ZekeB wrote:The more I see these schools mentioned, the less faith I have in the way they are rated. Didn't Trump graduate from Wharton? Nuff said.
Of course Taitz is an exception.
Excuse me!! As a former grad student at U of Pa, I can tell you that a sliver of Wharton's class regularly included Silver Spoon babies whose daddies had opened their wallets to get them in. I worked part time for a Wharton prof who once had me type up a glowing and hardly subtle letter about the son of a Main Line neighbor, and what the school could get monetarily for admitting the boob.
I always bought into the theory that the constant lack of endowments at Penn had to do with its founder's modesty. Had Ben named it Franklin University, far classier sounding than a state's name, no one would confuse it with a state school and its endowments would be greater. The whole time I was a student at Penn, however, I met many more brilliant people than anywhere else I've lived or worked. Wharton was filled with them. The boobs were there for sure, but it was only a handful, thankfully. I have no doubt that Donnie J, after two lackluster years at Fordham, entered Wharton as a junior through the generous wallet of his father. For a birther who griped about BHO's school records, you'd think he'd be more than willing to release his Wharton transcript so we could see his crummy grades!