How important is it to go to an Ivy League education? Is it worth the high price and high competition of getting in? Is it really a much better education then you can get anywhere else, or is it a lot of hype?
I think it depends on what you want to do after school, really. If you want to be a lawyer, something in politics, or some other high-profile job, it'd probably help to go to an Ivy League school. Not only will you get the prestige from going, but you'll meet lots of people who could help you land the kind of job you want.