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  1. Precisely what I am saying. Some people have to chose undergrad choices due to price, not it's ranking.
  2. Also, if "you" actually read what I wrote, I said the "vast majority," clearing indicating that not all of you are pricks. Also, I commended all of you for getting into great programs.
  3. I'm not so sure you are correct. I've looked at the faculty of multiple institutions, and have found numerous members from non-top 50 institutions. For example, look at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, Southern Mississippi, Eastern Kentucky, or SIU-Edwardsville. Am I saying it's easy to get a job with a PhD from a non-ranked school, NO. However, to say it happens, more times than not is a bit over the top in my opinion.
  4. I started this thread for a few reasons: 1. I'm tired of listening to all the hacks who stress over the decision to go to Harvard, Stanford, Rochester, or Princeton. 2. Not all of us hit the life lottery like yourselves, so we will be going to non-top 50 institutions. Which schools did you apply to and what is your background? 3. To give individuals not going to institutions in the top-50 an opportunity to speak up. For anyone going to great institutions, I commend you, as it is truly remarkable accomplishment. However, outside of a few individuals on this board, the vast majority o
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