Public Ivy

Public Ivy is a slang term for a state college in the United States with an excellent academic reputation. The term was first used by Richard Moll to mean a public university, which is also the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education universities that has characterized as " provides an Ivy League university experience for the price of a public university. " "... compete successfully with the Ivy League universities, both in terms of academic rigor as well as the tractive force on Superstar university teachers and the best and brightest students of all races. " but neither of the two sources suggests that the Public Ivies have the status that is characteristic of the Ivy League universities. The term is still often used in Guide - books on choosing a college, when it comes to describe the best public universities.

Minor listed in his book (1985 appeared ) on the following universities ( in alphabetical order):

  • College of William and Mary
  • Miami University
  • University of California
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Virginia

A later publication of the well-known series, Greene's Guides (2001) extended the concept to other institutions: