According to my research, MIT was deemed as the top university in the world in 2018. I also did some research on MIT’s scholarships and they would only be given out if it is financially necessary. This goes to show how difficult it is to attend these elite schools. A low income student has to battle two different aspects when it comes to attending these top tier schools. Admittance and financial aid are two problems that higher education bring. These resources show that higher education is definitely a competition to gain privilege of going to a top school.
QS world university rankings 2018: statistics. (2018, February 28). Retrieved March 05, 2018, from https://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2018/feb/28/qs-world-university-rankings-2018-statistics
Tuition and Financial Aid. (n.d.). Retrieved March 05, 2018, from http://web.mit.edu/facts/tuition.html