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11th Jun '17 3:04:52 PM Brainbin
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* On ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'', a major plotline in the show's fifth season is that Topanga is accepted to Yale, which would inevitably separate her from her OneTrueLove Cory, who was only accepted to the fictional Pennbrook in their native Philadephia. They discuss the possibility of a LongDistanceRelationship but Topanga decides not to go to Yale after all and instead proposes marriage to Cory, with the two of them attending Pennbrook together starting in the sixth season.
** We later learn that Rachel made the ''exact same decision'' Topanga did - turning down Yale to attend Pennbrook with her boyfriend - which backfired on her when he dumped her and dropped out to move to Corpus Christi, Texas. (Both of them turn out okay, though - Topanga moves to New York City to accept an internship with a prestigious law firm and Rachel joins the Peace Corps after she graduates.)
6th Jun '17 8:35:46 PM PaulA
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* The character Robert Cohn attended Princeton in Creator/ErnestHemingway's ''The Sun Also Rises''.

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* The character Robert Cohn attended Princeton in Creator/ErnestHemingway's ''The Sun Also Rises''.''Literature/TheSunAlsoRises''.
4th Jun '17 8:44:37 PM Kadorhal
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In a particularly extreme version of this trope, there will be an "Ivy League or nothing!"sta mentality implying that if a character doesn't get into an Ivy League school they might as well study with the hobo in the alley. If they get in, don't expect the characters to actually discuss their coursework or major, the name is enough to convince the audience that it's prestigious and important and that's all that matters.

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In a particularly extreme version of this trope, there will be an "Ivy League or nothing!"sta nothing!" mentality implying that if a character doesn't get into an Ivy League school they might as well study with the hobo in the alley. If they get in, don't expect the characters to actually discuss their coursework or major, the name is enough to convince the audience that it's prestigious and important and that's all that matters.
1st Jun '17 6:16:16 AM Kadorhal
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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife'':

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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife'':''VideoGame/HalfLife'', where all the named scientists we know of came from Ivy League schools. Justified in that a place like Black Mesa would be on the lookout for people with such outstanding qualifications.



** Issac Kleiner worked as a professor for MIT, so he presumably received his doctorate there.
** Justified, as they would have to have such outstanding qualifications to earn employment at a place like Black Mesa.

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** Issac Kleiner worked as a professor for one of Freeman's professors at MIT, so he presumably received his doctorate there.
** Justified, as they would have to have such outstanding qualifications to earn employment at a place like Black Mesa.
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* IN ''{{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}},'' "Dominique Destin" is quite impressed that the woman applying for a job as her assistant graduated from the Sorbonne. Of course, since this woman is actually one of the new [[HunterOfMonsters Hunters]] and Dominique is [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting the gargoyle]] [[BigBad Demona]], it's possible that this was a lie just so that she could get the job and investigate her new boss's identity.

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* IN In ''{{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}},'' "Dominique Destin" is quite impressed that the woman applying for a job as her assistant graduated from the Sorbonne. Of course, since this woman is actually one of the new [[HunterOfMonsters Hunters]] and Dominique is [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting the gargoyle]] [[BigBad Demona]], it's possible that this was a lie just so that she could get the job and investigate her new boss's identity.
29th May '17 12:57:03 AM MJaxon
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In a particularly extreme version of this trope, there will be an "Ivy League or nothing!" mentality implying that if a character doesn't get into an Ivy League school they might as well study with the hobo in the alley. If they get in, don't expect the characters to actually discuss their coursework or major, the name is enough to convince the audience that it's prestigious and important and that's all that matters.

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In a particularly extreme version of this trope, there will be an "Ivy League or nothing!" nothing!"sta mentality implying that if a character doesn't get into an Ivy League school they might as well study with the hobo in the alley. If they get in, don't expect the characters to actually discuss their coursework or major, the name is enough to convince the audience that it's prestigious and important and that's all that matters.


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* Stanford has also used this to build a once-moribund football program into national power in it's own right, and current coac David Shaw, the Stanford team is noted for playing a very physical style of play. Stanford has a team of GeniusBruisers.
27th May '17 12:01:18 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/AcrossTheUniverse'', Jude befriends Max Carrigan, a rebellious student at Princeton. Max and his friends' upper class and wealthy families pay for their schooling while they spend their time drinking, smoking marijuana, and pulling pranks. Max's attendance at Princeton allows him to avoid [[{{Conscription}} the draft]] of the [[TheVietnamWar Vietnam War]]. When he drops out though...

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* In ''Film/AcrossTheUniverse'', Jude befriends Max Carrigan, a rebellious student at Princeton. Max and his friends' upper class and wealthy families pay for their schooling while they spend their time drinking, smoking marijuana, and pulling pranks. Max's attendance at Princeton allows him to avoid [[{{Conscription}} the draft]] of the [[TheVietnamWar Vietnam War]].UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. When he drops out though...
9th Apr '17 6:20:03 PM nombretomado
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* Later seasons of ''{{Series/Degrassi}}'' have turned into this, despite most Canadian students preferring Canadian universities if only because of lower tuition costs or not having to take the SATs to get acceptance to Canadian universities. Danny goes to Cornell (despite the fact that he didn't actually start doing well in school until Grade 12). Holly J. attends Yale. Clare is applying to Columbia.

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* Later seasons of ''{{Series/Degrassi}}'' have turned into this, despite most Canadian students preferring Canadian universities if only because of lower tuition costs or not having to take the SATs UsefulNotes/SATs to get acceptance to Canadian universities. Danny goes to Cornell (despite the fact that he didn't actually start doing well in school until Grade 12). Holly J. attends Yale. Clare is applying to Columbia.



** Barney Gumble was Harvard bound until Homer introduced him to beer the night before he took his SATs.

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** Barney Gumble was Harvard bound until Homer introduced him to beer the night before he took his SATs.UsefulNotes/SATs.
7th Apr '17 8:47:21 AM Doc_Loki
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** In works set in the Sixties or Seventies, being a student or graduate of UC Berkeley is often a way of indicating that the character in question is a hippie.
23rd Mar '17 8:14:07 AM roldarryl
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* ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' justifies and realistically portrays this trope. Through the first half of the series, Rory's ultimate goal is to get into Harvard and a major plot point is her move to the more academically challenging Chilton in order to improve her grades and participating in numerous extracirriculars to put on the her CV. When she gets into all of her schools, including Harvard and Yale. (Yale is especially believable as her grandfather Richard has a legacy there.) She chooses [[CaliforniaUniversity Yale]] in order to stay closer to home. [[note]] Series creators Amy Sherman and Daniel Palladino met at Yale, so Harvard was a clever red herring they ran with for a few seasons while Rory was in high school. [[/note]] The equally high-achieving, [[TheRival Paris Geller]] is even more justified with the hyper-intensity she puts into her studies and extra-cirriculars, and also gets into Yale, but gets rejected from her life-long goal of Harvard, showing how competitive Ivy League application really is.

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* ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' justifies and realistically portrays this trope. Through the first half of the series, Rory's ultimate goal is to get into Harvard and a major plot point is her move to the more academically challenging Chilton in order to improve her grades and participating in numerous extracirriculars to put on the her CV. When she gets into all of her schools, including Harvard and Yale. (Yale is especially believable as her grandfather Richard has a legacy there.) She chooses [[CaliforniaUniversity Yale]] in order to stay closer to home. [[note]] Series creators Amy Sherman and Daniel Palladino met at Yale, so Harvard was a clever red herring they ran with for a few seasons while Rory was in high school. [[/note]] The equally high-achieving, [[TheRival Paris Geller]] is even more justified with the hyper-intensity she puts into her studies and extra-cirriculars, and also gets into Yale, but gets rejected from her life-long goal of Harvard, showing how competitive Ivy League application really is. Paris later gets accepted to Harvard in Season 7.
18th Mar '17 11:23:42 AM nombretomado
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* Natalie Ann August, played by NataliePortman in ''Anywhere But Here'' applies and is accepted by Brown, despite the dismay of her mother, played by Susan Sarandon, over the distance.

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* Natalie Ann August, played by NataliePortman Creator/NataliePortman in ''Anywhere But Here'' applies and is accepted by Brown, despite the dismay of her mother, played by Susan Sarandon, over the distance.
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