Drexel University, Philadelphia PA
Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA
Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA
Boston University, Boston MA
Northeastern University, Boston MA
Drexel University's dragon.
As I mentioned before, he is interested in a good co-op program. This article really explains it.
Some bits of trivia I picked up along the way:
Carnegie Mellon has a bagpiping major.
Cornell has the best tour guides. This was the only school that did not have a talk from the admissions department before the tour, but the tour guides made up for that. And Gary, too, of course!
RPI has the second best sounding concert hall in the world because the German designer had to let the one in Germany be #1.
MIT has no failing grades the first year because everyone fails.
BU has the best variety of housing options, in my opinion. They do not segregate the freshman and there are brownstones!
Northeastern has the only Taco Bell in Boston.
Dinosaur at the Carnegie Museum of Art.
If you have a congenial teen and the wherewithal to do so, I highly recommend college visits. Or check out the ones you pass on a family vacation as Jen on the Edge has done.
Even if you can't afford to travel far, it is still valuable to tour the ones nearby. In high school, my Spanish class took a field trip to the closest university. We sat in on a class and experienced the language lab, as well as a general tour of the campus. I liked the atmosphere. I was able to go back that summer between my junior and senior year to stay in a dorm and attend the summer session. Guess what, that's where I went.