Originally Posted by MegMeg
I am seriously late to this party (EIGHT PAGES? Really, people? laugh ) but I have a few thoughts:

1) As many have noted, the Ivies and their ilk are selecting for future political, corporate, and social elites, not future intellectuals. There ARE still schools selecting for the latter, and most of them are SLACS. (There are some bigger schools as well, e.g. my impression is that MIT is one.)

So, where then do you go if you want to be a political, corporate, religious, social, *and* polymath/intellectual elite ?

Last edited by JonLaw; 07/25/14 12:21 PM.