Sunday, March 19, 2006
Is Harvard Worth It?
But of course the situation is more complicated than just those factors. One could consider a multitude of social factors which influence the situation, depending on how cynical one wishes to be (ie how highly you rank the educational value of attending Harvard). Some costs specific to Harvard include: increased work (although this is debatable), personality factors, etc. One of the most obvious benefits of Harvard is the social status aspect, although some may view that as more of a cost than a benefit.
Personally, place a high value on education at Harvard. Perhaps I'm naiive, but I do believe that one can be exposed to a multitude of enriching experiences here, if he so chooses. I also believe that the person plays a large role, so if he is not happy at Harvard, he probably won't be happy anywhere else either. Adding to this the benefit of Harvard's reputation, I do believe it's worth it. I'm here, after all.
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