Ivy league brag thread?
Who here actually has a future?
School is pic related.
Bah, harvard is for uptight queers.
Keep going little buddy, you just might matter some day if you keep trying.
>tfw you grad from a minor school nobody cares about, and beat out all the Ivy Leaguers for the job you want anyway
Funny story, i watched a football (american) game between harvard and columbia. The performance was passable.. but the harvard cheerleaders...
best thing ever.
whenever harvard fucked something up, or columbia did something right... they would chant
"That's ok, that's ok you're gonna work for us someday! Go Harvard!"
honestly it was pretty slick.
Everyone I've ever met who has attended Penn was a sociopath.
Anyone else from across the pond?
>I GO TO HARVARD I HAVE A FUTURE HHUEHUEHUE
no you don't faggot, you just got swindled into giving a shit ton of money to further priduce this idea of college actually teaching you.
Pretty amazing. Some of the American schools are good looking, but nothing beats Oxbridge architecture.
My favourite place to study on campus.
>tfw you just didn't apply to Harvard for graduate school because it does not have any researchers in your field of study.
>tfw you understand that Ivy League on its own never meant anything and begins to mean less and less to OP as each second goes by.
>bragging about the higher ed institution you attend
>implying you have no desire to be productive
You're really selling me on the quality of your school and your ability to manage time, which is limited for everyone.
You have no idea what you're talking about.
Even if you don't care about the actual education part, and all you care about is the money, then an Ivy league education is one of the best investments you can make - and that's especially true for Harvard.
Where's the swindle?
UC Davis graduate student reporting in.
And reporting out because this thread gave me cancer and I need to go to the hospital now.
Yeah, it really is. The sense of history that pervades the whole campus is something I just don't think you can find at American colleges.
Those desks (which I use all the time) were designed by William Blackstone. They're older than America is.
I'm a brown alum. Good enough school. I liked it. Lived in the Rock.
People hate that fucking school though. Everyone says shit like, "That's not a real ivy," blah blah blah. Anyway, what are you studying/did you study?
I got a 2200 on the SAT had a 4.5 GPA and finished 4th in my class and still barely managed to get into UF
>Sitting at home crying and eating junk food as usual
>Mom comes in
>Tells me if I don't get a job or go to school I get no more chicken tendies
>ferment my years of tears and finally get the balls to drink them
>get on 4chan
>pretend to be a Harvard student
>they don't fall for bait
>cry myself to sleep and abandon thread
>uncle comes in and gives me bad touch
>pretend I'm asleep and never visit 4chan again.
Oxford is probably more stressful in a lot of ways. Undergrads have very intensive work schedules where they write at least one 2,000 word paper a week, and then have to discuss it in person with a prof and a group of 2-3 other students. It can be really intimidating. Also they're entire grad is dependant on one final exam at the end of their degree. That's some insane pressure.
Not ivy league, how do you guys get approached to join frats? I'm going to community college right now, just enrolled. Plan on attending UW-madison after I do my time and get some credits here
I don't know, some people hate it because it's pretty relaxed for an Ivy. You can take classes pass/fail, you don't +/- grades (you just get an A, or B, or C, etc., no A+, A-, B+, etc.). It also has a reputation for being for "stoners."
I was not a stoner. I was probably dangerously intense about studying and shit, so I didn't really even see much of that side of the school.
But I think people hate it because it's more relaxed attitude disqualifies it as a legit ivy.
I mean, I don't know why I liked it. I made great friends, I learned a ton, and I thought the general campus atmosphere was great. Providence is pretty cool too. It's got good enough food.
But I finished, colleagues of mine who went to Princeton and Harvard and the like would say things like "Pppsshh, Brown isn't even an ivy," or "Did you take all your grades pass/fail?"
Thing is, I think the ivy distinction thing is bullshit anyway, so I just let them say that sort of shit, and after a few weeks they stopped because they weren't getting a rise out of me.
All I did was school work and pretty much lied about my volunteer hours, and UF is really big on extra curricular activities like sports and shit which I did none of so I only had the bare minimum but my SAT was what got me in.
>glad your parents can afford it
I don't get this. Do people not know that 50% of Harvard students get financial aid?
