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The Ivy League Before the Ivy League The Essentials. By: Chancelor Griffin. Harvard University “. Oldest higher education institution in the United States Namesake is after John Harvard, the University’s first benefactor

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The ivy league before the ivy league the essentials

The Ivy League Before the Ivy LeagueThe Essentials

By: Chancelor Griffin


Harvard university
Harvard University

  • Oldest higher education institution in the United States

  • Namesake is after John Harvard, the University’s first benefactor

  • Established in 1636 following majority vote of e Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony

  • Initially named “New College”

  • Founded by Puritan ministers


Yale university
Yale University

  • Established in 1701 by Congregationalists ministers.

  • Originally referred to as the Collegiate School

  • Name in honor of Welsh merchant ElihuYale, who was one of the first benefactors of the school

  • Yale’s early scientific and religious heavy curriculum was a result of the Enlightenment influenced presidents Ezra Stiles and Thomas Clap


University of pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania

  • One of the nine original Colonial colleges and fourth oldest institution in the United States

  • Founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1740 after his desire to establish an institution not merely focused on clerical instruction.

  • Became one of the first multidisciplinary institutions and first United States university to have both graduate and undergraduate schools of education


Princeton university
Princeton University

  • Originally named College of New Jersey

  • Established as America’s fourth college in 1746 in Elizabeth, New Jersey

  • Originally founded by New Light Presbyterians in order to correctly instruct ministers in their views

  • Charter for the institution was given on October 22, 1746 by the Province of New Jersey

  • John Witherspoon became instrumental in school’s focus on more liberal education as he helped institution place less emphasis on clerical instruction and more on


Columbia university
Columbia University

  • Founded on October 31, 1754,

  • Original name was King’s College

  • Royal charter of King George II of England

  • Fifth oldest in the United States

  • Originally Anglican Univeristy

  • Name changed to Columbia following patriotic passion of the Revolution in 1784(comes from Christopher Columbus)


Brown university
Brown University

  • Established on on March 2, 1764 as a result of a charter from House of Magistrates passed by Samuel Ward and Edward Thurston

  • First Ivy League to accept all religions

  • Third college in new England, 7th in America

  • Originally called College of Rhode Island

  • Moved to Providence, RI in 1770

  • Renamed Brown after Nicolas Brown in 1804, class of 1786 after $5,000 gift


Dartmouth university
Dartmouth University

  • Ninth oldest University within the United States

  • Charter for the institution signed on December 13, 1769 by John Wentworth governer of New Hampshire and was issued under King George III

  • Originally founded by Rev. EleazarWheelock(Puritan) as place of educationfor Native Americans

  • Became last instututioncreateadwithinColonialrule


Cornell university
Cornell University

  • Established by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White in January 1864.

  • Both men met in New York State Senate and due to their individual aspirations for the betterment of education were able to create Cornell as a result of Cornell’s $400,000 endowment.

  • Became one of the first American co-ed Universities


Works cited
Works Cited

  • http://www.brown.edu/Administration/News_Bureau/Databases/Encyclopedia/search.php?serial=C0350

  • http://www.brown.edu/about/history

  • http://www.columbia.edu/content/history.html

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dartmouth_College

  • http://dartmouth.edu/life-community/explore-green/history-traditions

  • http://www.harvard.edu/history

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvard_University#cite_note-24

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Harvard_University

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Cornell_University

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Princeton_University

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Pennsylvania

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yale_University

  • http://www.yale.edu/about/history.html


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