Forbes: How UC Berkeley Beat Out the Ivy League

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  1. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    This year, Forbes factored in outcomes for low-income students, and it led to UC Berkeley beating out Ivy Plus schools in their rankings.



     
  2. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    The Ivy League is a sports league, and its schools aren't inherently magical. I'd have expected Berkeley to outrank a number of them whether factoring in outcomes for low income students or not.

    (I realize you know that, sanantone. I'm... well, talking to Forbes, I guess.)
     
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  3. datby98

    datby98 Member

    I hope they could remove the mandatory residency requirements for their online MPH.
     
  4. felderga

    felderga Active Member

  5. felderga

    felderga Active Member

    Being a Public Ivy graduate in 1988 from UC Irvine and someone whom worked and did some post graduate studies at UCLA as well as a father of a daughter that was a UCSB double major it's no surprise that the UC's more than compete with the Ivy League. Honestly, I've always felt east coast bias sways people to be overly enthusiastic with the Ivy League while great schools on the west coast are often overlooked.

    https://scholarships360.org/college-admissions/public-ivy-league-schools/
     
  6. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    I know the term originated with the sports league, but hardly anyone thinks of that when referring to the Ivy League schools. Language is ever evolving, and words take on new meaning depending on how the speakers decide to commonly use the word. Ivy has become a genericized word, which is why we have Public Ivies, Ivy Plus, Little Ivies, etc.

    https://www.consumerreports.org/consumerist/15-product-trademarks-that-have-become-victims-of-genericization/
     
  7. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

  8. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    These are highly-ranked schools nationally and internationally, and admissions to the online programs housed within the traditional departments are competitive. I created the list in response to an article that claimed that few online programs are offered by the Ivy League universities. I've created many lists about different types of schools and programs. I don't see how offering online programs changes the fact that students who attend these schools have excellent networking opportunities and that many top employers directly recruit from these schools.

    It's no surprise that an Ivy Plus school or a Public Ivy could beat out Ivy league schools. They beat out some of them every year, but the name "Ivy" has become synonymous with academic prestige for a reason.
     

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