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Why should you choose Yale from other Ivy League colleges?

nicolas.cdcnicolas.cdc 4 replies7 threads New Member
edited June 2006 in Yale University
Just that, I'd like to you, Yale's students to tell me why Yale's the best college for future leaders

please ^^
edited June 2006
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  • theoneotheoneo 6815 replies119 threads Senior Member
    For future leaders?

    Well, both of the 2004 presidential nominees were Yalies. I think I heard that Yale has the greatest number of American Presidents with undergrad degrees. Or maybe it included grad. Or maybe it was just law school. Ok, you got me, I don't know what I'm talking about.
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  • f.scottief.scottie 1397 replies193 threads Senior Member
    harvard has produced the most u.s. presidents, both undergraduate-only (5) and overall (7).
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  • posterXposterX 2137 replies109 threads Senior Member
    That was ancient history. Yale has produced 4 of the past 6 Presidents, 3 of the 4 candidates for the White House in both the 2000 and 2004 elections, and at least one candidate for the White House in every election since 1972 - successfully occupying the White House almost every year. No other school comes even close to that record.

    And that pattern extends far, far beyond the White House. At one point recently, the ambassadors to the U.N., France, Russia and China were all Yalies. According to Susan Caminiti's article in Fortune, Yalies are more likely to become top CEOs than students from any other college. If you look at just the top leadership positions, Yale alumni dominate in every field. Yale graduates even dominate Teach For America and head up a large fraction of the world's most important nonprofit organizations.
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  • jimbob1225jimbob1225 3418 replies39 threads Senior Member
    this is all kind of irrelevant...who cares if a Yalie was President, most of these guys got in because they were rich and powerful anyway.

    So, for the REST of us who aren't sons/daughters of senators...Yale is awesome because it has a liberal-artsy feel, and is a lot more intellectual. That's not to say Harvard students aren't smart. But at Harvard you're more likely to find people who work really hard and succeed and compete...and at Yale you find people who learn with an amazing passion and really are interested in what they do. Less perfectionism. That's not to say Harvard's bad...some people belong at Harvard. But I prefer Yale because people are truly driven by interest in what they do, not competition or a desire to succeed in everything.
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  • f.scottief.scottie 1397 replies193 threads Senior Member
    X, why can't you just once make a point without fabricating facts? yale has NOT had a candidate in every election since 1972. 1980, for an example, pitted alums of the naval academy (carter) and eureka college (reagan). it also did not produce three out of the four candidates in 2000 and 2004. as far as i can tell, it produced just one of the seven major candidates in 2000 (the great GW bush). so how about you stop recycling these claims?
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  • theoneotheoneo 6815 replies119 threads Senior Member
    Oyyy. Maybe I read that on the Harvard board then. Sorry guys. It's hard to keep track of what you can boast about all these awesome schools. :p
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  • GeorgeSGeorgeS 460 replies57 threads Member
    The vice-presidential candidate (George HW Bush) was a Yalie in 1980 scottie.
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  • SonataXSonataX 392 replies0 threads Member
    X, why can't you just once make a point without fabricating facts? yale has NOT had a candidate in every election since 1972. 1980, for an example, pitted alums of the naval academy (carter) and eureka college (reagan). it also did not produce three out of the four candidates in 2000 and 2004. as far as i can tell, it produced just one of the seven major candidates in 2000 (the great GW bush). so how about you stop recycling these claims?

    I think he meant out of the four major candidates in 2000 + 2004 combined, 3 were Yalies (ie: Dubya, Kerry, Dubya), with 1 (Gore) not from Yale.

    Also, Bill Clinton (Pres. '92, '96), Joe Leiberman (2000 VP candidate), Dick Cheney (VP '00 '04), George HW Bush (Pres. '88, VP '80 VP '84), and Gerald Ford (VP '73, Pres. '74) all have ties to Yale.

    btw, no one cares about third-party candidates. They aren't real people, anyways.
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  • mitchell1015mitchell1015 49 replies4 threads Junior Member
    Presidents from Harvard: John Adams, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy

    Presidents from Yale: William Howard Taft, George Bush (both)

    Quantity aside, I think quality speaks for itself, no?
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  • ByerlyByerly 6625 replies394 threads- Senior Member
    Don't forget John Quincy Adams
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  • fut18000fut18000 296 replies28 threads Member
    Well I'm pretty sure Kennedy liked Princeton better (his brother pretty much suck up all the oxygen so to speak in Cambridge). For the rest of those guys: I'm sure nicolas.cdc isn't planning on going to school in the first half of the 20th century. Yale has the claim to fame when it comes to recent presidents.

    The claim about Yale having someone run for the White House in every election since 1972 doesn't sit well with me mostly because I'm pretty sure the VP lives in the Blair House (the White House's ugly sister).....I'm just sayin'.
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  • ByerlyByerly 6625 replies394 threads- Senior Member
    The VP does not live in Blair House.

    And the current VP left Yale after 1 year. It was not a happy parting. He attended and graduated from the University of Wyoming.

    Kind of pathetic for Yalies to claim him as one of them.
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  • fut18000fut18000 296 replies28 threads Member
    Ah, sometimes my desire for our current Vice President to just be a "visiting dignitar[y]" clouds my judgement. http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/wash/dc25.htm

    Maybe I'm confused.... I thought it was more pathetic for Harvard students to get their panties in a wad about people not mentioning John Quincy Adams as one of their distinguished alumni.

    but what do I know?......as proven above- nothing. lol
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  • ByerlyByerly 6625 replies394 threads- Senior Member
    "Panties in a wad?"

    JQA was, in fact, a graduate of Harvard who later became President of the United States. His father, Joe, was a graduate of Harvard, class of 1912, and his brothers Joe Jr., Bobby and Senator Teddie were all Harvard grads.

    Cheney was unhappy at Yale and dropped out after 1 year.

    And JFK thought fairly well of Harvard, I suspect.

    He was a member of the Board of Overseers, and attended more than one meeting in Cambridge while serving as President of the United States.

    He left his papers to the University, which named the School of Government after him. And while President, it seemed that he invited half the faculty to Washington to serve in the administration.
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  • fut18000fut18000 296 replies28 threads Member
    wow, dude (or chick)...it's really not that serious. Harvard's amazing, got it.
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