I am less worried about the 'brand' of a college in terms of the cachet its degrees may confer have than having my child amongst intellectual peers. In the US, at least, it is hard not to conclude that truly (based on academics) selective schools are going to have a higher concentration of genuinely high IQ students.

The difficulty that I have is in determining the difference between a school that eggs unsuitable applicants on just so they can reject them to look more selective and those that actually are academically selective. I really do think that my child will be better off overseas in a university that still sees itself as a bastion of higher learning and one that doesn't need to stoop to the chicanery that I see here in the US.

I came across this article on college applications that I think is cogent to his thread. Overall, I agree with the concluding paragraphs here:-


Edited by madeinuk (07/25/14 05:18 AM)
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