What was the first Ivy League college?


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The oldest Ivy League school, Harvard University, was founded in 1636 and is the nation's oldest university. The group of eight institutions were together designated as the Ivy League in 1954. In addition to Harvard, the Ivy League includes Brown, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania

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The Ivy League schools among some of the nation's oldest universities. Yale was founded in 1702, Princeton in 1746 and the University of Pennsylvania in 1740. Brown was established in 1746, and Columbia came into existence in 1754. Dartmouth, the smallest of the Ivy League universities, began in 1769, and Cornell became the last of the eight to be founded almost 100 years later in 1865.

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