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What does 'Ivy League Plus' mean?

Hey guys! I've come across the term 'Ivy League Plus' a few times recently, and I'm not quite sure what it means. Can someone clarify the meaning and which schools are considered 'Ivy League Plus'?

7 months ago

Hello! 'Ivy League Plus' is a term people use to describe a group of highly selective universities that aren't technically part of the Ivy League but are similar in academic prestige and national reputation. The Ivy League itself consists of eight schools: Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale.

When people mention 'Ivy League Plus', they usually include some or all of the following schools:

- Stanford University

- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

- California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

- University of Chicago

- Duke University

Check out this CollegeVine article for more on the Ivy League Plus: https://blog.collegevine.com/ivy-plus-schools

Please note that this isn't an official designation or an exhaustive list; sometimes people may refer to other schools as 'Ivy League Plus' as well. It's more of an informal way to group these institutions together as they share similar levels of rigor, competitiveness, and reputation.

Ultimately, it's essential to research each school individually and find the one that's the best fit for you academically, socially, and culturally. Best of luck in your college search process!

7 months ago

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