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Are Ivy League schools overrated, or do they live up to the hype?

Could people who have attended or know someone who attended an Ivy League school share their thoughts on whether these schools are overrated or actually worth the attention? I'm trying to decide if I should apply to one of these prestigious institutions!

9 months ago

Hey there! My child is currently attending an Ivy League university, and from what I've seen so far, there are both pros and cons to attending such a prestigious institution. The quality of education and resources available at these schools is amazing, as well as the networking opportunities and the chance to be surrounded by incredible peers.

However, it's important to remember that there's a lot of pressure to succeed at these institutions, which can sometimes be overwhelming for students. Additionally, while the Ivy League brand does carry weight in various industries, that doesn't mean you can't find an excellent education, networking opportunities, and personal growth at other top-tier universities or smaller liberal arts colleges.

Ultimately, it comes down to finding the right fit for you and your goals. If you feel that an Ivy League is a good match for what you want to achieve and their values align with yours, then it might be worth applying. But don't feel like you HAVE to attend an Ivy League to be successful or have a great college experience. There are plenty of amazing schools out there that can offer a fantastic education and experience! Good luck with your decision!

9 months ago

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