So... are US top colleges, Ivies, and other well respected..(i dont mean only top 10...) really that special?
By special I mean; would my development as a person really be so much improved if I went there?
or they are overblown?
is "if you want to get laid go to college, if you want an education go to a library" - really truth? especially the 2nd part???
i dont know much, so any opinion and info is good.
Some schools in my country are good (croatia) like medicine school, math university etc... but majority suck. And since I am not into some science particularly, or dont like *strong* academic (=SJ) settings... i have a feeling that i am missing more than someone who for ex. really wants to be a doctor because here the school really is good enough and majority you learn from books, so no THAT big difference between top US schools and medical school in Croatia.
BUt if its something other, like needing very creative and flexible enviorment, which is something I wish I had, seems like advantages of US top schools are huge.
Basically, I had an oportunity to go to any top university in US which I wasted because I didnt realize what I am missing. Lately I am really really sad about this. Feel like part of me died because I will never have good enviorment to grow like I could have.
But not to make this into personal thread...
just share your views