Kohinoor wrote:If you have to ask, no. If they call themselves 'the Harvard of ______' or 'the _______ Ivy', run, don't walk.
Boston College is traditionally called the "Jesuit Ivy" ... Morehouse is the "black Harvard" or "Harvard of the South." Those are both very well regarded schools...
Actually, Howard (not Morehouse) is the black Harvard
, and it receives that distinction because of the type of talent it attracts (student, faculty, staff, and administration). The law school did produce a Supreme Court Justice. How many colleges/universities outside of the Harvards, Yales and Stanfords have done that? That is a fair call. And Spelman is arguably the black Wellesley. Try sitting in their classes or meeting black students from these schools and you will see that they tend to be extremely bright, mature, focussed, and dedicated.
You are right, white people and non-blacks tend to sleep on the black colleges and universities, but if you meet the white students who have attended them, they will tell you that they were challenged academically much more than they expected.
I have no problem with southern ivies and public ivies either. After all, can we really say that harvard is better than Duke or Vanderbilt? And schools like UC-Berkeley and UVA deserve such recognition.