The only explanation I can think of is that people are sour they couldn't get in, and comfort themselves by saying "it's not because I wasn't smart enough, I'm just not lucky enough to have rich parents"
Work harder. Get a scholarship.
Don't be a fuckwit and make some friends that are in one. Pledges are always friends of friends. The frat "recruiting" isn't as common as you'd think. It's honestly not hard, they're always looking for pledges becasue without them, the chapter dies. Also they're basically slaves for a semester or 2.
Intelligence is, in part, a result of genetics. You can improve yourself by reading widely and engaging in conversations with people with diverse academic backgrounds. Studying always pays off. Also, learn how to think, not just regurgitate the facts you have memorized.
Don't do what I did and get trashed everynight in college and you'll do fine, I passed but my grades were subpar. Just have some fucking motivation and listen in class and do what they tell you, as long as you don't do the bare minimum you'll be fine.
Heres a picture with an interesting fact about plutonium for your trouble.
that sounds pretty cool! I myself kinda hate grades, even though I've always gotten straight a's. So i really liked the pass fail thing, or Reed college's system of just never even telling you your grades.
I like that idea of being more relaxed and having more freedom, which gives the student more impetus and mobility to do their own work in a creative way.
thanks for the info man!
named the most LGBT+ friendly school in the U.S. you fags
hahah oh i see
fuck extracurriculars anyway. And volunteer hours. I blatantly lied about my volunteer hours becuase i wasnt gonna go fucking rake leaves or stupid shit like that goddamn
It's been pretty amazing. I have an interest in a lot of Early Modern books, and having unlimited access to original copies of 300 year old books is great.
I can also sit in the same chair Adam Smith sat in while he was at the university and read his original copy of his work. It's really fabulous for someone who appreciates history.
The events are great. Tonnes of famous speakers come every week, and there's always a hyper fancy party going on somewhere. The formal Balls are magical. I wear a Tuxedo more than a hoodie in this place.
No school-wide required classes, just what's required for your major (or concentration, or whatever the fuck they call it). That can mean, in some cases, you'll have to take an English class if you're studying a science. And it can mean that you won't be exposed to certain things. So I strongly recommend, if you choose Brown, to take stuff that isn't necessarily in your comfort zone, or to sit in on a couple of classes in something you don't think is interesting.
To be fair, the price of ivy's--AND most US colleges--is insane. I say this having been to two ivy's, and as someone who will be paying off the loans for the next 30 years of my life. However, it's no better at A LOT of other schools. A friend of mine went to NYU, and he's in an even shittier situation with tons more loans, so I'm not hating on the ivy's here, just trying to say that reform in this area is necessary.
PhD candidate at a "Public Ivy" here.
>undergraduates plz go
What's your field man? These things vary a lot, I'm a CS major so having a degree really doesn't matter if you have certifications that you can fall back on. A CEH with no college history still gets paid a median of 90 K
A better question for you ivy league faggots is what are your majors or double majors? minors? I swear to god if one of you post your actual majors you are going to be laughed at.
>captcha: choose all of the photos with storefronts
>They are always mexican stores
I don't think anyone disagrees that the price is way too high. The point is that this myth that you have to be rich to go to a good school is bullshit. Ivy League schools are the /most/ generous schools with financial aid, because they can afford to be.
Cool, no worries. I've just been there before (for a conference) and met a bunch of the faculty in the English Department. They were cool. Congrats, too; if I were smarter I'd have loved to have studied physics.
>So I strongly recommend, if you choose Brown, to take stuff that isn't necessarily in your comfort zone, or to sit in on a couple of classes in something you don't think is interesting.
yeah ive been trying to do this at my current school, as an english major taking accounting and economics and i was surprised at how fascinating they are.
I guess thats why i liked the academic freedom is because ambitious people will still find a way to challenge themselves
It is a nice place, very "university-esque". The Asian population is a bit too high, which made the first year classes tough. But I made it pass the qualifier, and it was all downhill from there.
This is such a myth, physics isn't that complicated until you get in to quantum or thermodynamics. If you know the math that you should know by the time you hit college you should be alright, the classes are fun and it teaches you about the world, I always love physics. If you're scared about it take a conceptual physics classes (I.E 101 or 111)
Can't tell if you're messing with me or not.
