What's the ultimate reason people desire to get into prestigious colleges/universities in the US?

I've seen many students who want to get into prestigious colleges/universities in the US and I wonder why. Do top schools like MIT, Harvard, Yale & Stanford have better professors and they teach better than other colleges/universities or what? What benefits do students get from those elite schools? Will employers choose people who graduated from elite colleges rather than regular state schools? What exactly is the difference? Do elite colleges/universities provide best higher education or all colleges/universities teach the same materials in the US? Why top elite colleges/universities are selective than other schools? Why other colleges/universities aren't that selective at all? 

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    Employers filter applications based on two main criteria:

    1.) The prestige of your university.

    2.) Whether or not you have an internship.

    The primary benefit is being able to get through the resume screening process more frequently. Some state schools are considered to be elite, but generally, private schools are preferred.

  • John
    Lv 6
    4 months ago

    You posted several questions yourself indicating you wanted to go to Harvard.  Think about your reasons.

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