If an Ivy League school rejects you, don’t spend your time worrying about it. According to the article,A Prestigious Degree Doesn’t Always Equal Success, studies show that students attending smaller colleges do equally well, or better, than Ivy Leaguers on advanced exams. Additionally, more liberal-arts students go on to earn a Ph.D. than their counterparts.
Surely, attending Harvard or Yale will open some doors for you. It just isn’t the be all and end all. When applying to schools, you should always have a back-up plan. Given that a 2006 survey revealed only four of America’s top 50 corporations have Ivy League educated CEO’s, your back-up plan might actually turn out to be the best course. Remember, regardless of what school you attend, it is your skills and drive that truly lead you to down the path to success.
Some things to think about:
What are the pros and cons of attending a state school?
What about an Ivy League school?