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These universities have the highest endowments
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When it comes time to pick a university, prospective students and their parents may evaluate a variety of factors ranging from financial aid, class size, and location to its athletic facilities.
The other consideration — one that may be overlooked — is the value of a university. This can be measured by the size of their endowment, which is the sum total of assets invested into a particular institution.
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Although endowments usually come in the form of money, donations can also come in the form of buildings, land, and other items that attain a high monetary value, according to The Best Schools. In either case, these donations go towards supporting an institution's academic goals.