What is the name?
Debugging the myth that only Elite USA Universities offer high-calibre education.
When it comes to discussing universities in USA we all know and heard about Caltech, MIT, Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Princeton, UPenn, Cornell, Dartmouth, Brown (the Ivy Leagues). These universities and a few more represent the elite of Higher Education. Whether you’re moving down the street or to a different country, deciding where to spend the next four years of your life pursuing a college degree is a leap of faith. When faced with such a daunting decision, it can be tempting to grasp on to all of the articles and rankings that cater to prospective students seeking to discover which school will offer them fruitful employment opportunities and lifelong friendships.
How about Williams College, or North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Washington at Seattle, Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Swarthmore, Wellesley, Emory, Rice, UT Austin, and Bowdoin College? Few parents and even fewer students probably know these highly prestigious yet not so widely known to the public.
And from our experience both parents and students at CLC come to ask for help so that the student can enter in one of the Top Tier Universities in America. And though Ivies, Stanford and the top 10 ranked are indeed extraordinary in academics and for equipping students with high-calibre education, it does not mean that the rest are not offering education of the highest academic standards.
In fact, some of them are even better in specific fields. Ever heard of Olin School of Engineering? Probably not, and if this is the case then delve into research and see how this little college is the crème de la crème for engineers in the making.
There are many more issues with choosing a university only by its name. A university must be a good fit for the student’s desires and vice versa. Students who enter the most prestigious universities have.