Columbia University: Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education. Rated a best online college.

Cornell University: Cornell University is a private research university that provides an exceptional education for undergraduates and graduate and professional students.


Duke University: Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day city of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892.

Depeche Mode: Depeche Mode are an English electronic and synth-pop band formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex. The group's original line-up consisted of Dave Gahan.