Originally Posted by Piobaire
By mid-career, where you went to school means squat in your life and earnings. The richest physician I know went to Brooklyn Medical College. The richest businessman I know never went to grad school and graduated from the University of Hartford.
Fortunately, earning potential is the best and most reliable mesaure of a man's worth...
I don't mean to pick on you, Piobaire, it was just the first example in this thread. But are "networking," "future earnings," and "Job prospects" all that college is supposed to grant these days? What about knowledge and learning for its own sake, life experiences, intellectual stimulation and the chance to explore all of those things for four years?
When did colleges and universities, even the Ivies, become little more than trade schools??
Originally Posted by Pennglock
Sure you get some athletes, legacies, and persons of color at top Ivys, but the rest of the class is made up of the winners of the world-wide genetic lottery. Would you rather spend 4 years of your life surrounded by extremely bright people or average people? There is a reason kids don't turn down a Princeton acceptance to attend Boston College...
One of these things is not like the other...