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Old 02-01-2012, 10:23 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Don't get me wrong, Rutgers is a good school (on the level of Penn State, Pitt, Delaware, OSU, etc.) but who in their right mind would mistake a giant research university for an Ivy League college? The only top public that even remotely resembles an Ivy is William and Mary.
This is something that I have run into for over 30 years with people from outside of the area. You don't have to agree with it & I was shocked when I first ran into it. It is a fact & I'm not the only one to say it in this thread.
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:25 AM
 
Location: M.D. Pa.
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This is something that I have run into for over 30 years with people from outside of the area. You don't have to agree with it & I was shocked when I first ran into it. It is a fact & I'm not the only one to say it in this thread.
Again, this is not knocking Rutgers. I'm an alum of a Rutgers peer (Pitt) myself. But I haven't heard it once--neither within nor outside the Delaware Valley. Perhaps it's a generational thing?
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:55 AM
 
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Again, this is not knocking Rutgers. I'm an alum of a Rutgers peer (Pitt) myself. But I haven't heard it once--neither within nor outside the Delaware Valley. Perhaps it's a generational thing?
I said that I've heard it for over 30 years. I heard it recently from someone much younger than me. I had heard about this misconception from others for quite a while before I heard it the first time.
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:00 AM
 
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I said that I've heard it for over 30 years. I heard it recently from someone much younger than me. I had heard about this misconception from others for quite a while before I heard it the first time.
No reason to get your feathers ruffled.
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:12 AM
 
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I've sporadically heard people from other parts of the country say things like that before.

As it stands, RU and William & Mary are the only two colonial colleges that aren't part of the Ivy League. RU was originally "Queen's College," Columbia was "King's College," and Princeton was the "College of New Jersey."
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:39 PM
 
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No reason to get your feathers ruffled.
My feathers are not ruffled. I said that I've heard this for over 30 years & you said that it must be generational, as if I said that I heard it 30 years ago. I clarified what I said so that you would understand that this is ongoing.
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:44 PM
 
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I've sporadically heard people from other parts of the country say things like that before.

As it stands, RU and William & Mary are the only two colonial colleges that aren't part of the Ivy League. RU was originally "Queen's College," Columbia was "King's College," and Princeton was the "College of New Jersey."
UNC Chapel Hill was the 1st public university, chartered in 1789. It doesn't get confused because of the school's name. About UNC | The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:44 PM
 
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UNC Chapel Hill was the 1st public university, chartered in 1789. It doesn't get confused because of the school's name. About UNC | The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Uhh so what? Not sure what you are trying to say here.
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:47 PM
 
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Rutgers college (no longer in existence) was Ivy league quality.

Anyways, I don't see why anyone would choose Rutgers over Columbia or Princeton as it is.
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:54 PM
 
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Rutgers college (no longer in existence) was Ivy league quality.

Anyways, I don't see why anyone would choose Rutgers over Columbia or Princeton as it is.
Probably money or some other extenuating circumstance. And while I'm well aware the Ivies have excellent financial aid programs, they don't cover everybody.
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