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    #200513 - 09/10/14 11:48 AM Re: Ivy League Admissions. [Re: 22B]
    Val Offline
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    I know legacy/development admits at top tier colleges (including 1 Ivy) who were admitted when they shouldn't have been. They both turned out to be duds in life.

    As the article says, it's a zero sum game and that legacy admit took a spot from someone who had higher qualifications according to the college's own criteria.

    One thing I find interesting is that people who support legacy admissions will simultaneously cry foul over affirmative action admissions.


    Edited by Val (09/10/14 12:03 PM)
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    #200514 - 09/10/14 11:49 AM Re: Ivy League Admissions. [Re: 22B]
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    #200517 - 09/10/14 12:36 PM Re: Ivy League Admissions. [Re: 22B]
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    Any suggestions for specific schools that have Ivy-like benefits but not the single digit Ivy selectivity and legacy issues?

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    #200519 - 09/10/14 12:59 PM Re: Ivy League Admissions. [Re: 22B]
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    Which benefits are you looking for?

    Carnegie-Mellon has low legacy and 25.5% admissions. The school of computer science there has the highest average salary straight out of an undergrad program than any other school. But no secret handshake admissions to the Illuminati that I heard of.

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    #200520 - 09/10/14 01:09 PM Re: Ivy League Admissions. [Re: Zen Scanner]
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    Originally Posted By: Zen Scanner
    Which benefits are you looking for?

    Carnegie-Mellon has low legacy and 25.5% admissions. The school of computer science there has the highest average salary straight out of an undergrad program than any other school. But no secret handshake admissions to the Illuminati that I heard of.

    According to Payscale's Best Schools for Computer Science Majors CMU computer science grads start out well at $81,300 on average but are exceeded by graduates of Standard and a few other schools.

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    #200521 - 09/10/14 01:18 PM Re: Ivy League Admissions. [Re: Bostonian]
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    Originally Posted By: Bostonian
    Originally Posted By: Zen Scanner
    Which benefits are you looking for?

    Carnegie-Mellon has low legacy and 25.5% admissions. The school of computer science there has the highest average salary straight out of an undergrad program than any other school. But no secret handshake admissions to the Illuminati that I heard of.

    According to Payscale's Best Schools for Computer Science Majors CMU computer science grads start out well at $81,300 on average but are exceeded by graduates of Standard and a few other schools.


    I was going by the Forbes list:
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2013/04/12/25-college-diplomas-with-the-highest-pay/
    Which puts CMU CS at 84,400

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    #200526 - 09/10/14 02:13 PM Re: Ivy League Admissions. [Re: 22B]
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    either way, Carnegie looks good. But one comment hit, where was Harvey Mudd. If they had all those females. I heard female engineering students are making way more because firms are trying to hire more women in STEM. Someone from GM told me they paid the women much more than the men.

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    #200528 - 09/10/14 02:16 PM Re: Ivy League Admissions. [Re: 22B]
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    http://www.payscale.com/college-salary-report-2014/best-schools-by-type/engineering-schools
    this showed Caltech and Harvey Mudd and on potential Carnegie didn't make the top.

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    #200529 - 09/10/14 02:19 PM Re: Ivy League Admissions. [Re: 22B]
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    I am partial to Rice University - 16% acceptance rate and lots of medical and other internship opportunities close by.

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    #200532 - 09/10/14 02:51 PM Re: Ivy League Admissions. [Re: cmguy]
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    Originally Posted By: cmguy
    Any suggestions for specific schools that have Ivy-like benefits but not the single digit Ivy selectivity and legacy issues?


    I am OK with high selectivity just as long as it's based on academic merit alone.

    I want my DD to have peers at university as intelligent and hard working ( or even more so ) than her.
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