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.
‘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) Lafa y ette 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.
College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, Virginia) University of Delaware (Newark, Delaware) Georgia Institute of Technology (“Georgia Tech”) (Atlanta, Georgia) University of Florida (Gainsville, Florida) Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana) University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia) Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, Illinois) Michigan State University (East Lansing, Michigan) University of Iowa (Iowa City, Iowa) New College of Florida (Sarasota, Florida) University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland) Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio) University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan) Pennsylvania State University (“Penn State”) (State College, Pennsylvania) University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, Minnesota) Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (“Rutgers”) (New Brunswick, New Jersey) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, North Carolina) State University of New York at Binghamton (“Binghamton”) (Binghamton, New York) University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) University of Arizona (Tucson, Arizona) University of Texas at Austin (Austin, Texas) University of California (various campuses, California) University of Vermont (Burlington, Vermont) University of Colorado Boulder (Boulder, Colorado) University of Virgina (Charlottesville, Virginia) University of Connecticut (Storrs, Connecticut) University of Washington (Seattle, Washington) University of Wisconsin – Madison (Madison, Wisconsin)
Atlanta, Georgia University of Georgia (Athens, 113km NE) Georgia State University Georgia Institute of Technology (“Georgia Tech”) Austin, Texas University of Texas Southwestern University Boston, Massachusetts Massachusetts Instistute of Technology (“MIT”) Harvard University Tufts University Wellesley College Charlotte, North Carolina Davidson College University of North Carolina Charlottesville, Virginia University of Virginia Chicago, Illinois Northwestern University University of Chicago Illinois Institute of Technology DePaul University Loyola University Cincinnati, Ohio Miami University (Oxford, 64km NW) Columbus, Ohio Ohio State University Ohio University (Athens, 105km SE) Denver, Colorado Colorado School of Mines (Golden, 19km E) Detroit, Michigan University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, 56km W) Houston, Texas Rice University Kansas City, Missouri University of Missouri Los Angeles, California California Institute of Technology (“CalTech”) University of California Los Angeles (“UCLA”) University of Southern California (“USC”) Miami, Florida University of Miami Milwaukee, Wisconsin Marquette University University of Wisconsin – Madison (Madison, 124km W) University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Minneapolis, Minnesota Macalester College University of Minnesota Nashville, Tennessee Vanderbilt University New Orleans, Louisiana Tulane University New York, New York Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut, 129km NE) Columbia University Cornell University New York University University of Rochester Vassar College Orlando, Florida University of Central Florida Rollins College (Winter Park, NE Orlando) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Princeton University (Princeton, New Jersey, 72km NE) University of Pennsylvania Swarthmore College Haverford College Bryn Mawr College Phoenix, Arizona Arizona State University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Carnegie Mellon University of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania State University (“Penn State”) (State College, 185km E) Portland, Oregon Reed College Providence, Rhode Island Brown University San Francisco, California Stanford University University of California, Berkeley (“Berkeley”) Santa Clara University St. Louis, Missouri Washington University in St. Louis Seattle, Washington University of Washington Washington, District of Columbia Georgetown University George Washington University Howard University
Wall Street Journal / Times Higher Education Rankings