Getting a silicon valley job is a dream job for many college grads who want to work at Apple, Google or Facebook. But a public university education is just as good (or better) than a private university, based on research in a recent report by (HiringSolved). Here are the 10 top universities for Silicon Valley Jobs. The results will surprise you.
The Unicorn Frappuccino by Starbucks has sent the internet ablaze with it’s colorful mix of sugar and syrup; made with a dusting of pink powder blended into mango creme Frappucinno and mixed with a sour powder. The Unicorn even changes color while you drink it!
Happy Hour: Time to Try?
Until 14th May Starbucks is having a half- priced, Frappuccino happy hour between 3-6pm. I don’t know about you but I want to try their latest wild concotion, the Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino, a layered drink made with extra-dark cocoa, mint sugar crystals, and whipped cream. Here’s a pic !
Warning:this article contains stereotypes of university students which may be offensive to people who can’t make fun of their own educational privilege.
Getting accepted into a ivy league college is quite the achievement. Ivy league schools have a admittance rate between 5-10%, so they are exclusive! To get accepted you need to fit one of the following three types of ivy league students:
Family name and wealth beyond the reach of most people. Trust fund millionaires.
The Geek is usually a high achiever that has grown up being the smartest kid in the room. The Harvard average HS GPA is 4.17.
The athlete excels at one particular sport, which makes them the envy of everybody on the track and field.
If you want to change the world, first learn from people who already have… Here are 10 Ivy League Alumni that changed the world! Our list covers a range of different positions : inventors, scientist, politicians, business leaders, & aviator. Each person has changed the world and history in their own way!
John F. Kennedy
Became President in 1960. Leader during the ‘Cuban Missile Crisis’, Kennedy’s life was cut short when he was assassinated (1963) in Texas.
* Famous quote:
“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
Alma mater: Harvard University
2. Jeff Bezos
Bezos is about to become the richest person in the world (in a race with Bill Gates) and the first Trillionaire ! It all started selling books on the internet with a company called AMAZON. Today the market cap of Amazon is $445.28 Billion.
*Famous Quote: “A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.”
Alma mater: Princeton University
3. Amelia Earhart
Earhart was the first female pilot to fly over the the Atlantic in 1937. Mysteriously disappeared on a world flight attempt.
“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”
Alma mater: Columbia * Dropped out in 1919 after one year of medical studies
Served as the 2nd US President. Adams played a leading role in persuading congress to declare independence.
” Liberty cannotbe preserved without general knowledge among the people.”
Alma mater: Harvard University
Musk is changing the world with space exploration, transport and energy solutions. He is the founder of Tesla!
*Famous Quote; “Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.”
Alma mater: UPENN, Stanford
An inventor, Whitney is famous for inventing the ‘Cotton Gin’ which was an important invention for starting the industrial revolution in the South.
Alma mater: Yale
Became the 26th President of the US. A supporter of the Progressive Era, Roosevelt regulated railroads and started construction on the Panama Canal. Won the 1906 Nobel Peace Prize for brokering the end of a war.
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”
Alma mater: Harvard University, Columbia Law School
The 28th President of the US. Leader during WW1, signed the Treaty of Versailles, & championed the League of Nations. Wilson suffered from bad strokes while still in the white house.
” I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.”
Alma mater: Princeton University, John Hopkins University
You Probably Didn’t Know This About Your School! 10 Weird Ivy League Facts…
1) It is a tradition to throw toast on the field during all football games played at home. This tradition dates back to prohibition when the school banned alcohol. The school fight song, “Here’s a toast to dear old Penn,” was taken a bit more literally back then.
2) The first general-purpose electronic computer was born in 1946 at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering.
3) Donald Trump, Tory Burch, Noam Chomsky, John Legend, and the current president of Harvard are all Penn Alumni.
1) In Autumn freshman and sophomores compete in Cane Spree, where a student from each year will grapple for control of a cane. The purpose of this strange tradition comes from an event in 1870 where sophomores took all of the freshmans fancy canes and beat them with them.
2) Almost half of renters in Princeton pay over 30% of their monthly salary on housing costs.
3) Intellectuals that researched at or attended Princeton include Albert Einstein, John F. Nash, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
1) The first Chinese graduate of a Western institution came to Yale in 1850.
