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Dartmouth Guide

 Dartmouth College

Est. 1769

Motto: Vox clamantis in deserto (“a voice crying out in the wilderness”)

Location: Hanover, New Hampshire 03755

Tuition:Undergraduate: tuition $49,998; room, board, and mandatory fees $16,176; total $66,174

About 44 percent of undergraduates receive aid from Dartmouth

Schools: Medicine , Tuck Business, Thayer School of Engineering, Graduate, Arts & Humanities, Interdisciplinary, Social Sciences, & Sciences

4,300 Undergraduate students

Admittance: 10.5%

Rank: #=82nd World University Rankings, #16 US Colleges Rankings (Times Higher Edu)

Student Review: 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
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.

Which Hogwarts house is Dartmouth most like?



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Brown University Guide

Brown University

Est. 1764

Location: Providence, Rhode Island.

Providence is the capital and most populous city of the state of Rhode Island.  By train or car, we are about 1 hour south of Boston, MA and about 3 hours north of New York, NY.

Tuition: $50,224 (+ Fees $1,142),  Room & Board $13,200

Ranking: #=51st World University Rankings, # 20th US College Rankings (Times Higher Edu), #=49th QS World University

Schools: Biology & Medicine, Engineering, Public Health, Professional Studies, Graduate, Social Sciences.

6,200 Undergraduate population

Admittance:  9% 

Student Review:  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.brown

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.

Which Hogwarts house is Brown most like?




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Yale Guide

Yale University

Est. 1701

Location: New Haven, Connecticut (90 minutes from New York)

Schools: Yale College, Arts & Sciences, Architecture, Art, Divinity, Drama, Engineering & Applied Science, Forestry & Environmental Science, Law, Management, Medicine, Music, Nursing, & Public Health


5,453 Undergraduate students

Test score ranges (25th to 75th percentiles) for enrolled freshmen:

  • SAT-Verbal: 720-800
  • SAT-Math: 710-800
  • SAT-Writing: 710-790
  • ACT: 31-35

Tuition: $49,480, plus room & board $15,170

64% of students receive financial aid.

Rank: #12th World University Rankings, # 5th US College Rankings  (Times Higher Edu)

Admitted Rate: 6.7% (2015)


yale peabody

Student Review:

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.

Which Hogwarts House is Yale most like?