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24th Jul '16 9:06:00 PM Beatlemania
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* '''UK''': [[OxBridge University of Oxford and University of Cambridge]]. The London School of Economics is a popular choice for slick ultra-modern business people. If the character must come from Scotland for some reason, the University of St. Andrews is a good choice, as the place was explicitly built on the Oxbridge model.
* '''Italy''': The University of Bologna - that is, the first and oldest uni in the Western world (founded in 1088) - followed by the Sapienza University of Rome (1303), the Polytechnic University of Milan (1863), the University of Naples Federico II (1224) and the Polytechnic University of Turin (1859). If you need a good business school, there's the prestigious Bocconi University (1902).
* '''France''': Les grandes écoles, e.g. L'Ecole Polytechnique and La Sorbonne.
* '''Germany''': Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, or simply Heidelberg University. Founded in 1386, making it the oldest university in Germany and the third university founded in the Holy Roman Empire (after Vienna and Bologna). In addition to many fields of science, it boasts a very prestigious medical school. A character who is a prominent German philosopher, doctor, scientist, politician, or businessperson, especially if they've won a Nobel Prize, is likely to have gone to Heidelberg.
* '''Ireland''': Trinity College.
* '''Canada''': Interestingly, Canada seems to be devoid of any universities bearing prestige; this is not to say bearing no ''good'' universities (the ones most likely to be namedropped being University of Toronto, Queen's, and [=McGill=], all three schools being in a fierce competition over the title "Harvard of the North"; UBC might show up if the work is set in western Canada), but due to a lack of competition (thanks to government education funding) and long travel between major centers students usually just choose either the nearest relevant university to home, or a university one province over thanks to common dissatisfaction (justified or not) with the one they live in (and subsequent plans to move into their university's city after graduating). Generally, though, the "gold standard" for university rankings is Maclean's magazine's annual [[http://www.macleans.ca/education/unirankings/introducing-the-2015-macleans-university-rankings/ list]]. Unless your major is math or computer science, for which there's Waterloo (often referred to as "Geek heaven North") and everywhere else.
* '''Japan''': The [[UsefulNotes/TokyoUniversity University Of Tokyo]] or "Tôdai" for short. Kyoto University is a close second.
* '''Hong Kong''': Hong Kong is unusual in that it has a number of world class universities that attract a significant number of international students in a single city including: The University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong Baptist University (BaptistU), and Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). HKU held the top spot both in Hong Kong and Asia for many years but a lack of innovation and development in the school meant that it dropped significantly in world rankings.
* '''Korea''': Seoul National University (SNU) is traditionally considered to be every university-bound Korean student's dream. But students and alumni of schools like Yonsei University, Ewha University (for women), and Korea University will also elicit impressed reactions by just saying where they study/studied. Also, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), and Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) are depicted as schools for geniuses in math and science.
* '''Taiwan''': Tai Da (National Taiwan University)
* '''China''': The C9 League, especially Peking University and Tsinghua University.
* '''Australia''': The Group Of Eight, particularly the University of Sydney (Australia's oldest university), the University of New South Wales, and the University of Melbourne.
* '''Sweden''': Uppsala and Lund University are generally considered to be the most prestigious, due to being by a large margin the two oldest institutions (founded in 1477 and 1666, respectively) in the country. The Stockholm School of Economics and The Royal Institute of Technology can generally be viewed as the best in their fields.

