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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby crackberry » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:20 pm

TheWire wrote:
crackberry wrote:Good friend with 168, 3.6 (HYPS undergrad) who got the call yesterday. West Coast.


I think my UC undergrad is leaving me out to dry

Prestige whores. Didn't think I was good enough either, FWIW.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby BioEBear2010 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:25 pm

crackberry wrote:
TheWire wrote:
crackberry wrote:Good friend with 168, 3.6 (HYPS undergrad) who got the call yesterday. West Coast.


I think my UC undergrad is leaving me out to dry

Prestige whores. Didn't think I was good enough either, FWIW.

Ditto. Don't know why I'm following this thread, either.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby crackberry » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:27 pm

TheWire wrote:
crackberry wrote:Good friend with 168, 3.6 (HYPS undergrad) who got the call yesterday. West Coast.


I think my UC undergrad is leaving me out to dry

EDIT: it always makes me smile when I see "HYPS." It necessarily indicates that the student went to Stanford but has no intention of ever admitting that Stanford is not #1. FWIW, I understand why because I live on the west coast, east coasters will never understand the prestige that Stanford carries out here...

Yeah, true, and given that I went to Stanford, it's pretty obvious when I say "good friend" that I mean Stanford. So yes, my good friend who got into Chicago yesterday went to Stanford. The cat is out of the bag.

I hate East Coasters' East Coast bias against Stanford. They all assume it's HYP>MIT>S, which is retarded. I went to school at Stanford, and while I of course think it's the most awesome school in the country, I recognize that HYP and MIT are peer schools.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby crackberry » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:27 pm

BioEBear2010 wrote:
crackberry wrote:
TheWire wrote:
crackberry wrote:Good friend with 168, 3.6 (HYPS undergrad) who got the call yesterday. West Coast.


I think my UC undergrad is leaving me out to dry

Prestige whores. Didn't think I was good enough either, FWIW.

Ditto. Don't know why I'm following this thread, either.

Wait BioE were you WLed too?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby BioEBear2010 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:38 pm

crackberry wrote:Wait BioE were you WLed too?

Loud and proud.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby crackberry » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:43 pm

BioEBear2010 wrote:
crackberry wrote:Wait BioE were you WLed too?

Loud and proud.

Blatant anti-California & anti-HYS trolling by Chicago admissions.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby EijiMiyake » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:47 pm

crackberry wrote:
BioEBear2010 wrote:
crackberry wrote:Wait BioE were you WLed too?

Loud and proud.

Blatant anti-California & anti-HYS trolling by Chicago admissions.


It's interesting how subjective admissions still apparently are, given your Y/S admissions and responses from other schools.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby BioEBear2010 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:50 pm

EijiMiyake wrote:It's interesting how subjective admissions still apparently are, given your Y/S admissions and responses from other schools.

I agree. Admissions clearly aren't nearly as numbers-oriented as most people make them out to be (although they do matter). I see them more as a cut-off metric.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:19 pm

crackberry wrote:
TheWire wrote:
crackberry wrote:Good friend with 168, 3.6 (HYPS undergrad) who got the call yesterday. West Coast.


I think my UC undergrad is leaving me out to dry

EDIT: it always makes me smile when I see "HYPS." It necessarily indicates that the student went to Stanford but has no intention of ever admitting that Stanford is not #1. FWIW, I understand why because I live on the west coast, east coasters will never understand the prestige that Stanford carries out here...

Yeah, true, and given that I went to Stanford, it's pretty obvious when I say "good friend" that I mean Stanford. So yes, my good friend who got into Chicago yesterday went to Stanford. The cat is out of the bag.

I hate East Coasters' East Coast bias against Stanford. They all assume it's HYP>MIT>S, which is retarded. I went to school at Stanford, and while I of course think it's the most awesome school in the country, I recognize that HYP and MIT are peer schools.


+10000000000000. I don't recognize MIT as a peer school, actually, just HYP.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby EijiMiyake » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:23 pm

managamy wrote:
crackberry wrote:
TheWire wrote:
crackberry wrote:Good friend with 168, 3.6 (HYPS undergrad) who got the call yesterday. West Coast.


I think my UC undergrad is leaving me out to dry

EDIT: it always makes me smile when I see "HYPS." It necessarily indicates that the student went to Stanford but has no intention of ever admitting that Stanford is not #1. FWIW, I understand why because I live on the west coast, east coasters will never understand the prestige that Stanford carries out here...

Yeah, true, and given that I went to Stanford, it's pretty obvious when I say "good friend" that I mean Stanford. So yes, my good friend who got into Chicago yesterday went to Stanford. The cat is out of the bag.

I hate East Coasters' East Coast bias against Stanford. They all assume it's HYP>MIT>S, which is retarded. I went to school at Stanford, and while I of course think it's the most awesome school in the country, I recognize that HYP and MIT are peer schools.


