Ivy-ology: Assessing Yale’s Intra-Conference Competition


    Location: Providence, Rhode Island


    Number of Undergrads: 6,013


    Acceptance Rate: 10.8%


    Famous Alum: Ted Turner


    Vibe: "Performance artists" spending their trust funds on weed.



    Location: New York, NY


    Number of Undergrads: 7,169


    Acceptance Rate: 9.8%


    Famous Alum: Barack Obama (transfer student)


    Vibe: The coffee-and-cigarette-fueled overachievers blocking your view at the Broken Social Scene concert downtown.


    Location: Ithaca, New York


    Number of Undergrads: 13,931


    Acceptance Rate: 19%


    Famous Alum: Thomas Pynchon


    Vibe: Manic-depressives and future hotel managers.


    Location: Hanover, New Hampshire


    Number of Undergrads: 4,100


    Acceptance Rate: 12%


    Famous Alum: Mindy Kaling


    Vibe: Unironic lovers of hiking, in North Face jackets stained with Keystone Light


    Location: Cambridge, Massachussets


    Number of Undergrads: 7,181


    Acceptance Rate: 7%


    Famous Alum: Unabomber Ted Kaczynski


    Vibe: Superiority complexes who see their bad haircuts as badges of honor.


    Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


    Number of Undergrads: 10,337


    Accetpance Rate: 17.1%


    Famous Alum: Tory Burch


    Vibe: Popped-collar wearers who are so cheerful that they almost convince us they're not dissapointed about getting wait-listed at Yale.


    Location: Princeton, New Jersey


    Nunber of Undergrads: 5,047


    Acceptance Rate: 9.8%


    Famous Alum: David Remnick


    Vibe: Kids who know the difference between this season and last season's J.Press catalogs, and will bore you with the details.