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101 Reasons to go to Yale

hunterthompsonhunterthompson Posts: 18Registered User New Member
edited June 2007 in Yale University
I saw this on the Harvard forum, and kind of felt a little left out. So I brought it over. Just add on if you want.

1. Yale is better than Hahvahhhd.
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  • frrrphfrrrph Posts: 784Registered User Member
    2. Yale is awesomer than Hahwahd.
  • Yoshi729Yoshi729 Posts: 504Registered User Member
    I'm a complete nerd so I'm going to have to add a few reasons of my own.

    1. Yale is better than Hahvahhhd.
    2. Undergraduate focus
    3. Science faculty student ratio of almost 1:1
    4. Generous research funds
    5. Great social atmosphere
    6. Gothic campus (need I say more?)
  • frrrphfrrrph Posts: 784Registered User Member
    3. Yale is edgier than Hahhhvahhhhd.

    Even though the transfer rate was better at Harvard, I didn't even consider applying: stellar reputation aside, it's just not a school I would want to go to, even at the graduate level where the student-faculty ratio is better. The atmosphere and quirkiness is just lacking imho - especially compared to a campus such as Yale.

    It's the only Ivy that actually deserves credit for more than its name (with Brown and Princeton belonging somewhat to the exception as well). I'm excited to go there for the next two years more than I imagine ever being able to feel towards Harvard. All subjective, of course, but that's what counts for me.
  • crazedjuniorcrazedjunior Posts: 313Registered User Member
    4. awesome residential college system!
  • frrrphfrrrph Posts: 784Registered User Member
    1. Undergraduate focus
    2. Awesome residential college system!
    3. Science faculty student ratio of almost 1:1
    4. Generous research funds
    5. Great social atmosphere
    6. Gothic campus (need I say more?)
    7. Far more engaged faculty and politically active student body
    8. Not as stuffy, snobby reputation
  • frrrphfrrrph Posts: 784Registered User Member
    9. The bulldogg is way cute
    10. Student newspapers not afraid to put the caption "***** ***** ***** ***** ***** *****!" under a photo of campus art (seriously, that kind of not-taking-oneself-too-seriously humor totally had me fall in love)
    11. World-leading Art program
  • posterXposterX Posts: 2,246Registered User Senior Member
    Consolidated list

    1. Undergraduate focus
    2. Awesome residential college system!
    3. Science faculty student ratio of almost 1:1
    4. Generous research funds
    5. Edgier/Better/Awesomer than Hahhvahd (or anywhere else)
    6. Great social atmosphere
    7. Gothic campus (need I say more?)
    8. Far more engaged faculty and politically active student body
    9. Not a stuffy, snobby reputation
    10. The bulldogg is way cute
    11. Student newspapers not afraid to put the caption "***** ***** ***** ***** ***** *****!" under a photo of campus art (seriously, that kind of not-taking-oneself-too-seriously humor totally had me fall in love)
    12. World-leading Art program
    13. Only top university in the United States located in a major city downtown area (over 140 restaurants, 300 stores and 50 bars/clubs within three blocks of the campus, plus incredible opportunities to become involved in how a real city works)
    14. Best campus theater scene in the world by a 10x margin
    15. Did somebody say residential colleges?
    16. Only true residential college system
    17. Residential colleges.
  • posterXposterX Posts: 2,246Registered User Senior Member
    ^Maxim Magazine says "the greatest prank this side of the Mason-Dixon line since the Boston Tea Party... to the eternal pride of rival Yalies ...and caused dozens of stoic, blue-blooded Harvard men to spit port wine all over their smoking jackets."

    LOL
  • maineparentmaineparent Posts: 898Registered User Member
    We were there.....and it was an incredible stunt.....so well planned and executed.......
  • champion1onechampion1one Posts: 216Registered User Junior Member
    19. The name-Yale is flippin' sweet!
  • PwnzDeLeOwnzPwnzDeLeOwnz Posts: 178Registered User Junior Member
    I don't think #3 is true, can I see a link for that?
  • Yoshi729Yoshi729 Posts: 504Registered User Member
    I can't find a link with this information, although I am positive it has been discussed in various groups while I visited Yale. Thus I recant my statement, and instead substitute a 1 billion dollar investment into science faculty, facilities, and research.

    Consolidated List:
    1. Undergraduate focus
    2. Awesome residential college system!
    3. 1 billion dollar investment into science faculty, facilities, and research.
    4. Generous research funds
    5. Edgier/Better/Awesomer than Hahhvahd (or anywhere else)
    6. Great social atmosphere
    7. Gothic campus (need I say more?)
    8. Far more engaged faculty and politically active student body
    9. Not a stuffy, snobby reputation
    10. The bulldogg is way cute
    11. Student newspapers not afraid to put the caption "***** ***** ***** ***** ***** *****!" under a photo of campus art (seriously, that kind of not-taking-oneself-too-seriously humor totally had me fall in love)
    12. World-leading Art program
    13. Only top university in the United States located in a major city downtown area (over 140 restaurants, 300 stores and 50 bars/clubs within three blocks of the campus, plus incredible opportunities to become involved in how a real city works)
    14. Best campus theater scene in the world by a 10x margin
    15. Did somebody say residential colleges?
    16. Only true residential college system
    17. Residential colleges.
  • crazedjuniorcrazedjunior Posts: 313Registered User Member
    haha yoshi's post made me laugh...if you guys haven't already seen this video then check it out...it made me feel extremely excited about going to yale this fall...all over again :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kS96hBkego&mode=related&search=
    [url]http://yale.****/share_redirect.php?h=e8688a08b1497b6ce483969a34f1f956&url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idxiKfwYAas&mode=related&search=&sid=2414897684[/url]
  • PwnzDeLeOwnzPwnzDeLeOwnz Posts: 178Registered User Junior Member
    Yoshi when I went for BullDog days I remember that 1:1 Ratio was attributed to the engineering discipline and not science overall (which I think was like 3:1).
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