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Why is Yale considered the bastard school

PushaPusha 41 replies7 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 48 Junior Member
edited May 2005 in Yale University
I was just wondering because alot of the other smart students suggest that i never apply there because it is a BASTARD SCHOOL. Is tjis because of the whole George Bushs' daddy buying them a new gym gained him admission
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  • ivyqueenivyqueen 175 replies4 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 179 Junior Member
    Well, you see, Pusha, most of the people who hang out on this forum are quite partial to Yale.... But there is this guy Byerly you could talk to ;).
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  • shrek2004shrek2004 3409 replies51 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3,460 Senior Member
    not that this is true, but it has the stereotype as being the cockiest/most arrogant ivy as in students thinking they are better than everyone else. each ivy has their own stereotype which usually arent very true. u wont know until u visit, so, dont judge anything on what you hear =P. i know wonderful people at yale.
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  • newtnewt 1374 replies39 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,413 Senior Member
    I've never heard of that stereotype, shrek. I've only heard that it's the "gay" ivy.
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  • ByerlyByerly 6625 replies394 discussions- Posts: 7,019 Senior Member
  • barski222barski222 175 replies20 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 195 Junior Member
    I was under the impression that Princeton is the cocky/arrogant Ivy...that's been my experience, in any case.
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  • ivyqueenivyqueen 175 replies4 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 179 Junior Member
    Byerly--
    Thank heavens there's none of that at Harvard: http://www.harvardindependent.com/media/paper369/news/2004/04/15/Forum/Under.The.Gaydar-662178.shtml. No arrogance or cockiness either. Indeed I know some lovely people from Harvard. And they sure have a swell football team :cool:.
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  • ivyboy05ivyboy05 1033 replies26 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,059 Senior Member
    One in two, maybe YOU!
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  • crimsonbulldogcrimsonbulldog 810 replies75 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 885 Member
    Its always been my impression that princeton was the cockiest/waspy/uptight/preppy ivy as well.
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  • thinkjose1thinkjose1 1406 replies21 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,427 Senior Member
    All stereotypes.
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  • sleetsleet 163 replies8 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 171 Junior Member
    The beggining of that article was satirical/parodical. The end sounded like pro-homosexual propaganda. Which of the two was it?
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  • vivaldi87vivaldi87 761 replies7 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 768 Member
    This thread is ridiculous.
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  • meamea 1056 replies36 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,092 Senior Member
    Actually, Yale seems to have less of a bastard-y rep...to me anyway. Princeton - the stereotype seems to be more "snobbish", which is similar but not exactly the same as arrogant. That title is reserved for Harvard. All stereotypes, however, which can be switched around between HYP at wild abandon depending on who you talk to. Without a doubt you will find some snobby, bastard-y, arrogant kids at any of these schools. Logically speaking, it doesn't make sense that the students at each school should be drastically different.
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  • suburbiansuburbian 1279 replies50 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,329 Senior Member
    Yes, vivaldi, I agree with you...

    1. How exactly is a college a "bastard school"?
    2. Do Yale and Harvard alums have nothing better to do than to discuss rhymes about the number of gay people at Yale?
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  • PushaPusha 41 replies7 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 48 Junior Member
    well this was slightly insightfull
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  • Keynes1105Keynes1105 225 replies12 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 237 Junior Member
    yale's stereotype is the only one of all the ivys that I found to be true when i visited(besides cornell)
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