September 29, 2020

Educated Quest’s Public Ivy Schools for 2020-21:The Runners Up

My Public Ivy post for this cycle got more buzz than any previous Public Ivy post. So I would like to list the schools that came close, but slightly missed on the four-year graduation rate. Every school had to meet my cost criteria: charge less for room and board than […]
September 16, 2020

The Public Ivies for 2020-21

US News has just released its 2020-21 college rankings. So it’s time for me to announce which schools are my Public Ivies. This is one of my most-read posts. I have no doubt that some will agree with my list, and many will not. However, I have a very different view […]
March 13, 2017
Seminar room at IUP's Cook Honors College

The Upsides and Downsides of the Public College Honors Program

Last week I paid a visit to the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), our state’s research and technological university and got a preview of one of the better public college honors programs in the country. NJIT’s public college honors program is special because it offers academic tracks for students […]
September 19, 2016

Is the College of William & Mary a ‘Public Ivy’ or ‘Duke At a Discount?’

Last week I “picked on” the University of Virginia and its non-resident charges. This week I would like to take a look at the College of William & Mary, a school that I visited several years ago before founding this site. William & Mary is a great school. It was […]
October 14, 2015

The Original Public Ivy Schools–30 Years Later

For the past three years I have published my own Public Ivy list. Each year, just like U.S. News, I changed the methodology for my list based on what I had learned on my journeys to colleges. Even though the Public Ivy list has been one of my most popular posts, […]