Colleges Established in the Colonial Era

(1) Harvard University (1780)
        Cambridge, Mass.
    Harvard College (1639)
        Cambridge, Mass.
    School or College...........October 28, 1636
        Newtown, Mass.
        Cambridge, Mass. (1638)
Congregational, then Unitarian
Degrees first conferred in 1638
First Master-Nathaniel Eaton
First President- Henry Dunster

(2) College of William and Mary
        Williamsburg, Va.
Established.......... February 8, 1693
Episcopal
Degrees first conferred in 1700
First President- James Blair

(3) Yale University (1887)
        New Haven, Conn.
    Yale College (1745)
        New Haven, Conn.
    Collegiate School..........October 16, 1701
        Killingworth, Conn.
        Saybrook, Conn. (1707)
        New Haven, Conn. (1716)
Cogregational
Degrees first conferred in 1702
First President- Rector Abraham Pierson

(4) Princeton University (1896)
        Princeton, N.J.
    College of New Jersey..........October 22, 1746
        Elizabethtown, N.J.
        Newark, N.J. (1747)
        Princeton, N.J. (1756)
Presbyterian
Degrees first conferred in 1748
First President- Rev. Jonathan Dickenson

(5) Columbia University (1912)
        New York, N.Y.
    Columbia College (1787)
        New York, N.Y.
     University of the State of New York (1784)
        New York, N.Y.
    King's College..........October 31, 1754
        New York, N.Y.
Episcopal
Degrees first conferred 1758
First President- Samuel Johnson

(6) University of Pennsylvania (1791)
        Philadelphia, Pa.
    College, Academy, and Charitable School.........June 16, 1755
        Philadelphia, Pa.
Episcopal, then Presbyterian
Degrees first conferred in 1757

(7) Brown University (1804)
        Providence, R.I.
    College of Rhode Island..........October 24, 1765
        Providence, R.I.
Baptist
Degrees first conferred in 1769
First President- James Manning

(8) Rutgers University (1924)
        New Brunswick, N.J.
    State University of New Jersey (1917)
        New Brunswick, N.J.
    Rutgers College (1825)
        New Brunswick, N.J.
    Queen's College..........November 10, 1766
        New Brunswick, N.J.
Dutch Reformed
Degrees first conferred in 1774

(9) Dartmouth College..........December 13, 1769
        Hanover, N.H.
Congregational
Degrees first conferred in 1771