Ivy League schools are attractive to students largely because they are a brand (“Why students can’t assume Ivy Leagues offer the best college education,” N.Y. Post, Feb. 6). And like all brands, there is no assurance that they offer a superior deal.
The truth is that what students study is far more important than where they studied. Yes, graduating from an Ivy may open the door to a first job, but that’s about all it confers. A humanities major from Harvard, for example, cannot compete with a STEM major from, say, the University of Mississippi.
Nevertheless, students will continue to buy into the myth about the Ivies. (By the way, I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.)
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