I'm not all that into Harry Potter, but a lot of people here are. The movies were all shot here, so you can recognize a lot of the locations.
>Orginal copies of Dampier's Voyages from one of the days I just felt like reading stuff that wasn't work.
Eh, I'm taking the perspective that I know more about what I did than anyone else in that room. If I can't explain it to them, even if I made some mistakes, then I shouldn't get the Ph.D.
>Learn how to code
Okay pajeet, tell me how your java code is making more than my pen testing and ethical hacking? Shocker? protip you can't faggot, back to India, if you're feeling confident post your IP here and we'll see who has better front and back end security I'll even post mine if you do, let's see how this race pans out. I'm more than confident you have no idea how to infiltrate, get back to helping your pajeet company make a display website.
Well, failing your dissertation defense is pretty uncommon. This is because 1) the defense, if you've done good work, is mostly a formality, and 2) a failure reflects poorly on the student, the student's major advisor, and the advisory committee as a whole.
>Who here actually has a future?
Oh you, so young.
Just wait until you realize making money has very little to do with college.
>certifications are shit
But they make more money than you ever will being in a basement server room doing maintenance on your garbage code. I can code, I just prefer not to because it's dull garbage that will never make you more than the average postal worker.
It really is. Here's a shot I took while I was reading the insanely beautiful Vitruvius Britannicus. Published 1715.
Yeah, I occasionally have a formal dinner (where you are required to wear robes) in the dining hall they used to shoot the movie.
Good luck. I defended about a year ago. Everything you've said already was true for me It was a formality, and the worst part was the lead up and anticipation. It's basically a right of passage. Still, I hope you don't get a committee member who's in a bad mood or what-have-you.
Have you ever been a real software engineer kiddo? Get out of your mom's basement.
I wasn't the guy who said that. I'm the guy who's going to Oxford.
I will make more money than you.
I will get more respect than you.
I will get more pussy than you.
I'm not interested in you trying to prove your job isn't shit. I don't care. I'm just telling you to calm down because you look like you're hyper-insecure or way overcompensating.
you better be asian and have lots of exra cirics though
Nice trips. Thanks for the well wishes. My advisory committee has been very supportive considering the difficulties I've had with my major advisor. He is really my sole concern because he is a flat out dick. I'm also waiting to hear about a post-doc position, so if I get it, it should put additional pressure on the committee to pass me.
>have you ever been a real software engineer?
No because I'm not an pajeet trying to make miniscule money coding garbage for a company.
I prefer actual CSCI, like systems architecture and exploiting day one attacks.
This is so cute. Did you just learn about kali linux?
Fuck! Whatever luck people have wished you here for the defense, let me wish you three times that for the post-doc! That'd be awesome! Seriously, I hope you get it because it will make the defense easier, and better yet, you can rest easy about your immediate future.
So you are racist idiot who doesn't notice pleb level trolling?
Yeah now I'm a l33t haxxor, if you don't want me to trace your backdoor to an IP and completely buffer overflow your system you better say so, otherwise I will completely wormhole your trojan and send a virus through your port
Thanks again, anon. It sounds like a pretty sweet opportunity based out of University of California - Berkeley. I interviewed with the potential advisor on Wednesday; he said he will let me know if I am to be offered the position be the middle of this coming week.
I'm the guy at Oxford, and I know they're really highly respected over here in the UK. If you consider Oxbridge as exhaustive of tier 1, they're a very close tier 2.
Can't speak for how they're viewed in America by employers, but if you have a undergrad from there and are applying for an american masters, they'll take you seriously.
LOL not the case at all. A good school gets you a good first job. After that, your school doesn't matter anymore unless you're position requires relationship management. If you don't get a good first job after going to a good school then you're no different than someone that went to a shit school, just that you're overqualified for any of the jobs available for shit schools
University of Illinois reporting in.
The standards actually don't seem too difficult - 29 ACT can be done by anyone remotely intelligent.
Thanks! American colleges that aren't Ivies or just below Ivy tend to all be the same junk. No difference between state schools, private schools, no one cares unless it's Ivy.
