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  •  Excuse me, 14 Ivy League schools? There's 8. (5+ / 0-)
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    They're an athletic conference: Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, (U of) Pennsylvania, Princeton and Yale.  Which extra 6 did she throw in, or did she just make up some number?

    Even if you add the Little Ivies, that's only 3 more.  Or you could throw in the seven Sisters but then you're at 15 or 18.

    There was a recent article in the San Jose Mercury News that said if a family earned $125K or so, it was actually cheaper to go to a top-tier private school like Harvard than it is to go to University of California.  The top schools give much more financial aid, and to higher incomes (recognizing how expensive housing costs are here).

    In capitalist America, bank robs you!

    by madhaus on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 09:40:01 AM PDT

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    •  My bad. I thought it was 7 and I (0+ / 0-)

      added the 7 sisters because my kid is a girl, not thatbtht counts anymore. I wasn't thinking athletics, nd I doibtbshe was, either. I was simply trying to make a point it's a very small number, hard to get accepted, nd not like mostbif the kids in my district would even consider going to any of them, since ot kids here don't go to college. It's such a big deal that her IEP expressly says she's going to college.

      •  Omg. iPad-itis. Sorry for bad typing. (0+ / 0-)
        •  I got an iPad too (not on it now) (1+ / 0-)
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          and it does terrible things to my typing, and autocorrect completely changes my meaning.  Grrr.

          As a graduate of one of the Ivies, I know way too much about this crap.  I also am 99.99 percent sure neither of my kids will be following my steps in attending a highly selective college.  Also I matriculated in the 70s, when they were about as egalitarian as they ever were.  They've slid back to mostly admitting rich kids and alumni brats (whose parents donate entire buildings) and fight over the same small number of premium admits.  But their application numbers are much much higher than when I was there.  Most of us could not get in today with the same high school grades, scores, and activities.

          Yeah the phrase "Ivy League" predates the conference, but the Seven Sisters were not part of it.  All 8 of those Ivies went coed in the late 60s or early 70s btw, and many of the 7 are also coed.  My male cousin at Vassar and me at my formerly all-male school always had a laugh about how we upset everyone's expectations when "cousin from ---" was the unexpected gender.

          In capitalist America, bank robs you!

          by madhaus on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 04:30:50 PM PDT

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