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* '''UK''': '''[[UsefulNotes/{{UnitedKingdom}} UK]]''': [[OxBridge University of Oxford and University of Cambridge]]. The London UsefulNotes/{{London}} School of Economics is a popular choice for slick ultra-modern business people. If the character must come from Scotland for some reason, the University of St. Andrews is a good choice, as the place was explicitly built on the Oxbridge model.
* '''Italy''': '''UsefulNotes/{{Italy}}''': The University of Bologna - that is, the first and oldest uni in the Western world (founded in 1088) - followed by the Sapienza University of Rome (1303), the Polytechnic University of Milan (1863), the University of Naples Federico II (1224) and the Polytechnic University of Turin (1859). If you need a good business school, there's the prestigious Bocconi University (1902).
* '''France''': '''UsefulNotes/{{France}}''': Les grandes écoles, e.g. L'Ecole Polytechnique and La Sorbonne.
* '''Germany''': '''UsefulNotes/{{Germany}}''': Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, or simply Heidelberg University. Founded in 1386, making it the oldest university in Germany and the third university founded in the Holy Roman Empire (after Vienna and Bologna). In addition to many fields of science, it boasts a very prestigious medical school. A character who is a prominent German philosopher, doctor, scientist, politician, or businessperson, especially if they've won a Nobel Prize, is likely to have gone to Heidelberg.
* '''Ireland''': '''UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}}''': Trinity College.
* '''Canada''': '''UsefulNotes/{{Canada}}''': Interestingly, Canada seems to be devoid of any universities bearing prestige; this is not to say bearing no ''good'' universities (the ones most likely to be namedropped being University of Toronto, Queen's, and [=McGill=], all three schools being in a fierce competition over the title "Harvard of the North"; UBC might show up if the work is set in western Canada), but due to a lack of competition (thanks to government education funding) and long travel between major centers students usually just choose either the nearest relevant university to home, or a university one province over thanks to common dissatisfaction (justified or not) with the one they live in (and subsequent plans to move into their university's city after graduating). Generally, though, the "gold standard" for university rankings is Maclean's magazine's annual [[http://www.macleans.ca/education/unirankings/introducing-the-2015-macleans-university-rankings/ list]]. Unless your major is math or computer science, for which there's Waterloo (often referred to as "Geek heaven North") and everywhere else.
* '''Japan''': '''UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}''': The [[UsefulNotes/TokyoUniversity University Of Tokyo]] or "Tôdai" for short. Kyoto University is a close second.
* '''Hong Kong''': '''UsefulNotes/{{Hong Kong}}''': Hong Kong is unusual in that it has a number of world class universities that attract a significant number of international students in a single city including: The University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong Baptist University (BaptistU), and Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). HKU held the top spot both in Hong Kong and Asia for many years but a lack of innovation and development in the school meant that it dropped significantly in world rankings.
* '''Korea''': Seoul '''[[UsefulNotes/{{SouthKorea}} Korea]]''': UsefulNotes/{{Seoul}} National University (SNU) is traditionally considered to be every university-bound Korean student's dream. But students and alumni of schools like Yonsei University, Ewha University (for women), and Korea University will also elicit impressed reactions by just saying where they study/studied. SNU, Korea, Yonsei are bound together to form the "SKY " universities, a colloquial term used by parents and students alike, which is considered a model example of a prestigious college. Also, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), and Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) are depicted as schools for geniuses in math and science.
* '''Taiwan''': '''UsefulNotes/{{Taiwan}}''': Tai Da (National Taiwan University)
* '''China''': '''UsefulNotes/{{China}}''': The C9 League, especially Peking University and Tsinghua University.
* '''Australia''': '''UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}''': The Group Of Eight, particularly the University of Sydney (Australia's oldest university), the University of New South Wales, and the University of Melbourne.
* '''Sweden''': '''UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}}''': Uppsala and Lund University are generally considered to be the most prestigious, due to being by a large margin the two oldest institutions (founded in 1477 and 1666, respectively) in the country. The Stockholm School of Economics and The Royal Institute of Technology can generally be viewed as the best in their fields.
8th Jul '16 7:09:52 PM Doug86
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* In ''Film/TheGodfather'', main character Michael Corleone, wishing to avoid the [[TheMafia family]] [[FamilyBusiness business]], attends Dartmouth College. He later re-enrolls at Dartmouth after fighting in the Pacific Theatre of WorldWarII, where he meets his future wife, Kay Adams.

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* In ''Film/TheGodfather'', main character Michael Corleone, wishing to avoid the [[TheMafia family]] [[FamilyBusiness business]], attends Dartmouth College. He later re-enrolls at Dartmouth after fighting in the Pacific Theatre of WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, where he meets his future wife, Kay Adams.
5th Jun '16 3:59:53 PM nombretomado
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** The Crimson Key Society, since the late 1970s, screens two movies, including this one, to incoming Harvard freshmen during their orientations. The movie [[AudienceParticipation gets mocked and ridiculed]] for its [[SoBadItsGood cheesy, hokey elements]]. The other movie screened? RockyHorrorPictureShow.