2) Yale’s library contains over 15 million volumes of work.
3) In 2014, Yale accepted the lowest number of applicants out of all the Ivy League Universities at 6.26%.
1) The Annmary Brown Library is actually a tomb for Rush Hawkins and Annmary Brown Hawkins (well the Library does look like a tomb right?). Every year on March 9th the tomb is decorated with flowers to commemorate Annmary Brown’s birthday.
2) There’s a rumor that a girl who steps on the imprinted seal on the stairs at pembroke campus will get pregnant while at brown.
1) There are six students for every member of faculty on campus. One of the lowest student/teacher ratios in the United States.
2) Columbia was originally known as King’s College after its founder, King George II of England.
3) The country’s oldest student-run gay rights group was founded at Columbia in 1966.
1) More than 50% of Dartmouth students participate in study abroad programs. Of this, 25% go to the great land of North Korea to play basketball with Kim Jung-un and Dennis Rodman.
2) Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) was a member of the Dartmouth class of 1925. He was busted for illegal drinking and had to adopt the Seuss pen name to continue working on his humor magazine.
3) Dartmouth does not have an official mascot, but does have an anthropomorphic beer keg that has become a big part of their culture. See:
1) In his dorm room at Harvard, Theodore Roosevelt kept a small collection of pets that including lobsters, snakes, and a tortoise.
2) While not having the lowest acceptance rate out of the Ivy Leagues, Harvard did have the lowest total number of students accepted. 2,023 people were accepted to follow John Harvard the Pilgrim (quite possibly the most boring university mascot), into their educations futures.
3) Harvard has the largest financial endowment of any education institution in the world. At $36.4 billion dollars, the endowment is worth more than half the worlds economies.
1) Students celebrate Dragon Day every year in March. Architecture students build a dragon and then the entire school sets it on fire.
2) Cornell students play human chess.
3) The amount of time spent involved in the above activity is inversely proportional to the amount of time you can expect to have a female next to you.
Is student debt spiralling out of control? Total U.S. student debt hit a record $1.31 trillion in 2016, the 18th consecutive year Americans’ education debt grew, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Almost one-quarter of student debtors whose bills have come due are in default or 90 days late on their monthly bills. Delinquencies have remained stubbornly high, despite attempts by the former Obama administration to make loan payments more affordable.
Below you will find our Ivy League Campus Rankings. These rankings were contested internally between many members of our team. Ultimately this was our final list, but we welcome your feedback to your insights about how you see your campus as it compares to our rankings.
#8: Brown University
Brown University is found in Providence, Rhode Island. Not the worst city in America, but it is not exactly a major urban hub that would be ideal for a school to be located in.Plus this god awful piece of strange artwork plagues the campus only further perpetuating the notion to the fact that they are the hippies of the Ivy League.
In fact, the only reason many of its students have ever been to Providence is because that is where the school is located. The school is the draw, not the location. That is why many who have a choice of Ivy League schools will not go to Brown.
You can go to Ivy League schools in major cities like New York Philadelphia, or Boston, or go to ones with excellent scenic views such as Princeton or Cornell. Overall Brown University just does not have enough in terms of majestic scenery, urban appeal, or historic tradition to make it stand out in comparison with other Ivy League campuses.
#7 Yale University
Yale is plagued by the fact that it is in New Haven, Connecticut. Much like Brown being in Providence, this is not an ideal landing spot for any youthful Ivy Leaguer looking to experience the big city, or a beautiful scenic view beyond campus.
However the Gothic architecture has allowed for many to tout this school for having some of the most beautiful buildings of any campus nationwide.
If you do not think so, take a look at Connecticut Hall which was actually built with a Georgian Style:
Yale’s campus is beautiful on the inside, but unfortunately the location downgrades Yale underneath its many of its competitors.
#6 Dartmouth College
The architecture providing structure for most buildings on campus is classified as Georgian. A noted feature of this campus is the greenery stemming from the beautiful landscape made up of a scope of trees that provide a background justifying the nickname for Dartmouth as the “The Green”. By happenstance the university also has a large area officially named “The green”. “The green” is the epicenter of the campus providing a common area where students enjoy festivities ranging from bonfires to Christmas trees to concerts.
