Originally founded by Quakers in 1864, Swarthmore College has long been respected as one of America’s finest institutions and is known as the first college to produce a female graduate. It was also one of the first co-educational schools in the country.
U.S. News & World Repor lists it as the third-best liberal arts college in the country and it’s nearly 400–acre campus was dubbed Travel+Leisure’s as the nation’s most beautiful college campus.
Boston University: $2.194 Billion
This well respected private college is listed #66 among the best universities in the world. The Institution enjoys a lot of donations from a long list of alumni donors, some of which include Nobel Prize winners, Pulitzer Prize recipients, and even Oscar, winners.
While there are many generous donations, much of BU's wealth comes from the property, as the two large urban campuses are on prime real estate. In 2017m the college received $115 million, in 2017 from Rajen Kilachand.
Rockefeller University: $2.155 Billion
Manhattan’s Upper Eastside university was founded in 1901 and originally began as an institute for medical research. The school still is known for its biological and medical research and has the motto “Science for the benefit of humanity.”
The university was established by famed industrialist John D. Rockefeller. In 2012, his grandson, David, donated a whopping sum of $100 million to the school. The University has produced a particularly high number of Nobel Prize–winners.
Wellesley College: $2.091 Billion
The private women's liberal art college in Massachusetts is made up of 720–acres of several Elizabethan–inspired buildings. The institution has produced countless poets and filmmakers over the years.
As for donations, the college has received financial aid from many distinguished women and several organizations. Most notable was the gift from alumna Kathryn Wasserman Davis, who gave $11 million to persevere the Russian Studies program. The largest donation however was a sum of $50 million, came from an anonymous source in 2015.
Georgia Institute of Technology: $1.991 Billion
Known better as Georgia Tech, this school ranks #35 in the list of best universities. It's specially recognized for programs in business, engineering, and computer sciences. The school is located on prime Atlanta land and was actually built as a part of a reconstruction project post Civil War.
The college is continuously expanding in both value and size and recently dropped over $179 million to create the Technology Square. The development restored and revitalized a rundown neighborhood in the Atlanta Midtown area.