Each university has its own niche. It's own "brand" per se. What it's best known for in terms of reputation. The following list is a very brief (but true) compilation detailing each Ivy League school and what specific programs or majors it is best known for around the world. First of all allow me to add though, that all of the schools mentioned here are excellent and truly do offer a broad and wide-reaching liberal arts education that will leave you extremely well-educated and respected around the globe, but it is correct that some schools are known for certain specialties more than others. 1. Yale is known for turning out dramatists, poets, and CIA officers (government and international relations). 2. Harvard is Harvard (also strong in government, engineering, philosophy, languages) 3. Princeton is known for mathematics and physics (Einstein used to teach there). 4. Brown is known for its creativity and artist types (including poets, writers and playwrights) 5. UPenn is known for its proximity to the Wharton school and hence, business and finance 6. Cornell is known as one of the easier Ivy Leagues to get into and has a strong business/hospitality school link via its grad program. 7.
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It's incredibly nerve-wracking to have to go into a room and have a stranger decide your future. If you're also a top student (like I was), it's even more nerve-wracking to not know if you're really going to get to go to a top-tier, super-elite school like Harvard, Princeton, MIT or Yale and have your future and career almost completely laid out for you, or if you really even have the slightest chance of getting in at all. That's why I've laid out the top questions students often hear during their Ivy League college interviews. Even if you're not applying to the Ivy League, this will work for any other competitive top to mid-tier college, too. So, whether you're applying to Harvard and Princeton, or Boston University and NYU, studying these questions will help you be more prepared in terms of what to expect from your college interview, and how to be more confident during the interview itself, because nothing will take you by surprise. As an overview though, college admissions officers want to know that you have the maturity to speak clearly, that you can be comfortable even in a nerve-wracking situation, that you can look them in the
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