Established in 1954 as an athletic association, the Ivy League is composed of eight renowned universities, standing in academic excellence across the country and listed in several rankings of the world’s best universities. With a history of notable alumni such as former presidents, Nobel Prize winners, and researchers who have revolutionized the history of humanity, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Yale attract students from all over the world for their prestige, high level, and networking.
Scholaroo has analyzed the residency of Ivy League students at the time of their admission to the fall programs from 2015 to 2020, and found out which university has more students in each state in the country. The results reveal that Cornell, the last to be founded, is the most attended Ivy League in 18 states, and Harvard, the oldest, comes in second, ranking first in 12 states.
The chart above shows the distribution of students at each Ivy League university at the time of the sample, and the graphic below shows the top 5 in all 50 states.
Top 5 Ivy League Universities in Each State
The Scholaroo data team analyzed all admissions to the fall programs from 2015 to 2020 to identify the most attended Ivy League University in the United States.