There are a tiny number of professions in this world where your college matters three years after graduation. From the moment the diploma is placed in your hand, what matters is your production in the job which is your chosen profession.
It would be very interesting to hear from (although I doubt you’d be able to find one willing to admit it) a person who did reach the brass ring of an Ivy League school, only to find out that five years after graduation he was reporting to state school graduates who were simply better at their jobs than he or she was.
I once had narrowed a job I was hiring for down to two candidates. One was a state school grad with a stellar work resume, one was an Ivy grad with good but not quite as stellar a work record. I picked the Ivy, and quickly learned that the Ivys have the ability to graduate dunces.
And another moral to the story? Never overpay for college. Get your degree in the cheapest way possible. Take AP courses and dual credit courses if offered in high school. Attend your local community college and get your associates degree. THEN head for the best state school you can get into. You’ll be at a disadvantage to *some* (not all, based on grades and extracurriculars, which employers still look for when hiring out of college) private school grads when looking for that first job. But the first job, as pointed out above, is the great equalizer. Nobody cares what school you went to after you have a couple of years under your belt.