The Green Dartmouth
Overall Dartmouth is a pristine piece of property in the middle of New Hampshire. However their setting being in New Hampshire limits the students’ ability to ingratiate themselves in an urban area such as high ranked schools like Penn or Harvard. Additionally the campus, although beautiful, is just not as majestic, large, or historical as Cornell or Princeton.
#5: University of Pennsylvania
Although it is in the heart of a major metropolitan city this campus is in the bottom half of all the Ivy League schools for a few different reasons. First, the fact that it is in the heart of a city makes it feel congested and difficult to navigate at times. Second, the student dorms with massive satellites at the top are not exactly the most luxurious. Third, this university neighbors one of the most crime ridden neighborhoods in all of the country, West Philadelphia.
In West Philadelphia born and raised on the playground at Penn is where I spent most of my days!
Ben Franklin On Penn’s Campus
I hope so because if you go anywhere else West of the University you are venturing into no man’s land, and because of its proximity Penn is in fact the most crime ridden campus in all of Philadelphia according to Billy Penn. However the proximity to the heart of Philadelphia certainly is a major pro with party ready undergraduates looking to experience a major city’s nightlife.
Overall Penn’s location is both a positive and a negative, which ultimately demotes its campus to the bottom half of the whole Ivy League.
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#4: Cornell University
Do not hold the fact that Cornell is found in Ithaca, New York against it. This campus overlooks the beautiful Cayuga Lake as seen below and has six building on the National Register of Historic Places paired with a 2,800 acre botanical garden.
To say this campus is scenic is to actually sell it short.
Overall Cornell is not at the top spot because it is simply not in an urban hub which draws many students interest. However if one is looking for a secluded campus filled with history, and character than Cornell is certainly head and shoulders above most of the competition.
#3 Princeton University
This campus’ most historic building, Nassau Hall, actually predates the start of the American civilization. In fact British troops once occupied it during the Revolutionary War.
Aside from that Princeton is also found on the scenic Lake Carnegie in the affluent suburbs of New Jersey. Additionally Princeton’s campus is the largest of all of the Ivy League schools with over 500 acres of property. Princeton University also finds itself comfortably located between both Philadelphia and New York City while still providing the majestic scenery that can only be offered from schools outside of the urban setting.
Princeton’s unique combination of historical significance, large space, beautiful scenery, and convenient location land itself the number three spot on our list. #2 Columbia University
New York is known as the city which never sleeps. This is also true for the urbanite students who occupy the campus of Columbia University. These students get to enjoy all of the amenities and opportunities from living in the greatest city in the world. Columbia’s campus is the smallest of all of the Ivy League schools with 32 acres of property, but it is some of the mostprized real estate in the world as it sits on the edge of the Upper West Side.
Columbia University The Steps
Many Ivy League students are anticipating and working to one day live in New York within the financial sector, or launching their own brand or company, but Columbia’s students get to enjoy the landscape of New York immediately as undergraduates. Also not to be outdone by Cornell, Columbia University boasts more than a handful of buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.
Take one stroll down “the steps” found within Columbia University’s campus, and you will see how beautiful of a campus it really is.
#1 Harvard University
When you have the largest endowment of any university in the world it may be easier to ensure that your campus sets itself apart from everyone else’s. However it’s not just the money which Harvard has put into the campus, but the historical prestige surrounding each building. One example is Server Hall which has been called by some as their “favorite building in America” because of its beauty.The prestige of Harvard is not limited from the buildings, but other magnificent areas like Harvard Yard. Harvard Yard is the heart and soul of the University where the most gorgeous views can be found, and the most prestigious figures like the dean as well as president of the university locate their offices.
Nearby neighbor’s campus, MIT, pales in comparison to Harvard’s campus. The housing structure allows for a more structured system for social connection between all undergrads, and the setting for the different houses to compete with each other.
Harvard has been established as an absolutely influential part of Boston by becoming the backbone of the northern suburbs just outside of Boston. It is the best parts of Penn ingratiating themselves inside the Philadelphia community without any of the crime problems which Quaker nation struggles with. Additionally the University allows students to enjoy a majestic campus experience within the confines of the campus, but also allow for the students to dive into the wonderful nightlife at the heart of Boston.