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Ivy Schools In Training!

kunfuzed101kunfuzed101 Registered User Posts: 761 Member
edited December 2006 in Transfer Students
NAME SOME OF THE "NEW IVIES" GAINING RECOGNITION. LATELY I'VE BEEN HEARING ALOT ABOUT:

McCALESTER COLLEGE IN MINNESOTA AS THE NEW "IT" COLLEGE....POSSIBLY BECAUSE OF THEIR FAMOUS ALUMNI i.e. KOFI ANNAN.

- BOSTON COLLEGE IN M.A.

- BRYN MAWR

- VASSAR COLLEGE IN N.Y.

- UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN - ANN ARBOR
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Replies to: Ivy Schools In Training!

  • YuryYury Registered User Posts: 220 Junior Member
    I know CMU is definitely on that list.
  • nspedsnspeds - Posts: 5,382 Senior Member
    Uhhh... nothing screams Ivy more than the fact that Georgetown was offered a spot in the league back in the day.
  • ckmets13ckmets13 Registered User Posts: 2,294 Senior Member
    I thought the Georgetown thing was a rumor, but I really dont know
  • shoebox10shoebox10 Registered User Posts: 3,559 Senior Member
    yeah i vote g'town...
  • nspedsnspeds - Posts: 5,382 Senior Member
    I thought the Georgetown thing was a rumor, but I really dont know

    ...I thought so too, until a Jesuit here told me the story.
  • RedduneReddune Registered User Posts: 1,490 Senior Member
    Hmm...interesting fact about G-town. I wonder if G-town would rank higher if it had joined the Ivy. If so, would that just mean that by being in the Ivy-League you automatically get rank higher, or would G-town be where it ranks right now (and therefore be the lowest ranked Ivy).

    [yes, we can all say ranking is superficial, but it does make you think.]
  • nspedsnspeds - Posts: 5,382 Senior Member
    I've also speculated about how Georgetown's status as an Ivy-League school would have affected its ranking.

    I don't think I care that much. No one really seems to care about the Ivy-League here – except for post-grad. I thought we had a bad-case of Ivy-Envy, but I've seen cases that are much worse at higher-ranked schools, and I've met many students here who turned down upper- and lower- tier Ivys for Georgetown.

    UChicago, Northwestern, and Emory are three good examples.
  • brand_182brand_182 Registered User Posts: 7,589 Senior Member
    I had always heard that Georgetown should be ranked considerably higher but is suffering due to financial shortcomings compared to other top universities.
  • pellmanpellman Registered User Posts: 671 Member
    I also hear Bowdoin is getting up there relative to the other top ranked LAs.
  • sasha_csasha_c Registered User Posts: 31 Junior Member
    I've heard great things about Vassar but it seems quite small to really make into that league. As an international I have not heard of anyone outside the States and maybe Canada.
    Personally the Southern elite schools appeal more to me than those huge ones with larger than life reps. Or maybe it's just the climate I like.lol.
  • different_stepsdifferent_steps Registered User Posts: 124 Junior Member
    Don't forget RICE
  • nspedsnspeds - Posts: 5,382 Senior Member
    I had always heard that Georgetown should be ranked considerably higher but is suffering due to financial shortcomings compared to other top universities.

    That and we have an enormous amount of part-time professors.

    Also, we have a tendency to hire ousted political officials – I hear Rumsfeld is next. This tendency is detrimental to our academic reputation!
    Don't forget RICE

    Rice is unique. I don't think Rice students or admins would want their school qualified as an Ivy-League school or as "Ivy-Caliber." They are pretty proud of their school as it is, and pride themselves for their uniqueness. I admire that. Rice students are some of the most intellectually secure students I have ever met.
  • werd814werd814 Registered User Posts: 1,090 Senior Member
    don't forget Colby ;-)
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