On the Value of an Ivy League Education

We recently dissected an argument in a letter to the editor written in response to an editorial written by The Editorial Board of The New York Times that called for an end to the practice of legacy admission. That argument, penned by a former Vassar College president, didn’t seem to … 

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An Ivy League Education Behind Bars

Yes, you read that title correctly. An Ivy League Education Behind Bars. Why not? There’s a really interesting piece up on “CBS News” about how inmates in New York state prisons are receiving educations from professors at schools like Columbia, Bard, Cornell, and Vassar. In fact, “CBS News” reports that there … 

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Getting an Ivy League Education

There’s an article on “BuzzFeed” entitled “39 Unexpected Effects Of Your Ivy League Education” by Rega Jha that we thought was rather amusing and wanted to share with our readers. We’re not going to discuss all 39 unexpected effects as some aren’t appropriate for our college admissions blog but feel … 

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Ivy League Education

Many folks are quick to point out that the quality of the in-classroom experience at Ivy League universities is not that much better than the quality of the in-classroom experience at big state schools. Some go on to say that it’s thus unjustifiable for Ivy League universities to claim their … 

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