Ivy League Universities

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For the purposes of discussion, here are some definitions:

Ivy League- Eight universities in the Northeast United States that are the most prestigious and most selective

Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Cornell, Columbia, Dartmouth, Brown, University of Pennsylvania

Ivy Plus –Ivy League plus Stanford, M.I.T., Duke and the University of Chicago

Public Ivies: Prestigious public universities at lower prices than Ivies, as described in Richard Moll’s book, The Public Ivys are:

  • College of William & Mary (Williamsburg, Virginia)
  • Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)
  • University of California.
  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • University of Texas at Austin.
  • University of Vermont (Burlington)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville)

Runner ups for public Ivys:

Little Ivies: smaller liberal arts colleges in the Northeast United States

  • Amherst College.
  • Bates College.
  • Bowdoin College.
  • Bucknell University.
  • Colgate University.
  • Connecticut College.
  • Colby College.
  • Hamilton College.
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How to Get Rich by Attending an Ivy League College

Here are some ways people get rich by going to an Ivy League college:

  1. Job at a Top Firm

If you look on Linkedin, you will see the school of each person’s account and the company where they work.  More often than not, the most prestigious companies have the most number of Ivy Leaguers.  There are at least four different types of companies where you can make lots of money right out of school: technology, finance, consulting and law firms.  These companies concentrate their recruiting at Ivy League universities most often.  Therefore, if you just get a job at a top firm, make the high salaries, save your money, max out the 401k and other retirement plans, you will do very well.

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