+10000000000000. I don't recognize MIT as a peer school, actually, just HYP.


lolwut? MIT and Caltech are different from HYPS (and correspondingly put together student bodies with different traits), but definitely attract students that are of a similar or higher caliber than those at HYPS.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby tomhobbes » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:26 pm

I've heard that MIT looks down on HYP for being soft and weak. The way I've heard MIT described, it sounds like a competition between the students and the professors.
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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby 02082010 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:27 pm

EijiMiyake wrote:lolwut? MIT and Caltech are different from HYPS (and correspondingly put together student bodies with different traits), but definitely attract students that are of a similar or higher caliber than those at HYPS.


HYP SPCC/Caltech,MIT

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby crackberry » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:35 pm

D Brooks wrote:
EijiMiyake wrote:lolwut? MIT and Caltech are different from HYPS (and correspondingly put together student bodies with different traits), but definitely attract students that are of a similar or higher caliber than those at HYPS.


HYP SPCC/Caltech,MIT

You are one of the idiots I am describing.

To say that Stanford and Penn are in the same tier reeks of psychosis.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby crackberry » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:36 pm

tomhobbes wrote:I've heard that MIT looks down on HYP for being soft and weak. The way I've heard MIT described, it sounds like a competition between the students and the professors.

True. Those kids are crazy smart. They are also socially awkward.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby EijiMiyake » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:37 pm

crackberry wrote:
tomhobbes wrote:I've heard that MIT looks down on HYP for being soft and weak. The way I've heard MIT described, it sounds like a competition between the students and the professors.

True. Those kids are crazy smart. They are also socially awkward.


I hear there might be a few of those at Stanfurd.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby crackberry » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:39 pm

EijiMiyake wrote:
crackberry wrote:
tomhobbes wrote:I've heard that MIT looks down on HYP for being soft and weak. The way I've heard MIT described, it sounds like a competition between the students and the professors.

True. Those kids are crazy smart. They are also socially awkward.


I hear there might be a few of those at Stanfurd.

You go to Cal? I wish I knew where you went to school so I could make disparaging remarks about it. Alas.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby puppleberry finn » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:39 pm

ITT: Elitism runs rampant

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Helmholtz » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:39 pm

puppleberry finn wrote:ITT: Elitism runs rampant


Not going to weigh in on the Stanford vs. MIT debate, hmm?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby crackberry » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:39 pm

puppleberry finn wrote:ITT: Elitism runs rampant

Well, this is the Chicago thread.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby 02082010 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:40 pm

crackberry wrote:
D Brooks wrote:
EijiMiyake wrote:lolwut? MIT and Caltech are different from HYPS (and correspondingly put together student bodies with different traits), but definitely attract students that are of a similar or higher caliber than those at HYPS.


HYP SPCC/Caltech,MIT

You are one of the idiots I am describing.

To say that Stanford and Penn are in the same tier reeks of psychosis.


Based on what methodology?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby BioEBear2010 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:41 pm

EijiMiyake wrote:
crackberry wrote:
tomhobbes wrote:I've heard that MIT looks down on HYP for being soft and weak. The way I've heard MIT described, it sounds like a competition between the students and the professors.

True. Those kids are crazy smart. They are also socially awkward.


I hear there might be a few of those at Stanfurd.

+ too many to count. My friend over there was giddy over the Magic: The Gathering class he is taking.

Also, Cal is the best.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby EijiMiyake » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:42 pm

crackberry wrote:You go to Cal? I wish I knew where you went to school so I could make disparaging remarks about it. Alas.
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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:43 pm

EijiMiyake wrote:
crackberry wrote:
tomhobbes wrote:I've heard that MIT looks down on HYP for being soft and weak. The way I've heard MIT described, it sounds like a competition between the students and the professors.

True. Those kids are crazy smart. They are also socially awkward.


I hear there might be a few of those at Stanfurd.


I'm walking evidence for the truth of that theory.

But even friends of my Yale-loving sister say that S is right up there with HYP, so perhaps East-Coasters are starting to realize the parity.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:43 pm

EijiMiyake wrote:
crackberry wrote:You go to Cal? I wish I knew where you went to school so I could make disparaging remarks about it. Alas.



Went. GO BEARS.


Oh God. Cue the trash talk.

Actually, I <3 Berkeley and its people, so I won't participate in the inevitable battle.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby crackberry » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:43 pm

D Brooks wrote:
crackberry wrote:
D Brooks wrote:
EijiMiyake wrote:lolwut? MIT and Caltech are different from HYPS (and correspondingly put together student bodies with different traits), but definitely attract students that are of a similar or higher caliber than those at HYPS.


HYP SPCC/Caltech,MIT

You are one of the idiots I am describing.

To say that Stanford and Penn are in the same tier reeks of psychosis.


Based on what methodology?

You are clearly using USNWR UG rankings, which are meaningless. Some of the criteria they use - alumni giving, for one - are really ridiculous and should not be used to judge a school. Look at the average SAT scores, acceptance rates, etc. of the two schools. It's not even close (relatively speaking). Penn is basically the school that rich NYC prep school kids who can't cut it at HYP go to. None of those kids even apply to Stanford because 1) they can't get in and 2) they think California is another country.




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