Does it Matter Where You Go to College?

For many families, the college admissions process is painful … because as Frank Bruni makes so clear in “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania” the search for colleges had been blown out of any reasonable proportion….

However, Bruni’s book weaves together data to show that those who have achieved at the highest levels in every walk of life are alumni of almost every type of university. Bruni shares the mountain of research that shows what a student studies and the effort they bring to the task matters more than where they studied. He bolsters these facts with stories of the accomplishments of nationally known individuals who attended little-known colleges. The combination of these facts and stories makes our heedless desire for elite education seem utterly misguided.

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