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Southernmost of the Ivies

Hi friends, I have a slightly odd question, but which Ivy League school is the southernmost? I'm pretty sure it's either UPenn or Princeton, but I can't decide between the two. Also, any thoughts on their campus environments as compared to other Ivies? Thanks!

6 months ago

Hello! You're correct that the southernmost Ivy League school is either UPenn or Princeton. UPenn, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is slightly more southern than Princeton, which is situated in Princeton, New Jersey.

As for the campus environments, both UPenn and Princeton offer unique experiences compared to other Ivies. UPenn has an urban campus located in the vibrant city of Philadelphia, allowing students to enjoy city life alongside their education. The architecture is a blend of Gothic and contemporary styles, and there are many green spaces and parks nearby. UPenn is known for its robust pre-professional programs, especially in business (Wharton) and engineering.

Princeton, on the other hand, has a more suburban and picturesque campus known for its Collegiate Gothic architecture, which gives it a classic, historic feel. The town of Princeton offers a small-town atmosphere with charming shops and restaurants within walking distance from the university. Princeton is highly regarded for its focus on undergraduate education, and its small class sizes create an intimate and collaborative environment for students.

Both schools have their unique charm, so ultimately, it depends on whether you prefer a bustling city atmosphere or a cozy, tight-knit community. Good luck with your college search!

6 months ago

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