Quoara 网站上有篇文章， 列出5间与 HYPSM 对应的 Liberal Arts Colleges. What do you think? https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-Harvard-Yale-and-Princeton-of-liberal-arts-schools (Scroll down to the middle of the page to read the article after clicking on the link above) Williams = Harvard. Williams is the most prestigious in its group, and Harvard is the most prestigious in its group. Williams students tend to study math and the hard sciences in greater numbers than Amherst students; this is similar between Harvard and Yale. Williams is larger than most top LACs by about 100 students per class, and Harvard is a bit larger than Yale and Princeton in undergraduate population. Amherst = Yale. Yale students tend to study the humanities and go to law school more than Harvard students, and Amherst students are similar with respect to Williams students. Amherst and Williams are football rivals in the NESCAC, like Yale and Harvard in the Ivy League. Swarthmore = Princeton. Swarthmore is one of the few top LACs that offer engineering, and Princeton is the best of the top Ivies for engineering. Both have reputations for academic rigor, tough grading, and students pursuing PhDs after college rather than professional schools in law and medicine. Pomona = Stanford. Top west coast LAC and top west coast research university. There is actually an acronym for the top LACs—”WASP,” which, interestingly maps exactly to “HYPS” in this analogy. Harvey Mudd = MIT. Top STEM LAC and top STEM research university.
这篇是Williams数学经济M博士学生W Chen 在2016的评论，可能以前这个学生考虑过三所学校选择。不过现在Williams 10%学生不是数学了。各校都是10%毕业计算机科学。
https://www.quora.com/What-would-be-the-HYPSM-of-the-big-state-schools (Scroll down to the middle of the page to read the article after clicking on the link above)
These are not perfectly analogous schools, but here is my list ---Augustus Zhao, a Harvard and MIT graduate UC Berkeley = Harvard . UC Berkeley is the most prestigious public school (don’t troll with US News rankings), including for undergrad. Harvard is the most prestigious in its group.
Virginia = Yale. Like Yale, Virginia is strong in the liberal arts and weak in engineering. Virginia has more students from established families and feels like a private school except for its size. Yale is not more upper class than Harvard to the same degree that Virginia is more than Berkeley, but Harvard was historically more open to non-established families. Until quite recently, Virginia was the second most prestigious public school. Yale has held up better than Virginia has.
Michigan = Princeton. Historically Michigan was the third most prestigious public school, like Princeton was third among private schools. Michigan is stronger than Virginia in STEM, similar to the Princeton-Yale comparison. This is where my analogy falls apart: both nationally and internationally, Michigan is much more widely known than Virginia. This is the opposite of the Princeton-Yale comparison; Yale is more famous than Princeton. Socially Michigan is between Virginia and Berkeley.
UCLA = Stanford. Both are recent arrivals to the highest levels of prestige in their respective categories. Somewhat like the Stanford-Harvard relationship, UCLA is challenging Berkeley because of its perceived superiority in location.
Georgia Tech = MIT. Both are known for top engineering and CS programs, and are rising in prestige as a result. Georgia Tech doesn’t dominate engineering as much as MIT does. The top engineering students attending public colleges are almost all at Berkeley. I say this because I’m a PhD student at MIT now and I’ve met many MIT PhD students who went to Berkeley for undergrad, but I haven’t met anyone at MIT who went to Georgia Tech for undergrad.
But I am interested in seeing a list of LAC counterparts for all the 8 Ivies.