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Elite Colleges Don't Buy Happiness For Graduates

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Harvard University graduates celebrate June 8, 2000 after receiving degrees during commencement exercises at Harvard University in Cambridge MA. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Newsmakers) | Darren McCollester via Getty Images

A word to high-school seniors rejected by their first choice: A degree from that shiny, elite college on the hill may not matter nearly as much as you think.

A new Gallup survey of 30,000 college graduates of all ages in all 50 states has found that highly selective schools don't produce better workers or happier people, but inspiring professors—no matter where they teach—just might.

Read the whole story at The Wall Street Journal