Which Ivy League has the most attractive student body?

<p>This is in reference to the male and female students compared to the other" ivy league" schools. So list your top pick.</p>

<p>Most I've heard points to Brown.</p>

<p>Well, Brown's most likely to have an "atypical," at least in regards to ivy league schools, student body. So if you like that, then yes, but if you're an uber-prep, then no.</p>

<p>For the preppy attractions, my knowledge says Dartmouth and Stanford (guys, at least).</p>

<p>Stanford's not an Ivy League school.</p>

<p>Brown and Yale hands down for the women ;)</p>

<p>If you're considering applying to Ivy League schools, you should know enough about statistics to realize that within a population of 4,000 or more, the population will very nearly follow a normal curve. At each campus, there will be a small number of highly attractive and highly unattractive people, a larger number of attractive and unattractive people, and an even larger bloc of people of average appearance. Just for the record, there will also be a small number of extremely tall and extremely short people, a larger number of fairly tall and fairly short people, and an even larger bloc of people of average height.</p>

<p>One observation about students at Ivies - my perception is that being selected for having unusual degrees of awareness and self-discipline, they to be more fit than the general college student population. However, they may also tend to be less inclined to preen and fuss over their appearances, so you may not initially notice the enhanced fitness level.</p>

<p>I've done a few threads on related topics and perhaps you might find something of use therein:</p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-search-selection/348753-ranking-social-life-usnwr-top-20-a.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-search-selection/348753-ranking-social-life-usnwr-top-20-a.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Also, CP does its own ranking. Here is how they did for 2009 for colleges ranked in the USWNR Top 25 Nat'l Unis and the USNWR Top 20 LACs.</p>

<p>Girls , Nat'l University </p>

<p>A+ , Vanderbilt<br>
A- , U Virginia<br>
A- , Georgetown </p>

<p>B+ , Yale<br>
B+ , Northwestern<br>
B , Princeton<br>
B , Duke<br>
B , Brown<br>
B- , Harvard<br>
B- , Stanford<br>
B- , U Chicago<br>
B- , Dartmouth </p>

<p>C+ , U Penn<br>
C+ , Columbia<br>
C+ , Wash U<br>
C+ , Johns Hopkins<br>
C+ , Notre Dame<br>
C , Rice<br>
C , Emory<br>
C- , MIT<br>
C- , Cornell </p>

<p>D+ , Carnegie Mellon </p>

<pre><code> Not Included:

Caltech

UC Berkeley

UCLA

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<p>Girls , LACs </p>

<p>A- , Middlebury<br>
A- , Claremont McK<br>
A- , W&L </p>

<p>B+ , Vassar<br>
B+ , Colgate<br>
B+ , Hamilton<br>
B+ , Colby<br>
B , Amherst<br>
B , Wellesley<br>
B , Pomona<br>
B , Davidson<br>
B- , Haverford<br>
B- , Oberlin<br>
B- , Bryn Mawr </p>

<p>C+ , Swarthmore<br>
C+ , Bowdoin<br>
C+ , Grinnell<br>
C+ , Harvey Mudd<br>
C , Williams<br>
C , Wesleyan </p>

<p>D+ , Carleton </p>

<pre><code> Not Included:

US Military Acad

US Naval Acad

Smith

Bates

Macalester

Guys    ,   Nat'l University

A-  ,   Dartmouth

B+  ,   U Virginia
B+  ,   Duke
B+  ,   Brown
B+  ,   Stanford
B+  ,   Johns Hopkins
B+  ,   Notre Dame
B+  ,   Cornell
B   ,   Vanderbilt
B   ,   Georgetown
B   ,   Yale
B   ,   Princeton
B   ,   Harvard
B   ,   U Penn
B   ,   Wash U
B-  ,   Northwestern
B-  ,   Columbia
B-  ,   Emory

