Is it worth it going to good undergraduate school?

<p>I can't apply for financial aid. My parents have the money for me and they said "use it wisely". Should I dish out that 200k for Ivy leagues or just go to a full-ride state school and keep the money for graduate level?</p>

<p>Also another question do you ruin your chances at HYPSM for graduate if you go to like ASU for undergraduate over Cornell or something?</p>

<p>I would say go to a good undergraduate school because from that point onwards you can work until you have enough money to get into a good graduate school (which you will if you graduate from HYPSM).</p>

<p>However, if you graduate from a university that isn't as well known, it may not only diminish your chances of getting into HYPSM for graduate but also may restrict you from getting as good a job and earning as much money.</p>

<p>I would say go for the undergraduate degree.</p>

<p>Depending on the graduate degree you are pursuing, some colleges pay for tuition + a stipend for graduate students.</p>

<p>I would do undergrad personally. You could say "save the money for grad school", but this assumes you're going to grad school in the first place. If you don't, as the majority of students decide, having the strong undergrad background is important. Plus, grad degrees like JD, MBA, and MD aren't the hardest to pay off if you can secure a solid job upon being graduated.</p>

<p>Keep in mind that most students change majors and career tracks in college.</p>