thus in regard to the general subject here of where to graduate from, the value of graduating from my university is as much dependent on the students ability as on the overall level of the university.

i once taught a high school student here a cousre of graduate algebra, decomposition of finitely generated modules over pid's, galois theory, commutative algebra, and so on.

he graduated from our modest university simultaneously with graduation from high school and entered berkeley graduate school the next year.

so really an educational experience can be what you make of it.