At A Glance
The cutting edge in tech and a long tradition in American history. When it comes to producing the finest scientists and mathematicians in the world, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the undisputed champ. Add a great arts culture and short train ride to Boston, and the result is one of the world’s most desirable colleges. Notable alumni include Carly Fiorina, former president and CEO of Hewlett-Packard Co.; John Reed, former chairman of Citicorp; Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel; Kofi Annan, 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations; and Bill Ford, chairman, Ford Motor Company.
Best of the Best (1st Tier)
Sure, it may be true (as far as ranking goes) that mathematically the number "1" is higher than the number "2." But it's a shlocky way of thinking about which schools are 'better' than others. For us, a grade of "Best of the Best (1st Tier)" is a signal that in terms of a school's ability to have positive impact on your development and career in name and experience, it doesn't get better than this for ANY school in this class.
Maybe a school with an "A" gets edged out by the chosen .001%ers at the A+ tier, but not by much, and not by many. In other words, an "A" grade may as well be as good as it gets, even if there exists a school or two that is technically a micro notch mightier. "A" means, you are forever marked by as much greatness in terms of street cred as you'll ever need.
BCG, McKinsey & Co., Amazon, Google, Bain
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