New York school makes 'New Ivy League' colleges list

A university in New York made Forbes' list of "New Ivies," a new list of the top schools beyond those with the once-coveted distinction.


Forbes reported earlier this week that "something feels distinctly off on Ivy League campuses," thanks to complaints over admissions policies, grade inflation, and university officials' responses to on-campus protests.


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After disqualifying the eight original Ivy League schools – Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Penn, Columbia, Dartmouth and Cornell – along with "Ivy-plus" schools Stanford, MIT, Duke and the University of Chicago, Forbes used several data points like standardized test scores and surveys of hiring managers to determine the top public and private institutions in the country to replace the legacies.

Binghamton University made the list of the 10 "Public Ivies" that "attract high-achievers and turn out hard-working, highly-regarded employees." 

LOWELL, MA - FEBRUARY 04: Binghamton University Bearcats guard Timmy Rose (4) drives past UMass Lowell Riverhawks guard/forward Logan Primerano (23) during the second half of the game between the Binghamton University Bearcats and the UMass Lowell Ri

Here's the complete list:

Public Ivies

  • Binghamton University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • University of Florida
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Maryland - College Park
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • University of Texas - Austin
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison

Private Ivies

  • Boston College
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Emory University
  • Georgetown University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Northwestern University
  • Rice University
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Southern California
  • Vanderbilt University

FOX 4 Austin and FOX 32 Chicago contributed to this report.

Editor's note: This article was originally published on May 6.