The phrase Southern Ivy is a common colloquial phrase used to compare and contrast some of the Southern universities to the Ivy League Schools.
The comparison is normally done based on social prestige and quality of education and academic quality.
Some of the schools considered to be Southern Ivy league Schools include:
The College of William and Mary is a medium-sized public research institution that was founded in 1693 and is located in Williamsburg, Virginia. Most of the school’s enrollment comprises a 4-year undergraduate program and focuses mainly on sciences and arts.
Duke University is a private research university that was established in 1838 and is located in Durham, North Carolina. The school is organized into 9 graduate schools and 2 undergraduate schools where the undergraduate student body is made up of students from over 106 countries, plus all the 50 U.S. states. It has business, law and medical schools.
Established in 1836, Emory University is located in Atlanta, Georgia has 2 undergraduate programs, 9 graduate programs and various professional schools such as theology, medicine, nursing, public health, law and business.
The University of North Carolina located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina was founded in 1795 and offers liberal arts undergraduate program with an option to further pursue a major in one of the professional schools
Rice University was founded in 1912, in Houston, Texas and has undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral programs in arts, sciences and professional studies.
Founded in 1911 in University Park, Texas, Southern Methodist University offers various courses in business, law, theology, arts, humanities and sciences
Founded in 1834 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Tulane University offers degrees in various in-demand fields such as the notable online MBA that is accelerated and career-focused.
Wake Forest University was founded in 1834 and offers arts and sciences with various other professional majors
Vanderbilt University was established in 1873 in Nashville, Tennessee and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs with over 70 majors in medicine, nursing, law, engineering, arts, and sciences.
The University of Virginia was founded in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia and offers various disciplines among them Philosophy and astronomy.
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