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One View on the Ivy League

Filed under: Education — DRJ @ 3:18 pm

[Link from DRJ]

Foundation for Economic Education: Ivy League Schools Today Put Politics First and Achievement Last

With college application season in full swing, many applicants are hopeful that getting into the nation’s highest-ranked universities means acquiring skills and knowledge meant for the best and the brightest. They would be wrong. As affirmative action court cases and skyrocketing tuition rates reveal, today’s Ivy League institutions have strayed from their sacred mission, putting their own personal biases ahead of the advancement of their students.

As a Valedictorian with a perfect SAT score, I was accepted to several Ivy League schools. After careful consideration, I turned them down in favor of my state school, which saved me over two-hundred grand. Today, as a medical student and researcher, I have no regrets.


One Response to “One View on the Ivy League”

  1. I know what you mean. I was offered a scholarship to Brown and turned it down in favor of a University in Texas. For which I, myself paid. Who know s if I could have turned out differently?

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