What advantages does an education from a Leading University convey to a potential student? More than you might initially think. Firstly, a leading university must have been turning out well qualified, bright and eminently employable candidates for a period of years before they become known as a top tier institution. The only way of achieving this output is for that school to have invested in recruiting the best minds for the academic staff, building the best facilities for nurturing intellect and creativity and the best curricula for directing and focusing its students' academic endeavors. This all means that attending a highly respected school increases a student's chances of joining the ranks of successful alumni that have gone before them.
Furthermore, potential students should consider the improved employment prospects that graduates from well-respected schools enjoy. Employers can warm to a candidate even before an interview upon seeing that he or she graduated from a school with good academic credentials, and recruiters, upon seeing a reputable school on a resume, can shuffle them to the top of the pile. This, coupled with the excellent networking opportunities that leading universities offer their students mean that it is more important than ever for candidates to consider the credentials of a school before enrolling.