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

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    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.

     

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    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.

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    Location: Ithaca, New York

     

    Number of Undergrads: 13,931

     

    Acceptance Rate: 19%

     

    Famous Alum: Thomas Pynchon

     

    Vibe: Manic-depressives and future hotel managers.

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.