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By Gk06 (Gk06) on Friday, January 09, 2004 - 11:59 pm: Edit

Yale or Stanford? Don't tell me why! :) I want to compare the votes...

By Volley17 (Volley17) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 12:16 am: Edit

Stanford

By Gk06 (Gk06) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 12:21 am: Edit

Yale

By Emeraldkity4 (Emeraldkity4) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 12:26 am: Edit

Yale

By Thedad (Thedad) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 12:32 am: Edit

Yale

By Mels (Mels) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 12:39 am: Edit

Yale

By Dschnapps (Dschnapps) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 12:50 am: Edit

Yale

By Jennyzsong (Jennyzsong) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 12:57 am: Edit

Stanford

By Gabushida (Gabushida) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 01:00 am: Edit

S-to-tha-t-to-tha-a-n-ford

By Soblase (Soblase) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 01:32 am: Edit

stanford

By Evil_Robot (Evil_Robot) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 02:23 am: Edit

Yale

By Collegeguy (Collegeguy) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 02:40 am: Edit

STANFORD

By Gk06 (Gk06) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 05:19 am: Edit

so far:

Yale: 6
Stanford: 5

By Acennace (Acennace) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 05:27 am: Edit

Stanford!!!

By Dohinc (Dohinc) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 09:38 am: Edit

Yale

By Constellation35 (Constellation35) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 09:40 am: Edit

Yale

By Emeraldkity4 (Emeraldkity4) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 03:04 pm: Edit

http://www.studentsreview.com/CA/STFU_c.html

http://www.studentsreview.com/CT/YU_c.html

By Constellation35 (Constellation35) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 03:06 pm: Edit

I'm glad I went with Yale, since today I found Stanford accepted a black girl with a 3.2 unweighted and a 1380 S.A.T.

I wish I was black so I could get all these treats from affirmative action!

By Gk06 (Gk06) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 05:52 pm: Edit

Yale: 9
Stanford: 6

By Collegeparent (Collegeparent) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 06:48 pm: Edit

Check out Constellation's other postings on this site under What an atrocity! -- Yale will definitely educate her --

By the way, Stanford -- Given the choice, my daughter went with Stanford although I was fighting for Yale because of a family history -- She made the wise decision -- made even wiser now since she won't run into Constellation in New Haven.

By Efilsiertaeht (Efilsiertaeht) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 07:39 pm: Edit

Stanford

By Juliathorne (Juliathorne) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 08:25 pm: Edit

Stanford

By Mahras (Mahras) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 08:48 pm: Edit

stanford.....is this a joke Yale doesn't stand a chance..

By Stanfordrulez (Stanfordrulez) on Sunday, January 11, 2004 - 03:00 am: Edit

Stanford.
>>> triple emphasis <<<

By Stanfordrulez (Stanfordrulez) on Sunday, January 11, 2004 - 03:07 am: Edit


Quote:

I'm glad I went with Yale, since today I found Stanford accepted a black girl with a 3.2 unweighted and a 1380 S.A.T.



And Yale doesn't do that, right? George W Bush... 'For people who get 'C's in school, don't lose heart-- for you can be president of the United States of America [and go to Yale]!!!
Basically, your reasoning is NOT satisfactory.

By Jlq3d3 (Jlq3d3) on Monday, January 12, 2004 - 12:08 am: Edit

Stanford

By Debaterocks (Debaterocks) on Monday, January 12, 2004 - 06:25 pm: Edit

stanford...no ???

By Usnewsranker (Usnewsranker) on Monday, January 12, 2004 - 10:14 pm: Edit

yale (although i have no chance)

By Me1 (Me1) on Monday, January 12, 2004 - 10:16 pm: Edit

Yale, but just cos although I'm sure CA is very nice, I would perfer to stay on the east coast.

By Ndbisme2 (Ndbisme2) on Monday, January 12, 2004 - 11:10 pm: Edit

Where do you live?

