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Schools How important is university prestige?

  1. Jun 2, 2013 #1

    trollcast

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    How important in the grand scheme of things is the ranking / pestige of the university that you attend for your undergrad degree?

    I'm not going to specify a subject but assume its within engineering or the physical sciences to narrow it slightly.

    How much if any does it contribute to your competitiveness as a candidate for a postgraduate position and / or for a job (both with or without having gone on for a postgraduate qualification)?
     
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  3. Jun 2, 2013 #2

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