|Author||Howard Greene and Matthew Greene|
|Publisher||New York : Cliff Street Books|
|Pages||317 p. ; 24 cm.|
|LC Class||LB2350.5 G74 2000|
Hidden Ivies: Thirty Colleges of Excellence is a college educational guide published in 2000. It concerns college admissions in the United States. The authors define both the title of this book as well as their goals in writing it on page one in the following manner: "Our mission in writing this book for students and parents is to create greater awareness of the small, distinctive cluster of colleges and universities of excellence that are available to gifted college-bound students." In the introduction, the authors further explain their aim by referring specifically to "the group historically known as the 'Little Ivies' (including Amherst, Bowdoin, Middlebury, Swarthmore, Wesleyan, and Williams)" which the authors say have "scaled the heights of prestige and selectivity and also turn away thousands of our best and brightest young men and women." The second edition includes the assessment of all the institutions considered "Little Ivies" except Connecticut College. Connecticut College is referenced on three occasions in the book for its affiliation and student exchange program with other Little Ivies, and the college is included in Appendix II as another college of excellence.
In this book, the authors (using the same criteria often used to evaluate Ivy League schools) discuss thirty American schools that are small in size and are either liberal arts colleges or universities that emulate them. The Hidden Ivies: 50 Top Colleges - From Amherst to Williams - That Rival the Ivy League, the second edition of the guide published in 2009, evaluates fifty "renowned academic institutions."
Nine of the fifty schools in the second edition are located in the Midwestern United States, 24 in the Northeastern United States, 11 in the Southern United States, and six in the Western United States.
Hidden Ivies discusses the college admissions process and attempts to evaluate 50 colleges in comparison to Ivy League colleges. The schools are examined based on academics, admissions process, financial aid, and student experiences. The book argues the importance of a liberal arts education and goes on to inquire about the qualities of Ivy League schools in general, and how such qualities apply to higher education.
- Amherst College
- Barnard College
- Bates College
- Boston College
- Bowdoin College
- Bryn Mawr College
- Bucknell University
- Colby College
- Colgate University
- Hamilton College
- Haverford College
- Lafayette College
- Lehigh University
- Middlebury College
- Mount Holyoke College
- Smith College
- Swarthmore College
- Trinity College
- Tufts University
- University of Rochester
- Vassar College
- Wellesley College
- Wesleyan University
- Williams College
- Black Ivy League — A list of Historically Black Colleges or Universities that provide Ivy quality education in a predominantly black environment
- College admissions in the United States
- Jesuit Ivy — Complimentary use of "Ivy" to characterize Boston College
- Little Three — Three liberal arts colleges in New England (Amherst, Wesleyan, and Williams), in contrast to the Big Three of the Ivy League (Harvard, Yale, and Princeton)
- Little Ivies — Group of U.S. liberal arts colleges that parallel the Ivy League in some respects
- Public Ivies — Group of public U.S. universities thought to "provide an Ivy League collegiate experience at a public school price"
- Seven Sisters — Historically, these were women's colleges each of which had a close tie to an Ivy League school.
- Southern Ivies — Complimentary use of "Ivy" to characterize excellent universities in the U.S. South
- Transfer admissions in the United States
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- Greene, Howard and Matthew Greene (2000) Greenes' Guides to Educational Planning: The Hidden Ivies: Thirty Colleges of Excellence, HarperCollins, ISBN 0-06-095362-4, book description at HarperCollins.com
- Greene, Howard. The Hidden Ivies, 2nd Edition: 50 Top Colleges-from Amherst to Williams. books.google.com. Retrieved 2011-11-04.
- The Hidden Ivies, 2nd Edition: 50 ... - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
- Greene, Howard. "The Hidden Ivies, 2nd Edition: 50 Top Colleges—from Amherst to Williams —That Rival the Ivy League by Howard Greene, Matthew W. Greene". Harpercollins.com. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
- "Browse Inside The Hidden Ivies, 2nd Edition: 50 Top Colleges—from Amherst to Williams —That Rival the Ivy League by Howard Greene, Matthew W. Greene". Harpercollins.com. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
- Howard Greene; Mathew W. Greene (2000). Greenes' Guides to Educational Planning: The Hidden Ivies: Thirty Colleges of Excellence. New York: HarperCollins. ISBN 0-06-095362-4.
- Howard Greene; Mathew W. Greene (2009). Greenes' Guides to Educational Planning: The Hidden Ivies: 50 Top Colleges - from Amherst To Williams - that Rival the Ivy League. New York: HarperCollins. ISBN 0-06-172672-9.