a group of colleges and universities in the northeastern U.S., consisting of Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell, the University of Pennsylvania, and Brown, having a reputation for high scholastic achievement and social prestige.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Ivy League colleges or their students and graduates.
- Ivy Leaguer, noun
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How to use Ivy League in a sentence
White, upper-middle-class, Ivy-League educated white men, however Great they are, are falling out of power.A Few Great Men Too Many: Aaron Sorkin Doesn’t Think You Can Handle the Truth | Arthur Chu | December 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy, the self-induced, self-absorbed Greek tragedy of Andrew Lohse.
Ironically enough this madrassa is run mostly by Ivy League-educated Jews.How Aasif Mandvi Became Jon Stewart’s Favorite Jihadi | Dean Obeidallah | November 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Dear White People takes place on the predominantly white campus of a fictional college with an Ivy League-leaning legacy.‘Dear White People’ Is the Race Movie America Didn’t Know It Needed | Rawiya Kameir | October 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Ivy League and other top schools are producing no more than ‘excellent sheep,’ says William Deresiewicz.
He is a professor at an Ivy League university—Cambridge, I think.Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for Ivy League
the Ivy League a group of eight universities (Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth College, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale) that have similar academic and social prestige in the US to Oxford and Cambridge in Britain
(as modifier): an Ivy-League education
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Cultural definitions for Ivy League
A group of eight old, distinguished colleges and universities in the East, known for their ivy-covered brick buildings. The members of the Ivy League are Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Princeton, and Yale Universities; Dartmouth College; and the University of Pennsylvania.
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