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List of Ivy League Schools, Ranked and Reviewed

This list of Ivy League schools is ranked according to our 2018 Best Colleges in America ranking. Check out the stats andĀ find out what life’s really like at each!

The full list of Ivy League schools includes Yale University, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, Brown University, Princeton University, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, and Cornell University.

View their profiles on Niche for more student reviews and stats.

  1. Harvard University is #2
    • 2018 Niche Rank
      #3
    • Acceptance Rate
      5.6%
    • SAT Composite
      1400-1600

    On Financial Aid: “They selected the best in the country, and they want them to attend. Harvard makes sure that you can afford to go if they accept you. If you choose not to attend, it’s not because of financial reasons.” – College Junior

    Read more on Harvard’s Niche profile

  2. Yale University is #1
    • 2018 Niche Rank
      #4
    • Acceptance Rate
      6.7%
    • SAT Composite
      1430-1600

    On student housing: “AMAZING! Forget those “dorms” that kids are other colleges live in. At Yale, you get a suite, which is more like an apartment. Suites are shared between multiple people, and include a common room, bathroom, and bedrooms. I could not ask for anything better. The suites are large, clean, and renovated regularly. Because our housing system is so beloved, 90% of the student body lives on campus!” – College Sophomore

    Read more on Yale’s Niche profile

  3. Princeton is #5
    • 2018 Niche Rank
      #6
    • Acceptance Rate
      7%
    • SAT Composite
      1390-1590

    On the Overall Experience: “Like with any school, Princeton has its pros and cons. One of the best things the school has provided me with and one of the major reason’s I chose it is because of its financial aid package, and the financial support it gives students in whatever endeavor you wish to pursue.” – College Sophomore

    Read more on Princeton’s Niche profile

  4. Penn is #3
    • 2018 Niche Rank
      #7
    • Acceptance Rate
      10%
    • SAT Composite
      1380-1550

    On Drug Safety: “They have a great amnesty policy which will prevent you or anyone from getting in trouble when calling MERT. (medical emergency team) (as long as you don’t ruin campus property or do anything illegal while intoxicated). So basically, if you had alcohol poisoning you call them and you’re good. They might call your parents, but you can give them what ever excuse you want.” – College Freshman

    Read more on Penn’s Niche profile

  5. Brown is #4
    • 2018 Niche Rank
      #8
    • Acceptance Rate
      9.5%
    • SAT Composite
      1370-1560

    On Academics: “The new curriculum fosters academic exploration, and I have really gotten to learn more about myself over the last two years. The fact that Brown doesn’t have gen-eds creates a very flexible atmosphere for students, such that we can take a variety of classes that are interesting and fun while we’re pursuing our majors.” – College Junior

    Read more on Brown’s Niche profile

    • 2018 Niche Rank
      #11
    • Acceptance Rate
      6.6%
    • SAT Composite
      1380-1570

    On the Local Area: “New York is my favorite city and I’ve been to many. Nearby Harlem is not the place to walk around swinging your open purse around, but just keep your wits about you. The city has so many cultural and enriching opportunities around every corner.” – College Junior

    Read more on Columbia’s Niche profile

  6. Dartmouth is #7
    • 2018 Niche Rank
      #15
    • Acceptance Rate
      11%
    • SAT Composite
      1330-1560

    On the Overall Experience: “There’s literally something for everyone. During my first week of school, I started working on a the engine of a Formula Hybrid race car, play in a poker tournament, went whitewater kayaking, starting going to the rock climbing gym, and went stupid at a dance party.” – College Freshman

    Read more on Dartmouth’s Niche profile

    • 2018 Niche Rank
      #20
    • Acceptance Rate
      15%
    • SAT Composite
      1330-1530

    On the Overall Experience: “Some days I doubted my decision to come to this school. I thought it ruined my mental health. I thought my GPA would be better if I went somewhere else. I thought I was sacrificing a lot for the “Cornell experience”. I learned that yes, I did sacrifice a lot. But it was entirely worth it. The connections I have made are ones that I can’t imagining finding anywhere else. Every obstacle along the way built character. My experiences at Cornell completely changed my future” – Recent Alumnus

    Read more on Cornell’s Niche profile

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List of Ivy League Schools, Ranked and Reviewed