Hi broseph stalins.
Everyone values prestige in colleges. A big part of the final decision for top students is which coat-of-arms will look nicest plastered on the rear window of their cars.
But I've noticed that geography is the biggest determinant of prestige, or at least it accounts for the huge discrepancies. For example, I live in VA, and HYP are looked upon as a tier above schools like UCB, Stanford, etc, while in California I'm sure the opposite is true (If RML is of any indication).
So I have a list of schools. Please put them in order of perceived prestige. Then post the state that you live in. Thanks.