I was thinking about this after reading the Wharton thread. In the experience of SFers, has the relative prestige (or lack of) of your university's name benefited you? This can be in terms of employment, applying to grad school, social bragging, whatever. You see this notion of "I need to go to an Ivy League school or I'm worthless" on boards like the infamous College Confidential. Asian kids with 4.0's, near-perfect SAT scores, and they're all shitting their pants over Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Columbia, etc. They get upset when they have to attend a "lesser" school such as Swarthmore, Northwestern, Georgetown, NYU. It's kind of sickening that our culture has cultivated this Ivory Tower image of highly-ranked universities.
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12/8/07 at 8:25pm