The Ivy League

The Ivy League is an athletic conference comprising eight private institutions of higher education located in the Northeastern United States. The term is now most commonly used to refer to those eight schools considered as a group. The term has connotations of academic excellence, selectivity in admissions, and a reputation for social elitism.

All of the Ivy institutions place near the top in the U.S. News & World Report college and university ranking and rank within the top one percent of the world’s academic institutions in terms of financial endowment. Ivy-League university financial endowment range from Brown’s $2.3 billion, the 26th-largest endowment of any U.S. college or university, to Harvard’s $29.2 billion, the largest financial endowment of any academic institution in the world.

Members 

Institution

Location

Athletic Nickname

Full-time enrollment

Founded

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island

Bears

7,744

1764 as College of Rhode Island

Columbia University

New York, New York

Lions

19,694

1754 as King’s College

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

Big Red

20,400

1865

Dartmouth College

Hanover, New Hampshire

Big Green

5,753

1769

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Crimson

20,042

1636, but named Harvard College in 1638

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey

Tigers

6,677

1746 as College of New Jersey

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Quakers

19,771

1740

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

Bulldogs

11,483

1701 as Collegiate School

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One Response to The Ivy League

  1. Cutie says:

    Ivy League Boy…How smart u r! That\’s my boy.

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