in the grand scheme of things where you go to college doesnt really make or break you. Its grad school that will get you the high positions. Undergrad is minute when grad school is concerned. Go to MIT or another highly rated place for grad schhol and you will get hired. Also MIT is always one of the high named schools that comes up but there are plenty other schools with great engineering programs will less nerd appeal. If you are short the absurd ammounts of money, want a good job for awhile go to the naval academy. Great engineering program plus you can fly cool jets afterwards. Ok ok i majored in history, but still had to take thermo, weapons and other engineering classes and i can say that it is one of the best engineering programs in the nation.