The university has a giant police force. If you ever feel unsafe, you can call for an officer to escort you. They have several shuttles too. It is actually pretty safe as long as you don't venture too far away from campus. When you go out of the university area shit gets real though.
Anybody here /stanfordlaw/? I'm praying to get in one day, just want to talk to someone who actually fucking did it. Currently maintaining a 3.9 GPA and it's killing me because I'm getting my bachelors in business and if you're at least a little bit socially autistic you're going to have a rough time; accounting fucking blows, btw.
Anyways, anyone here get into Stanford law? What was your LSAT and GPA scores when u transferred? Any other resume or certificates? I'm currently on my school's honors/dean list for good GPA/behavior and I'm thinking about TAing for my Econ professor.
>acting hardcore about it
Its literally a club for rich people
You either bribe your way in, or you know people
>inb4 just assmad about not good enough grades or whatever
I heard of people that had 4.5 gpas, were captains of like every single club in the school, did fuck tons of community service, and were STILL denied
If that's not proof that you need to offer to pay 3x the tuition or that your dads friend is in the admissions team (or both) to get in, then you are just a retard
Standford and Yale are probably the two schools who take most seriously the parts of your application that aren't just numbers. You'll have to do more than just having a 3.9 gpa and doing well on the LSATs for them to let you in. 3.9 is just at their median.
Volunteer for some cause you care about. TAing will mean nothing.
I care about trump becoming president, but I guarantee id get shit for volunteering for his campaign. I'm not ready to #shill4hill either. Maybe I'll save the sperm whales or something. Honestly not that passionate about much. Maybe I'll go volunteer at the big brothers big sisters club.
>My anecdotes are better than your data
50% of Harvard receives financial aid. And the "expected parental contribution" that Harvard uses to calculate financial aid is 12k. Not nothing, for sure. But far from rich.
You think those 1,100 students who couldn't afford full tuition all got in because they knew someone? Bullshit.
You're a Trump Voter and you don't really seems to care about anything.
Why exactly do you want to go to one of the most notoriously liberal and cause-driven law schools in the country?
I dont know how to explain the financial aid part, and a "donation" of 12k is a fuck ton for most people
And even if somehow you don't need to bribe your way in or know people, its still at best a place that rides on its name more than anything else
What kind of place turns down people who are literally the top of their class in highschool
And if its because they have over 9000 top of their classes applying then why even bother applying anyways when its not like the schools are the alphas and omegas of everything anyways
Ivy league is expensive as hell, hard as hell to get into, and ogre rated in general
if you aren't in a frat you feel like you miss out and the problem with that is frats only accepted people who had connections to the frat/alot of money.
the serious hierarchy is basically ruining any kids experience if they can't get into a frat and i had no connections cause i was from Maine, over four hours, so no frat for me
That was the main problem of why i only thought it was ok
Could've sworn that was Columbia. I care about politics a lot, actually, and helping small businesses, but without the proper education I can't be involved in either. bruh, most higher education and elite institutions are liberal af, there's really no escaping it. I'm a California local, as well. I'm driven and have high expectations for myself. My politics would get me vilified. I've been volunteering for the city on holidays, handing out soup for thanksgiving, but I haven't done it enough to really say I'm involved in the community. I've applied to be a police cadet, help around my community, but the Bay Area has contempt for law enforcement, so that shit really doesn't matter, either. I Might as well get involved with BLM.
>its still at best a place that rides on its name more than anything else
haha yeah its not like they have the best teachers in the country and lots of best-in-their-field people that became professors, or that they attract successful celebrities to give lectures or anything ahah
>What kind of place turns down people who are literally the top of their class in highschool
a place that only has 1000 spots and too many people that were top of their class in highschool
I can explain the financial aid part easily: It's because you don't need to be rich to get in.
Tuition is very, very, high. Nobody is denying that. But very few (less than half) actually pay that amount.
Like I said, 12k isn't nothing, but if your parents can afford to pay 12k to send you to one of the best colleges in the world, that doesn't exactly make them rich. How much does a typical state school cost? Probably something similar.
