why is Brown always compared with Dartmouth?

<p>So many Brown VS Dartmouth posts. Why are these two always compared with each other? Why not Brown VS Cornell, Dartmouth VS Penn, and so on?</p>

<p>I think they in some ways cater to similar people and the schools are also more similar than they appear on the surface. Not everyone of course, but I think 40% of the student body at both schools would be very happy at either place.</p>

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<li>both schools are similar in size and selectivity</li>
<li>both schools are in new england</li>
<li>when it comes down to it (as controversial as it is to say), most ivy leaguers consider brown, dartmouth, and columbia to be more prestigious than penn & cornell. as a disclaimer, prestige among students is usually based on perceived difficulty of getting in--not specific academic departments</li>
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<p>Hahaha.... Such post would get you into trouble with the Cornell board...</p>

<p>Brown doesn't seem very much like Dartmouth to me at all. I would never consider applying to Dartmouth, for starters... :o</p>

<p>(Dartmouth is nice, just not for me! Don't hate.)</p>

<p>from what I've gathered, Brown and Dartmouth are very focused on their undergrad compared to the other Ivy Leagues :x</p>

<p>I felt most comfortable at Brown and Dartmouth. Both schools seemed like they had laid back and happy students, and both campuses were comfortable and safe.</p>

<p>I agree with GHBrown08. Brown and Dartmouth are actually the only Ivies on my list right now; none of the others really appealed to me.</p>

<p>according to this recent new york times article, of those who are admitted to both dartmouth and brown, 61% pick brown (39% pick dartmouth) </p>

<p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/17/weekinreview/17leonhardt.html?adxnnl=1&ref=education&adxnnlx=1158935428-cDiiXuUgURKcZ8yQdqv9eg%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/17/weekinreview/17leonhardt.html?adxnnl=1&ref=education&adxnnlx=1158935428-cDiiXuUgURKcZ8yQdqv9eg&lt;/a> </p>

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