Discussion in 'The Pub' started by AZChilicat, May 5, 2016.
Pretty cool, huh? I wonder how many Ph.D's this entails?
But what percentage of the students at those eight universities are non-US citizens?
Google is your friend. Report back.
Higher education is one of our better exports.
Looks like Stanford is @ 7-8%, and needing financial aid can factor against you, whereas it does not for US applicants
At Harvard, it's around 10%
I dunno, is this an outrage?
Should these figures reflect the % of ...(ahem)... 'foreign citizens' in the US population?
* According to my quick Googling
It's one of our only exports.
Tuition = debt=Merica.
In what sense? We export a lot.
In fact, our exports are up over the last 4 years:
United States 2,106,371,000,000; 2,198,182,300,000; 2,263,253,700,000; 2,341,900,000,000 -- (those numbers are in US dollars).
Over 2 Trillion in exports.
It is not all higher education.
Assuming my searches turned up valid data, for those eight schools in the link, the percentage of international students ranges from 7.6% (Stanford) to 19% (Princeton).
Not sure what I was expecting to find, but it's interesting nonetheless.
forget the grades, my question is who do you need to know to get into one.
Then how does the avg family pay for it.
Admiral Yamamoto went to Harvard.
he knew our ways so well he begged his superiors not to attack.
He said their will can not be broken. They didn't listen to him.
Guess he was right.
My sister-in-law has a B.A. from Stanford and an M.A. and Ph.D from Harvard. Talk about a pedigree. She's also the youngest tenured professor in the history of Rice University, so having degrees from those schools will take you places.
She grew up poor in Laredo and got into these institutions by being really smart, working really hard and getting scholarships.
My dad went to Stanford. He's from a humble family that had a dozen children. He made it happen somehow. The world is vastly different today, I know, but I don't think it's vastly out of reach.
Google is your friend and you might be surprised.
Music, Hollywood, art, cars, motorbikes, pharmaceuticals, fashion, phones, computers, consoles etc etc etc.
It would be quicker to list what you DON'T export.
It would be great of they used their billions in endowments to educate - invest in the brightest US kids for a very affordable rate.
Three of the top ten in California too.
That would totally be great. OH WAIT!
There's thing called "donor intent" and that would be entirely out the window in this scenario.
Wait, this list is by reputation?
While some fine universities are listed, the criteria for listing is hardly anything to write home about. From the site.
"The Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2016 employ the world's largest invitation-only academic opinion survey to provide the definitive list of the top 100 most powerful global university brands.
A spin-off of the annual Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the reputation league table is based on nothing more than subjective judgement - but it is the considered expert judgement of senior, published academics - the people best placed to know the most about excellence in our universities."
A notable absence is Notre Dame. Love them or hate them, they are a global brand with hubs in South Bend, Beijing, Dublin, Jerusalem, London, and Rome. Not even on the list.