jbagelboy wrote:ndirish2010 wrote:jbagelboy wrote:Peyton wrote: Plus, it’s an Ivy.
just barely. and its entirely irrelevant
I'm confused, what does "just barely" in the Ivy League mean? Is there an asterisk next to their names in the sports standings? Princeton lax would love to know.
Meaning in name only. Obviously beyond the sports league, it's a blurred distinction anyway, but HYP don't even think of Cornell as being an Ivy school, socially/competitively (and Dartmouth is more commonly mistaken as an LAC). Here are a few other key historical/thematic distinctions that place Cornell squarely outside the "Ivy" collegiate brand:
1) only school in the league founded after the revolutionary war (1865)
2) only school in the league founded without a sectarian affiliation
3) only school in the league lacking a Latin moto
4) only school in the league ranking outside the Forbes top 50 colleges
5) only school in the league to be coeducational at its founding (cool and more progressive, but not in line with the didactic and 'elite' purpose of the seven others)
6) highest acceptance rate of the league by a wide margin (18% - it's easier to get into Cornell than WashU).
7) Andrew Bernard attended Cornell
I could list more but then it would just seem like I'm trolling on Cornell, which is not my intention. It's still a great university, one of the best in the world .. but it's "just barely" Ivy to those who attend other ivy institutions, which is an asinine distinction at best anyway
ETA: to clarify, this is intended to rebuke the pretense displayed above that would cause someone to choose Cornell over Northwestern, Duke, UVA, ect. on the wholly irrelevant grounds that "Cornell is in the Ivy League"
This is just one long "I recently got into another ivy. This is my obligatory Cornell shaming" post.
Even though i agree with your conclusion, no one cares about the 7 ways in which Cornell isn't a true ivy. It just doesn't matter.
(Also, i dont buy your "clarification" edit. Your OP discusses all the ways in which Cornell is the redheaded stepchild of the ivies. That has nothing to do with non-ivies or choosing law schools. The word "law school" doesn't even appear in your post)