Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Editor: Tracy A. Thomas
University of Akron School of Law

Thursday, May 8, 2014

High Ranked Colleges Don't Make You Happy

So suggests a new study, Prestigious Colleges Won't Make You Happy in Life or Work.  What does result in happiness, defined to mean positive well-being and engagement? The study says "not selectivity or prestige, but cost of attendance, great teaching and deep learning, in that order." 

The take-home message for students is clear, says Brandon Busteed, who leads Gallup's education work: "If you can go to Podunk U debt free vs. Harvard for $100,000, go to Podunk. And concentrate on what you do when you get there."

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