Bill Maher's advice for our young. "Don't go to college".
Hey, I don't have a great argument to refute him! On the other hand, if you get into a top school you get to mix with other Illuminati, get a seal of approval and ...err... commiserate with other folks about your student loan (unless mummy and daddy can pay your freight). In the latter case, you can look down your nose at them for being bourgeoisie.