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Historical Ivy League Admission Standards and Elite Undergraduate Business Programs

Posted by Swampy 
Historical Ivy League Admission Standards and Elite Undergraduate Business Programs
Posted by: Swampy (---.cl.ri.cox.net)
Date: July 09, 2019 10:40AM

This article in yesterday's Wapo claims that in 1966 over half of all Penn applicants were accepted (with an even larger percentage of transfer applicants), and even as recently as 1980 it was over 40%.

IIRC, Cornell's acceptance rate in the 1960s, when yours truly attended, was much lower, and for specific colleges (notably A&S and Engineering), lower still.

Maybe the above-cited article is confusing Penn as a whole with the Wharton School. Again, in the 1960's undergraduate business programs were generally viewed with disdain, and IIRC, Penn was the only Ivy with one.

Do you know more about either subject: Ivy admission standards over time or how undergraduate business programs gained legitimacy at elite institutions?
 
Re: Historical Ivy League Admission Standards and Elite Undergraduate Business Programs
Posted by: Trotsky (---.dc.dc.cox.net)
Date: July 10, 2019 08:26AM

It's business school. Remedial micro-economics and some pseudo-psychology to help you sleep at night because you're lying to people and stealing their money.
 
Re: Historical Ivy League Admission Standards and Elite Undergraduate Business Programs
Posted by: pfibiger (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: July 18, 2019 10:31PM

In 1970 it was 34% at Cornell. See: [cdsun.library.cornell.edu];

 
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