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The Oldest Universities in the U.S.

We have a list of the oldest universities in the United States. Some of them are ranked very high overall in the world as well as being members of the honored Ivy League. They all have very rich heritage and notable alumni.

Here are the oldest universities in the US:

Harvard University – 1636 (chartered in 1650)

Located in Massachusetts, it was called New College at first before being renamed to Harvard. It was named after John Harvard, who gave money to the school. It is one of the world’s prestige college universities and a top Ivy league school.

College of William and Mary – 1693

It was named after the British Monarchs who were over the city. Once the school of famous president, Thomas Jefferson, this school is the oldest in the South.

Yale University – 1701

Ranked 15th in the world and was founded as “College School” but renamed to Yale because of a gift received from Elihu Yale. It was the first school to award a PhD. Yale is located in New Haven, Connecticut.

Princeton University – 1746

It was called College of New Jersey at first before being renamed to Princeton 10 years later. It is currently ranked as a top 10 school in the world overall.

Columbia University – 1754

Located in New York City, Columbia was chartered in 1754 and originally called King’s College before being renamed in 1784. It is known for the famous Pulitzer Prize and is ranked 16th in the world overall.

Older universities are more prestigious and a degree from these schools is instantly recognized as something to be proud of. Did you go to one of these older Ivy league schools? Post your comment below!

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This story was originally published in November 2009. It has been updated August 2018.




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