If you wanna be adventurous and live on the west coast and like culture shock... Yale

vice versa...

By Collegeguy (Collegeguy) on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - 03:42 am: Edit

Stanford: 13
Yale: 11

:)

By Nitroxideracer (Nitroxideracer) on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - 01:02 pm: Edit

Yale

By Haithman (Haithman) on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - 04:06 pm: Edit

Yale x10^50
(oops back to physics )

By Smac86 (Smac86) on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 - 08:47 am: Edit

Stanford!!!

By Magd (Magd) on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 - 02:44 pm: Edit

Wait 'till Constellation finds out the athletes' academic standing at Yale. The kids they've offered places to from my school have been hella limited (like 1050 SATs).

By Soundasleep (Soundasleep) on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 - 05:33 pm: Edit

STANFORD

By Collegeguy (Collegeguy) on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 - 08:24 pm: Edit

Stanford: 15
Yale: 13

By Voigtrob (Voigtrob) on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 - 09:54 pm: Edit

Yale

By Gk06 (Gk06) on Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 09:57 am: Edit

Yale: 14
Stanford 15

GO YALE

By Musefinity (Musefinity) on Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 10:05 am: Edit

Stanford.

By Sueah85lh (Sueah85lh) on Saturday, January 17, 2004 - 01:24 pm: Edit

Yale

By Ambitiousyokel (Ambitiousyokel) on Saturday, January 17, 2004 - 11:16 pm: Edit

Yale

By Evil_Robot (Evil_Robot) on Saturday, January 17, 2004 - 11:34 pm: Edit

Yale: 15
Stanford: 15

And it's tied, folks! :)

By Dm15 (Dm15) on Saturday, January 17, 2004 - 11:56 pm: Edit

Stanford

By Daggerlee (Daggerlee) on Sunday, January 18, 2004 - 12:26 am: Edit

Yale

By Amethyst (Amethyst) on Sunday, January 18, 2004 - 12:52 am: Edit

it depends on what your major would be. There is no definite answer to which school is better. Some people prefer Yale, others prefer Stanford. But the most important thing is which school do YOU prefer. You will be the person who will spend the next four years (often best years) of you life in the college of YOUR choice.

that's just my imput. You can disreguard it if you wish.

By Collegeguy (Collegeguy) on Sunday, January 18, 2004 - 02:56 am: Edit

Good call, Amethyst. Totally personal preference. And that includes Harvard, too. Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, Yale. All great.

But I do admit that Harvard is significantly more prestigious than the rest...

and surveys show that Harvard students are also more stressed and more unhappy...

By Cornellian07 (Cornellian07) on Monday, January 19, 2004 - 09:15 pm: Edit

Stanford

By Yackityack (Yackityack) on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 01:42 am: Edit

Berkeley

By Sammgc68 (Sammgc68) on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 04:42 pm: Edit

Yale

By Kubakloth (Kubakloth) on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 08:23 pm: Edit

Yale

By Jimster0489 (Jimster0489) on Sunday, January 25, 2004 - 11:41 pm: Edit

[ STANFORD ]

By Collegeguy (Collegeguy) on Monday, January 26, 2004 - 03:09 am: Edit

Stanford: 18
Yale: 18

STILL tied

By Slayer (Slayer) on Monday, January 26, 2004 - 10:37 am: Edit

Yale!!!!!!!

By Greggie (Greggie) on Monday, January 26, 2004 - 01:35 pm: Edit

Yale

By Ceesie (Ceesie) on Monday, January 26, 2004 - 01:46 pm: Edit

Yale

By Bunmushroom (Bunmushroom) on Monday, January 26, 2004 - 02:49 pm: Edit

STANFORD

By Brown_Eyes (Brown_Eyes) on Monday, January 26, 2004 - 06:16 pm: Edit

Yale

By Xtreme783 (Xtreme783) on Monday, January 26, 2004 - 09:24 pm: Edit

Yale

By Sid_Mathur (Sid_Mathur) on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 03:18 pm: Edit

Stanford

By Masamune707 (Masamune707) on Thursday, January 29, 2004 - 01:21 am: Edit

stanford!

