Are Top-Tier Colleges Worth It?
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  • Places like Harvard and Yale — those are elite gateway institutions. You can’t measure their worth in dollars and cents. It’s about opening doors and forming lifelong networks in the must influential circles of society. If you get a good education in the process, which is by no means assured, why that’s just an added bonus.

  • Anthony

    Every current Supreme Court Justice has a connection to Harvard or Yale; Justice Ginsburg attended Harvard and transferred to Columbia Law after her husband obtained a job in NYC. This is pretty incredible. There is not a single justice from Stanford, U of C, Penn etc, let alone a school outside of “the top ten.” This is in spite of the fact that fmr. Justice Stevens – who is an alumnus of Northwestern Law – has said that the law clerks that he has hired from somewhat less prestigious schools have done as good a job as his Harvard and Yale grads.

  • dmoelling

    Check out the distribution of Yale undergrad degrees. It’s on line. I was astonished that contrary to my expectations there were only handfuls of physics, language, women’s etc studies, geology, arts, and others. Our erstwhile masters are mostly in polysci and economics and history. The next group are future doctors and bioscience. No wonder students are paying big bucks to yet the entry ticket to a well paid life as functionaries and crony capitalists

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