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Let's Rank the IVIES!

truazn8948532truazn8948532 Registered User Posts: 1,512 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?
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Replies to: Let's Rank the IVIES!

  • shoebox10shoebox10 Registered User Posts: 3,559 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)
  • NDNNDN Registered User Posts: 181 Junior Member
    1. Pasadena City College
  • bearcatsbearcats Registered User Posts: 4,410 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)
  • College2006College2006 Registered User Posts: 48 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

  • surfettesurfette Registered User Posts: 796 Member
    Animosity seems to be running rampant.
  • College2006College2006 Registered User Posts: 48 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.
  • badman89badman89 Registered User Posts: 694 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
  • badman89badman89 Registered User Posts: 694 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
  • laxguy8947laxguy8947 Registered User Posts: 223 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...
  • pollocampero6060pollocampero6060 Registered User Posts: 348 Member
    i dont know about you guys, but ive heard very often that cornell is the easiest ivy to get into. That being said:

  • GoldShadowGoldShadow Registered User Posts: 6,160 Senior Member
    Very original and creative idea for a thread, I've never ever seen this before!
  • 2o_o72o_o7 Registered User Posts: 468 Member
    ^ haha, agreed.
  • theoneotheoneo Registered User Posts: 6,934 Senior Member
    Penn (Wharton is a +, people thinking it's PSU is a -)
  • vanileavanilea . Posts: 534 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
  • HeavenWoodHeavenWood Registered User Posts: 2,062 Senior Member
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