By Wutdeh (Wutdeh) on Saturday, January 31, 2004 - 03:10 am: Edit

yale

By Researching (Researching) on Saturday, January 31, 2004 - 03:32 am: Edit

Stanford

By Jm2006 (Jm2006) on Saturday, January 31, 2004 - 12:00 pm: Edit

Stanford: 22
Yale: 24

and yale takes the lead...

By Potroast (Potroast) on Saturday, January 31, 2004 - 09:09 pm: Edit

Stanford is better

By Bunmushroom (Bunmushroom) on Saturday, January 31, 2004 - 09:11 pm: Edit

Instead of doin a survey of just cc ppl, look at the nation. Stanford's yield is higher than yale. Stanfords is 2nd to Harvard

By Brownalum (Brownalum) on Saturday, January 31, 2004 - 10:29 pm: Edit

Yale is much more popular.

Early applications per spot in the 2008 class:

Yale 3.2

Stanford 2.5

Harvard 2.4

Princeton 1.7

% of 2007 class with NMSC-sponsored National Merit Scholarships: Caltech 30%, Harvard 22%, Yale 18%, MIT 15%, Stanford 14%, Princeton 14%

By Ceo1093 (Ceo1093) on Saturday, January 31, 2004 - 10:32 pm: Edit

Yale - somewhat more known to the world, than Stanford.

By Bunmushroom (Bunmushroom) on Sunday, February 01, 2004 - 12:54 am: Edit

Applicants per spot means nothing except how small a class is. Total # of applicants is how poplular a school is, and in that case, neither school can compete with the UC schools. Yield is how desirable a school is because it shows how many qualified applicants chose to go to that school. Yield is what counts, esp for these schools, because many ppl get into hyps, and have to deside between them.

By Rowan (Rowan) on Sunday, February 01, 2004 - 01:07 am: Edit

Stanford.

By Whereshouldigo1 (Whereshouldigo1) on Sunday, February 01, 2004 - 03:04 pm: Edit

Stanford

By Collegeguy (Collegeguy) on Sunday, February 01, 2004 - 04:24 pm: Edit

Stanford: 26
Yale: 26

Tied yet again.

By Hypnosis (Hypnosis) on Sunday, February 01, 2004 - 05:55 pm: Edit

yale

By Evil_Robot (Evil_Robot) on Sunday, February 01, 2004 - 06:53 pm: Edit

How about we just admit that they're both great schools? :)

By Stargazrlilychk (Stargazrlilychk) on Sunday, February 01, 2004 - 07:32 pm: Edit

YALE!!!!

By Collegeguy (Collegeguy) on Sunday, February 01, 2004 - 10:00 pm: Edit

i agree completely evil_robot:)

By Yalebulldog04 (Yalebulldog04) on Monday, February 02, 2004 - 12:18 am: Edit

Y-A-L-E

By Labyrinth5 (Labyrinth5) on Monday, February 02, 2004 - 10:27 pm: Edit

Yale!

By Am_Al86 (Am_Al86) on Wednesday, February 04, 2004 - 02:07 pm: Edit

Stanford!!

By Impostor (Impostor) on Thursday, February 05, 2004 - 10:07 am: Edit

Standford by FAR!

By Evaspy (Evaspy) on Friday, February 06, 2004 - 12:20 am: Edit

stanford!!

By Dschnapps (Dschnapps) on Friday, February 06, 2004 - 02:04 am: Edit

does Impostor's count?


j/k

By Philvid2 (Philvid2) on Friday, February 06, 2004 - 04:17 pm: Edit

Yale

By Geography (Geography) on Friday, February 06, 2004 - 06:37 pm: Edit

stanford...

down goes the Ivy scum

By Vladimirlem (Vladimirlem) on Friday, February 06, 2004 - 07:06 pm: Edit

Yale

By Luckystar1111 (Luckystar1111) on Friday, February 06, 2004 - 07:36 pm: Edit

Yale!

