What are highly selective colleges other than the ivy-league schools
I already know of Stanford, MIT, Berkely, Duke California Tech
What are other great colleges like these?
Also what makes them so selective, rather, what makes these ivy-league colleges and selective colleges better than normal state-public colleges?
I want to know that because i want to know why my education would be bettered at a highly selective school. It seems like a lot of people want to go to these colleges just because they are Ivy-league and in reality know nothing about what makes them so great and i want to know.
I'm new to the collegesearch game and am really searching for knowledge about one of the most important decisions in ones life. Sorry for the incessant questions thx for your help