• April 1, 2023

What exactly is the Ivy League? And the Ivy Plus?

(Nothing to do with April Fool’s.)

The Ivy League is an athletic conference comprising of eight colleges in the northeast with seven of them founded before the United States. Their long history and well-placed alumni have turned the name of an athletic conference into a popular cultural term for elite colleges. These eight schools are Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania & Yale. In recent years, the emergence of elite colleges outside the group of eight gave rise to a new group: Ivy Plus, which is the Ivy League plus Duke, MIT, Stanford and University of Chicago.

  • March 26, 2023

College acceptance rates

CollegeClass of 2027 acceptance rateClass of 2026 acceptance rate
Brown University5.1%5%
Columbia University3.9%3.7%
Dartmouth College6.2%6.2%
Duke University6%6.2%
Harvard University3.4%3.2%
Johns Hopkins University6.3%6.5%
Northwestern University7%6.8%
Pomona College7%7%
Stanford UniversityTBA3.7%
Swarthmore College6.8%6.9%
University of Chicago5%5.4%
University of Pennsylvania4.1% (estimated)6.5%
Yale University4.4%4.4%