Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Map of the nine colonial colleges
Coat of arms
This 1792 engraving is the first published image of Brown. University Hall stands on right while the President's House sits on the left.
Official seal used by the college and the university
Following the gift of Nicholas Brown, Jr. (Class of 1786), the university was renamed in his honor
Charter creating the Collegiate School, which became Yale College, October 9, 1701
Slavery Memorial was designed by Martin Puryear and dedicated in 2014
A Front View of Yale-College and the College Chapel, printed by Daniel Bowen in 1786
The Van Wickle Gates stand at the crest of College Hill
Coat of arms of the family of Elihu Yale, after whom the university was named in 1718
The John Hay Library is home to rare books, special collections, and the university archives
Connecticut Hall, oldest building on the Yale campus, built between 1750 and 1753
The John Carter Brown Library is one of the world's leading repositories of books, maps, and manuscripts relating to the colonial Americas
First diploma awarded by Yale College, granted to Nathaniel Chauncey in 1702
The galleries of Brown's anthropology museum, the Haffenreffer, are located in Manning Hall
Old Brick Row in 1807
Three dormitories, Metcalf Hall (1919), Andrews Hall (1947), and Miller Hall (1910), formed the heart of Pembroke College and now serve as freshman residences
Robinson Hall (1878) was designed by Walker and Gould in the Venetian Gothic style to house Brown's library
Woolsey Hall c. 1905
The List Art Center, built 1969–71, designed by Philip Johnson, houses Brown's Department of Visual Art and the David Winton Bell Gallery
Richard Rummell's 1906 watercolor of the Yale campus facing north
The Granoff Center, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Yale Law School, located in the Sterling Law Building
Lyman Hall, built 1890–92, houses the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
Aerial view of the Brown University English department
Statue of Nathan Hale in front of Connecticut Hall
The Brown Computing Laboratory, designed by Philip Johnson
The Brown University Engineering Research Center, completed in 2018 and designed by KieranTimberlake
Harkness Tower
Pembroke Hall (1897) houses the administrative offices of the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women
Yale University's Sterling Memorial Library, as seen from Maya Lin's sculpture, Women's Table. The sculpture records the number of women enrolled at Yale over its history; female undergraduates were not admitted until 1969.
Sayles Hall on the Main Green
The Alpert Medical School building on Richmond Street
The Yale Bowl, the college football stadium located near Yale University
The primary building of the Brown University School of Public Health viewed from across the Providence River
Many Spring Weekend events are hosted on Brown's Main Green
Ladd Observatory, built 1890–1891, is used by Brown Space Engineering, a student group focused on Aerospace engineering
The Brown University Band was founded in 1924
Economist and Nobel Prize laureate Paul Krugman graduated from Yale summa cum laude in 1974.
The Sarah Doyle Women's Center
The 1879 Brown baseball varsity, with W.E. White seated second from right. White's appearance in an 1879 major league game may be the first person of color to play professional baseball, 68 years before Jackie Robinson
Jonathan Edwards College courtyard
Horace Mann, class of 1819, regarded as the father of American public education
Branford College courtyard
Samuel Gridley Howe, class of 1821, abolitionist and advocate for the blind
Saybrook College's Killingworth Courtyard
John Hay, class of 1858, private secretary to Abraham Lincoln and U.S. Secretary of State
Hopper College courtyard
Charles Evans Hughes, class of 1881, Chief Justice of the United States and U.S. Secretary of State
Berkeley College buildings
John D. Rockefeller Jr., class of 1897, philanthropist and developer of Rockefeller Center
Trumbull College courtyard
Lois Lowry, class of 1958, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Giver and Number the Stars
Davenport College courtyard
Ted Turner, class of 1960, founder of CNN, TBS, and WCW and philanthropist
Pierson College courtyard
John Sculley, class of 1961, former CEO of Apple Inc. and president of PepsiCo
Silliman College courtyard
Janet Yellen, class of 1967, first woman to serve as Chair of the Federal Reserve and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
Timothy Dwight College courtyard
André Leon Talley, class of 1972, former editor-at-large and creative director of Vogue
Morse College courtyard
Brian Moynihan, class of 1981, chairman and CEO of Bank of America
Ezra Stiles College courtyard
Ira Glass, class of 1982, radio personality and host of This American Life
Benjamin Franklin College courtyard
Jim Yong Kim, class of 1982, 12th Pres. of the World Bank, 17th Pres. of Dartmouth
Pauli Murray College courtyard
Dara Khosrowshahi, class of 1991, CEO of Uber, former CEO of Expedia Group
John F. Kennedy Jr., class of 1983, lawyer, journalist, and magazine publisher
Davis Guggenheim, class of 1986, Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker
Laura Linney, class of 1986, actress, recipient of 4 Emmy Awards and 3 time Oscar nominee
Julie Bowen, class of 1991, actress, six time Emmy Award nominee
Tracee Ellis Ross, class of 1994, actress, model, comedienne, and television host
Andrew Yang, class of 1996, businessman and U.S. presidential candidate
Chris Hayes, class of 2001, political commentator and host of All In with Chris Hayes
John Krasinski, class of 2001, actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
A. G. Sulzberger, class of 2003, publisher of The New York Times
Emma Watson, class of 2014, actress, model, activist

Founded in 1701 as the Collegiate School, it is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and among the most prestigious in the world.

- Yale University

Founded in 1764 as the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Brown is the seventh-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution.

- Brown University

Seven of the nine colonial colleges became seven of the eight Ivy League universities: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, Brown, and Dartmouth.

- Colonial colleges

The three petitioners were Ezra Stiles, pastor of Newport's Second Congregational Church and future president of Yale University; William Ellery, Jr., future signer of the United States Declaration of Independence; and Josias Lyndon, future governor of the colony.

- Brown University

A 1746 graduate of Yale, Stiles came to the college with experience in education, having played an integral role in the founding of Brown University, in addition to having been a minister.

- Yale University
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American collegiate athletic conference comprising eight private research universities in the Northeastern United States.

American collegiate athletic conference comprising eight private research universities in the Northeastern United States.

Flags of Ivy League members fly over Columbia's Wien Stadium
Yale University's four-oared crew team, posing with the 1876 Centennial Regatta trophy.
The 1879 Brown varsity baseball team. W.E. White (seated second from right) may have been the first African-American to play major league baseball
Penn's ICAA track champions in 1907
Radcliffe College, one of the Seven Sisters, fully integrated with Harvard in 1999.
Yale rowing team in the annual Harvard–Yale Regatta, 2007
Nassau Hall (1756) at Princeton
University Hall (1770) at Brown University
An illustration of Cornell's rowing team. Rowing is often associated with traditional upper class New England culture
A cartoon portrait of the stereotypical Columbia man, 1902
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, third from left, top row, with his Harvard class in 1904
Harvard Law School students circa 1895
The Yale Bowl during a football game against Cornell
Brown plays Columbia in basketball, 2020
Penn (left) plays Cornell (right), 2019
Cornell and Princeton are longtime lacrosse rivals
Performance of a Greek play at Harvard Stadium in 1903
The Ingalls Rink, Yale's primary hockey facility

Its members are Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and Yale University.

All of the "Ivies" except Cornell were founded during the colonial period; they thus account for seven of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution.