History of Ivy League schools.

September 26, 2013 at 2:59 pm 2 comments

In 1636, education started growing within America with the founding of the Harvard College by English Puritans. Seven more schools were founded, including Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania and the Yale University. The Harvard College was established by the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and was named after its first donator, John Harvard.

Two very notable universities of the Ivy League are the Princeton University and the Brown University. 

The Princeton University is known today as one of the richest colleges in the world. It was first established in 1746 as the College of New Jersey, making it the fourth-oldest college in America. The colleges moved to Princeton in 1756 and took place in the Nassau Hall where it was kept for almost half a century. The college expanded, and achieved University status in 1896, as well as officially changing its name to Princeton University. The approximate number of students enrolled at Princeton is around 4,760, and 850 full time teachers. Many of the teachers have Nobel Prizes for physics, economics and medicine. 

The Brown University was the college of the Ivy League Schools, and founded in 1764. It was the first college to accept students regardless of their religion. Its first settlement was at Warren, Rhode Island. Like Princeton, the college was later moved and its name was also changed. The Brown University was simply known as the College of Rhode Island. It was moved in 1770 overlooking Providence, and was renamed Brown in 1804 after receiving $5,000 from Nicholas Brown. Two undergraduates, Ira Magaziner and Elliot E. Maxwell, part of the Group Independent study Project, reported the education at Brown. As a result, in 1970, the college started using what is known as the Brown Curriculum. In 2002, the Plan for Academic Enrichment encouraged the Brown college and influenced better education and public leadership. As a result, Schools for engineering and the School of Public Health were established. 

Sources: http://www.brown.edu/about/history

http://www.visitprinceton.org/activities/history/university/

http://www.america.edu/the_history_of_ivy_league_universities.html

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  • 1. vebramos  |  September 28, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    I can imagine Princeton college is one of the most expensive colleges. I also can imagine that you have to be really, really smart in order to go to Princeton or Harvard.

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  • 2. sgopher  |  October 10, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Thank you for the info on Brown University. Interesting stuff!

    Reply

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