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Let's Rank the IVIES!

truazn8948532truazn8948532 1332 replies180 threads Senior Member
edited January 2008 in College Admissions
In terms of International Prestige

1. Harvard
2. Yale
3. Princeton
4. Columbia

5. University of Pennsylvania
6. Dartmouth
7. Cornell
8. Brown

It seems that the first four are much better known (relatively) than the latter 4. Comments?
edited January 2008
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  • shoebox10shoebox10 3394 replies165 threads Senior Member
    1. Harvard (strictly because its widely-known)
    2. Princeton
    3. Yale
    4. Columbia

    5. Penn
    6. Cornell
    7. Brown
    8. Dartmouth (sorry, but its so small and less common)
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  • NDNNDN 98 replies83 threads Junior Member
    1. Pasadena City College
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  • bearcatsbearcats 4078 replies332 threads Senior Member
    in terms of international prestige, specially in asia
    HYP cornell columbia penn brown dartmouth

    US prestige
    Harvard yale princeton columbia penn cornell brown dartmouth

    (sorry to brown and dartmouth, too many people not in the college admission circle dont even know they exist)
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  • College2006College2006 44 replies4 threads Junior Member
    people in the college admission circle don't know Dartmouth exists?!

    just because a couple of uninformed people don't know of a very prestigious school doesn't mean it isnt prestigious

    the whole premise of this thread is utterly ridiculous

    international prestige?
    based on what?
    the uneducated person on the street in India?...etc?

    if you're talking about people who matter (i.e: CEOs of big business), they ALL know about Dartmouth, Brown, and ALL the ivies

    stop posting things saying NO ONE knows about Brown and Dartmouth when it's only because YOU don't know about them

    go ask the Goldman Sach's CEO if he knows abt Dartmouth...o wait, he WENT to Dartmouth

    idiots
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  • surfettesurfette 701 replies95 threads Member
    Animosity seems to be running rampant.
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  • College2006College2006 44 replies4 threads Junior Member
    Animosity is only rampat in my post because I hate people making conclusions for "international prestige" based on their, unsubstantiated opinions.

    Not only very naiive, but very brutish as well.
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  • badman89badman89 619 replies75 threads Member
    1. Harvard (whether i like it or not - it has to be number 1)

    2. Columbia (I'm personally biased towards columbia for many reasons and its my first choice college)

    3. Yale

    4. Princeton

    5. UPenn / Cornell

    7. Brown / Dartmouth
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  • badman89badman89 619 replies75 threads Member
    @ College2006
    Brown and Dartmouth are fairly unkown abroad (at least in india). Bravo dude... using an example of one person who went to dartmouth really makes its prestige sky-rocket.

    I'm 17 years old currently living in India (I've also lived in UK and US for a couple of years in primary and middle school). I've never ever heard of Brown/Dartmouth until i started the college app. process a couple of months ago. Nobody that i know of has ever heard of brown/dartmouth.

    You say that the people who matter all know of brown/dart.... maybe in your opinion the people who know of brown/dart are the only ppl that matter.
    You've actually said the the only ppl who matter are CEOs of big businesses - way to go dude, you really have a balanced perspective of the world we live in - i'm sure with that attitude you can ass-kiss your way right to the the middle-management sector of the corporate fock world.
    Do you think that i don't know a single person who "Matters" ? but i don't know anyone who's heard of dart/brown

    So dude, just cuz you've researched every college there is or you have some sort of a vested interest in defending brown/dart...doesn't mean everyone should've heard of it so......... shut it
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  • laxguy8947laxguy8947 212 replies11 threads Junior Member
    ranking colleges bases on who has heard of them is stupid.

    Based on selectivity, job/grad school placement etc. I'd take Brown or Dartmouth over UPenn and Cornell......esp Cornell...
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  • pollocampero6060pollocampero6060 294 replies54 threads Member
    i dont know about you guys, but ive heard very often that cornell is the easiest ivy to get into. That being said:

    Harvard
    Princeton
    Yale
    Columbia
    Brown
    Dartmouth
    Upen
    cornell
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  • GoldShadowGoldShadow 6104 replies56 threads Senior Member
    Very original and creative idea for a thread, I've never ever seen this before!
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  • 2o_o72o_o7 435 replies33 threads Member
    ^ haha, agreed.
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  • theoneotheoneo 6815 replies119 threads Senior Member
    Harvard
    Princeton
    Yale
    Columbia
    Penn (Wharton is a +, people thinking it's PSU is a -)
    Brown
    Cornell
    Dartmouth
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  • vanileavanilea . 483 replies51 threads Member
    although this is only ivies, i'm including nonivies in my list because they are just as well known

    1) harvard <--most prestige and money
    2) mit <--its science is number one
    3) yale
    4) columbia <-- location helps
    5) princeton <-- awesome undergraduate, however outside of US, people don't really know it because it lacks a strong grad program
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  • HeavenWoodHeavenWood 2016 replies46 threads Senior Member
    Harvard
    Yale
    Princeton
    Penn
    Columbia
    Dartmouth
    Cornell
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  • slipper1234slipper1234 9044 replies40 threads Senior Member
    I think the Internationals have a very flawed understanding of US COLLEGE prestige. They tend to equate University prestige with undergrad prestige because that is how it works in foreign countries. The US, on the other hand, is a very different story. For the most part I have seen that it is:

    Harvard
    Yale
    Princeton

    Columbia/ Dartmouth/ Brown/ Penn

    Cornell

    In regards to the middle-management comment. I think it shows a lack of understanding, very few Ivy grads end up at major companies and middle management almost never happens. Most Ivy grads who go into the corporate sector tend to go to the elite finance and consulting first, and into associate or higher management positions post-MBA.
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  • Shark_biteShark_bite 1418 replies143 threads Senior Member
    Let's Not!
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  • College2006College2006 44 replies4 threads Junior Member
    badman89...don't tell me to shut it

    Let me stress that INTERNATIONAL PRESTIGE cannot be based on the opinion of guy who has nothing to do with universities, or is just someone on the street.

    I'm from India too...thats why I used it as an example. Does it matter if the poor man from India knows which Ivy league school is the best?!

    No you idiot. It's the Secretary of the Treasury, CEOs of Investment banks, and other IMPORTANT posts.

    And i can assure you these people DO know about Dartmouth/Brown.
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  • Gryffon5147Gryffon5147 3711 replies54 threads Senior Member
    Stop ranking schools. It's disturbing. I thought CC'ers were over this conversation front and back.
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  • poshslicedbreadposhslicedbread 291 replies31 threads Member
    Yes, it's incredibly pointless and stupid. And it's been done. Twenty thousand times. Yes, Harvard will always be at the top. We get it.
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