Originally Posted by IchBinKaseBrot
I thought Vandy was the premire education school in the SEC...
Vandy is Private. We are talking public schools.
And I didn't say that LSU was on par academically with Harvard or Yale. But with the atmosphere that LSU has, it could be considered TOUGHER. Ever been in a class where you are one of the few smart ones and like the rest of the class is keeping you from really excelling. That's how it is at LSU. Harvard and Yale don't allow any opportunities for people to fall behind and bring a class down because they don't let in anyone who has that capability. Theres hardly anyone at Harvard or Yale that doesn't deserve to be there, and they don't really kick kids out because they don't need to. LSU, on the other hand, fails out a good number of kids because the are not fit to be there. ND is probably one of the only Top Tier schools that is a big football school. Harvard and Yale have teams, but you can't compare SEC schools to Ivy League when it comes to football and the distractions that comes with it.
I know I'm probably not really explaining it that well. I actually saw it from your point of view when I got into this debate with my dad. He explained it to me. Trust me, he knows exactly what he is talking about. He went to Columbia and LSU.