Why does he dislike RU so much?<quoted text>
It also has a lot to do with branding. Princeton and Harvard aren't sports powerhouses, but people know them. Stanford? William & Mary?
Rutgers is comprised of a bunch of small colleges that traditionally have wanted to keep their own identities instead of being part of a bigger university. My husband still tells people that he graduated from Cook College (the Ag school) instead of RU. Maybe that will change now that it's a Big 10 school.
I think of it as an esteemed school, honestly. I don't know if it's Ivy League, but I think of it as being an excellent school. I don't know anything, that's just the impression I've had all these years.