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702 COLLEGES IN THE UNITED STATES.
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, PA.
This institution is located in Philadelphia. It was founded in 1755, and fully established in its
present form in 1791. In the collegiate department it had, in 1850,7 instructors and 88 students.
The library now contains about 5000 volumes. The university embraces a faculty of arts, a faculty
of medicine, and an academical department. The medical school is one of the most celebrated
in the United States. It had 7 professors, and 438 students in attendance upon the lectures, in
1850. It has given medical degrees to 5130 graduates. The session for the medical lectures begins
on the first Monday in November, and ends about the first of March. The commencement for con-
ferring medical degrees is held, by special mandamus of the board of trustees, about the first of April,
or as soon ascconvenient after the examinations of the candidates are over. The university com-
mencement is on the 15th, 16th, or Nth of July. The president is Rev. John Ludlow, D. D.
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, VA.
This institution was founded in 1819, and went into operation in 1825. It is located about two
miles from Charlottesville, in Albemarle co., near the centre of population in the state. It owes
its origin and peculiar organization to Thomas Jefferson. It was erected by the state, at a cost of
about $400,000 ; and subsequently the state gave an annuity of $15,000 for its support. The univer-
sity is organized in a number of separate departments, or schools, in each of which degrees are conferred
for thorough attainments in that department. Students who have received separate degrees in the
schools of ancient languages, mathematics, natural philosophy, chemistry, and moral philosophy, are
declared graduates of the university, with the title of Master of Arts of the University of Virginia.''
Sometimes, when the number of diplomas granted by the separate schools is 50 or 60, there have
not been more than one or two graduates of the university. The library has about 18,000 volumes ;
about half of which are very valuable, having been purchased in Europe, from a catalogue previously
made out by Mr. Jefferson. There is a medical department, including the school of medicine
proper, — physiology, pathology, &c., — the school of chemistry and materia medica, and the school
of anatomy and surgery, in which the graduates receive the degree of M. D. The university has 10
instructors. In 1850, it had connected with its various schools 212 students. It has given diplomas
to 1236. Commencement is near the end of June. Gesner Harrison is chairman of the faculty.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, N. C.
This institution was founded in 1789, and located at Chapel Hill. It had, in 1850, 6 instructors,
179 students, and over 900 alumni. Libraries, 12,350 volumes. Commencement is on the first
Thursday in June. Hon. David L. Swain, LL. D., is the president.
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA, AA.
This institution is located at Tuscaloosa, the seat of government. It went into operation in 1831.
The site of the college is on the Huntsville road, half a mile from the State House. There are three
three-story buildings for students' dormitories, a building for a laboratory and recitation rooms, and sev-
eral professors' houses. In the centre is a large circular building three stories high. On the first story
is a large room for public occasions, with a circular gallery in the second for spectators. The third
story is occupied for the library. The institution has 9 instructors. It had 92 students in 1850, and
181 alumni. Volumes in the library, 7123. Commencement on the Wednesday after the second
Monday in July. Rev. Basil Manly, D. D., is president.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI, Ml.
This institution was founded in 1844, and located at Oxford. It has 6 instructors; students in
1850, 64; alumni, 83. It has a library of about 2500 volumes. Commencement is on the first
Thursday in April. Rev. A. B. Longstreet, LL. D., is the president.
UNIVERSITY OF NASHVILLE, TE.
This is one of the most important institutions in the Western States. It was founded in 1806, and
is located at Nashville. It has a philosophical apparatus, purchased in London at a cost of $6000.
It has an extensive mineralogical cabinet. Theological students of all denominations are admitted
at half price for tuition. The number of instructors is 7 ; the number of students in 1850 was 75 ;
and of alumni, 398. The libraries contain nearly 10,000 volumes. Commencement is on the first
Wednesday in October.
UNIVERSITY OF ST. LOUIS, MO.
This institution, which is under the direction of the Roman Catholics, was established in 1832. It
is located at St. Louis. It has 17 instructors, 160 students, and 25 alumni. Volumes in the libra-
ries, 13,500. Commencement is near the first of July. J. Van de Velde president.
' UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, MN.
The college which goes by,this name is located at Ann Arbor. It is more correctly denominated
* The College of Arts and Sciences in the University of Michigan,'' the university itself being an