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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.
2nd May '16 7:52:28 PM LupineMoon
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* In ''Series/{{Veep}}'' President Selina Meyer attended Smith College.
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.
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