Brilliant Idea - Seperate Universities Into 2 Categories

Universities have been so bastardized in modern times that classical education has been blended and bastardized with pre professional programs. There are completely irrelevant degrees that matches with careers like Business Adminstraton -> Finance or degrees that leads to no real career like English Literature or Philosophy.

Thus, universities should be categorized and segregated into two distinct categories:

Holy Bastions of Truth and Wisdom

Schools like Oxbridge/Yale/LACs would fall under here, offering degrees in Classics, Latin, Philosophy, Theology, Greek and all the fun stuff. They won't offer engineering degrees, computer science or any of the "messy" degrees that are only for careers and not for furthering ones intellectual curiosity. Some degrees such as Mathematics and Chemistry fall in between both categories.

Pre Professional/Technical Institutions

Schools such as MIT, Virginia Tech, Stanford, Wharton and Imperial would fall under here. They would only offer engineering and other very "pre professional" degrees. More specialized degrees such as "Bachelor of Mergers and Acquisitions", "Bachelor of Leveraged Buyouts", "Bachelor of Nautical Engineering and Geology", "Bachelor of Restructuring", "Bachelor of Management Consulting" and "Bachelor of Equity Capital Markets" could be created for all the "gold diggers" hoping for a job at FAANG or Goldman Sachs.

Another benefit is that there wouldn't be any poor money grubbing and scheming minorities in the holy bastions, leaving them clean and pristine for WASPs such as myself to fraternize, wine, and dine in.

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  • Intern in IB - Restr
Nov 17, 2021 - 6:58pm

This is retarded. Universities are not exclusively teaching hubs, they conduct research at the frontiers of science and tech, it makes no sense for some universities to just drop STEM. University is not designed to be a career centre; there is a distinct issue with commercialised education producing useless degrees and menial jobs requiring degrees due to how saturated they have become. Close lower tier universities, encourage alternative pathways int certain careers.

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Nov 17, 2021 - 9:49pm

What is your actual question, this distinction already exists, it's even in the degree name ("Bachler of business administration/arts/etc.").

Quant (ˈkwänt) n: An expert, someone who knows more and more about less and less until they know everything about nothing.

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Nov 17, 2021 - 10:35pm

You are truly retarded if you think there is any shred of "intellectualism" left in the humanities. I attend a HYPSM and am absolutely disgusted with the humanities. No one smart studies English or Classics nowadays; this isn't the 1900s anymore. Also, how the hell is biochemistry or astronomy remotely preprofessional? Even computer science at T10 universities isn't preprofessional, more a combination of discrete math, engineering, etc. It's only at the trash state schools that CS is preprofessional

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  • Intern in IB - Restr
Nov 18, 2021 - 6:22pm

Classics is for the best and brightest? Doesn't it have like a 40% offer rate at Oxford making it one of the statistically easiest oxbridge courses to get into? It's certainly rigorous as a degree due to the fact it's so far removed from what you will learn at school but cannot be called harder than something like BA Mathematics and Statistics. It's also worth mentioning that it's silly to assume Computer Science and Engineering are solely for those interested in money; look at how much engineers are making in the public sector, some people are interested in building intellectually challenging systems and engineering is an excellent outlet for that.

Bear in mind at Oxbridge and Imperial/UCL etc Engineering is literally just applied mathematics. Compsci also facilitates this but to a lesser extent I guess, although again it's just pure mathematics as opposed to Newtonian mechanics. Ditto for Economics (this ones even dumber to say is just for cash as economic research and policy making is a very intellectual vocation).

Classics and philosophy adjacent degrees should be heralded as relics of a forgotten age where the only purpose of university was to attain enlightenment and train in logic. But they really should only be offered at top universities as otherwise they are often just career pits. An oxbridge Theology grad is probably highly intelligent and analytical, a T80 grad less so, but it's still not comparable to the raw brainpower required for something like mathematics at imperial for example.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Nov 23, 2021 - 2:10pm

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