considering my asian background, i should be worried about things like this, how my school will be viewed in the real world. in my opinion however, going to the elite tier of colleges doesn't guarantee you a great career/job in the real world, and vice versa. as long as you're willing to work hard, and you're generally good at what you do, you will succeed. i mean although at first if you have a degree from some community college, you probably won't get accepted into the high-end job that you want that a graduate of harvard might be able to get easily. but still, once you work hard at your lower-tier job, your success will pay off in the end. but however, i believe that the world is fair, which i do recognize is a flawed view, but i stick to my beliefs.