Shikoku,Shikoku wrote: ↑Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:02 pmJust to point out that the link I have posted earlier in this thread with a list of colleges with smart kids, there are many public institutions. Please check it out...KlangFool wrote: ↑Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:40 pm 1) Diversity. It is important and useful for children to learn to socialize and work with all kinds of people.
2) I live in a very affluent neighborhood. My kids go to high school with smart kids. If they go to a selective college, they will socialize with exactly same kind of people that they grew up with. There is no new life experience here. A public state university will provide them with better exposure with real people.
In summary, it might be a new life experience for some folks. But, for others, it is the same old social circle.
Lumosity's Smartest Colleges 2013
https://www.scribd.com/document/1849803 ... leges-2013
So I really do not have to send my kids to very expensive colleges for them to educate along with other smart students. If my child is a good fit in any of the top 50 colleges in the list, I will be happy. In fact, our older child is attending one of the colleges in the list. It will cost $135K-$150K if he finishes in four years.
I also live in an affluent area of the suburb but my children have friends/classmates who receive reduced cost lunch at the public school. My children work in a homeless shelter, in a food pantry, and in a hospital in summer to get some exposure to the realities of life.
<< In fact, our older child is attending one of the colleges in the list. It will cost $135K-$150K if he finishes in four years.
The question here is will you be willing to send your kid to a college that cost 100K to 150K more for an undergraduate degree. That is the topic that we discussed in this thread.