Originally founded in 1911, the Southern Methodist University (SMU) has satellite campuses in Plano, Taos, and New Mexico. In 2015 $45 million, the largest single donation in its century-long existence was donated to the school to serve the museum and art school.
The SMU campus also contains the famous Bridwell Library, named after notable benefactor Joseph Sterling Bridwell. The facility is a leader in theological research
University of Nebraska: $1.664 Billion
The University of Nebraska was founded in 1869, initially with just one campus in Lincoln. Like many colleges mentioned on this list, this university's wealth is largely from its land and property.
The campus that once extended only four city blocks is now almost 3,000 city acres. The Lincoln campus is also home to boasts $800–million expansion called the Nebraska Innovation Campus, a state–of–the–art facility that houses biotechnology and other life science research.
University of Missouri: $1.632 Billion
The four-campus University goes as far back as 1839. The school boasts a breathtaking beautiful botanical garden that spans the entirety of the grounds.
Its flagship campus is highly regarded in the way of law, business, medicine, and education.
Bowdoin College: $1.603 Billion
Some names to come out of Bowdoin College include Joshua Chamberlain, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. There is a reason its number 5 in top liberal arts colleges in America.
The undergraduate campus spans 118–acres and then an additional 200–acres for Kent Island - scientific station. The school has had donations from notable individuals like TV actor Paul Adelstein, Netflix founder, and CEO Reed Hastings, and Peter Puck, the Subway sandwich shop co-founder.
Texas Christian University: $1.5 Billion
Mostly associated with the Disciples of Christ, the Texas Christian University is a private school most famous for its respectable business-related programs.
It's rated as the 80th–best college in the country by U.S. News & World Report and is heavily supported by consistent fundraising and donations, most notably $30 form Spencer Hays in 2014.