So I was reading this study:
So apparently the prestige of the college you attend doesn't really matter at all.
If you look at the results, it's pretty clear.
Can anyone give me a case against this?
I currently attend a more prestigious university with out of state tuition, and though my debt won't be enormous, I'm considering switching to a less prestigious institution in my home state considering that it most likely will not have any effect at all on the final outcome of my earnings in my career.
Anyone else in this same boat?
"We find that students who attended more selective colleges do not earn more than other students who were accepted and rejected by comparable schools but attended less selective colleges"
Just a quote from right there in the abstract...
Also this makes sense when you consider that IQ is pretty well correlated with income, and higher IQ people will be more likely to attend more selective colleges but this isn't necessarily causation, IQ is mostly genetic.
yes it doesnt matter at all, i have solid evidence employers and university admissions tutors.
Case 1 when I attended UCL which is a top 5 British university the admissions tutor said that when selecting for a PhD he doesnt give a fuck where you did your undergrad. He himself admitted to attending Sussex university which is unknown.
Case 2, I dropped out of UCL because I wanted to do engineering and before going back to a university someone said to try engineering aprenticeships. I applied to Arup which is a top global civil engineering company, got rejected but I asked them if I reapplied with a civil degree does it matter where I went and they said absolutely not, that they train a lot of their engineers at South bank university which is super duper unknown. And get this: i told her (recruitment woman) that I asked because at school I was told that going to top universities makes a big difference hence why I went to UCL and she was very concerned even mentioning going to schools to dispel this myth.
Schools only tell kids this because having their kids attend top universities makes them looks good.
I'm sure the quality of education varies considerably in the rigor and depth that they both teach and expect.
At the least, I would think it matters if one takes a wide variety of graduate classes as an undergrad.
Hate to break this to every college freshman but nobody really gives a fuck where you went in the industry. Same thing with GPA. These two things should only concern you if you plan on continuing in academia.
It's not where you go but who you know. More prestigous universities may have better connections then a state school, professors will likely know someone at a great place if you're cool with them. Otherwise doesn't matter
Boooooolsheeeeet. When I did pure science it was the same few profs shuffled around departments around the country. They have ex-Oxford professors in Wolverhampton uni and they have ex-Wolverhampton uni professors in Oxford. If the field is small then the departments have no choice but to intermix.