Yale Stanford Princeton: PICK ONE.

<p>I've narrowed down these 3 Ivies to apply to RD. These are super reaches for me(its good to dream) . I consider myself WashU, northwestern material. Please help me pick one to apply to! </p>

<p>I want to focus on math/science/business.
Please comment on these 3 only. I have already decided my other schools.
Share info on research ops or intern ops, or good job recruiting, perhaps academic rigorness relative to the 3.</p>


<p>Stanford is not an Ivy. :rolleyes:</p>

<p>Nor do Stanford or Yale have an undergraduate bussiness degree (not sure about Princeton, but I kind of doubt it).</p>

<p>All three are excellent schools. Personally I would pick "Princeton", because of their excellent fin aid. I know a girl whoes family is making at least 120k, but got offereded an eye-popping great fin aid (literally money showered!!!). But, she told me princeton is a very tough school academically. :eek: so be warned :)</p>

<p>sorry you're right, def not ivy... i meant SELECTIVE universties.</p>

<p>For math, Princeton. For science, Stanford. For business, any one of the three (Princeton's Econ is especially strong though).</p>

<p>^ this, of course, comes from a biased perspective.</p>

<p>In the end, you should apply to Harvad, too. Because if you have stats to get into Y, S or P, you can get into Harvard as well. And we all know about parents, teachers (including GC!!) friends, relatives saying about Harvard:</p>

<p>If you got into Harvard, you go there no matter what!!!</p>

so hard to choose lols</p>

<p>Yale (10 char)</p>

<p>Umm they're all pretty different schools... I would say, though, for science: Stanford, then Princeton, then Yale.</p>

<p>the "if you get into harvard you go there no matter what" thing is ridiculous. A: it's not true and B: thats a terrible rule to follow. and being good enough for HYPS definitely doesn't mean you'll get into all. einnoc has presumably narrowed it down to what she/he wants ... all that said, i'd vote for yale-princeton-stanford. but that's just me.</p>

<p>Thanks guys....ok here's what i think as of now. i've eliminated stanford.</p>

<p>Princeton: great fin aid. smaller school, more ug focus. stronger in math econ which is what i'm focusing on.</p>

<p>HOWEVER, there's a master thesis to write.</p>

<p>Yale: great programs such as Richard Light(?) Fellowship program. and URBAN environment, </p>

<p>HOWEVER: 36(?) credits to grad, so 9 courses a year vs traditional 32 credits, this might be a little tough to handle for me. PLUS, seems to me like a more humanities, english/ history focused school. </p>

<p>Thus, i think i will go with princeton. Are my observations correct? Anything to add?</p>

<p>I think the thesis is actually one of the best advantages of going to Princetion. Of the three, it's probably the one I'd pick: Stanford is kind of in the middle of nowhere (you won't realize this until you get there, as several of my friends found out much to their dismay), and Yale, well it's great too, it's just in what I thought was a really unappealing area. Plus Princeton is undergraduate-focused.</p>

<p>And BTW, what is it with Harvard!?!?!??!? Some people just prefer to go elsewhere! Get a grip! Go to Harvard becasuse you'll be happy there; not because it's Harvard! And admissions to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and Stanford are all totally independent events: you could very easily get into one and not get into any of the others.</p>

<p>I would go to Stanford.</p>



<p>I think most will be happy there because it's Harvard and, therefore, like to go there. If some people prefer to elsewhere, it is usually to Princeton. I saw in the news that in a match up, it is H beats P by 65 to 35.
So, I'd say the OP should simply do Harvard SCEA.</p>

<p>ED to Princeton is a big advantage in getting in.</p>

<p>Yale has EA such that you are not forced to go if accepted.</p>

<p>Dear WrathofAchilles:</p>

<p>lol, get a grip? dude you do need a reality check, go out and smell the autumn air. Form head-to-head competition, there is no university in the entire universe that can even come close to Harvard. No matter how you slice it, there is only one university in the world that dominates other universities when it comes to the undergrad educacion.</p>

<p>For grad school, however, I would say the biggest/toughest challenge is coming from a west coast university called, “Berkeley”!!!</p>

<p>As a matter of fact, I know two too many people who had undergrad degree from H and went on to Berkeley for his PhD.</p>

<p>In terms of prestige, you may be right.</p>

<p>Actual undergrad educational quality is another matter. I would actually give Princeton an edge over Harvard because Princeton is really focused on undergrads while Harvard tends to focus more on graduate students.</p>

<p>Of course, Harvard is in a better town and could net you better connections. Who knows.</p>

<p>I would chose Yale.</p>

<p>Rabban, if you think that Harvard has such a massive edge in undergrad education over Princeton, Stanford, and Yale, then you're the one who needs to get a grip. If we were talking about grad programs, I would agree with you, but Princeton and Yale both have superior undergrad programs in my opinion because they offer better opportunities to interact with faculty, do research, and generally get more out of the resources that the school has to offer. All of these schools are excellent however, and each one is the best in some areas.</p>