Ivy League Crunch Brings New Cachet to Next Tier


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May 5, 2007

Lehigh University has never been as sought after as Stanford, Yale or Harvard. But this year, awash in applications, it churned out rejection letters and may break more hearts when it comes to its waiting list.

Call them second-tier colleges (a phrase some administrators despise) or call them the new Ivies (this, they can live with). Twenty-five to 40 universities like Lehigh, traditionally perceived as being a notch below the most elite, have seen their cachet climb because of the astonishing competitive crush at the top....
Give me a SA graduate over some Ivy-League snob any day of the week. :cool:
Maybe I am biased but when considering the values, physical, mental and academic training infused into cadets and mids at the SA's id always rank SA's above Ivy's. Not to mention the snazzy unis too :thumb: