BYU accepts about 55.9% of applicants, Columbia about 6.9%. BYU gets in the top 70 schools- Columbia in the top 5. Willard majored in English, Barak in Poly-sci.
Columbia has had 3 presidents, 9 supreme court justices, and administers the Pulitzer Prize, is the 5th oldest school in the nation. BYU- the inventor of the TV and the first man made diamond.
Barak Obama was not eligible for any honors as he only attended the school for 2 years, I imagine the same goes for Willard when it comes to the lack of 'latin' honors available at BYU but not awarded to the guy it is claimed (I say that because only the one article claims he was #1 in ALL the articles I found online) was Top of his class. most articles say he graduated 'with honors' but no mention what 'honors' that is.
So Willard was an English major in the 62nd ranked school where over half of applicants get in, where 98% are LDS and Barak a polysci in the 4th most select.
If you could confirm the 'top of his class' thing that would be great...
Last edited by 99percenter; 04-22-14 at 10:43 AM.
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one of my best friends transferred from St Lawrence to Yale as a Junior. She thus had 18 (3 credit hour classes) credits at Yale rather than the minimum 36 the rest of us had. She was awarded Cum Laude based on the following
When I attended yale, you had to earn at least 16 A grades to get CL, 24 A grades to get Magna, and 28 to get summa. To get DISTINCTION in your major you had to present either
2/3 A grades in your major and an A on your comprehensive exams or term paper or 3/4 A grades in the major with a B.
Phi Beta Kappa was based on class ranking
well my friend graduated Cum Laude with distinction because she had at least 8 A grades and she got 3/4 As in her major with a B on the exam. My brother holds a degree from Columbia and noted its undergraduate school did the same thing
So your idiocy is just that. You want to whine about Romney being first in his class because its a less competitive school than Columbia but how did Obama get in ahead of 100s of white men from Columbia who also applied to harvard law who had higher grades. I know at least 100 people from Yale who applied to Harvard and every one of us was at least a 3.6 GPA
(right on the border of Cum Laude and Magna). and lots of people from my class (which is more competitive than columbia) got turned down despite having 3.7-3.8 GPAss with top one percent board scores.
BTW where did you earn your degree