Mark Huffman, consumer news reporter for ConsumerAffairs writes, "You don't have to go to a name brand school to be successful."
In recent years high school students and their parents have obsessed over the college admissions process.
Certain colleges have become like designer consumer products, a sign of status and announcing to the world that this young person is embarking on a meaningful and successful career. Of course, it doesn't always work out that way.
Some graduates of name-brand colleges flame out in their careers. Others fall into depression because they weren't accepted by the school of their choice.
In his book “Where You Go is Not Who You'll Be,” New York Times columnist Frank Bruni argues that the Ivy League has no monopoly on corner offices, governors' mansions, or the most prestigious academic and scientific grants.
His book is a recounting of the stories of highly successful people who didn't attend the most exclusive schools. In fact, he writes there are many great colleges and universities that aren't well known. You just have to be able to find them.
University Research & Review, which offers college placement advice, has issued a list of what it believes are the best colleges you've never heard of. Attending one of them, the company says, will offer a great education and set the stage for a successful career.
Here's their list: