List of research universities in the United States

Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, founded in 1876, is considered the first research university in the United States

List of universities in the United States classified as research universities in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

- List of research universities in the United States
Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, founded in 1876, is considered the first research university in the United States

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Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education

Framework for classifying colleges and universities in the United States.

Framework for classifying colleges and universities in the United States.

A detailed list of schools can be found in the List of research universities in the United States.

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List of lists of universities and colleges.

List of lists of universities and colleges.

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Betty Castor

American educator and former politician.

American educator and former politician.

During her tenure, USF gained the Research I designation and the endowment tripled from US$65 million to just over US$200 million.

Houston

Most populous city in Texas, the fourth-most populous city in the United States, the most populous city in the Southern United States, and the sixth-most populous in North America, with a population of 2,304,580 in 2020.

Most populous city in Texas, the fourth-most populous city in the United States, the most populous city in the Southern United States, and the sixth-most populous in North America, with a population of 2,304,580 in 2020.

Houston, c. 1873
Satellite image of Houston, 2020
Aerial view of central Houston, showing Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods, March 2018
Houston's superneighborhoods
Intersection of Bagby and McGowen streets in western Midtown, 2016
Buffalo Bayou after Hurricane Harvey, August 2017
Space Shuttle Independence replica covered in snow, 2017
Flooded parking lot during Hurricane Harvey, August 2017
Map of ethnic distribution in Houston, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people:
LGBT banners in Montrose
Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
Houston Art Car Parade
Johnson Space Center, 1989
Fountain of the Downtown Aquarium, Houston, in 2012
Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Toyota Center is home of the Houston Rockets
NRG Stadium is the home of the Houston Texans
Houston City Hall
Harris County Family Law Center
Houston Police Department headquarters
The first Hattie Mae White Administration Building; it has been sold and demolished
The current Houston Chronicle headquarters, formerly the Houston Post headquarters
MD Anderson Cancer Center
The Interstate 10/U.S. Route 90 and Interstate 45 stack interchange northwest of Downtown Houston
METRORail light rail
Newest part of Terminal C, used exclusively by United Airlines, at George Bush Intercontinental Airport
The Niels Esperson Building stood as the tallest building in Houston from 1927 to 1929.
The JPMorgan Chase Tower is the tallest building in Texas and the tallest 5-sided building in the world.
The Williams Tower is the tallest building in the US outside a central business district.
The Bank of America Center by Philip Johnson is an example of postmodern architecture.
Texas Southern University, in the Third Ward, is the first public institution of higher education in Houston and the most comprehensive HBCU in Texas.<ref>{{cite web |url=https://hbculifestyle.com/largest-hbcu-by-enrollment/#:~:text=Nestled%20on%20a%20sprawling%20150,diverse%20institutions%20in%20the%20state. |title=Largest HBCU In The Nation: Top 10 Black Colleges By Enrollment |website=hbculifestyle.com |access-date=August 17, 2021 |url-status=live}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |url=https://abc13.com/barbara-jordan-mickey-leland-michael-strahan-yolanda-adams/6001128/ |title=4 Texas Southern University graduates turned black history trailblazers |work=ABC13.com |date=March 12, 2020 |access-date=August 17, 2021 |url-status=live}}</ref>
The University of Houston–Downtown, in Downtown, is the second-largest institution of higher education in Houston.<ref>{{cite web |url=https://www.uhd.edu/finishuhdstrong/Pages/default.aspx |title=Finish UHD Strong |publisher=University of Houston Downtown |access-date=August 17, 2021 |url-status=live}}</ref>
The University of Houston, in the Third Ward, is a public research university and the third-largest institution of higher education in Texas.<ref>{{cite web |url=https://uhsystem.edu/uh-system/uh/ |title=University of Houston |publisher=University of Houston System |access-date=August 17, 2021 |url-status=live}}</ref>
Rice University, near the Museum District and Texas Medical Center, is the largest private research university in Houston.<ref>{{cite web |url=https://oir.rice.edu/rankings |title=What They're Saying About Rice |publisher=Rice University |access-date=August 17, 2021 |url-status=live}}</ref>

The University of Houston (UH) is a List of research universities in research university and the flagship institution of the University of Houston System.

Ohio State University

Public land-grant research university in Columbus, Ohio.

Public land-grant research university in Columbus, Ohio.

University Hall was the first building on campus, built in 1873 and reconstructed in 1976
A view of The Oval green space in the early 20th century.
Ohio State football coach Woody Hayes with fullback Dick Doyle and assistant coach Ernie Godfrey, 1952
The East Atrium at the William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library.
Aerial view of the main campus, with Drinko Hall and the South Oval in the foreground.
The Ohio Union was the first student union at a state university in the United States.
The Wexner Medical Center campus.
The Recreation and Physical Activity Center and Scarlet Skyway.
Hale Hall was the original home of the Ohio Union.
Fans celebrating Ohio State's victory in the 2019 Rose Bowl with the Ohio State University Marching Band.
South Campus Gateway.
Ohio Stadium is the fifth largest stadium in the world.
Men's basketball against Duke at Value City Arena in 2021.
The 1976 University Hall is one of the most prominent buildings on campus.
Sherrod Brown, U.S. Senator from Ohio since 2007.
R. L. Stine, children's book author
Tom Carper, U.S. Senator from Delaware since 2001
Richard Lewis, comedian
Harlan Ellison, science fiction author
Jesse Owens, American track and field athlete and four-time gold medalist in the 1936 Olympic Games
Marcia Fudge, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Roy Lichtenstein, pop artist
Archie Griffin, former NFL running back and two-time winner of the Heisman Trophy
Les Wexner, billionaire businessman
Kirk Herbstreit, analyst for ESPN's College GameDay
Tyler Joseph, frontman for the musical duo Twenty One Pilots
Jack Nicklaus, former professional golfer
Brian Sandoval, 29th Governor of Nevada, served from 2011 to 2019
Patricia Heaton, actress
Bob Knight, former college basketball coach
Eddie George, former NFL running back and winner of the Heisman Trophy
John Kasich, politician, author, and television news host who served as the 69th Governor of Ohio from 2011 to 2019
Cris Carter, Hall of Fame football wide receiver
George Steinbrenner, owner of the New York Yankees
J.D. Vance, author
Jack Buck, sportscaster
J.K. Simmons, actor
Dwight Yoakam, singer-songwriter, musician, and actor, known for his pioneering style of country music
Larry Sanger, Wikipedia co-founder
George Voinovich, former United States senator from Ohio

It is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity".

Rice University

Private research university in Houston, Texas.

Private research university in Houston, Texas.

William Marsh Rice's estate funded the establishment of the Rice Institute
Rice University
An illustration of the Administration Building of Rice University in 1913
Administration Building, Rice Institute, Houston, Texas (postcard, circa 1912–1924)
John F. Kennedy speaking at Rice Stadium in 1962
George H.W. Bush meeting Vladimir Putin at Rice in 2001
Rice University Mechanical Laboratory and Power House. The second building on campus.
A stone bench in the Academic Quad
view of Rice campus outside Brochstein Pavilion
Duncan Hall is Rice's hub for engineering and computation
McNair Hall, home to the Jones School of Business
Rice University's Football Stadium
The Ion building under construction in the Rice Innovation District
Lovett Hall, formerly known as the Administration Building, was the first building on campus
A view along the inner loop, with three of the university service personnel's traditional golf carts in view
Rice University students participating in the Beer Bike water balloon fight in front of the Sallyport.
Rice Stadium
The Owls in a game against the Texas Longhorns
Howard Hughes, aviator, engineer, industrialist, film producer and director
Joyce Carol Oates, noted author and Professor Emerita at Princeton University
Annise Parker (1978), 61st Mayor of Houston
Alberto Gonzales (1979), former U.S. Attorney General
Peggy Whitson (1986), NASA astronaut
Josh Earnest (1997), 29th White House Press Secretary
He Jiankui (Ph.D. 2010), Chinese biophysicist
John Doerr (BS 1973, MEng 1974), billionaire venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins
George P. Bush (1998), Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office
Jim Bridenstine (1998), thirteenth NASA Administrator
Glenn Youngkin (B.S., B.A.), Governor of Virginia

The university has a very high level of research activity, with $156 million in sponsored research funding in 2019.

San Diego

Major city in the U.S. state of California on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and immediately adjacent to the Mexican border.

Major city in the U.S. state of California on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and immediately adjacent to the Mexican border.

