WUSTL vs. Ivies

<p>I keep reading posts about people saying they won't attend WUSTL if they get into the Ivy League. Why is this? It has the same acceptance rate, but not the same reputation?</p>

<p>Ivys have more name recognition, especially among general public (not so much in academic circles). So if getting a nod of admiration from your neighbors is really important to you, as a general rule, going to Ivy is more likely to generate one.</p>