belief that once youre in the club, youve got a God-given right to stay in the club. Not just the Ivy League and its peer institutions, but also the mechanisms that get you there in the first place: the private and affluent public feeder schools, the ever-growing parastructure of tutors and test-prep courses and enrichment programs, the whole admissions frenzy and everything. Forty years ago, the average GPA at both public and private universities was about.6, still close to the traditional B-/C curve. The idea of not being successful terrifies them, disorients them, defeats them. It means foreswearing your allegiance, in lonely freedom, to God, to country, and to Yale. We were the best and the brightest, as these places love to say, and everyone else was, well, something else: less good, less bright. 52 SOM is the business school with the second-highest alumni participation in annual charitable contributions, behind Dartmouth Tuck School of Business at 70 contribution and ahead of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business at 42 participation according to 2015 statistics.
Retrieved "Professional schools see variance in class gift participation". The first time I blew a test, I walked out of the room feeling like I no longer knew who I was. But others end up there because they have a more independent spirit. But another consequence has to do with the large majority who can get with the program. Arent kids at elite schools the smartest ones around, at least in the narrow academic sense? 64 Prominent faculty edit Steinbach Hall Tower William Drenttel American Artist and Designer Jeffrey Garten former Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Gary Gorton expert in stock and futures markets, banking, and asset pricing; Editor, Review of Economic Studies Roger. With respect to class, these schools are largelyindeed increasinglyhomogeneous. As globalization sharpens economic insecurity, we are increasingly committing ourselvesas students, as parents, as a societyto a vast apparatus of educational advantage. Because students from elite schools expect success, and expect it now. What does it mean to go to school at a place where youre never alone?