But if you have to spend 2 hours commuting by trains
and trams at rain or snow its all gone.
Bull$hit. I'd be so happy if I could commute to work on train or bus. Instead I have to spend 45 minutes in a damn car, and that's just one way. I could read about 50 pages of a book in that time.
You look different at US academia when you
always can park your Rolls-Roys and yet pay for it.
I really don;t get it. Are we talking about wealth or quality education?
After graduating Polish University to reduce it to college, I have sent some
twenty five thousand applications to get to graduate School with straight As from
Wow! Shouldn;t you have been doing some research instead of typing 25,000 applications? What a fvcking waste of time! See, I sent 0 (that's zero) applications but I was asked to come to the US.
Again, don't blame the school. Blame yourself.
You know what your problem is?
You don't concentrate on yourself or on your own studies and work. Instead you rely on the reputation of a school you did, or will attend. That reputation, however, is not yours, it that of generations before you and perhaps of some of the current one. With thta attitude you will remain mediocre whether you have a diploma from Bialystok or from MIT.
Kant was a prof at an obscure university. He didn't care, but he had something to say and everybody has been listening since.