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Best Ivy League Schools By Salary Potential

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If you're applying to only a short list of Ivy League schools, how will you decide between all of the beautiful, brick-covered campuses and top notch reputations? We suggest you look at post-graduation earnings as part of the equation. Even among the top Ivy League schools, some will help you more with making a living after graduation. Before you choose which one you'll attend, use our list of the best Ivy League schools by salary potential.

Annual pay for Bachelors graduates without higher degrees. Typical starting graduates have 2 years of experience; mid-career have 15 years. See full methodology for more.

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Best Ivy League Schools By Salary Potential - Full List
Ivy League Schools Starting Median Pay Mid-Career Median Pay
Princeton University $58,900 $123,000
Dartmouth College $54,100 $123,000
Harvard University $57,300 $121,000
University of Pennsylvania $59,600 $111,000
Yale University $52,600 $110,000
Brown University $49,400 $109,000
Cornell University $57,500 $106,000
Columbia University $54,300 $99,700
This chart is based upon PayScale Salary Survey data for Bachelors graduates without higher degrees who are full-time employees in the United States. These results may not represent all attendees of these colleges. Salary is the sum of compensation from base salary, bonuses, profit sharing, commissions, and overtime, if applicable, but does not include equity (stock) compensation. See full methodology for more.
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