The Kumeyaay, also known as the Diegueño, have inhabited the area of San Diego for thousands of years.
San Diego's namesake is the 15th-century Spanish saint Didacus of Alcalá.
José María Estudillo served as commandant of the Presidio of San Diego and founded the Estudillo family, a powerful San Diego clan of Californios.
The 1846 Battle of San Pasqual was a decisive battle between American and Californio forces during the U.S. Conquest of California.
The namesake of Horton Plaza, Alonzo Horton developed "New Town," which became Downtown San Diego.
Balboa Park on the cover of a guidebook for the World Exposition of 1915
Satellite view of San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico
Mission Valley facing Northwest, taken from Arista Street. Mission Bay can be seen in the distance.
Normal Heights, a neighborhood of San Diego
San Diego skyline, seen in January 2021
Surfers at Pacific Beach
Coastal canyon in Torrey Pines State Reserve
San Diego viewed against the Witch Creek Fire smoke
Map of racial distribution in San Diego, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people:
A U.S. Navy vice admiral and an intelligence specialist celebrating Hispanic American Heritage Month in San Diego
USS Midway museum ship
F/A-18 Hornet flying over San Diego and the USS John C. Stennis
View on Harbor Drive
Downtown San Diego, as seen from Coronado Island
Qualcomm corporate headquarters
Official portrait of Mayor Todd Gloria
San Diego City Council chambers
San Diego Police Department car in the city center
San Diego State University's Hepner Hall
University of California, San Diego's Geisel Library, named for Theodor Seuss Geisel ("Dr. Seuss")
The Museum of Us
Petco Park, home of the Padres since 2004
I-5 looking south toward downtown San Diego
View of Coronado and San Diego from the air
Cross Border Xpress bridge from the terminal in San Diego on the right to the main terminal of Tijuana Airport on the left

It is the only university in the city that is classified "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity", and it has the 7th largest research expenditure in the country.

Syracuse University

Organized into 13 schools and colleges, with nationally recognized programs in information studies and library science, architecture, communications, business administration, inclusive education and wellness, sport management, public administration, engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Organized into 13 schools and colleges, with nationally recognized programs in information studies and library science, architecture, communications, business administration, inclusive education and wellness, sport management, public administration, engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Crouse College, a Romanesque building completed in 1889, housed the first College of Fine Arts in the U.S. It is now the home of the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the Setnor School of Music.
Genesee Wesleyan Seminary
Belva Lockwood was the second woman, (after Victoria Woodhull), to run for President of the United States.
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First Annual Class of Syracuse University.
Stephen Crane (front row, center) sits with baseball teammates on the steps of the Hall of Languages, Syracuse University, 1891.
From left to right: Bowne Hall, Carnegie Library, Archbold Gymnasium
The Old Row, campus of Syracuse University, 1920
SU's Flight 103 Memorial
Mosaic in honor of wrongfully executed Sacco and Vanzetti, installed on the east wall of Huntington Beard Crouse Hall, by Ben Shahn.
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Lubin House in Manhattan
Created in 1934 by Anna Hyatt Huntington and donated to the university, Diana graces the entrance to Carnegie Library.
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Slocum Hall, The School of Architecture
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The statue of Abraham Lincoln outside the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Hinds Hall, The School of Information Studies, view from north
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The CitrusTV control room during a taping of CitrusTV News
Pi Chapter House of Psi Upsilon Fraternity
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Syracuse University rowing crew, 1910 on Onondaga Lake
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JMA Dome, campus view
Joe Biden '68, 46th President of the United States
Kathy Hochul '80, 57th Governor of New York
James B Cunningham '74, former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan
Al Waleed bin Talal  '85, Saudi businessman, investor, and a member of the Saudi royal family
Sultan bin Salman Al Saud '99, Saudi prince
Eileen Collins  '78, the first female Space Shuttle pilot and commander
George Saunders  '88, American writer
Stephen Crane, American writer (did not graduate)
Joyce Carol Oates  '60, American author
Dick Clark  '51, radio and television personality
Megyn Kelly  '92, political commentator, and news anchor
Ted Koppel  '60, broadcast journalist
Mike Tirico  '88, American sportscaster
Bob Costas  '74, American sportscaster
Vanessa Williams  '86, national recording artist and actor
Peter Falk  '53, actor and comedian
Vera Farmiga  '95, actress, director, and producer
Aaron Sorkin  '83, playwright and screenwriter
Jerry Stiller  '50, actor and comedian
Lou Reed  '64, musician and songwriter
Drew Taggart  '12, member of The Chainsmokers
Jim Brown  '57, Football Hall of Fame halfback
Sultan bin Salman Al Saud '99, Saudi prince
Ted Koppel  '60, broadcast journalist
Bob Costas  '74, American sportscaster
Aaron Sorkin  '83, playwright and screenwriter

There is a high graduate coexistence with the comprehensive graduate program and a very high level of research activity.

