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Is it worth it to go to a more expensive college? Do employers care about that?

It feels irresponsible to go to a more "prestigious" school that costs three times as much money if it wouldn't look much better on an application. #collegedecisions

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Bhavna M’s Answer

Hey! I got your perspective there. But, but, but! Education doesn't come with a price tag. Knowledge indeed is something that you can gain over a healthy conversation with some intellectual stranger too. Of course this doesn't require any fee! Right!?
So, at the end of your college life, it doesn't matter where you are from, where have you been, and how have you gone through till date. All that's going to matter is your hard work, your persistence and definitely your dedication.
No one is ever going to bother how much money you have spent of your college choices or how much aggregate did you make.
Your knowledge and ethics lead you to the top. Keep working on these.
You'll definitely be there. I hope for the best of you.
All The Best! :)
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Betsy’s Answer

Hi Talise! That's a great question and Tracey gave great advice, particularly if you know what career or area of study you're interested in. For a lot of students, college is the chance to figure out what really interests you and what kinds of careers you would like to do. As a result, a lot of students decide to attend a less expensive or "less prestigious" school because they're entering undeclared and are still learning about so much in the world. Keep in mind that prestigious and expensive aren't necessarily the same thing. There are plenty of less expensive options that are still prestigious.

Your college choice is important, but it doesn't have to define your career. Some colleges do have stronger alumni networks, which can be a tremendous help when you are looking for a job. Sacrificing your financial future and security for an expensive "prestigious" school won't necessarily help you find a job. collegedecisions
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Tracey’s Answer

Hi Talise,

Great question. Some times the more prestigious schools have more job connections than that of a lesser known school. But before we get into the type of school to attend, you must first determine what field of study you want major in and start a career in. For example, if you decide to become an accountant, it would be best to attend a university that has a well known school of business and a high job placement ratio. Sometimes state universities have excellent programs that cost less than a prestigious school.
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