Have you ever known anyone whose doctor, lawyer or other professional was not one of the ten best in the world? Obviously, this simply cannot be so. But we seem to have the need to exaggerate the competence of those with whom we deal.
We not only tend to exaggerate the status of our own physicians, lawyers and experts of all types, but also exaggerate the status of our own universities. If you didn’t believe that your college or university, especially the department in which you studied, was not a top 10, then I’d be surprised. Unfortunately there is only room for ten at the top ten levels.
I didn’t go to a top 10 college. I wish I had had the brains to do so. But I went to the best school that would accept me.
Take a look beyond the borders of Nevada to learn about the leading colleges and universities in the United States. If you can get into one of these, why should you ever settle for less than the best? Unfortunately, UNLV and UNR are not even in the top 150 colleges and universities.
For those of you not presently looking for a college or university to attend because that is a past chapter in your life, don’t you think you ought to do everything to make Nevada’s universities competitive with the best?