Ivy League Schools are viewed by the public as some of the most prestigious universities in the United States and are often ranked among the best universities in the world.
List of Ivy League Schools and Ranking Profile:
Brown University (Founded in 1764)
- It is the third-oldest institution of higher education in New England.
- Rated 16th overall among the best national universities in 2010 (U.S. News & World Report).
- Brown is rated 3rd in the nation for the number of students awarded Fulbright grants, according to the October 2009 ranking compiled by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Columbia University (Founded in 1754)
- Columbia is ranked 4th (behind Harvard, Yale and Princeton) among Ivy League institutions, and 11th in the world by the Times Higher Education Supplement in 2009.
- The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) is ranked 3rd, according to Architect magazine's November 2007 issue.
- Columbia Law School is ranked 4th in the Law Specialty: Intellectual Property Law (US News 2009).
Cornell University (Founded in 1865)
- Ranked 7th nationally and 1st among Ivy League universities in The Washington Monthly's 2007 ranking of universities' contributions to research, community service, and social mobility.
- Cornell Engineering is ranked 11th overall in the U.S. News and World Report's 2009 rankings of America's best graduate schools.
Dartmouth College (Founded in 1769)
- Rated as the 15th "toughest to get into" school by The Princeton Review in 2007.
- Dartmouth is ranked first in undergraduate teaching at national universities, ahead of Princeton and Yale (USNWR 2009).
Princeton University (Founded in 1746)
- Princeton is ranked 3rd, behind Harvard and Columbia among Ivy League institutions, and 8th in the world in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009.
University of Pennsylvania (Founded in 1740)
- Forbes.com ranked Penn 83rd on their 2009 edition of "America's Best Colleges".
- Penn is one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities.
- Penn Law is placed 8th among the Top Law Schools with the Best Career Prospects (Princeton Review 2008).
Harvard University (Founded in 1636)
- Ranked No. 1 in the world (ARWU 2009 and THE-QS 2009).
- Harvard Law School is placed 2nd nationally for the Law Specialty: Dispute Resolution (USNWR 2009).
Yale University (Founded in 1701)
- Top 10 internationally in the Academic Ranking of World Universities in Economics / Business (2009).
- Rated 6th in the Best Medical School (Research) Ranking (USNWR 2010).
* According to the U.S. News & World Report 2010 ranking of national universities, Harvard and Princeton tied for first with Yale third.
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World of University Ranking and League Table
In UK there are some university league tables published every year by The Times, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times and The Guardian. In Australia the Good Universities Guide rating is a very useful handbook for anyone choosing a tertiary institution. For more information please see University Ranking by Country.