And you answered your own question. Harvard had ~32,000 applications for ~2,200 spots. A LOT of those people were top of their class. They can't accept them all.
sls is one of the more conservative law schools in the top 14 (still very liberal though). The federalist society is pretty big here. That being said, you'd be hard pressed to find someone openly supporting trump.
sls has an incoming class of about ~180 students. A 3.9 is easy to come by. You basically need a 3.85+, 170+, and something that makes you stand out above all the people getting into columbia/hls
I'll take you all on at once
Which is what I've heard, as well. The federalist society is massive at U Chicago, too, which is another more-conservative-but-still-pretty-liberal-law-school. Federalist society was actually started at U Chicago. Yale/Stanford/Chicago got conservative law pipelines, much more so than say a Harvard, Columbia, or even Georgetown. which is another point for going to Stanford. Condi Rice is a professor at Stanford, too. Not sure what her political leanings are but she was still a member of the bush admin. Of course I'm not going to openly support trump. Pretty much social suicide anywhere in California except OC/IE/parts of SD
welcome to the club. I'd estimate a good ~60% of people here are on anxiety/depression meds. Everyone is incredibly type A and sad, the difference is they're better at hiding it than people at HLS or columbia.
That was actually my first choice, outta state. In state was;
2. Berkeley(kek They're top 20 in nation for law)
3. UCLA(also top 20)
Outta state was just Chicago, and then float my app at any other top 20 just for keks
SLS is more conservative than Yale. i'm not in fedsoc but 2 of my good friends are co-presidents. Based on talking to them, its basically chicago > uva > sls and then maybe duke if we're talking conservative schools.
You'll still be outnumbered at least 6:1. Its still a very liberal school don't get me wrong.
>tfw you went to public uni and make $70k and live comfortably
I'm ok with this
sls is the clear favorite. if you want to be in california, berkeley > chicago. They have way better ties to the bay area schools and more connections to LA/SD than chicago would.
its actually surprisingly hard to get a job in CA when compared to NYC. If you have ties, you can certainly do it from chicago but it would be easier from boalt.
Well, I'll let you guys know that I've been seriously considering Chicago if Stanford doesn't work out. I seriously want to get out of Southern California for a bit. Even Northern California sounded nice cause I could at least start a new identity, uber-liberalism be damned. Friend and female issues, and all that, Ive been dealing with, so I'd be okay with a reinvention.
Chicago has been on my radar. A complete overhaul of my life would be nice, whilst at the same time improving intellectually and setting myself up for a good career path. thanks for the info bruhs
I suggested Chicago for the better fit because I think if he's a Cali native, he won't have any problems establishing ties.
And Chicago opens up the Northeast in a way tha Berkley or UCLA couldn't, though Stanford obviously could.
Yeah, plan was to go to big firms in either yay area or Southern California, make some fuck you money, then start a business helping small business with getting over that three year hump. All those business that could've used business/business law expertise and been more financially secure instead of doing the whole jumpung into the business and trying to sink or swim would've helped so many. My pops started a business around the 2008 housing crash. We lost everything and he had to give up his business. I want to be there for businesses that either go through that or want to avoid that situation because it really fucked us in a big way, fucked many others, as well.
Thanks mang. If there are any underage fags lurking, engineering school is hard, engineering work is easy as fuck. I drink 4/7 nights a week, spend half of my time actually working, and still get shit done. The biggest things you'll deal with are contracts and mongoloid subcontractors. Be smart enough to graduate, but develop dem people skillz.
not to burst your bubble man, but ~180k when you have 6 figure debt isn't really fuck you money. Especially when you're working 70 hour weeks.
Pretty much all of the startup/small business work is done in silicon valley, so that's another reason to aim for SLS.
So far, the commute is slightly inconvenient, im younger than most classmates and im not going full time. I will say living off campus is hurting my social life but the year is still young.
Depending on what year you are and what area of study you're in, you're definitely going to feel like your social life is suffering. Especially if you really care about your education and are aiming for those high marks. that's currently my situation.
A few reasons, I wasn't sure if I was ready for college so I decided to dip my toes in a bit before I committed, also I want to pay off my tuition within a few years of graduating if not when I graduate so I wanted to work and figure out investing to help me pay off my degree better.
Another reason although lesser than the others is my age, I graduated high school early.
I haven't declared a major yet. I'm taking one class now and three more next semester. Then next year i plan on going full time because I love cambridge and I think I'll be more ready