Are Oxford, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Columbia, Pennsylvania, Cornell, Yale universities just names ?? Certainly the most successful people graduate from these universities, is this because they somehow attract only the bright students, or is it because the quality of education and teaching is really perfect in these universities, I mean does the university's standard of education have a big role in creating these genius students or is it the students themselves? I don't care about names or ranks what is most important is a university that has professors that can give a subject intuitively and thoroughly, professors that have high teaching skills and very good experience, it doesn't matter who these professors are to the world and what positions they have, they don't have to be celebrities, I think all what matters is that they have high experience and a high ability of teaching in a way that will allow the student fully understand the subject. Is that actually offered at these so-called top universities?? what's is really special about them? Do they really have very high standard of teaching and education?? some physics teachers are brilliant and even here on PF there are awesome members that can always provide you with a full understood answer to any question you may ask, are these people mainly a result of good colleges and professors or they are just brilliant ?