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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.
14th Mar '17 11:01:37 PM KYCubbie
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* '''UsefulNotes/{{France}}''': Les grandes écoles, e.g. L'Ecole Polytechnique and La Sorbonne.

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* '''UsefulNotes/{{France}}''': Les grandes écoles, UsefulNotes/LesGrandesEcoles, e.g. L'Ecole Polytechnique and La Sorbonne.
8th Mar '17 6:23:51 PM MJaxon
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* Although lately, schools like Harvard and Yale have begun to use this exact trope and a recruiting pitch to bring talented basketball players (within reason, players still have to qualify academically) to their teams and have experienced post-season success.
18th Feb '17 7:49:02 PM DesertDragon
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%%A note before you add to this list: Being the best-known/most elite in a particular discipline does not mean a school fits this trope. They also need to be OVERUSED IN MEDIA - i.e. when a fictional character is talented in that area, they almost ALWAYS end up going to that school. If that's not the case, it shouldn't be here. For example, believe it or not, Washington University in St. Louis has a medical school that is every bit as selective and prestigious as those at Harvard and Johns Hopkins, but is not nearly as well known or as well-represented in the media and thus does not belong here.

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%%A note before you add to this list: Being the best-known/most elite in a particular discipline does not mean a school fits this trope. They also need to be OVERUSED IN MEDIA - i.e. when a fictional character is talented in that area, they almost ALWAYS end up going to that school. If that's not the case, it shouldn't be here. For example, believe it or not, Washington University in St. Louis has a medical school that is every bit as selective and prestigious as those at Harvard and Johns Hopkins, but is not nearly as well known or as well-represented in the media and thus does not belong here. There are very few major cities in the US that don't have at least one prestigious college; we need not list every single one.



* The more prestigious Historically-Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's), namely Morehouse, Tuskeegee, and Howard, on shows with African-American casts.

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* The more prestigious Historically-Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's), namely (HBCU's--namely Morehouse, Tuskeegee, and Howard, on Howard--on shows with African-American casts.
18th Feb '17 7:46:21 PM DesertDragon
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* The University of Virginia is another noted law school and medical school that crops up somewhat often.
* North Carolina is home to several prestigious, high-profile universities. Duke University in Durham is an elite school considered by many to be on par with the Ivies. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a great school frequently listed as a "public Ivy" (a public university providing an Ivy League quality of education). While not quite as difficult to get into as an Ivy, Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem is also a fairly prestigious institution.

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* The University of Virginia is another noted law school and medical school that crops up somewhat often.
* North Carolina is home to several prestigious, high-profile universities. Duke University in Durham is an elite school considered by many to be on par with the Ivies. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a great school frequently listed as a "public Ivy" (a public university providing an Ivy League quality of education). While not quite as difficult to get into as an Ivy, Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem is also a fairly prestigious institution.
18th Feb '17 7:38:56 PM DesertDragon
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* The more prestigious Historically-Black Colleges like Morehouse, Tuskeegee, and Howard, on shows with African-American casts.

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* The more prestigious Historically-Black Colleges like and Universities (HBCU's), namely Morehouse, Tuskeegee, and Howard, on shows with African-American casts.
17th Feb '17 3:09:56 AM Morgenthaler
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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 [[TheHunter Hunter]]s 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 ''{{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 [[TheHunter Hunter]]s [[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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