Imperial,UCL vs Cornell, Columbia,UPenn,Brown international prestige/reputation? Watch

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Rank these unis in terms of how famous they are (in general) across the world.
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brown. columbia, ucl, imperial, upenn
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Columbia=Imperial>Brown>Cornell= Brown IMO
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Really doesn't make a difference, all those unis won't set you back in life and its down to which you prefer
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Incidentally, I got in 4 of the universities you are attempting to rank. It's a tough decision.
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Within Europe, it's probably essentially a tie. However, globally, you can't beat an Ivy IMO (possible exception of Oxbridge).

Hence:
UPenn (Wharton) > Columbia > Brown > UPenn (other) > Cornell = Imperial > UCL
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Depends on the subject and it's quite tricky to compare an institution which offers speciallist science/engineering programmes with those that offer a full range.
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Within Europe, it's probably essentially a tie. However, globally, you can't beat an Ivy IMO (possible exception of Oxbridge).

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UPenn (Wharton) > Columbia > Brown > UPenn (other) > Cornell = Imperial > UCL
Stanford and MIT?
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Stanford and MIT?
Not quite the same jaw-dropping factor in most circles (unjustly so, but there you have it).
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Not quite the same jaw-dropping factor in most circles (unjustly so, but there you have it).
Surely just as many people will have heard of Stanford or MIT (even if it's only from 21) as Brown or Penn? They don't have Harvard or Yale's name recognition factor but I think they're as known as other Ivies.
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Surely just as many people will have heard of Stanford or MIT (even if it's only from 21) as Brown or Penn? They don't have Harvard or Yale's name recognition factor but I think they're as known as other Ivies.
On a name by name basis, you might be right (by a narrow margin), but with Brown or Penn if your conversational partner is not familiar with them, chances are they'll recognize the ivy brand and make up kudos that way, a resource SFD and MIT lack
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Even in the US, MIT and Stanford are more prestigious than UPenn(except for Wharton) & Brown. Internationally, the reputation of both plus Chicago and maybe UC Berkeley are on par(or ok, maybe a little below) with Yale, Princenton, Cambridge, Oxford and Columbia but all below Harvard.

I think overall it would be something like this:
Columbia>Imperial>UPenn>/=Cornell>UCL>Brown

In the UK Imperial may be bigger than Columbia and UCL is bigger than UPenn and Cornell by a small margin.

In the US I think it is Columbia>Penn>/=Cornell>Brown>>Imperial>/=UCL

Also, I don't know why Columbia is not as famous internationally as Princenton,Yale and Harvard. For me it is better or at least equal to the three.
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(Original post by Eldedu)
On a name by name basis, you might be right (by a narrow margin), but with Brown or Penn if your conversational partner is not familiar with them, chances are they'll recognize the ivy brand and make up kudos that way, a resource SFD and MIT lack
That's probably true, in the same way having Oxbridge in it adds Kudos to the rest of the RG having HY(P maybe too) adds to the prestige of the remaining Ivies.

Ironic really that their commitment to not being as good as Stanford at something, college sport, has led to them being more widely recognised than it!
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That's probably true, in the same way having Oxbridge in it adds Kudos to the rest of the RG having HY(P maybe too) adds to the prestige of the remaining Ivies.

Ironic really that their commitment to not being as good as Stanford at something, college sport, has led to them being more widely recognised than it!
Definitely remarkable, especially considering that normally the opposite is true: Notre Dame is better known than Amherst almost entirely on the strength of the Fighting Irish.
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Definitely remarkable, especially considering that normally the opposite is true: Notre Dame is better known than Amherst almost entirely on the strength of the Fighting Irish.
Indeed, you'd have thought having your name plastered all over the tele every Saturday would improve your profile! Just out of interest do they even show the Harvard-Yale (I refuse to call it 'The Game', that's Michigan vs. Ohio State) game on tv any more?

Particularly recently with Andrew Luck being the poster boy of college football up until this draft. Though I suppose internationally college football doesn't gather much attention and contribute to the college's profile.
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Indeed, you'd have thought having your name plastered all over the tele every Saturday would improve your profile! Just out of interest do they even show the Harvard-Yale (I refuse to call it 'The Game', that's Michigan vs. Ohio State) game on tv any more?

Particularly recently with Andrew Luck being the poster boy of college football up until this draft. Though I suppose internationally college football doesn't gather much attention and contribute to the college's profile.
I'm not sure they do, as I don't live in the US, but I doubt it, because it must be crap.

International college football doesn't gather attention as you say but you'd think Stanford's Olympic record at least might publicize them...it doesn't, of course.

Strange strange world.
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I'm not sure they do, as I don't live in the US, but I doubt it, because it must be crap.

International college football doesn't gather attention as you say but you'd think Stanford's Olympic record at least might publicize them...it doesn't, of course.

Strange strange world.
Yeah, ditto for Texas and Michigan both of which seem to churn out plenty of Olympians.
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I think its Columbia = imperial > ucl > brown = Upenn
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