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Worst Ivy School

greatgurugreatguru Registered User Posts: 62 Junior Member
edited November 2008 in College Search & Selection
I know they're all good....Just wondering which one do you people think is the worst for undergrad.
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Replies to: Worst Ivy School

  • AceRockollaAceRockolla Registered User Posts: 672 Member
    strange topic, but I'd say Cornell followed by Penn.
  • GnnSk8GnnSk8 Registered User Posts: 78 Junior Member
    cornell... then dartmouth. pen has wharton if u have some kind of land mark school u cant be that bad, and other programs are solid
  • bobbobbobbobbobbob Registered User Posts: 4,772 Senior Member
    Hyp

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  • warblersrulewarblersrule Super Moderator Posts: 9,249 Senior Member
    Tier 1: Brown, Dartmouth, Princeton
    Tier 2: U Penn, Yale
    Tier 3: Columbia, Cornell, Harvard

    Not exactly quality, more a measure of undergrad treatment. The LAC-like Ivies come out on top. Cornell's not bad, but its relatively large class sizes work against it.
  • huskem55huskem55 User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 4,284 Senior Member
    this has to be the stupidest thread ever
  • greatgurugreatguru Registered User Posts: 62 Junior Member
    hehehe..yeah..I realize it's sort of like asking "stupidest Nobel Prize winner"...But there's an ulterior motive. :P

    Been accepted to all the lower Ivies and have to decide which one to attend. Whenever I ask anyone they just say "whichever appeals to YOU". I personally have NO idea how they are since I'm an international student. I'm trying to eliminate some, without the "go where your heart leads to you"-advice that would accompany this thread otherwise. I'm sure people posting here have a better idea of how such schools are for undergrad students and would give more informed advice.
  • AceRockollaAceRockolla Registered User Posts: 672 Member
    cornell... then dartmouth. pen has wharton if u have some kind of land mark school u cant be that bad, and other programs are solid

    Dartmouth would be among the best. Along with Princeton, it's the only ivy that puts its main focus on the undergraduate schools.
  • snowgirl9388snowgirl9388 Registered User Posts: 209 Junior Member
    cornell is def the worst out of them... too many students and apparently its stressful.
  • collegehelpcollegehelp Registered User Posts: 6,467 Senior Member
    greatguru-
    Where else were you accepted besides the Ivys?
  • greatgurugreatguru Registered User Posts: 62 Junior Member
    hehehe..rejected at every university except cornell, upenn and brown. (waitlisted for Stanford). Didn't apply to Columbia, HYP.
  • collegehelpcollegehelp Registered User Posts: 6,467 Senior Member
    I would suggest Brown to greatguru.
  • gomestargomestar Registered User Posts: 4,699 Senior Member
    Penn or Dartmouth


    for undergraduates, Cornell offers the most available courses and majors.
  • AceRockollaAceRockolla Registered User Posts: 672 Member
    I would choose Brown too.
  • jpps1jpps1 . Posts: 1,993 Senior Member
    Cornell or Brown.
  • AcceptedAlreadyAcceptedAlready Registered User Posts: 2,634 Senior Member
    Penn has Wharton. Brown has its specializations on education and open curriculum. HYP are definitely not the worst. Dartmouth/Columbia are the mid ivies.

    Therefore I would say Cornell is the weakest. Its best program is engineering and even that is beaten by non-Ivies such as Stanford, MIT, Cal-Tech, etc.
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