Deep question yes?
With social media and networking becoming so much more integral in success, in work and life, does it really matter that you got in to Harvard or that you make solid connections with those people around you? Does it matter that the first job you land happens to be as a referral of an alum?
How To Decide
It boils down to so many other factors – one such being financial. Do you have to spend that out of state money when you can get the same degree at home and network in the community in which you want to work? Go to college but decide where you go based on the rest of your life and not the institution listed on your degree!