U.S News & World Report mentions Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University might get you closer to NASA than studying general engineering in the Ivy League.
In the article, “4 Factors to Consider before Applying to Ivy League Schools”, by U.S News & World Report, the importance of selecting the right university according to your interest is highlighted. One of the factors to consider before applying is your potential field of work. Under this factor, U.S News & World Report states, “For example, you might want to apply to New York University's Stern Business School than study general economics in an Ivy League institution. Similarly, studying aerospace engineering at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University might get you closer to that NASA gig than studying general engineering in the Ivy League. Employers want to hire you because you can do the job, not merely because you hold an Ivy League degree.” The link to the article is as follows: http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/international-student-counsel/2015/10/01/4-factors-to-consider-before-applying-to-ivy-league-schools?int=ae4109