Hello, I am looking at universities now, as a high school student in Canada. I live very close to a top 40 university, and I was wondering on how much difference a top 40 university makes versus a top 10 or Ivy League university for undergrad in physics. Looking at Nobel Prize winners for example, I notice many of them went to very highly-ranked universities. To which can the success of Ivy Leaguers in science be attributed? a) The inherent selectivity of these universities assures that some of the best minds attend them b) The quality of teaching is better c) The connections made help in the future d) Going to these institutions opens the door for better job and research opportunities I would greatly appreciate any answers. Thanks in advance.