What it’s really like to attend an Ivy League school

  • Life at an Ivy League school isn’t as glamourous as Hollywood would have you think.
  • While it’s true Mark Zuckerberg graduated from Harvard, the dorm room from which he started Facebook was no more luxurious than a dorm room at any other top school.
  • When it comes down to it, eating, sleeping, studying, and working out at an Ivy looks a lot like it would at any other university.

It’s no wonder people put Ivy League schools on such a pedestal. Between all the movies and television shows featuring Harvard and Yale – remember Rory Gilmore’s inner struggle when it came to choosing between the two? – and the clout of having a degree from one of the elite eight northeastern universities, who wouldn’t think everything about the schools is a dream?

While the academics at these schools is unquestionably prestigious – and they have educated some of the country’s most well-known minds – it doesn’t mean life on the campuses is as well.

Dorm rooms are small and dining hall food is exactly that. The campuses are beautiful, but there are a vast amount of non-Ivy campuses that are as well. While the Ivy League was originally formed to create a sport conference, and its teams often make it into tournaments, there are plenty of teams at schools all across the country that are constantly beating them out for titles.

Source: Business Insider

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