Emory University

Private research university in Atlanta, Georgia.

Private research university in Atlanta, Georgia.

Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church, Emory University
Asa Griggs Candler, founder of The Coca-Cola Company, provided a land grant for Emory College to relocate to metropolitan Atlanta and be rechartered as Emory University. Based on large donations from the Candler, Woodruff, and Goizueta, Emory University is colloquially referred to as "Coca-Cola University."
On March 30, 1983, Kim Dae-jung, while in political exile in the US, gave a speech on human rights and democracy at Emory University and accepted an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the institution. Kim went on to serve as the eighth President of South Korea.
Main Quadrangle on Emory University's Druid Hills Campus
Charles and Peggy Evans Anatomy Building, Emory University School of Medicine
Gambrell Hall, Emory University School of Law
Stack Tower, Robert W. Woodruff Library
Matheson Reading Room, Candler Library Annex, Robert W. Woodruff Library
Whitehead Biomedical Research Building, Emory University
Dowman Administration Building, Emory University
Aerial view of Emory University's Atlanta Campus (bottom) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (top), Atlanta, Georgia
Clock tower at Cox Hall
Author Salman Rushdie, Booker Prize-winning novelist, having a discussion with Emory University students
Alben Barkley, 35th Vice President of the United States (1900C, 1949H)
Isaac S. Hopkins, First President of the Georgia Institute of Technology (1859C)
Yun Chi-ho, Author of "Aegukga{{-"}}, national anthem of South Korea (1893C)
Thomas Milton Rivers, Director of Rockefeller Institute, "Father of Modern Virology" (1909C)
Bobby Jones, Only golfer to win a Grand Slam and founder of the Masters Tournament (1929JD)
Robert W. Woodruff, President of The Coca-Cola Company from 1923 until 1954
Kiyoshi Tanimoto, Hibakusha portrayed in John Hersey's Hiroshima, Organized the Hiroshima Maidens Program (1940T, 1986H)
Newt Gingrich, 50th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (1965C)
Larry Leon Palmer, United States Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean (1970C)
Bernice King, American minister and activist, the youngest child of Coretta and Martin Luther King Jr. (1990JD)
Natasha Trethewey, 19th US Poet Laureate, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing
Desmond Tutu, South African social rights activist, Recipient of 1984 Nobel Peace Prize for opposition to Apartheid (Professor)
Han Qide Vice Chairman of National People's Congress, People's Republic of China (Professor)
William Foege, tenth Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director, Credited for global eradication of Smallpox (Professor)
Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama, Recipient of 1989 Nobel Peace Prize and Congressional Gold Medal in 2007 (Professor)
Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States, Recipient of 2002 Nobel Peace Prize (Professor)

Emory University is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity."

University of California, Irvine

Public land-grant research university in Irvine, California.

Public land-grant research university in Irvine, California.

One of two identical UCI signs that face the main campus' western entrance
President Lyndon B. Johnson at the university's groundbreaking ceremony in June 1964
UCI's core campus and surrounding areas. Aldrich Park is in the center.
Murray Krieger Hall in the School of Humanities, named after an inspirational professor and an example of the Brutalist architecture of the campus
Henry Samueli School of Engineering complex in 2006. Buildings in the lower right quadrant of the image have since been demolished.
Langson Library, one of the five central libraries maintained by UCI, is the main repository for most of the university's research materials and hosts many study areas.
Science Library, another of the five central libraries maintained by UCI, is one of the largest consolidated science and medical libraries in the nation.
Natural Sciences II, School of Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences III, School of Biological Sciences
The School of Social Sciences from Aldrich Park
The Engineering Tower, located in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering, is the tallest building on campus.
Residence Halls at the Middle Earth undergraduate housing complex (for freshmen) are named after places and characters from J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings book series.
UC Irvine Anteaters logo
An Anteaters baseball player settles under a popup as teammates look on during a 2010 game in Los Angeles
Frederick Reines Hall in the School of Physical Sciences, named after one of the UCI faculty members to receive the Nobel prize

The university is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity", and had $436.6 million in research and development expenditures in 2018.