Schools voted into this category require or encourage students to apply what they're learning in the classroom out in the real world—through closely supervised internships or practicums, or through cooperative education, in which a period of study typically alternates with one of work.
In spring 2012 we invited college presidents, chief academic officers, deans of students, and deans of admissions from more than 1,500 schools to nominate up to 10 institutions with stellar examples of internships/co-ops. Colleges and universities that were mentioned most often are listed here, in alphabetical order.
University of Cincinnati
Worcester Polytechnic Institute