By Dee_Dee (Dee_Dee) on Friday, February 06, 2004 - 07:42 pm: Edit

Stanford

By Dee_Dee (Dee_Dee) on Friday, February 06, 2004 - 07:52 pm: Edit

Guys, have u ever heard about a secret society in Yale called Bones & Skulls?

By Collegeguy (Collegeguy) on Friday, February 06, 2004 - 08:16 pm: Edit

YES. President Bush AND Mr. John Kerry are both involved.

By Greggie (Greggie) on Friday, February 06, 2004 - 09:56 pm: Edit

Stanford: 31
Yale: 33

By Bnp182 (Bnp182) on Friday, February 06, 2004 - 11:55 pm: Edit

STANFORD!! Are you kidding?!?!

By Abowen17 (Abowen17) on Saturday, February 07, 2004 - 04:28 pm: Edit

Stanford without a doubt.

By Collegeguy (Collegeguy) on Saturday, February 07, 2004 - 05:30 pm: Edit

TIED YET AGAIN

Stanford: 33
Yale: 33

By Minesweeper (Minesweeper) on Sunday, February 08, 2004 - 02:10 pm: Edit

Stanford by far...

By Stanfordrulez (Stanfordrulez) on Monday, February 09, 2004 - 12:12 am: Edit

And we have a winner...
Stanford: 34
Yale: 33

Go Stanford!

By Mulan (Mulan) on Monday, February 09, 2004 - 12:45 am: Edit

YALE

ha!

By Greggie (Greggie) on Tuesday, February 10, 2004 - 03:26 pm: Edit

Tied again!
Yale: 34
Stanford: 34

By Escaria (Escaria) on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 12:28 am: Edit

*breaks tie*
Yale! lol

By Chasgoose (Chasgoose) on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 12:44 am: Edit

If you want to study anything humanities related stay away from Stanford. I have talked to many Stanford grads and they all say that their experiences in the undergraduate humanities departments were mediocre at best. So while the sciences are probably better at Stanford than at Yale, the differences in the quality of the humanities programs tips the scale decisively in favor of Yale. I also got the vibe that undergraduates at Stanford are not treated as well as they are at Yale.

Not to mention that I think that New Haven is a much better undergraduate environment than Palo Alto. Yes, Palo Alto is much nicer and safer and located in a warm climate, but it is a bit too suburban for my tastes. There didn't seem to be as much catering to college students as there was in New Haven, and the suburbanness of Palo Alto makes everything expensive whereas New Haven's supposed ghettoness does keep the prices down. Also, I actually like the climate of New Haven better, mainly because I am from Arizona and I am sick of warm sunny days and the cold gray northeastern climate appeals to me more than the balmy Mediterranean climate of Palo Alto.

By Stanfordrulez (Stanfordrulez) on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 03:01 am: Edit


Quote:

If you want to study anything humanities related stay away from Stanford



I've heard the opposite, actually. People who I've spoken to thought very highly of the humanities classes etc during their stay at Stanford. It all depends on the person-- some like certain things, while others, who don't get good grades, hate them.

By Nick1484 (Nick1484) on Friday, February 20, 2004 - 07:11 am: Edit

Stanford. There's an excellent residence based humanities program for freshmen(used to be called SLE-Structured Liberal Education-might be called something else now)Very leftist, but that's academia. The kids are kinda geeky, but very bright, motivated, by far the most intellectual, if that's your cup of tea.(It happens to be mine.) Lots of future college professor types. I was a writing tutor in the program when I was there, and really enjoyed it.

