I'm looking to get a degree in chemistry and have aspirations of going on to get a Masters and hopefully a Ph.D.
If I want to get into a top flight graduate school, how much does my choice of college for my undergraduate degree really matter?
As an example, let's pretend that I want to go to grad school at University of Chicago.
Let's also pretend that I get my B.S. from East Carolina rather than UNC-CH. And let's assume that I do well in my undergraduate studies.
How much would the fact that I graduated from ECU (rather than a more prestigious school like UNC-CH) hurt my chances to get into a school like UC (or other top flight grad school, including the Ivies)?