Definition of “the Ivy League” - English Dictionary

“Ivy League” in American English

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Ivy Leaguenoun [ U ]

us /ˈɑɪ·vi ˈliɡ/

a group of colleges and universities in the US that have a good reputation:

Yale and Harvard are Ivy League schools.

(Definition of “Ivy League” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“the Ivy League” in Business English

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the Ivy Leaguenoun

uk us

a group of respected universities in the east of the US:

She was accepted to nearly every law and medical school in the Ivy League.
an Ivy League school/degree/university

(Definition of “the Ivy League” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)