« on: May 06, 2008, 01:11:23 PM »
Wait I don't totally get this. I am not trying to sound obnoxious but I don't get how you got 73k (I am guessing this is over three years) at GW , ranked 20, and only 25.5k (again guessing this is over three years) at Northeastern, ranked 88. I am by no means someone who puts a ton of stake in the USNWR ranking system but this seems to me to be very strange.
I know there is a big difference between the two in terms of selectivity, I know this because I got into NEU and did not get into GW.
I am guessing you are interested in PI and it is absolutely true that NEU has a great reputation in that department but then again so does GW. GW has global recognition across the boards while NEU has nationwide reputation in the PI sector but only local recognition in terms of everything else.
I really think that given the info you have provided GW would be a much better choice. Yes Northeastern is in Boston but GW's reputation is truly nationwide and I personally think if you want to work at a significant firm in Boston you would be just as well off coming from GW. You would also be less in debt and I know you want to be back in Boston now, but if anything changes in the next half decade your range of options would be significantly wider having a GW degree.