What really matters

From Michael K. Mulligan, Head of The Thacher School in California, in his column, Advice on hat Really Matters in the College Process:

“America’s colleges and universities are the best in the world. Going to a big name might open doors for you initially, but it is all up to you in the long run. You are better off focusing on being the best person you can be, going to the best college for you that you can get into regardless of its rank, and showing by example that you are trustworthy, dependable, and hardworking. Doors will open for you and good things will happen. Your success in life is about who you are, not where you go to college.”