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  • Ivy League Colleges: Admission, Fee, Cutoff and Course Offered, 2015

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    Ivy League colleges are the groups of 8 private universities, well known for providing excellent education and attract top students worldwide.
    Originally Ivy League was famous for collegiate athletic conference not the education. At present Ivy League schools are regarded as some of the most prestigious, and are ranked among the best universities worldwide.

    The eight institutions are as follows:
    1. Brown University
    2. Columbia University
    3. Cornell University
    4. Dartmouth College
    5. Harvard University
    6. University of Pennsylvania
    7. Princeton University
    8. Yale University.

    Brown University

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    Brown University is the seventh oldest institution in the US and was founded in 1764 as "The College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations." Brown University School of Engineering is the oldest in the Ivy League and the third oldest civilian engineering program in the US.

    The universities offers over one hundred program for undergraduates and students are allowed to design their own program. Brown believes that students learn best when they are motivated by their own interests and values. For Graduates the university is offering a total of 50 different programs.

    For the year 2015, the University received a total application of 30,946 of which 2692 were accepted, admit rate of 8.7%. Of the admitted students, 51% are female, and 49% are male. The cost of class will be $48,272 and families with annual income less than $ 60,000 will not need to pay parental contribution.

    For the academic session 2015-16 the interest of students course wise are as follows:
    1. Physical sciences (33%),
    2. Social sciences (25%),
    3. Life and medical sciences (22%) and
    4. Humanities (16%).
    5. About 4% of admitted students are undecided.

    Columbia University

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    Columbia University is in the city of New York and is the oldest institute of higher education in the state of New York and fifth oldest in the US. The university was founded in 1754. The undergraduate school of arts and sciences is the oldest part of the University, founded in 1754. It is committed to providing the best general education in the country.

    The University offers undergraduate study at Columbia College, the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the School of General Studies. For graduates are offered through Columbia’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the School of the Arts, the Graduate School of Business, the School of International and Public Affairs, the Graduate School of Journalism, the School of Law, the School of Nursing, the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Mailman School of Public Health, and the School of Social Work.

    For the year 2015, The University received a total application of 34,929 applied to Columbia College and the School of Engineering and Applied Science of which admitted rate is 9.9% of the applicant for School of Engineering and Applied Science and 6.4% for Columbia College (CC) with an overall admit rate of 6.9% for the two schools.

    The fee structure for the new academic session is yet to publish.

    Cornell University

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    Cornell University was founded in the year 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White. The University has a division of 7 categories each for undergraduate and graduate course and two medical campuses.
    The University is located in Ithaca, in upstate New York.

    For the year 2015 a total 5,306 students were accepted through the Regular Decision round. The overall acceptance rate was 18%. Of the total admitted students, 49.8% are female, and 50.2% are male.

    For the Geographic Diversity highest number of students in the U.S. hail from New York, California and New Jersey. International students come from 69 countries with the majority of international students from China, Korea, and Canada.

    Families with total parent earnings less than $60,000 are not required to make a parental contribution toward the cost of education.

    Dartmouth College

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    Dartmouth College was established in 1769 by Eleazar Wheelock in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States. Dartmouth is the smallest university in the Ivy League. The University offers 19 programs in the arts and science for the graduates.

    The University consists of a liberal arts college, the Geisel School of Medicine, the Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.

    For the academic session 2015-16 a total of 22,385 applications were applied of which 2,178 students were admitted. Of the admitted students, 1,100 are men and 1078 are women. The admitted rate of the university was 9.7%. Out of the total student admitted 7.3% were international students.

    Free tuition for students coming from families making less than $100,000.

    SAT scores are: 734 for Critical Reading, 740 for Math, and 744 for Writing.

    Harvard University

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    Harvard University was established in 1636 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
    The University has 11 separate academics units of which 10 are faculties and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study—with campuses throughout the Boston metropolitan area.

    For the academic session 2015-16 a total of 34,950 students applied to the university of which 2158 students were admitted. And the admitted rate was 6.2%. f the admitted students, 51.5% are male, while 48.5% are female.

    For the academic session 2015-16 the interest of students course wise are as follows:
    1. Social sciences (24.9%),
    2. Biological sciences (23.3%),
    3. Humanities (19%), engineering (12.6%),
    4. Physical sciences (9.5%),
    5. Mathematics (7.7%),
    6. Computer science (1.9%),
    7. 1.2% is undecided.

    The fee structure for the new academic session is yet to publish.

    Princeton University

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    Princeton University was founded in 1746 in Elizabeth,New Jersey.

    The university offers undergraduate and graduate courses in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering. It offers professional degrees through the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Architecture and the Bendheim Center for Finance.

    For the academic session 2015-16 a total of 27,189 were received of which 2,282 students, an 8.3% admissions rate. Of the admitted students, 50.7% are men and 49.3% are women.

    23% indicated that they planned on pursuing a bachelor of science in engineering and 42% of those students are women

    Students from families with incomes below $60,000 will generally pay nothing toward the cost of attending Princeton. Families who make $120,000 or less will have free tuition.

    University of Pennsylvania

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    University of Pennsylvania was established in the year 1740 in Philadelphia.

    The University is well known for its medical school, dental school, design school, school of business, law school, engineering school, communications school, nursing school, veterinary school, its social sciences and humanities programs, as well as its biomedical teaching and research capabilities.

    For the academic session 2015-16 a total of 31,659 were received of which 3,880, students, a 12.3% admissions rate. Of the admitted students, 51% are men and 49% are women. A total of 2,400 applicants were offered a spot on Penn’s waitlist.

    The admitted students represent all 50 states, and 11% are international students representing 82 countries.

    Students from families with incomes below $40,000 will generally pay nothing toward the cost. Some type of financial aid is available for families making $180,000 or less.

    Yale University

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    Yale University was founded in 1701 as the "Collegiate School" by a group of Congregationalist ministers and chartered by the Colony of Connecticut.

    The university is divided into twelve constituent schools namely the original undergraduate college, the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and ten professional schools.

    For the academic session 2015-16 a total of 27,282 were received of which 2,006 students were accepted. Overall acceptance rate was 7.9%.

    Yale’s targeted freshmen class size is 1,310. Yale admitted 65 more students this year than last year, when 1,941 applicants were admitted out of a total pool of 25,869.

    Families with income less than $65,000 are not expected to make any financial contribution towards their child's education. Families earning between $65,000 and $200,000 will contribute a percentage of their yearly income, on a sliding scale that begins at 1% just above $65,000 and moves toward 20% at the $200,000 level.

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