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Ivy League Schools founded as Christian Universities:


The following eight Ivy League Schools were founded on Christian principles and had a very specific Christian mission. Of the eight current Ivy League Schools, all except Cornell and Penn were founded by ministers, clergymen, or churches and they all had the express intent of training new ministers. The evidence is as clear as their mottos:

*Brown University- Founded in 1764, and is located in Providence, Rhode Island. Its motto, "In Deo Speramus," means, "In God We Hope."

*Columbia University- Founded in 1754, and is located in New York, New York. Its motto, "In Lumine Tuo Videbimus Lumen," means, "In Thy Light We Shall See the Light."

*Cornell University- Founded in 1865, and is located in Ithaca, New York. Its motto, "I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study."

*Dartmouth College- Founded in 1769, and is located in Hanover, New Hampshire. Its motto, "Vox Clamantis in Deserto," means, "A Voice Crying Out in the Wilderness."

*Harvard University- Founded in 1636, and is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Its motto, "Veritas," means "Truth."

*Princeton University- Founded in 1746, and is located in Princeton, New Jersey. Its motto, "Dei Sub Numine Viget," means, "She Flourishes Under Protection of God."

*University of Pennsylvania- Founded in 1751, and is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Its motto, "Leges Sine Moribus Vanae," means, "Laws Without Morals Are Useless."

*Yale University- Founded in 1701, and is located in New Haven, Connecticut. Its motto, "Lux et Veritas," means, "Light and Truth."

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