Harvard, Yale, Brown, Princeton, Cornell, Dartmouth, Columbia, UPenn
Without a doubt, the most well known group of colleges in the world is the Ivy League. The Ivy League comprises the following colleges and universities: Harvard, Yale, Brown, Princeton, Cornell, Dartmouth, Columbia, and the University of Pennsylvania. In all cases, Ivy League colleges and universities offer world-class education – but that is where the similarities end. Each college in the Ivy League is as unique as a fingerprint, with vast differences in scope and design, majors offered, enrollment size, geography, reputation, and campus culture.
In terms of enrollment size, Dartmouth is the smallest at around 6500 undergraduates, while UPenn, Harvard, Columbia, and Columbia have undergraduate classes of between 20,000 and 25,000 students. In the middle are Princeton, Brown, and Yale with undergraduate classes of between 8000 and 12,000 students. There are both advantages and disadvantages to the large university experience. Advantages include unsurpassed opportunities based on the extensive, sometimes massive resources found at the large Ivy universities. Disadvantages include larger class sizes, more lecture-style classes, less access to professors, and more introductory classes taught by graduate students.
Acceptance rates at Ivy league schools are between 5% and 10%, which in practical terms means that they reject 10-20 times more applications than they accept. While getting into the Ivies is obviously quite challenging, knowing how to present students in the best possible light can significantly improve the odds of success. For students with all-star statistics (test scores, GPA’s etc.), having anything less than stellar applications can negatively impact the likelihood of acceptance. While prepared under the guidance of NC Global admission experts, student applications can yield significantly better outcomes that often include acceptance into Ivy League colleges and universities.
Gaining admission into any Ivy League college or university is often a matter of presenting a positive portrait of a student who is going to make a significant impact both on the campus and in the world. Ivy League colleges and universities are seeking world-class students who are likely to become world-class leaders. At NC Global, we specialize in Ivy League acceptances. Our positive outcomes result from deep knowledge of the college admission process, with particular expertise in the Ivy League admission process! We expertly weave together seemingly disparate elements of a student’s academic accomplishments and life experiences into a cohesive narrative that promotes a sense of confidence and reassurance on the part of Ivy League admissions committees.