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Colonial American and Ivy League Colleges

While a number of present-day colleges were founded as secondary schools before the American Revolution, only nine existed as colleges at that point. Seven of those colleges are now among the eight members of the Ivy League.

Date foundedOriginal NameName TodayEnrollment
Colonial Colleges that Are Now Ivy League Colleges or Universities
 1636Harvard College Harvard University 6,655
 1701Yale College Yale University 5,279
 1746College of New JerseyPrinceton University 5,220
 1751Philadelphia AcademyUniversity of Pennsylvania 9,865
 1754King's CollegeColumbia University 4,2001
 1764Rhode Island CollegeBrown University 6,244
 1769Dartmouth CollegeDartmouth College 4,196
Colonial Colleges that Are Not in the Ivy League
 1693College of William and Mary in VirginiaCollege of William and Mary 5,836
 1766Queen's CollegeRutgers University 30,3512
Ivy League University of More Recent Origin
 1865Cornell UniversityCornell University 13,931
1. Columbia College.
2. New Brunswick campus.
Source: Peterson's Database, 2010-2011. Peterson's, a part of the Thomson Corporation. Web: http://petersons.com/ .

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