Ivy League Universities
The Ivy League is a collection of 8 north-east American universities whose sports teams play in a college league. However, due to the high academic standards of these schools, the term has become associated with academic excellence in the country.
|Brown University||Harvard University|
|Columbia University||University of Pennsylvania|
|Cornell University||Princeton University|
|Dartmouth College||Yale University|
‘Little Ivies’ refers to the small, high quality and expensive private universities in the northeast that are not part of the official ‘Ivy League’ list.
|Amherst College (Amherst, Massachusetts)||Lafayette College (Easton, Pennsylvania)|
|Bates College (Lewiston, Maine)||Middlebury College (Middlebury, Vermont)|
|Bowdoin College (Brunswick, Maine)||Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, Pennsylvania)|
|Bucknell University (Lewisburg, Pennsylvania)||Trinity College (Hartford, Connecticut)|
|Colgate University (Hamilton, New York)||Tufts University (Medford and Somerville, Massachusetts)|
|Connecticut College (New London, Connecticut)||Union College (Schenectady, New York)|
|Colby College (Waterville, Maine)||Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, New York)|
|Hamilton College (Clinton, New York)||Wesleyan University (Middletown, Connecticut)|
|Haverford College (Haverford, Pennsylvania)||Williams College (Williamstown, Massachusetts)|
The term ‘Public Ivy’ is given to high quality US universities that are publically funded, providing education many believe as good as the private ‘Ivy League’ schools but at a less expensive price.