Due to the extreme liberal/progressive nature of the list of schools below, the Young companies have never interviewed a single student from the group, and will be most unlikely to do so in the future. We have always had good fortune at our local state school, the University of Rhode Island (URI).
Were we to require candidates beyond the excellent pool URI has always provided us, we would be thinking Hillsdale College first, and the University of Alabama second.
Other Southeastern schools may also have appeal, for example, Furman, Clemson, and Georgia. For a taste of why the Ivies and the others like them are unacceptable, read from The Federalist’s BRIGHT newsletter below:
The Ivy League Cartel
Sixteen major U.S. universities, including Yale University, Georgetown University, Columbia University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are being sued for alleged antitrust violations for “conspiring to manipulate the admissions system to hold down financial aid for students and benefit wealthy applicants.”
More from Bloomberg:
“The proposed antitrust class action lawsuit, filed Sunday in federal court in Chicago, accuses the university “cartel” of a long-running scheme to collectively adopt “a common formula for determining an applicant’s ability to pay” tuition, rather than competing freely over financial aid by trying to attract students through more generous aid offers.
At the same time, more than half of the schools have given preferential treatment to wealthy applicants by tilting the scales to favor the children of “past or potential future donors” and “through a largely secretive practice known as ‘enrollment management,’” according to the complaint.
“Elite, private universities” are “gatekeepers to the American Dream,” making the alleged misconduct “particularly egregious because it has narrowed a critical pathway to upward mobility that admission to their institution represents,” according to the lawsuit.
Besides Yale and Columbia universities and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the defendants in the suit are Brown, Cal Tech, the University of Chicago, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Emory, Georgetown, Northwestern, Notre Dame, the University of Pennsylvania, Rice and Vanderbilt.
The schools are allegedly acting illegally in claiming an antitrust exemption under Section 568 of the Improving America’s Schools Act of 1994. The exemption applies only to schools that practice need-blind admissions, the suit says.”
For more on the Ivies and their contribution (on the backs of American taxpayers) to the elite reshaping of America, check out this substack from Matt Stoller, who studies monopoly power in all its forms. Stoller is a lefty, and the writer featured in his post is as well, but the piece raises some interesting facts and arguments about the role of mind-bogglingly wealthy universities undermining the democratization of education.
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