Ivy League Schools

Each year, tens of thousands of high school seniors apply for admission at Ivy League Schools. If you are a student interested in applying at such a school, it is important to know that many qualified students do not get accepted. The college admissions process is very arbitrary at times. Last year, many students with over 1550 SAT and 750 SAT II scores were denied acceptance to Ivy League schools. If still interested, the following details briefly describe each of the eight Ivy schools.

Princeton University, located in Princeton, New Jersey, is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. It has 4,815 undergraduates, 2,300 graduate students, and over 720 faculty members. Princeton strives to be a top research university and offers programs in liberal arts, science, and engineering.

Harvard University was founded in 1636 and is the oldest college in the country. Most of its campuses are in either Cambridge or Boston, Massachusetts. It has over 18,000 degree-seeking students and over 2,000 faculty members and its alumni include seven U.S. presidents. Harvard has ten different academic schools, including its prestigious law and medicine programs.

Yale University, located in New Haven Connecticut, was founded in 1701. It is known for Yale College, its undergraduate school, and Yale Law School. Over 5,200 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students are taught by 3,200 faculty members. Its undergraduate college is based on a strong liberal arts program.

Columbia University is located in New York City. It was founded in 1754. Columbia has over 24,000 total students and over 3,000 faculty members. It is known as one of the top academic and research schools and has three undergraduate and thirteen graduate schools.

Dartmouth College, founded in 1769, is located in Hanover, New Hampshire-#8221;a town of only 11,000. It is a small, liberal arts college with 4,100 undergraduate students. Its 1,600 graduate students study business, medicine, engineering, and arts and sciences.

Brown University, located in Providence, Rhode Island, was founded in 1764. It has 5,900 undergraduate students, 1,500 graduate students, and 340 medical students. Students have a choice of nearly 100 programs of study with a student-faculty ratio of 9 to 1. A very exclusive university, Brown accepted only 1,450 students out of the 18,000 that applied last year. It is also somewhat unique in that it allows students to plan their own curriculum.
The University of Pennsylvania is located in Philadelphia. Founded in 1749, it has roughly 10,000 undergraduate and 10,000 graduate schools. Penn is also the only Ivy League School that has all of its schools on one campus and within walking distance of each other. The majority of its graduate programs are in the top 10 of their field, and its research programs are some of the highest-ranked in the country.

Cornell University, founded in 1865, is located in Ithaca, New York. Even though it is known as the ‘first American university,’ Cornell is the youngest school in the Ivy League. Over 20,000 students study within 14 programs (seven undergraduate, four graduate, and three medical) taught by over 2,600 faculty members. It is well-known for its variety of programs and its large number of campuses throughout the world.


Last Updated: June 4, 2019