The Ivy League is a group of eight Université S private of the North-East of the the United States. They are among the oldest universities of the United States (seven were founded during the colonial era of the United States) and most prestigious of the country. The term Ivy League has connotations of school excellence as well as elitism.
The term Ivy (“English ivy”) refers to ivies which push on the walls of the buildings of these universities, which symbolizes their seniority.
The members of the Ivy League are:
- University Brown with Providence, Rhode Island, founded in 1764;
- University Columbia with New York City, New York, founded in 1754;
- University Cornell with Ithaca, New York, founded in 1865;
- College Dartmouth with Hanover, New Hampshire, founded in 1769;
- University Harvard with Cambridge, Massachusetts, founded in 1636;
- University of Pennsylvania to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded in 1751;
- University Princeton with Princeton, New Jersey, founded in 1746;
- University Yale with New Haven, Connecticut, founded in 1701.
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