I saw a very interesting infographic today. It describes that going to an Ivy League school is not really that important. This is quite surprising to me, because you hear so much about the old school tie, and the advantages of ‘it is not what you know, but who you know’. It seems, that if you are good enough to be accepted by an Ivy League college, then you are going to be successful, whichever college you decide on. I have to admit, that I’m now feeling a little bit better about being rejected by the older colleges up in New England. In fact, I’m looking forward to going to one of the public Ivies, UCLA, as I am going to save a lot of money, yet, still get an education at the same level; even if I do not get the same networking opportunities as I would if I was going to, for example, Harvard, Brown or Dartmouth College.
So without further ado, here is the info graphic that shows that there is little advantage going to an Ivy League school as long as you’re clever enough to be accepted in the first place.
Infographic via Affordable-Online-Colleges.net
Of course, there was one little drawback to my theory: I did not get accepted into the Ivy League schools in the first place. Never mind, I’m sure that I’m going to do pretty well once I turned up and get my head down to studying in California (as long as I did not spend too much time on the beach or partying).