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** The Crimson Key Society, since the late 1970s, screens two movies, including this one, to incoming Harvard freshmen during their orientations. The movie [[AudienceParticipation gets mocked and ridiculed]] for its [[SoBadItsGood cheesy, hokey elements]]. The other movie screened? RockyHorrorPictureShow.''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''.
1st Jun '16 4:25:26 PM gayclones
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* Averted in ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'', as neither Spencer nor Aria get into the ivy leagues they applied for, UPenn and Brown. However, played straight once again with Spencer, and Mona, Paige and Kate, as Spencer gets into Georgetown after a lot of uncertainty over where she would go, and Mona gets early admission for Harvard, Yale and Dartmouth, Paige goes to Stanford on a swimming scholarship, whilst Kate also gets into Dartmouth.

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* Averted in ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'', as neither Spencer nor Aria get into the ivy leagues they applied for, UPenn and Brown. However, played straight once again with Spencer, and Mona, Paige and Kate, as Spencer gets into Georgetown after a lot of uncertainty over where she would go, and Mona gets early admission for Harvard, Yale Yale, Brown and Dartmouth, Paige goes to Stanford on a swimming scholarship, whilst while Kate is mentioned to also gets get into Dartmouth.
1st Jun '16 4:22:45 PM gayclones
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* Averted in ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'', as neither Spencer nor Aria get into the ivy leagues they applied for, UPenn and Brown. However, played straight once again with Spencer, and Mona, Paige and Kate, as Spencer gets into Georgetown after a lot of uncertainty over where she would go, and Mona gets early admission for Harvard, Yale and Dartmouth, Paige goes to Stanford on a swimming scholarship, whilst Kate also gets into Dartmouth.
26th May '16 6:25:54 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Quentin in WilliamFaulkner's ''Literature/TheSoundAndTheFury'' attends Harvard. We see him as a freshman at the college in the second part of the novel.

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* Quentin in WilliamFaulkner's Creator/WilliamFaulkner's ''Literature/TheSoundAndTheFury'' attends Harvard. We see him as a freshman at the college in the second part of the novel.
21st May '16 2:16:51 PM erforce
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* The three original ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' are faculty at Columbia University, until their unorthodox research focus and lack of results leads to them being let go. Ray even notes their reputation will preclude them from getting grants at MIT or Stanford.

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* The three original ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}'' are faculty at Columbia University, until their unorthodox research focus and lack of results leads to them being let go. Ray even notes their reputation will preclude them from getting grants at MIT or Stanford.
14th May '16 11:06:19 PM nombretomado
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* Upperclass WASP-y Pete Campbell of ''MadMen'' went to Dartmouth College.

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* Upperclass WASP-y Pete Campbell of ''MadMen'' ''Series/MadMen'' went to Dartmouth College.



* Ben Matlock, lead character of ''{{Matlock}}'', worked for nine years before attending Harvard Law School, and therefore was significantly older than his law school classmates. He graduated from Harvard Law in 1967.

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* Ben Matlock, lead character of ''{{Matlock}}'', ''Series/{{Matlock}}'', worked for nine years before attending Harvard Law School, and therefore was significantly older than his law school classmates. He graduated from Harvard Law in 1967.
10th May '16 3:23:51 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. On the West Coast, these are the schools that ambitious kids want to get into, along with Caltech for the science-and-engineering-minded.

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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 [[EducationMama (and their parents)]] want to get into, along with Caltech for the science-and-engineering-minded.
7th May '16 4:43:40 PM nombretomado
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* Meredith Grey is frequently seen in t-shirts of her alma mater, Dartmouth College, in ''GreysAnatomy''. Shonda Rhimes, creator of the show, is an alumna of Dartmouth College, and often references the college in her scripts.

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* Meredith Grey is frequently seen in t-shirts of her alma mater, Dartmouth College, in ''GreysAnatomy''.''Series/GreysAnatomy''. Shonda Rhimes, creator of the show, is an alumna of Dartmouth College, and often references the college in her scripts.
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