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Public Ivy

What does the academic term Public Ivy mean in higher education?

Public Ivy

Public Ivy definition

Short Definition

Public Ivy is a public college or university that is considered to provide an education comparable to that of the ivy league.

In-depth Overview

Public Ivy

Long definition: "Public Ivy" is a colloquial term used to describe a public university in the United States that offers an education comparable to that of the Ivy League universities, which are prestigious private institutions. Public Ivies are known for their academic excellence, world-class faculty and resources, often rivaling those of elite private colleges.

Etymology: The term "Public Ivy" was coined by Richard Moll in his 1985 book titled "Public Ivies: A Guide to America's Best Public Undergraduate Colleges and Universities". Moll used the term to highlight public institutions that provided an Ivy League-like education to a broader range of students.

Synonyms or related academic terms:

  • Public Ivy League
  • Public Ivy University
  • State Ivy

Examples of Use:

  • The University of Michigan is often considered a Public Ivy due to its academic reputation.
  • She chose to attend a Public Ivy to receive a top-tier education while paying in-state tuition.
  • Public Ivies across the country attract high-achieving students from various backgrounds.

Spanish: Universidad Pública de Élite
French: Ivy League Publique
German: Öffentliche Ivy League
Italian: Pubblica Ivy
Portuguese: Ivy League Pública
Japanese: パブリックアイビー (Paburikuaibī)
Chinese (Simplified): 公立常春藤 (Gōnglì Chánghuānténg)
Hindi: पब्लिक आइवी (Public Ivy)

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