Mythical Golden Tickets and the Ivy League

Repost from Lynn O’Shaughnessy of The College Solution:

Affluent parents and teenagers often believe that “golden tickets” are plentiful if you attend an elite university and preferably one of the Ivies.

Earn a bachelor’s degree from a place like Harvard, Princeton or Stanford and job opportunities will magically appear.

Equally important, conventional wisdom suggests that unless smart, ambitious students graduate from one of these $70,000-a-year (!!!), gold-plated universities, their career success will be diminished.

All this is nonsense.

Interested in why she believes this is nonsense? Continue reading her post, Mythical Golden Tickets and the Ivy League, and one of her older posts, The Myth of the Ivy League.


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