Are Degrees From Elite Colleges Really A Ticket To Success?10:42
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Students at the University of Birmingham take part in their degree congregations as they graduate on July 14, 2009 in Birmingham, England. Over 5000 graduates will be donning their robes this week to collect their degrees from The University of Birmingham. A recent survey suggested that there are 48 graduates competing for every job. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Students at the University of Birmingham take part in their degree congregations as they graduate on July 14, 2009 in Birmingham, England. Over 5000 graduates will be donning their robes this week to collect their degrees from The University of Birmingham. A recent survey suggested that there are 48 graduates competing for every job. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Frank Bruni is author of "Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania." (Soo-Jeong Kang)
Frank Bruni is author of "Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania." (Soo-Jeong Kang)

Is a degree from an Ivy League or other elite university crucial to your future career? According to New York Times’ columnist Frank Bruni, not as much as you might think.

Last year, Bruni published the book "Where You Go is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania." It’s out in paperback this week.

Here & Now reprises Robin Young's conversation with Bruni when the book was first published.

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This segment aired on March 11, 2016.

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