Our universities fail to guide us down the easiest paths to wisdom… Rather than teaching a sense of awe, they teach the very opposite: counting and measuring over delight, sobriety over enchantment, a rigid hold on scattered individual parts over an affinity for the unified and whole. These are not schools of wisdom, after all, but schools of knowledge, though they take for granted that which they cannot teach — the capacity for experience, the capacity for being moved, the Goethean sense of wonderment. — Herman Hesse.
I am a big fan of the Nobel Prize winning author, Herman Hesse. I read his books in high school and I have reread his classic, The Glass Bead Game, multiple times. He reminds that what we learn in college classrooms is minimal compared what campus life schools us.
Wherever a young man or woman goes to college, if they learn the joy of wonder and acquire friendships that last lifetime, whatever the tuition it is worth it.