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25th Apr '16 5:13:02 PM DavidDelony
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* Stanford University is another elite, prestigious school located in Palo Alto, California. Common in works set on the West Coast. UC Berkeley and UC Los Angeles (UCLA) are also highly desired schools and as California public universities the tuition is a fraction of the price of private schools for in-state students.

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* Stanford University is another elite, prestigious school located in Palo Alto, California. Common in works set on the West Coast. UC Berkeley and UC Los Angeles (UCLA) are also highly desired schools and as California public universities the tuition is a fraction of the price of private schools for in-state students. On the West Coast, these are the schools that ambitious kids want to get into, along with Caltech for the science-and-engineering-minded.



* MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) or Caltech (California Institute of Technology). Most common with characters whose backgrounds are in math, science, engineering, or programming.

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* MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) or Caltech (California Institute of Technology). Most common with characters whose backgrounds are in math, science, engineering, or programming. UC Berkeley and Stanford are also strong in these areas, given their location near the major technology hubs of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley.
25th Apr '16 5:06:05 PM DavidDelony
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* 31% of American Presidents attended Ivy League schools, and as you go further down the Federal hierarchy the numbers actually increase slightly. Although this is justified in that people who tend to become Presidents also tend to have Important Connections.

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* 31% of American Presidents attended Ivy League schools, and as you go further down the Federal hierarchy the numbers actually increase slightly. Although this is justified in that people who tend to become Presidents also tend to have Important Connections. Ditto for corporate executives, especially in companies based on the East Coast.
22nd Apr '16 8:55:07 PM Trippetta
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**Bree's daughter Danielle ends up at Columbia even though the show stressed her stupidity for years.
17th Apr '16 7:31:51 AM Hanz
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** The lawyer that serves as a recurring antagonist is a Harvard graduate.
12th Mar '16 4:28:41 AM tropeminer
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* In ''Film/MeanGirls'', Aaron Samuels is pretty bad at Calculus and seems like a kind jock, but otherwise shows no above-average skills or any particular studiousness. He's a swimmer, which is not a sport which generates much revenue for colleges and therefore provides little advantage when seeking admission. He gets admitted to the very prestigious Northwestern University after his senior year, despite being from the town where its campus is located.
For those not in the know, admission to a highly-ranked college is usually toughest for nearby students since a disproportionate number of them prefer it, either due to exposure at a young age, a desire to stay near family, or the appeal of going to college with their friends. However, the university usually admits very few locals in order to recruit a geographically diverse student body. This usually leads to extremely qualified students getting passed over, rather than a case like Aaron's.

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* In ''Film/MeanGirls'', Aaron Samuels is pretty bad at Calculus and seems like a kind jock, but otherwise shows no above-average skills or any particular studiousness. He's a swimmer, which is not a sport which generates much revenue for colleges and therefore provides little advantage when seeking admission. He gets admitted to the very prestigious Northwestern University after his senior year, despite being from the town where its campus is located. \n For those not in the know, admission to a highly-ranked college is usually toughest for nearby students since a disproportionate number of them prefer it, either due to exposure at a young age, a desire to stay near family, or the appeal of going to college with their friends. However, the university usually admits very few locals in order to recruit a geographically diverse student body. This usually leads to extremely qualified students getting passed over, rather than a case like Aaron's.
12th Mar '16 4:27:45 AM tropeminer
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* In ''Film/MeanGirls'', Aaron Samuels is pretty bad at Calculus and seems like a kind jock, but otherwise shows no above-average skills or any particular studiousness. He's a swimmer, which is not a sport which generates much revenue for colleges and therefore provides little advantage when seeking admission. He gets admitted to the very prestigious Northwestern University after his senior year, despite being from the town where its campus is located. For those not in the know, admission to a highly-ranked college is usually toughest for nearby students since a disproportionate number of them prefer it, either due to exposure at a young age, a desire to stay near family, or the appeal of going to college with their friends. However, the university usually admits very few locals in order to recruit a geographically diverse student body. This usually leads to extremely qualified students getting passed over, rather than a case like Aaron's.

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* In ''Film/MeanGirls'', Aaron Samuels is pretty bad at Calculus and seems like a kind jock, but otherwise shows no above-average skills or any particular studiousness. He's a swimmer, which is not a sport which generates much revenue for colleges and therefore provides little advantage when seeking admission. He gets admitted to the very prestigious Northwestern University after his senior year, despite being from the town where its campus is located.
For those not in the know, admission to a highly-ranked college is usually toughest for nearby students since a disproportionate number of them prefer it, either due to exposure at a young age, a desire to stay near family, or the appeal of going to college with their friends. However, the university usually admits very few locals in order to recruit a geographically diverse student body. This usually leads to extremely qualified students getting passed over, rather than a case like Aaron's.



* In ''Film/OrangeCounty'', the main character fights like hell to go to Stanford, but ultimately decides to stay near his home and go to the local state college, which he considers a big step down. This, naturally, ignores the fact that Los Angeles is home to several world-class universities of its own, [[strike:including]] ''especially'' the state schools.

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* In ''Film/OrangeCounty'', the main character fights like hell to go to Stanford, but [[spoiler:but ultimately decides to stay near his home and go to the local state college, which he considers a big step down.down]]. This, naturally, ignores the fact that Los Angeles is home to several world-class universities of its own, [[strike:including]] ''especially'' the state schools.
11th Mar '16 10:06:34 PM Trippetta
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* In ''Series/UglyBetty'', Betty's boss, Mode Editor-in-Chief Daniel Meade, is an alumnus of Harvard.

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* In ''Series/UglyBetty'', Betty's boss, Mode Editor-in-Chief Daniel Meade, is an alumnus of Harvard.Harvard, even though he is not particularly intelligent.
** Averted with Betty herself, who attended Queens College in Flushing, Queens.
24th Feb '16 6:27:35 PM jjeffrey01
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* The film schools of University of Southern California (USC) and New York University (NYU), two of the best in the country, for budding directors.

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* The film schools of University of Southern California (USC) and New York University (NYU), (NYU) are two of the best in the country, country for budding directors.directors. The American Film Institute (AFI) conservatory is one of the top graduate schools.
24th Feb '16 6:25:26 PM jjeffrey01
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* Stanford University, another elite, prestigious school located in Palo Alto, California. Common in works set on the West Coast. UC Berkeley in Berkeley and UCLA in Westwood, Los Angeles are also common.

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* Stanford University, University is another elite, prestigious school located in Palo Alto, California. Common in works set on the West Coast. UC Berkeley in Berkeley and UCLA in Westwood, UC Los Angeles (UCLA) are also common.highly desired schools and as California public universities the tuition is a fraction of the price of private schools for in-state students.
7th Feb '16 7:22:31 PM nombretomado
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* Dennis and Dee of ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' both attended University of Pennsylvania, despite the fact that they are complete idiots. However, they were wealthy and were possibly legacies. Dennis graduated. Dee did not.

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* Dennis and Dee of ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' both attended University of Pennsylvania, despite the fact that they are complete idiots. However, they were wealthy and were possibly legacies. Dennis graduated. Dee did not.
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