Cornell University is the largest Ivy League, with around 14,000 undergraduates. It was established in 1865 in Ithica, New York. The main campus overlooks the Cayuga Lake, with a hill view of creeks, waterfalls and the town at large. Greek life thrives here, though it isn’t a prerequisite for a good time. There are an innumerable number of clubs to choose from and an incredible breadth of course offerings. Main events include the year-end Slope Day and the main library is ideal to study in. Cornell has remarkable athletics; with its hockey team being one of the best. The university’s food has consistently made it to the top campus food lists, with its own dairy bar, cafes and local, vegan and kosher options. The natural beauty of Ithica also makes it ideal for a hike. The surrounding college town area, including Collegetown has an interesting range of shops, restaurants and bars. It’s the alma mater of great minds like Kurt Vonnegut and Toni Morrison. Cornell is a large private university with a wide range of options for the industrious and motivated.