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"Princeton has a slight leg up over Yale, which has a slight advantage over Harvard, though they are all pretty comparable. The larger point is that an insane proportion of the New York Times wedding section is given over to graduates from these three schools. When we add up all three schools, we find 18 percent of people who appeared in the wedding section had a degree from at least one of them, compared with 0.18 percent of the US population."

—"The Odds of Getting Into the New York Times Wedding Section," an article on the Atlantic Wire, December 1. Having parents from Greenwich, Connecticut; being a congressional staffer, elite lawyer, or investment banker; and marrying someone of the same sex were also found to increase one's chances.


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