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Ivy Scholars at Yale? How prestigious is it?

dubyawhydubyawhy Registered User Posts: 266 Junior Member
edited March 2012 in Summer Programs
I really like the looks of this program and it suits me perfectly. But I don't want to waste my money and summer by going to one of those "pay-to-attend" programs like harvard SSP.

Is Ivy scholars easy to get into? Are people basically guaranteed admission as long as they have the money and no criminal record?

Thoughts?
Post edited by dubyawhy on

Replies to: Ivy Scholars at Yale? How prestigious is it?

  • 082349082349 Registered User Posts: 2,228 Senior Member
    No, I think it's competitive. Definitely not like Harvard SSP.

    Read this thread: http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/summer-programs/625497-ivy-scholars-yale-university.html?
  • griffengriffen Registered User Posts: 1,033 Senior Member
    My sister went last year. It is more rigorous than most on-campus summer programs and I think it gets greater respect in the college admissions process as a result. Ivy Scholars does turn away applicants and those who attend are top notch students, many of whom end up being strong applicants to Ivies. But, I don't think it's been quite as competitive to get into the program for full pay students in recent years as some of the old threads on CC might indicate. The program expanded during the past few summers and I think that eased the crunch of applicants a bit. Still, if you want to attend you should take time with your essays because they do have more applicants than slots.
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