I'm concerned because it is in some respects the "last" time we will be this involved with for our children and decisions they make, both financially and emotionally. No, to the bragging thing. If the kids finish and graduate....then maybe alittle bragging. Many, many kids never finish. My oldest did not apply to any schools in the Northeast and S2 only applied to 1 and it is not an Ivy League school. If I had to pick an Ivy League school for the kids that they might like, it would be Dartmouth but only because I can't fathom my kids choosing a school in a more urban environment or one that is too far of a drive from skiing.