Semester Online Consortium Partner schools are designing and delivering courses with the goal of offering the best education possible to the country's top students. Consortium Partner schools have come together with a common vision: to create a world-class online educational experience that is equal in quality and rigor to the on-campus experience.
Celebrating its 150th anniversary, Boston College is one of the nation’s premier research universities. A Jesuit, Catholic institution recognized for teaching excellence, BC offers a student-centered liberal arts education to 9,000 undergraduates through programs in arts & sciences, business, education and nursing, and to 4,900 graduate and professional students.
Brandeis University, founded in 1948, is one of the youngest private research universities and the only nonsectarian Jewish-sponsored higher education institution in the country. Combining the faculty and resources of a world-class research institution with the intimacy and personal attention of a small liberal arts college, Brandeis is consistently ranked in the top tier of the nation’s universities.
Emory University, which celebrated its 175th anniversary in 2011, is known for its demanding academics and outstanding undergraduate experience, grounded in the liberal arts. A member of the research-intensive Association of American Universities, Emory encompasses nine academic divisions and enrolls more than 14,200 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
Founded in 1851, Northwestern University is one of the country’s leading private research and teaching universities with an enrollment of approximately 8,000 full-time undergraduate students and approximately 8,000 full-time graduate and professional students and approximately 2,000 part-time students on campuses in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois, and Doha, Qatar.
Trinity College Dublin is recognized internationally as Ireland’s leading university. It is ranked 1st in Ireland and 61st in the world by the 2013 QS World University rankings. Founded in 1592, the university has a vibrant cosmopolitan community of 17,000 students, 87,000 alumni and 3,000 members of staff.
Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation, with independent world rankings consistently placing it as the No 1 university in Australia and as a leader in higher education the Asia-Pacific and around the globe. World-class strengths across a broad range of disciplines confirm its place as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university.
Established in 1789 as America’s first public university, UNC’s vibrant people and programs earn us recognition as one of the world’s best universities. A center for research, scholarship and creativity, UNC helps students build a foundation of ideas, insights, intellectual connections and relationships that they depend on for the rest of their lives.
Founded in 1842, the University of Notre Dame is the nation’s preeminent Catholic university and is known for excellence in undergraduate education, research and scholarship. Located adjacent to the city of South Bend, Indiana, it is organized into four undergraduate colleges, the School of Architecture, the Law School, the Graduate School, 10 major research institutes and the University library system.
Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University combines the best traditions of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a large research university. The school is located in Winston-Salem, NC. The University’s graduate school of arts and sciences, divinity school, and nationally ranked schools of law, medicine and business enrich our intellectual environment.
Washington University is considered one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, with top-ranked schools of medicine, law and social work, as well as an international reputation for leading-edge interdisciplinary programs and research. Founded in 1856, Washington University draws students and faculty from all 50 states and more than 110 nations.