By Gardener (Gardener) on Friday, February 20, 2004 - 10:06 am: Edit

YALE YALE YALE

By Mike2008 (Mike2008) on Friday, February 20, 2004 - 01:12 pm: Edit

Stanford

By Sac (Sac) on Friday, February 20, 2004 - 02:12 pm: Edit

Nick1484,
Can you comment more on SLE at Stanford. What's the workload like, do the students in it interact well with the rest of the freshmen, do they have time for social life, is it possible to do while starting on a science major, etc? Thanks.

By Shanbangs (Shanbangs) on Friday, February 20, 2004 - 03:16 pm: Edit

COLUMBIA

By Pentheselia (Pentheselia) on Saturday, March 06, 2004 - 12:21 am: Edit

Yeah, they're both great, but still..
YALE!

By Bobbyh (Bobbyh) on Saturday, March 06, 2004 - 01:21 am: Edit

stanford

By Stanfordrulez (Stanfordrulez) on Saturday, March 06, 2004 - 03:31 am: Edit

Here we go again

By Collegeparent (Collegeparent) on Saturday, March 06, 2004 - 05:41 am: Edit

Stanford 38
Yale 38

So it ends when which ever university gets to 50 first wins? Is there a limit or a deadline? But we know that it won't end and will be temporarily silenced when the USNWR rankings issue hits the newsstands in September -- which will only reenergize the arguement further. So until then, perhaps the limit and deadline will be when all the acceptances are in from both schools in May?

By Magoo112 (Magoo112) on Saturday, March 06, 2004 - 07:33 am: Edit

Stanford

By Entropicgirl (Entropicgirl) on Saturday, March 06, 2004 - 10:33 am: Edit

stanford

By Uglyboy05 (Uglyboy05) on Saturday, March 06, 2004 - 10:45 am: Edit

yale

By Lawyergirl4989 (Lawyergirl4989) on Saturday, March 06, 2004 - 11:44 am: Edit

YALE! YALE! YALE! YALE!

By Lawyergirl4989 (Lawyergirl4989) on Saturday, March 06, 2004 - 12:13 pm: Edit

Stanford: 40
Yale: 40

By Cooldude (Cooldude) on Saturday, March 06, 2004 - 12:21 pm: Edit

*S*T*A*N*F*O*R*D

S 41
Y 40

By Kushm (Kushm) on Saturday, March 06, 2004 - 12:29 pm: Edit

stanford

By Stanfordrulez (Stanfordrulez) on Saturday, March 06, 2004 - 12:44 pm: Edit

Stanford: 42
Yale: 40
[cheers for Stanford]

By Mrpancake_2000 (Mrpancake_2000) on Saturday, March 06, 2004 - 12:51 pm: Edit

Yale

By Jolt21 (Jolt21) on Saturday, March 06, 2004 - 01:35 pm: Edit

STANFORD

By Jolt21 (Jolt21) on Saturday, March 06, 2004 - 01:36 pm: Edit

YALE

By Theblank (Theblank) on Saturday, March 06, 2004 - 01:38 pm: Edit

stanford

By Useatoothbrush (Useatoothbrush) on Saturday, March 06, 2004 - 08:35 pm: Edit

Stanford, definitely

By Mindyzhang (Mindyzhang) on Saturday, March 06, 2004 - 09:11 pm: Edit

depends what you wanna study .. DUH.

By Tomohawke (Tomohawke) on Sunday, March 07, 2004 - 01:50 pm: Edit

YALE

By Banana1119 (Banana1119) on Sunday, March 07, 2004 - 05:23 pm: Edit

Stanford. ofcourse is there really a doubt. where do you live.

By S17 (S17) on Sunday, March 07, 2004 - 10:50 pm: Edit

Stanford

By Zergling (Zergling) on Sunday, March 07, 2004 - 10:52 pm: Edit

Stanford

By Jm2006 (Jm2006) on Sunday, March 07, 2004 - 11:06 pm: Edit

yale

yale: 44
stanford:48

keep it coming guys!

