Education, education, education!
I was accepted to Baylor, Texas A&M and Arizona State as well as Austin College. When I researched and visited all the campuses, I was shocked at the stark differences in the curriculum and the vast approaches the professors had in mind to teach the students. At the larger universities, I spoke to the students. There was one common theme among them when I asked about how prepared they felt they were for graduate school. The majority of the classes were not taught by the professors at all. Most of the classes were taught by the teaching assistants, which greatly undermined and hindered the students education.
However, at Austin College all the classes are taught by the professors not the TAs. Students received more accurate information, more profound lectures and more in-depth academic conversations than any other university I visited.
As a result, Austin College graduates are extremely more likely to be excepted into graduate than any other university or college I researched or vivsited.