The New Ivies Page 2

Schools where you'll find the next generation of excellence

By Explore Editor

What the students are saying about:

Carnegie Mellon University (2 of 10)

Carnegie Mellon University

One of the biggest perks of heading off to college is the chance to surround oneself with like-minded individuals. For students who were considered outcasts in high school, Carnegie Mellon will feel right at home. According to one biology major, "Everyone is brilliant, everyone is a geek, everyone is driven, everyone is awkward, everyone is a work-a-holic." Carnegie Mellon is often named one of the country's most elite college and students are challenged daily by both their professors and peers. "You walk in smart, you walk out smarter and you learn all you can."