The Pros And Cons Of Ivy League Schools

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High school senior Alexander Roman got into all eight Ivy League universities this year. But surprisingly, he turned them all down. Instead, he chose to be a freshman at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Jacobs). Moreover, this is not the only case. Ronald Nelson, who also got into all eight Ivy League universities, rejected all the offers and chose the University of Alabama (Jacobs). This must be a surprising fact since Ivy League schools have been considered as the most outstanding schools since 1954, when the term ‘Ivy League’ was established (‘Ivy League’). Ivy League schools are the 8 prestigious schools in Northeastern United States which are Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University. For more than 50 years, they maintained their reputation of academic excellence, selective admissions, and social elitism (‘Ivy League’). Currently they were all placed in top 16 of the US Best Colleges rankings (‘National University Rankings | Top National Universities | US News Best Colleges’) and placed in top 50 of QS World University Rankings (‘QS World University Rankings 2013’). Although they still maintain high ranks, nowadays some people argue that the time for Ivy League schools is over, pointing out their high tuition fee and emerge of non-Ivy schools as new outstanding schools. However, Ivy League schools are still the best schools worldwide because of its
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