why do people say HYPS but not HYPSM , M for MIT?

<p>why do people say HYPS but not HYPSM , M for MIT?</p>

<p>IMHO I go with HYPSMCC (MIT Chicago, Columbia)</p>

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<p>They do. You see HYPSM used regularly.</p>

<p>They are too lazy to type that last letter....</p>

<p>MYSHP, toss in the IITs and you get MYSHIP.</p>

<p>Because MIT is a fit primarily for students who are either STEM majors and or bring a strong quantitative background to whatever they are planning to study - so the school's target audience is narrower. An English major isn't going to apply to MIT. They would apply to HYPS.</p>

<p>i usually see HYPSM. The C, if it's added, is ambiguous. I doubt it means Chicago though (Chicago is a notch below all these other schools) it either means Coumbia or Caltech. If you include MIT, i imagine you'd be committed to also including Caltech.</p>

<p>People put HYPSM all the time. This is just a small taste of what's out there:</p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1255309-chance-me-hypsm.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1255309-chance-me-hypsm.html&lt;/a>
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1188652-chance-me-hypsm-columbia-u-penn-u-chicago-northwestern-wustl-hopkins.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1188652-chance-me-hypsm-columbia-u-penn-u-chicago-northwestern-wustl-hopkins.html&lt;/a>
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-act-tests-test-preparation/181325-retake-2290-hypsm.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-act-tests-test-preparation/181325-retake-2290-hypsm.html&lt;/a>
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-admissions/1239251-top-students-not-admitted-hypsm.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-admissions/1239251-top-students-not-admitted-hypsm.html&lt;/a>
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1218132-chance-me-hypsm.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1218132-chance-me-hypsm.html&lt;/a>
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1234678-chance-me-hypsm.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1234678-chance-me-hypsm.html&lt;/a>
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1215404-ap-calculus-9th-grade-hypsm.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1215404-ap-calculus-9th-grade-hypsm.html&lt;/a>
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1215489-how-badly-will-1-ap-exam-affect-ones-chances-hypsm.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1215489-how-badly-will-1-ap-exam-affect-ones-chances-hypsm.html&lt;/a>
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1215480-what-my-chances-hypsm.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1215480-what-my-chances-hypsm.html&lt;/a>
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1205164-chance-me-hypsm.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1205164-chance-me-hypsm.html&lt;/a>
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/high-school-life/1203772-hypsm-chances.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/high-school-life/1203772-hypsm-chances.html&lt;/a>
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1199679-yet-another-asian-going-hypsm-i-chance-back.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1199679-yet-another-asian-going-hypsm-i-chance-back.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>This is important because...?</p>

<p>Two year old OP</p>

<p>I recall someone here advocating CHYMPS, which is more pronounceable as an acronym, with the "C" standing for Caltech.</p>

<p>You can just say C since the University of Chicago, as everyone knows, is a notch above the other schools. </p>

<p>UChicago has produced more Nobel Prize Winners than Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Princeton, and MIT, because it is the best, most serious university in the country.</p>

<p>The Ivy League schools and Stanford are known for being lightweight and superficial--more interested in prestige than substance, as the silly comments on this thread and CC show.</p>

<p>America is basically an anti-intellectual society and the average dumb high school student and their parents are solely interested in how hard a school is to get into rather than what students learn once they get there.</p>

<p>Most of these "Einsteins" will spend four years hanging out in college before they head off to a life on crime on Wall Street.</p>

<p>People say HYPSM all the time. Everyone knows that Stanford is more sought after than all the other schools, though. We should have a new tier of prestige - HS. ;)</p>