Definition of Ivy League in English:
A group of long-established colleges and universities in the eastern US having high academic and social prestige. It includes Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell, Brown, and the University of Pennsylvania: [as modifier]: an Ivy League school
More example sentences
- Yale University set an Ivy League record by accepting only 8.6 percent of its 21,099 applicants.
- The financial reward for academic activities is enormous, as children who get into the ‘right’ preschool can go on to top-class primary and secondary schools, and hopefully an Ivy League university.
- A lot of Koreans dream about sending their kids to an Ivy League University, so what better preparation, they think, is there than a North American high school?
1930s: with reference to the ivy traditionally growing over the walls of the university buildings.
Ivy Leaguer noun
- Example sentences
- In many ways Roberts is like the president, a conservative, an Ivy Leaguer, and somebody who is affable, some consider down home.
- Yes, he did vote in favor of it, but he is a smart guy, an Ivy Leaguer.
- Unlike many of my new classmates, I wasn't following in the footsteps of a family member - neither of my parents had gone to college, nor had the parents of most of my friends - nor was I living out some lifelong dream of my own to be an Ivy Leaguer.
Definition of Ivy League in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan