What are the disadvantages of an elite education?
Well, according to William Deresiewicz, it “makes you incapable of talking to people who aren’t like you,” “inculcates a false sense of self-worth,” fosters a loathsome sense of entitlement, makes you afraid to take risks, and paradoxically breeds a perverse sort of anti-intellectualism. Oh yeah, it also doesn’t encourage solitude, and thus by extension, introspection.
Yep, I think that about covers it.
Do yourself a favor and read the whole essay.
(Hat tip: AMT.)