Hi! I’m Samantha Lake for About.com and today I’m going to tell you all about Ivy League Colleges. We’re here at Count Me In Tutoring in Bedford Corners, New York.The Ivy League is a group of eight colleges and universities that are all members of the Ivy League athletic conference within Division One of the NCAA athletic association. Established in 1954, the Ivy League is now commonly is regarded as a group of the most elite private institutions of higher learning in the United States.All eight Ivy League schools are located in the Northeastern United States. Most of the institutions in the Ivy League were established in the colonial era, the exception being Cornell University established in 1865.The term Ivy League now has connotations of academic excellence and extreme selectivity in admissions at some of nations oldest higher learning institutions. Acceptance rates at Ivy League schools are between 7 and 19 percent. Competition for faculty and students is extremely fierce among Ivy League schools, as each institution demands the best of the best.The Ivy League is a group of the most historic and elite higher learning schools in the world. To learn more about education and other topics, please visit About.com and thanks for watching.