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Ivy League, state school: Does your college determine success?

Do you have to go to an Ivy League school to be successful? Does the reputation of the school determine your success or is it what you do with your time at the college?

Well The New York Times has an answer!

From The New York Times:

“The key to success in college and beyond has more to do with what students do with their time during college than where they choose to attend. A long-term study of 6,335 college graduates published by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that graduating from a college where entering students have higher SAT scores — one marker of elite colleges — didn’t pay off in higher post-graduation income. Researchers found that students who applied to several elite schools but didn’t attend them — either because of rejection or by their own choice — are more likely to earn high incomes later than students who actually attended elite schools.”

“In a summary of the findings, the bureau says that ‘evidently, students’ motivation, ambition and desire …

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