Colonial American and Ivy League Colleges
Updated July 8, 2021 | Infoplease Staff
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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 founded||Original Name||Name Today||Enrollment|
|Colonial Colleges that Are Now Ivy League Colleges or Universities|
|1636||Harvard College||Harvard University||6,722|
|1701||Yale College||Yale University||5,430|
|1746||College of New Jersey||Princeton University||5,323|
|1751||Philadelphia Academy||University of Pennsylvania||9,712|
|1754||King's College||Columbia University||6,0681|
|1764||Rhode Island College||Brown University||6,455|
|1769||Dartmouth College||Dartmouth College||4,276|
|Colonial Colleges that Are Not in the Ivy League|
|1693||College of William and Mary in Virginia||College of William and Mary||6,271|
|1766||Queen's College||Rutgers University||33,900|
|Ivy League University of More Recent Origin|
|1865||Cornell University||Cornell University||14,393|
1. Columbia College.
2. New Brunswick campus.
Source: Peterson's Database, 2014. Peterson's, a part of the Thomson Corporation. Web: /node/4994 .
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