By Mzhang23 (Mzhang23) on Monday, March 08, 2004 - 01:27 am: Edit

yale

By H0neymoon (H0neymoon) on Monday, March 08, 2004 - 03:05 am: Edit

yale

By Lordmandean (Lordmandean) on Monday, March 08, 2004 - 07:32 am: Edit

down with ivy league universities....Stanford is much better

STANFORD HAS MY VOTE

By Stanfordrulez (Stanfordrulez) on Monday, March 08, 2004 - 08:08 am: Edit

Stanford : Yale :: 49 : 46

By Rocksolid4 (Rocksolid4) on Monday, March 08, 2004 - 07:32 pm: Edit

yale, new haven is actually awesome, believe it or not...

By Dartmyth (Dartmyth) on Monday, March 08, 2004 - 10:12 pm: Edit

Stanford

There's 50 :)

how ironic someone who won't be going to either school pushes it to the finish line :P.

By Collegeguy (Collegeguy) on Monday, March 08, 2004 - 10:19 pm: Edit

OK. Stanford wins.

By Vladimirlem (Vladimirlem) on Monday, March 08, 2004 - 10:31 pm: Edit

Yale

By Stanfordrulez (Stanfordrulez) on Monday, March 08, 2004 - 11:30 pm: Edit

We have a winnner.....
SHHHHHTTTTANNNNFORRRDDD!!!!!!!

By Crnchycereal (Crnchycereal) on Monday, March 08, 2004 - 11:34 pm: Edit

Yale

By Evil_Robot (Evil_Robot) on Monday, March 08, 2004 - 11:42 pm: Edit

50:49, don't count your eggs before they're hatched, gentlemen :).

By Collegeguy (Collegeguy) on Tuesday, March 09, 2004 - 12:02 am: Edit

We need to set a benchmark. I thought it was "first to 50".

By Stanfordrulez (Stanfordrulez) on Tuesday, March 09, 2004 - 12:48 am: Edit

It was first to 50.
Unless some people have selective memory....
But then again, the name says it all-- evil_robot! LOL! :)

By Raghavc (Raghavc) on Tuesday, March 09, 2004 - 11:58 am: Edit

YALE

And I got into there and Stanford and 18 other schools and I'm at Yale, HA!

By Collegeparent (Collegeparent) on Tuesday, March 09, 2004 - 01:57 pm: Edit

Raghavc, that's your choice, but am curious what the other 16 were. By the way, this thread is over and Stanford is the winner --

By Bunmushroom (Bunmushroom) on Tuesday, March 09, 2004 - 08:47 pm: Edit

This could go on for ever and the schools would be close, thats why I think we should just defer to the national official pole (yield rates) where Stanford is just ahead of Yale.

By Evil_Robot (Evil_Robot) on Tuesday, March 09, 2004 - 09:21 pm: Edit

So you guys let a guy biased towards Stanford determine when the end of the contest is? Gee, how fair is that :P

By Collegeparent (Collegeparent) on Tuesday, March 09, 2004 - 10:10 pm: Edit

It could go on forever; but the voting booths have to close when the deadline is reached -- Stanford 50; Yale 47

By Raghavc (Raghavc) on Wednesday, March 10, 2004 - 01:51 am: Edit

I got in Yale and Stanford, and here's the other 16, Collegeparent:

Duke
UPenn
Princeton
U. Mich Ann Arbor
Ohio State Univ.
Univ. Virginia
Case Western Reserve
Carnegie Mellon
Ohio University
UC Berkeley
UNC Chapel Hill
Rutgers
Miami Univ. of Ohio
UPitt
Georgetown
William and Mary

I had a bet with a friend to see how many decent schools we could get in. I did end up getting deferred EA and then rejected RD from Harvard and rejected RD from MIT. But 16 for 18 was alright.

By Fartsandburps (Fartsandburps) on Friday, March 12, 2004 - 05:42 am: Edit

THIS "POLL" IS SOOO RETARDED! I HATE YOU ALL. By the way, I just farted.


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