Re: Ivy League

Steven M Friedman (
6 Jan 1995 19:46:35 GMT

Gil Hardwick ( wrote:
: A friend wrote to me:

: >Cornell University (located in Ithaca, New York) is a big "Ivy League"
: >university with agricultural, engineering, law, medical, and veterinary
: >colleges, thus many different things are happening there. Cornell is
: >generally regarded as being an excellent university, perhaps even one of the
: >best in the US. Since it is one of the larger institutions doing
: >agricultural research in the eastern US, it often gets into the news.

: Pardon me asking what may appear to many a dumb question; what is "Ivy
: League"? Is that something like WASP establishment?

: What is its history?

: Thanks.

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There are 7 Ivy League universities. They are seven of the oldest (except
Cornell, which was founded in the 1860's) and some of the most prestigious
schools in the United States. They are:

Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass)
Princeton University (Princeton, New Jersey)
Yale University (New Haven, Conn)
University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
Cornell University (Ithaca, New York)
Columbia University (New York City)
Dartmouth College (Hanover, New Hampshire)

The Ivy League originally began as a(n American) football league. I'll be
glad to answer any other questions you have about the schools. Also, the
first three I listed are considered to be the best-of-the-best, while the
other four are still phenomenal schools.

Steven Friedman
(an Ivy Leaguer {@:)