Best, most prestigious school in the world?

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  1. Scuttlebutt

    Scuttlebutt Senior member

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    I think Georgetown Law only takes ~200 students per year...
     


  2. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    Globally, the most 'prestigious' school in the world is Harvard. End of discussion. Want proof? Poll 1000 random people worldwide on what schools they have heard of and Harvard will have the highest rate of recognition.


    not true,
    maybe for America.
    Oxford nhav more recognition.
    Harvard mean nothing to many people
     


  3. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Harvard mean nothing to many people

    This is true.


    - B
     


  4. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    Low acceptance rates are as much of an artifact of the size of the pool of applicants who think they have some shot of getting in as it is about the intrinsic difficulty of meeting a difficult set of standards.


    - B

    this man very wise,
    he right!
     


  5. pebblegrain

    pebblegrain Senior member

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    In all the rankings I've seen, I'm surprised University of Washington is ranked so high - I simply didn't know anything about the school's reputation.

    You think that's weird, look at Washington University in St Louis. I don't even remember this school existing when I applied in the mid 90s.
     


  6. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    In all the rankings I've seen, I'm surprised University of Washington is ranked so high - I simply didn't know anything about the school's reputation.

    Pretty sure its 'cause of the mushrooms.
     


  7. klockwerk

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    The Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) are pretty prestigious. They also come packaged with a low acceptance rate which is common with top tier schools. I've met someone who used schools such as Harvard and MIT as fallbacks in case he was not accepted into IIT.
     


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  10. scb

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    As for the rest of that list, no way Upenn, Cornell, Brown, and Dartmouth are in the same league. They are for people who couldn't get into the ultra elite. 90% of of students at these "#5-10" schools got rejected from a more prestigious school and they know exactly what I mean, even if they deny it . [​IMG]


    Many people I know from Dartmouth never even applied to the other schools. They applied to Dartmouth early and got in. It's a totally different atmosphere than Princeton, Yale, or Harvard (or any other Ivy), and some people don't actually care about applying to those 3.
     


  11. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Many people I know from Dartmouth never even applied to the other schools. They applied to Dartmouth early and got in. It's a totally different atmosphere than Princeton, Yale, or Harvard (or any other Ivy), and some people don't actually care about applying to those 3.
    If you're not HYP, you're garbage.
     


  12. IUtoSLU

    IUtoSLU Senior member

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    This thread is hilarious.
     


  13. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    This thread is hilarious.

    [​IMG]

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    My dream is to one day see voxsartoria in the wilds of Cambridge, MA

    [​IMG]
     


  15. archetypal_yuppie

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    Of course it's Cambridge, England, why? One word; Newton. Also without Cambridge, there would be no Harvard. [​IMG]

    Princeton had Einstein. Superlative genuis of the human species, the sequel.

    Harvard's graduate schools are a big reason it is so well known. I think they have 250K+ living alumni all told. Princeton has about 70K.
     


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