Where you go to college doesn’t matter, you do

Madison Rexroat

Ivy League schools and other highly selective colleges are a big determinant of success in life. Graduates of these schools make up 44.8% of billionaires, 55.9% of Forbes’s most powerful women, and 85.2% of Forbes’s most powerful men.

But according to The Atlantic, the college you go to is not the only factor when determining success.

Obviously, going to an Ivy League school is a huge deal. But it’s not as important as being the type of person that would go to an Ivy League school.

A study in 2002 found that “students who attended more selective colleges earned about the same as students of seemingly comparable ability who attended less selective schools.”

So just because you didn’t go to an Ivy League school doesn’t mean you don’t have the motivation or ability to be highly successful.

To read the full article by The Atlantic, click here.