C+  ,   Rice
C+  ,   MIT
C-  ,   U Chicago
C-  ,   Carnegie Mellon

        Not Included:
        Caltech
        UC Berkeley
        UCLA


Guys    ,   LACs
A-  ,   Colgate
A-  ,   Bowdoin

B+  ,   Middlebury
B+  ,   Claremont McK
B+  ,   Davidson
B   ,   W&L
B   ,   Vassar
B   ,   Hamilton
B   ,   Amherst

C+  ,   Colby
C+  ,   Pomona
C+  ,   Haverford
C+  ,   Oberlin
C+  ,   Grinnell
C+  ,   Harvey Mudd
C+  ,   Carleton
C   ,   Swarthmore
C   ,   Wesleyan
C-  ,   Williams

        Not Included:
        US Military Acad
        US Naval Acad
        Smith
        Bates
        Macalester
        Wellesley
        Bryn Mawr

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<p>I'm confused. Are you asking which student has the most attractive body?</p>

<p>^ No, the OP is asking "which Ivy League has the most attractive student body"...since there is only one Ivy League, the Ivy League has the most attractive Ivy League student body.</p>

<p>Sigh...I'm sure Harvard doesn't reject model looking Valedictorians while Brown accepts them all. So no, Brown doesn't have the most attractive looking students. I'm sure they're all pretty much the same in the ivy league. You can find a model physics major at Yale and Cornell, I'm sure of it.
Now Stanford, Northwestern, and Duke may be a little different due to a warmer climate surrounding. They could potentially have hotter *stud*ents. </p>

<p>Think people, think!</p>

<p>^I think Northwestern is colder than several Ivies.</p>

<p>I meant Rice, sorry not Northwestern.</p>

<p>I have to go with Princeton here, at least if you go for the clean-cut look.</p>

<p>One of my friends from high school who goes to the University of Chicago visited another mutual friend at Princeton and remarked that there were hot girls everywhere he looked in Princeton. I guess it's all about perspective...;)</p>

<p>Well Princeton accepts more legacies than any other ivy and in the last generation wealthy Princeton men tended to marry beautiful women, so no surprise there.</p>

<p>the "chigoggles" phenomenon is a pretty classic U of C affliction, I have to say. XD That said, I think that's more reflective of how self-deprecating (see: self-loathing) UC is than of how unattractive the student body actually is.</p>

<p>It's funny how a particular slice of a student body can look different at different schools, independent of the the student body as a whole.</p>

<p>I don't think Cornell necessarily has better looking women than Harvard. But when the Cornell women's classical choir came to Harvard for a joint concert...they were markedly, drastically better-looking than the Harvard women's classical choir. And that was my impression as a biased female singer from Harvard! I had lots of buddies in the H men's choir, and at the post-concert party, that was all they could talk about. (I'm not sure how this relates to my theory about the bimodal distribution of female college singers.)</p>

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<p>Yup yup. Take a look at the photos/article Columbia students have written about Princeton students.
Princeton</a> University - WikiCU, the Columbia University wiki encyclopedia</p>

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<p>Yup yup. Take a look at the photos/article Columbia students have written about Princeton students.

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<p>I got sucked in, so I might as well do an analysis:</p>

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<li><p>Legitimately, what % of Princeton men married 'beautiful women'? Say, California (Arizona) standards? 33%?</p></li>
<li><p>What % of legacies at Princeton? 10%?</p></li>
<li><p>Since "beautiful" is probably meant for women, what's the breakdown of Princeton legacies being female v male? Let's say 50% female.</p></li>
<li><p>Not to mention, what an unattractive guy would do towards producing kids with the "beautiful" gene. I'm thinking Billy Joel and Christy Brinkley (who apparently attended UCLA for a short while.) The kids I think look more like Billy Joel, which seems likely, since he seems to have more of the dominant genes: dark hair, darker complexion, etc. I don't recall if the daugther who was in pursuit of a music career was unattractive. I don't think she was, but she didn't look like CB minus age. </p></li>
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<p>So what do the prior three represent wrt Princeton's beautiful legacy coeds?</p>

<p>~ 1.6-1.7%?</p>

<p>That's a bit of a stretch, lol. I can't believe I wasted 10 minutes on this...</p>

<p>I'd say Princeton and Yale.</p>