What it's really like to attend an Ivy League school
- Life at an Ivy League school isn't as glamourous as Hollywood would have you think.
- While it's true Mark Zuckerberg graduated from Harvard, the dorm room from which he started Facebook was no more luxurious than a dorm room at any other top school.
- When it comes down to it, eating, sleeping, studying, and working out at an Ivy looks a lot like it would at any other university.
It's no wonder people put Ivy League schools on such a pedestal. Between all the movies and television shows featuring Harvard and Yale - remember Rory Gilmore's inner struggle when it came to choosing between the two? - and the clout of having a degree from one of the elite eight northeastern universities, who wouldn't think everything about the schools is a dream?
While the academics at these schools is unquestionably prestigious - and they have educated some of the country's most well-known minds - it doesn't mean life on the campuses is as well.Dorm rooms are small and dining hall food is exactly that. The campuses are beautiful, but there are a vast amount of non-Ivy campuses that are as well. While the Ivy League was originally formed to create a sport conference, and its teams often make it into tournaments, there are plenty of teams at schools all across the country that are constantly beating them out for titles.
Take a look at these photos proving life at an Ivy is no different from life at any other top university in the country.