Ivy League

Ivy League
Ivy League logo.svg
CommissionerRobin Harris[1] (since 2009)
Sports fielded
  • 33
    • men's: 17
    • women's: 16
DivisionDivision I
No. of teams8
HeadquartersPrinceton, New Jersey
Official websiteivyleague.com
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Map of the Ivy League schools
Flags of Ivy League members fly over Columbia's Wien Stadium

The Ivy League is an American collegiate athletic conference comprising eight private research universities in the Northeastern United States. The term Ivy League is typically used beyond the sports context to refer to the eight schools as a group of elite colleges with connotations of academic excellence, selectivity in admissions, and social elitism.[2][3][4][5][6] Its members are Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University.

While the term was in use as early as 1933, it became official only after the formation of the athletic conference in 1954.[7] All of the "Ivies" except Cornell were founded during the colonial period; they thus account for seven of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution. The other two colonial colleges, Rutgers University and the College of William & Mary, became public institutions.

Ivy League schools are viewed as some of the most prestigious universities in the world.[8] All eight universities place in the top 17 of the 2022 U.S. News & World Report National Universities ranking, including four Ivies in the top five (Princeton, Columbia, Harvard, and Yale).[9] U.S. News has named a member of the Ivy League as the best national university[a] every year since 2001: as of 2020, Princeton eleven times, Harvard twice, and the two schools tied for first five times.[10] In the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Global University Ranking, two Ivies rank in the top 10 internationally (Harvard first and Columbia sixth).[11] All eight Ivy League schools are members of the Association of American Universities, the most prestigious alliance of American research universities.[12]

Undergraduate enrollments range from about 4,500 to about 15,000,[13] larger than most liberal arts colleges and smaller than most state universities. Total enrollment, which includes graduate students, ranges from approximately 6,600 at Dartmouth to over 20,000 at Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, and Penn. Ivy League financial endowments range from Brown's $6.9 billion[14] to Harvard's $53.2 billion,[15] the largest financial endowment of any academic institution in the world.[16]

The Ivy League is similar to other groups of universities in other countries such as, the Grande Ecoles in France,[17] Oxbridge[18][19] in the United Kingdom, the C9 League[20] in China, and the Imperial Universities[21] in Japan.

  1. ^ "Executive Director Robin Harris". Archived from the original on April 5, 2016. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "Princeton Campus Guide – Ivy League". Archived from the original on March 22, 2010. Retrieved April 26, 2007.
  3. ^ "The Benefits of the Ivy League – Crimson Education US". www.crimsoneducation.org. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  4. ^ Vedder, Richard. "Does Attending Elite Colleges Make You Happy? Lessons From The Admissions Scandal". Forbes. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  5. ^ Gladwell, Malcolm. "Getting In". The New Yorker. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  6. ^ "Joint Ivy Statement on Admission Policies". Princeton University Admission. September 2, 2016. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  7. ^ "Ivy League History and Timeline". Archived from the original on April 20, 2016. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  8. ^ "World's Best Colleges". Archived from the original on May 30, 2012. Retrieved July 3, 2009.
  9. ^ "National University Rankings". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved May 10, 2021.
  10. ^ "U.S. News & World Report Historical Liberal Arts College and University Rankings". Datasets. Andrew G. Reiter. July 13, 2017. Retrieved August 26, 2020.
  11. ^ "2021 Best Global Universities Rankings". U.S. News. 2021. Retrieved May 10, 2021.
  12. ^ "Our Members". Association of American Universities. Retrieved August 20, 2021.
  13. ^ Dartmouth and Cornell respectively
  14. ^ "Brown University's endowment reaches $6.9b after generating a more than 50 percent return". The Boston Globe. Retrieved October 14, 2021.
  15. ^ "Harvard's Endowment Soars to $53.2 Billion, Reports 33.6% Returns". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved October 14, 2021.
  16. ^ "10 Private Universities With Largest Financial Endowments". Archived from the original on August 1, 2012. Retrieved May 30, 2012.
  17. ^ "Grandes écoles: The making of France's ruling elite". France 24. May 21, 2013. Retrieved August 22, 2022.
  18. ^ "Oxbridge vs the Ivy League: what's the difference? – Oxbridge Applications". April 13, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  19. ^ "Ivy League v Oxbridge: Best Experience in the World?". Crimson Education. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  20. ^ "China's Ivy League:C9 League". en.people.cn. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  21. ^ "Prestigious 'Imperial Universities' the best in Japan – THE rankings – Study International". March 31, 2017. Archived from the original on July 15, 2019. Retrieved November 8, 2018.

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