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In 1893, an alumnus told The Harvard Crimson, "In 1850, class day was placed upon the University Calendar....
the custom of planting the ivy, while the ivy oration was delivered, arose about this time." Several sportswriters and other journalists used the term shortly later to refer to the older colleges, those along the northeastern seaboard of the United States, chiefly the nine institutions with origins dating from the colonial era, together with the United States Military Academy (West Point), the United States Naval Academy, and a few others.
The supposed "IV League" was formed over a century ago and consisted of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and a fourth school that varies depending on who is telling the story.
However, it is clear that Harvard, Princeton, Yale and Columbia met on November 23, 1876 at the so-called Massasoit Convention to decide on uniform rules for the emerging game of American football, which rapidly spread.
The eight institutions are Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and Yale University.
The term Ivy League has connotations of academic excellence, selectivity in admissions, and social elitism.
In 1801, a majority of the first board of trustees for what became the University of South Carolina were Princeton alumni.
They appointed Jonathan Maxcy, a Brown graduate, as the university's first president.
Ivy League schools are generally viewed as some of the most prestigious, and are ranked among the best universities worldwide by U. Ivy League financial endowments range from Brown's .5 billion to Harvard's .5 billion, Ivy League universities have some of the largest university financial endowments in the world, which allows the universities to provide many resources for their academic programs and research endeavors.The Ivy League is a collegiate athletic conference comprising sports teams from eight private institutions of higher education in the Northeastern United States.