The US houses some of the most famous universities in the world, most of which belongs to the Ivy League. The reasons why these universities have such a reputation for quality are the viciously hard entrance requirements and the generous investment they receive. Firstly, The Ivy League universities chooses their freshmen from best of the best, which is why their quality is high. They require the students to be well-rounded. Having good GPA (Grade Point Average) and good SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) is not enough, the applicant also needs to be socially active.
The last table I visited was Iowa State’s. This is the college I am most familiar with. My sister and almost all of my friends attend ISU and I visit them on campus a lot. I have been to numerous college visits and so I know my way around. When I stopped at this booth, they told me about ISU transfer program which I did not know about.
To enter an Ivy League school Asian-Americans have to stand out amongst the other academically excellent students, therefor they are placed in a more competitive environment and are expected to excel in extracurricular activities. Much more time and effort is put into their studies to obtain results that are higher than the average score, which often encourages students to achieve more than satisfactory marks; the application process takes into account a student’s academic grades and also their extracurricular
Parents and students alike encountered immense pressure. Parents to provide for their child or children access to whatever was necessary to pass, and students do almost anything to have success and get into an Ivy League school. Cheating became an accepted or expected norm. Of course, cheating is not a new phenomenon. Reflecting on this chapter caused this writer to consider experiences from high school.
The high school that I went to was not really known for being good at anything but music. Our music program was phenomenal. Our head director of music won a grammy. But everybody that played sports always put their all into it even if we our teams never really won much. I played two sports in high school.
Oxford University or Cambridge University were the most popular choices. At the universities, the boys studied numerous subjects such as, Music, Philosophy, Geometry, and much more. After they finished all their chosen studies, the boys went out into the workforce. The Elizabethan school structure is just so much more complex and much more strict than our
Fry points out that in some well know Ivy League Universities, renowned as the hardest, highest standards of learning, there is a large proportion of “A grades” vs other letter grades. Fry further adds that the problem is compounded by institutions hoping to achieve higher ratings by catering to students just trying to
Harvard has a reputation of being one of the leading universities of the world. Many highly successful people have studied there. but this doesn't necessarily mean that harvards is a good school. Harvard simply recruits the brightest students who are bound to succeed whether they go to harvard or some other university. This is another example of the Swimmer’s body