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Rank Your Ivy League Universities  
User currently offlineSFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2728 times:

Everyone! It's time to RANK YOUR IVY LEAGUE UNIVERSITIES. (In terms of your desire to attend.) The contestants are:

Penn
Columbia
Harvard
Yale
Dartmouth
Cornell

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

46 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineA330Fan1 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 856 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2700 times:

Columbia !!! !!! !!!

-A330Fan1


User currently offlineSFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2694 times:

Do you go to Columbia, A330?

User currently offlineKalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2692 times:

BROWN? Because of that, they get my pity vote. I vote Brown.


Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who set the planets in motion.
User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2993 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2682 times:

Having already attended two of them, I don't have any particular desire to go back--or to any other school, for that matter. But if I were starting all over again, I guess I'd rank them the same way:

1. Princeton
2. Columbia



Common sense is not so common. -Voltaire
User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2673 times:

First of all, I don't think anybody actually considers Cornell to be an Ivy, by any measure. I think the list would include only the big 7.

Dartmouth
Harvard
Brown
Yale
Columbia
Princeton
Penn


Some might be tempted to add Stanford and perhaps Duke to the list as well. Schools like Middleberry and Swathmore also qualify.



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User currently offlineMaxmax From Italy, joined Nov 2003, 63 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2672 times:

UPENN
kELLOGG
HARVARD

THAT'S IT

Oh! ALMOST FORGOT....NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIV.


User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2993 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2663 times:

DesertJets, there is actually a firm definition of the "Ivy League," and Cornell is unquestionably a member, while Stanford, Duke, etc.--though obviously excellent schools--are not. It is not simply a generic term for the country's top schools, but rather a college athletic league whose members must abide by certain regulations (e.g., no athletic scholarships). See http://etc.princeton.edu/CampusWWW/Companion/ivy_league.html.


Common sense is not so common. -Voltaire
User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2659 times:

Harvard: The University of Michigan of the West Big grin


FSP


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16824 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2660 times:

Princeton is the most prestigious University In the US according to US News and World Reports annual lists, Princeton has been on top for the last 5 years.

BTW.. I live about 15-20 minute drive from Princeton, very nice town and campus but it's people are definetly not New Jersey.



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User currently offlineVectorVictor From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2657 times:

Cornell not Ivy League...Ouch that hurts this former part-time Cornell student.

For what it's worth, Cornell has the most scenic Ivy League campus, IMHO. Ithaca is Gorges!


User currently offlinePendrilsaint From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2640 times:

From a Columbia Student...Yay for Columbia! =)

but other than here I would say: Harvard and Dartmouth


User currently offlineArch89U From United States of America, joined May 2001, 188 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2637 times:

I looked at a lot of the Ivy league schools. But decided on Notre Dame.

For academics:

1) Cornell: unbeatable in terms of reputation, research, and old manuscripts.

For overall experience:

1) Harvard: the best. Stanford and Duke like to pretend they're Harvard.

How I would rank the Ivies:

1) Harvard
2) Princeton
3) Columbia
4) Yale
5) Cornell
6) UPenn
7) Brown
8) Dartmouth


User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3611 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2637 times:

Duke anyone? Well, I would like to think so.

User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8502 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2633 times:

I'd rather go to a state school than any of the overpriced Ivy League schools any day. Give me a Mississippi State or a University of Georgia over Harvard and Princeton.

User currently offlineMoolies From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2629 times:

Penn
Harvard
Yale
Princeton
Columbia
Brown

P.S. I have a friend who has been accepted and is going to brown as a freshmen in september. ANd 2 other friends who are gonna apply, one to yale and im not sure where the other to.

I how ever will most probally try and do a post grad there. At Penn.


User currently offlinePendrilsaint From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2626 times:

Btw, the U.S. news and world report ranking is utter B.S. The peer assessment (aka prestige factor) is not in order for the top schools. For instance, blowing my own school's horn, Columbia should be higher than 11 on the list if you go by prestige. However, they throw in a bunch of other crap that keeps great schools out of the top 10. Penn should not be in the top 10, neither should Washington in St. Louis. Also, Duke has an amazing amazing medical school, but it is not a research powerhouse (save in medicine). Finally, the school that got the biggest screwover on that list has to be University of Chicago, that school should be in the top ten if not the top five. It is one of the most respected academic institutions in the world. For almost any field, ask an expert where the top researchers in something will be, and you can almost count on someone from Chicago being in that last.

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2618 times:

"Harvard: The University of Michigan of the West "

Uh last time I checked Harvard was on the East Coast, and decidedly east of UMich...whats going on out there in Ann Arbor???  Big grin

On topic, I didnt have much of desire to go to an Ivy League school, not that I could get in anyways, but they are all too close to where Im from in the PHL area and I wanted to get the heck away from the East Coast...my closest friend from HS does go to UPenn though...

