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All Ivy League Schools

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A list of all Ivy League schools. There are only eight of them! Do you know what schools are in the Ivy League? This is the complete list of Ivy League colleges, meaning every college and university within this distinguished classification is included. You won't find any cheap colleges on this list. Ivy League schools are the among the most prestigious and expensive universities in the world. Which are the best? Check out our list of Ivy League rankings.

The alumni from this Ivy League universities list includes some of the most influential and intelligent people of all time. This conference competes in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Division I tends to be made up America's largest colleges and universities. By definition, Division I schools are allowed to offer athletic scholarships. The NCAA (originally known as the Intercollegiate Athletic Association) was originally founded in 1906 to make collegiate sports safer due to the growing number of injuries and deaths occurring out on the field. Suffice it to say: college sports are much safer today due to the NCAA's efforts.

What are the 8 Ivy League schools? These top universities are some of the oldest and highest ranked in the United States. 
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    Brown University is a private Ivy League research university in Providence, Rhode Island. Founded in 1764 as "The College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations," Brown is the seventh-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine Colonial Colleges established before the American Revolution. At its foundation, Brown was the first college in the United States to accept students regardless of their religious affiliation. Its engineering program, established in 1847, was the first in what is now known as the Ivy League. Brown's New Curriculum—sometimes referred to in education theory as the Brown Curriculum—was adopted by faculty vote...  more
    • Founded: 1764 - Providence, Rhode Island
    • Colors: Seal brown, White, Cardinal
    • Mascot: Brown University Brown Bear
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    Columbia University in the City of New York, or simply Columbia University, is an American private Ivy League research university located in Morningside Heights, in Upper Manhattan, New York City. It is the oldest institution of higher learning in the State of New York, the fifth oldest in the United States, and one of the country's nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution. The university was founded in 1754 as King's College by royal charter of George II of Great Britain. After the American Revolutionary War, King's College briefly became a state entity, and was renamed Columbia College in 1784. The University now operates under a 1787 charter that places the...  more
    • Founded: 1754 - New York, New York
    • Colors: White, Columbia blue
    • Mascot: Columbia University Roaree the Lion
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    Cornell University is an American private Ivy League and federal land-grant research university located in Ithaca, New York. Founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White, the university was intended to teach and make contributions in all fields of knowledge — from the classics to the sciences, and from the theoretical to the applied. These ideals, unconventional for the time, are captured in Cornell's motto, a popular 1865 Ezra Cornell quotation: "I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study." The university is broadly organized into seven undergraduate colleges and seven graduate divisions at its main Ithaca campus, with each college and...  more
    • Founded: 1865 - Ithaca, New York
    • Colors: Carnelian, White
    • Mascot: Cornell University Big Red Bear
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    Dartmouth College, commonly referred to as Dartmouth, is a private Ivy League research university located in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States. It consists of a liberal arts college, the Geisel School of Medicine, the Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business, as well as 19 graduate programs in the arts and sciences. Incorporated as the "Trustees of Dartmouth College," it is one of the nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution. With an undergraduate enrollment of 4,276 and a total student enrollment of 6,342, Dartmouth is the smallest university in the Ivy League. Dartmouth College was established in 1769 by Eleazar Wheelock, a Congregational...  more
    • Founded: 1769 - Hanover, New Hampshire
    • Colors: Dartmouth green