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Ivy League (University Education)

Ivy League Facts:
  • Athletic conference comprising eight private institutions of higher education in the Northeastern United States.
  • Refers to these 8 universities as a group.
  • Official term after the NCAA Division I athletic conference in 1954.
  • Term is no longer limited to just athletics - now seen more as an educational philosophy.
  • 7 of the 8 schools were founded during America's colonial period with the exception of Cornell University (founded in 1865).
  • The Ivy Leaguue are all in Northeast United States.
  • Acceptance rates at the universities range from about 7-19 %
  • The governing body of the Ivy League is the Council of Ivy Group Presidents.
  • Harvard and Yale are celebrated football and rowing rivals.
Institutions making up Ivy League:
  • Brown University (founded 1764)
  • Columbia University (founded 1754)
  • Cornell University (founded 1865)
  • Dartmouth College (founded 1769)
  • Harvard University (founded 1636)
  • Princeton University (founded 1746)
  • University of Pennsylvania (founded 1740)
  • Yale University (founded 1701)

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