Greg



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User currently offlineChi-town From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 971 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2601 times:

None of them! Here I come Arizona State!

User currently offlineTheiler From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 633 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2594 times:

For MBA programs, Penn and Columbia, hands down.

User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2586 times:

Cornell not Ivy League...Ouch that hurts this former part-time Cornell student.

For what it's worth, Cornell has the most scenic Ivy League campus, IMHO. Ithaca is Gorges!


Gorges?! Was Spelling 1302 not offered?



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User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2583 times:

Gorges?! Was Spelling 1302 not offered?

LMAO,  Laugh out loud  Laugh out loud


User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2732 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2581 times:

No, Ithaca is GORGES ... don't they run to an encyclopedia or atlas at Upper mid-Where ever A and M ?

Ivy league schools are an over-rated waste of money for an under-grad degree. Post grad is a different story but anyone who makes their choice based on these 'rankings' just isn't doing their homework over such an important decision.



" Help, help ... I'm being oppressed ... "
User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2993 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2579 times:

Jcs17, it's an old joke/pun, featured on bumper stickers, T-shirts, etc. Ithaca is known for its beautiful gorges. Get it? You need to get out more.  Smile


Common sense is not so common. -Voltaire
User currently offlinePendrilsaint From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2565 times:

Hey Hey PacificJourney, its not a waste of money when the school is paying for most of it. So I'm not going to complain about going to an Ivy League school for undergrad. The fact of the matter though PacificJourney, is that the connection you make at an Ivy League Campus (especially NYC based ones like Columbia) do carry over into the real world. Furthermore, the schools are no more expensive than any other private university in the United States.

25 Post contains images Rjpieces : I'll let you know in 3 weeks when I find out if I got into Brown or not
26 Us330 : Just on personal preference, as to where I would be most likely to attend, as I have applied to 4 of the 8. (top 4 are the ones I applied to) Harvard-
27 Pendrilsaint : Us330, don't be so harsh on the core at Columbia. We look at it as being sad that a comp. lit major from Brown can come out with having read a single
28 KBUF737 : Why go Ivy League when you have Jesuits! Boston College Georgetown Fordham Loyola Maryland Loyola Chicago St. Joes and of course the best: Canisius!
29 NWA Man : dupe.... you can go ahead and delete this one [Edited 2004-03-10 09:46:44]
30 NWA Man : Why go Ivy League when you have Jesuits! Boston College Georgetown Fordham Loyola Maryland Loyola Chicago St. Joes and of course the best: Canisius! I
31 KBUF737 : I apologize NWA man. Living on the east coast I mentioned these ones. Marquette is an excellent school along with Gonzaga. Now about the Ivy League: 1
32 SFOintern : I think the Core Curriculum at Columbia is genius. It just exposes you to the major texts that have been the foundation of Western society.
33 Pacificjourney : "I think the Core Curriculum at Columbia is genius. It just exposes you to the major texts that have been the foundation of Western society." ?????? J
34 Commander_Rabb : Ivy league schools are an over-rated waste of money for an under-grad degree. That's true in Japan regarding Japanese universities. It is not true reg
35 Us330 : Pendrilsaint, like I said, I have nothing against Columbia, as it is a great school. It is just not a school for me. I like to have the freedom of cho
36 FoxBravo : Us330, your above list seems like it was based solely on the classic "How many _______ students does it take to change a light bulb?" jokes. Since it
37 Redraider : You forgot the "Harvard of the South Plains": Texas Tech.
38 Pacificjourney : No Comm. Rabb it is you that is quite misinformed, or rather snowed. Rightly or wrongly whatever Uni. you attend in Japan stays with you for life. Exp
39 Us330 : FoxBravo, while my posts make me seem like I don't know much about the situation, the reality is that I am pretty well-informed. I just didn't want to
40 FoxBravo : Ok, sounds like you've done your homework. I wasn't trying to change your mind, just cautioning you to avoid certain easy stereotypes. I'm more famili
41 VSLover : my experience: i was dead set on going to yale, applied, visited, thats the only place i wanted to go. i visited all the schools (ivy i mean), and did
42 NWA Man : Us330- Nice list - but did you apply to any safeties? RD at any of those schools is damn near impossible (What's the 'easiest' one to get into? USC?)
43 FoxBravo : VSLover, that's good advice.
44 Commander_Rabb : Your original quote which I am sure you still stand by was " Ivy league schools are an over-rated waste of money for an under-grad degree." That's you
45 Us330 : Yeah, USC and Claremont McKenna are/were my safeties. I am already in to USC, and I was named a finalist for some scholarship there, and was elgible t
46 Pacificjourney : Obviously it's my opinion Comm. Rab but as I already stated an educated and informed one I think. "Guess you don't run in the right circles to realize
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