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William and Mary represent! Wish I would've applied there!
 

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No Upenn:confused:
 

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Hmmm you sir...

UPenn is a private Ivy League research uni located in University City, Philadelphia.

Penn State is the public school in the state, with campuses everywhere; notably the main UG campus at University Park and the medical school at Hershey.
Penn State is #14 on the list.
 
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I'm just surprised it isn't ranked...
As md-2020 said above, you do know UPenn (aka Penn) is private and Ivy League, right?
 
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As md-2020 said above, you do know UPenn (aka Penn) is private and Ivy League, right?
My bad, in fairness it is University of state

I mean, I've heard of it ofc. I knew it had a good med and b school
 
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Cool graph, - I'm pretty sure they literally just took regular rankings and cut out all the private schools and called it a day, right?

I guess they had to throw some liberal arts schools in there too hmm
 
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Cool graph, - I'm pretty sure they literally just took regular rankings and cut out all the private schools and called it a day, right?

I guess they had to throw some liberal arts schools in there too hmm
Pretty much
 

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Cool graph, - I'm pretty sure they literally just took regular rankings and cut out all the private schools and called it a day, right?

I guess they had to throw some liberal arts schools in there too hmm
I mean... was there something else involved? It just seemed the public universities were filtered out separately to create a new list. So I'm not sure what am I supposed to be finding here.
 

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Ya

I was just curious if any patches of mostly public or private would stand out and how linear the correlation would be

You guys missed my hidden joke in it tho
You care so much about this ;)
 

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The real question is when USNWR will lose the boner for Princeton and move it outside of the top 5
 

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Funny that right before posting it altblue was confusing Penn with Penn State lol
Not aloneeeee
They're both good schools, so I find it funny when get upset about the confusion
 

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The real question is when USNWR will lose the boner for Princeton and move it outside of the top 5
Lol HYP is never going to be outside top 5.
 

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The real question is when USNWR will lose the boner for Princeton and move it outside of the top 5
The real question is whether people will ever stop fixating over ranking
 

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They're both good schools, so I find it funny when get upset about the confusion
That's like saying Harvard and BU are both good schools. Yeah, they are, but one is like, one of the best in the world.
 
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The real question is whether people will ever stop fixating over ranking
When prestige ceases to have any practical implications, so never
 

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Lol HYP is never going to be outside top 5.
Yeah I also enjoy attending the best school in the country, where I get access to a top notch medical school, business school, law school, oh wait...
 

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That's like saying Harvard and BU are both good schools. Yeah, they are, but one is like, one of the best in the world.
I think that goes to hypsm...

I looked it up its ranking, and yes it's better than Penn state and UPenn is an excellent school, but it's not like holy****yougotoharvard.

Realistically it's a safety school for top schools
 

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Realistically it's a safety school for top schools
A safety school with a 9% acceptance rate...

Also Wharton is arguably the best business school in the world, especially for undergrads.

People care about the distinction because Penn State has many...dubious reputations
 

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A safety school with a 9% acceptance rate...

Also Wharton is arguably the best business school in the world, especially for undergrads.

People care about the distinction because Penn State has many...dubious reputations
What's wrong Penn State? It's on the list, not prestigious, sure, but I've heard it's a solid school
 

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I think that goes to hypsm...

I looked it up its ranking, and yes it's better than Penn state and UPenn is an excellent school, but it's not like holy****yougotoharvard.

Realistically it's a safety school for top schools
Ya, it's not a "safety Ivy" (which is kind of a ridiculous term...) lol... getting into basically any Ivy etc means applying to all of them and hoping one+ accepts you.
 
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They're both good schools, so I find it funny when get upset about the confusion
It's got nothing to do with school quality or prestige, just gets old to have people follow up "oh you're in college? where at?" with "how you like Seattle?" every time. It's not like I think clarifying wins me any prestige brownie points, nobody ever heard of it. Most people more impressed by U of W !

I think that goes to hypsm...

I looked it up its ranking, and yes it's better than Penn state and UPenn is an excellent school, but it's not like holy****yougotoharvard.

Realistically it's a safety school for top schools
Penn is right next to MIT! And come on the likes of Caltech, Duke, U Chicago, Penn, Columbia have world class reputations very worthy of holy****yousmart
 

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What's wrong Penn State? It's on the list, not prestigious, sure, but I've heard it's a solid school
Rep for being more about parties than academics.
So massive+tons of commuters you'll never get a full "college experience"
Meteorical drop in rankings across the board
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Oh gosh what is wrong with you guys, are we trying to turn SDN into the next college confidential??

DS went to a holy****usmart school, valedictorian, 2400 sat, and he was disadvantaged
 
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Ya, it's not a "safety Ivy" (which is kind of a ridiculous term...) lol... getting into basically any Ivy etc means applying to all of them and hoping one+ accepts you.
Fair enough
 
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Rep for being more about parties than academics.
So massive+tons of commuters you'll never get a full "college experience"
Meteorical drop in rankings across the board
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An undergrads reputation is entirely dependent on it's grad schools, it's undergrad atmosphere plays no role in it (I.e. Penn, Vanderbilt)
 

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An undergrads reputation is entirely dependent on it's grad schools, it's undergrad atmosphere plays no role in it (I.e. Penn, Vanderbilt)
Unless you're Princeton and youre top dog despite having almost no grad programs at all :D

The undergrad competitivity absolutely plays a role in rep...
 

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I always did wonder what the stats were like for HYPSM admits. Are people accepted to one usually accepted to others as well, like they all pull from the same ultra elite pool? Or do people often get in to one of them while getting rejected from most or all other ivies&co? Need moar data
 

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An undergrads reputation is entirely dependent on it's grad schools, it's undergrad atmosphere plays no role in it (I.e. Penn, Vanderbilt)
Ya tell that to Princeton and Dartmouth...
 

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I always did wonder what the stats were like for HYPSM admits. Are people accepted to one usually accepted to others as well, like they all pull from the same ultra elite pool? Or do people often get in to one of them while getting rejected from most or all other ivies&co? Need moar data
Hit up college confidential bro, you'll orgasm with the amount of stats and data they hit you with
 
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Doesn't princeton have a couple thousand PhD students?
They have some, idk how many, but no med/biz/law, the big 3.

Grad studies are an afterthought at P'ton
 
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An undergrads reputation is entirely dependent on it's grad schools, it's undergrad atmosphere plays no role in it (I.e. Penn, Vanderbilt)
Hmm, not sure if I agree with this.
 
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