@happy1: You could do worse is to say, there are many great things about Bowdoin, and you’d be choosing a great place to choose it. Not that “it is near the bottom, but not the very bottom.” I meant it when I said Bowdoin is a great place. Perhaps it is a usage thing.
Who said anything about those from Lafayette and Lehigh doing well or not? It was not I. Nor was a reminder needed, as ScaredNJDad intimated that those from Lafayette and Lehigh would, in fact, place well among the employed - even before Swatties.
@ScaredNJDad: Where my daughter and I see her “fit” being is not either of those places. Doesn’t mean one of the other kids won’t look; doesn’t mean one of the other kids isn’t in contact with admissions at one of those schools. Interesting that you feel the way you do about the early entrant into the work world, and who may be writing the evaluations. I know others from the Mid-West who have a completely different view of what their degrees have meant. The arguments we’ve had where I am defending the strength of the degree, no matter where it came from, the industriousness and ability to form connections in the work world fall on deaf ears for those who view graduates from the eastern seaboard as inherently higher in stature. Some regional thing, I guess.
And, yes, teenagers can be arrogant. As she mingles, she will reassess; as she reassesses, she will grow.