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What is the environment at Ivy-leage and top unverities and collges like?

I am a junior in high school. I am looking to apply to colleges next summer and just wanted to get a heads up to see what I was aiming for. #college #university #ivy-league

Thank you comment icon All of them are a little different, so I'd recommend you try to pick a few of your favorite schools and ask specifically about each one. However, I can tell you that my experience at Brown University has been relatively low pressure. While the classes themselves are hard, the students are always incredibly willing to help you out with homework/understanding the material, and none of the classes really bring out a serious competitive nature in students. The administration is also very accommodating to any requests that you may have, and there are so many resources for everything from academic planning to mental health that only the deans really know all of them. One drawback, however, is that unless you're in substance free housing the party culture is definitely prevalent on campus. Anina

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Brian’s Answer

I believe that education always comes down to the effort you put into it. Ivy League colleges and top universities provide the most competitive communities for a learning environment. Your peers will challenge you to be your best and it can be a very motivating environment.

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Nicole’s Answer

Hi Hamid W. I see that you posted this question a little while ago so I hope my answer to you (or others who may read this response) is still helpful.

As someone who attending an Ivy League school I can tell you that there is lots and lots of learning going on :). Many of these types of schools, though, have been around for decades. I mention that because in addition to what can be very rigorous programs, these schools also hold a lot of history and historical context. As such, the campus environment, sometimes, can bring some historical depth that some attendees my find interesting.

It isn't uncommon to see groups of students in a lab huddling over an assignment and then see those same group of students sitting together and talking in some grassy area on campus. Generally speaking, whether the school is Ivy League or not, there are lots of things to do on and around campus that could help individuals get a full sense of college life.

I hope you find this answer helpful and best of luck to you!
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