Attorney wrote:It's funny, the schools at the top of my list would be MIT and the University of Chicago, followed by Stanford and Berkeley. To me, MIT seems vastly underrated by the list in this time where technology affects our lives more than ever before. And Chicago's invented more schools of thought than probably any other university in the world. There's a very influential "Chicago school of economics" for example. There is no "Harvard school of economics" and there is most certainly no "Yale school of economics". The University of Chicago seems to have gotten 0% of the vote in both categories. It saddens me.
Then you have Stanford and Berkeley, with Silicon Valley existing solely because they were there. Especially true in the case of Stanford, but Berkeley professors invented the nuclear bomb that will destroy us all, gave us BSD Unix that is the core of all Apple products, discovered the elements of Berkelium and Californium and named them after their school, etc.
To me, no schools in the Ivy League can touch MIT, Chicago, Stanford, and Berkeley when it comes to discovering new science, new technology, and new philosophies. That's whom I'd vote for! Not the stuffy "old money" schools of the northeast... although probably Harvard in particular has done some interesting things in many fields. Princeton and possibly Yale don't even make it onto the radar for innovation, my primary criteria here.
All in my opinion, of course.
There most definitely is. The "chicago" school is the competing thought to the Harvard/MIT school of thought. I also find it funny that you seem to lean towards technology for innovation but include a school like UChicago which is known primarily for its social sciences(and med school I guess). Regardless, all of the schools you named are home to a crazy amount of stuff. You are giving the ivies far less credit than they deserve.