Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
Let's not go down the academia road please. EVERY school touts themselves as 'among the best'. UK, U of L, Iona, OSU, Mississippi.

I'd wager most public schools don't have a hill of beans worth of difference in them. We all just want 'ours' to be special because we went there.
That's true, but to RiverRat's point, if the education was truly the most important thing, than the kid wouldn't be going to a public university. But then again Amherst and MIT don't have much in the way of basketball teams.

If the kid's interested in education to the point where he'd spend an extra year doing something he's not being paid for, I'm guessing he wouldn't have chosen Kentucky to do it.