Deep thoughts: what is an Ivy League mom? Is she a mom who attended an Ivy League university or is she a mom of an Ivy League student? We’ve seen the term Ivy League mom used in both ways. Sometimes, a mom who graduated from an Ivy League school will have kids who attend the same school. So, the term Ivy League mom can be both a mom who attended an Ivy League school or a mom of an Ivy Leaguer.