« on: February 24, 2010, 03:15:32 PM »
I wouldn't worry too much about SU having T3 status. SU is one of those schools that defies academic rankings. It is so highly regarded by legal laypersons due to its strong undergrad, athletics, and grad programs. It's athletic program really gives the school a leg up because of the national exposure.
That being said, I would tell you to go to St. Johns over Syracuse all things being equal. But with that $33,000 scholarship, you really should go to SU. You're going to be a lot better off financially once you graduate. I'm not sure how well off you are financially at the moment. If money isn't a concern, then I would tell to go to St. Johns.
But I've read that St. Johns doesn't place that well in NYC BIGLAW due to stiff competition from Columbia, NYU, Cardozo, Brooklyn, Seton Hall, Rutgers, and company.
I really wonder how much better off you are graduating from St. Johns over Syracuse in this economy despite the ranking differential.