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Xavier Magazine | October 24, 2017

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Almost Ivy

By Skip Tate

Almost Ivy Xavier was named by The Wall Street Journal as one of the top 50 schools in the nation not in the Ivy League. The article deemed the schools “the new safety schools,” saying they were safe alternatives to the Ivies, yet still distinguished themselves from thousands of other universities around the country because of higher academic standards. “With competition soaring, colleges that top students used to consider backups have become as selective as the Ivies,” the article said. “[These are] where straight-A students are scrambling to get into now.” Among those joining Xavier as a “safety” school: Duke, Boston College, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin.

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