Searching for Ivy Leagues?
As we have been taught from an early age, education is vital to a successful career. But, how much does attending a specific school really matter? We would be lying if we said that those graduating from the Ivy Leagues don’t stand above their peers when it comes to job consideration. But, why is this?
Ivy League Schools
Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island)
Columbia University (New York City, New York)
Cornell University (Ithaca, New York)
Dartmouth College (Hanover, New Hampshire)
Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Princeton University (Princeton, New Jersey)
University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut)
One of the main reasons Ivy League graduates are put higher on the list of potential job seekers is that the schools are very exclusive. They don’t accept just anyone into their hallowed halls. Admission standards are very competitive and only a small percentage of applicants are accepted each year. Knowing that admission standards are very strict leads employers to believe that these are indeed the best of the best graduates each year.
How do I get in?
If your dream is to attend an Ivy League school, it is best that you start your preparations early. Simply earning good grades your last quarter of school will not get you accepted. You must have a tradition of good grades and involvement in school. Again, that doesn’t mean that your last year of school you run for student council. You must show a good track record of involvement in your school. Lastly, make sure you are well prepared for the SAT/ACT.
Unlike many schools, it will take a great deal of effort and preparation in order to be accepted into one of the Ivy League schools. However, with hard work and determination, you will likely succeed. Just remember to start prepping early in your high school career.