Yes, and then there is that, the other extreme. I guess you'd give a similar response if someone said "I heard living at NYU is hectic and immersed in city life", to which you'd reply "You should go to school on the moon, it's relatively quiet and calm out there."
Now that a horse's corpse has been thoroughly desecrated, does anyone have any useful advice?
Were you worried about applying to Fordham/BC because they're Jesuit schools? No? Then why are you complaining about ND?
When did I ever complain about ND's religious affiliation? They can be affilaited, officially, with the Church of Nietzsche and I'm still not happy about a lack of diversity. Variegation in my learning experiences is, for both political, personal and other reasons, important to me.
To clear things up, here is a quote from the Princeton Review's Best 170 Law Schools entry on Notre Dame:
While Notre Dame may "attract students from all over, the student body is very homogenous: white, Catholic, and conservative on social issues." Many students call out for "more diversity" and not just ethnic diveristy, either. "This place needs more married students with kids, students with handicaps, and older people with life experience," says one student.
Contrasted, their entry on Fordham (which is, incidentally, in NYC if you didn't know... that makes a drastic difference in diversity, regardless of the school's religious affiliation):
The diverse student body at Fordham Law Schools reflects its urban environs. ... By all accounts, diversity is an asset to the educational experience, and "having these diverse perspectives in the classrooms have been tremendously beneficial."
Which was precisely the point I was trying to make. Your oversensitivity and delusional claims aside (I had actually never mentioned religious affiliation once, for instance) seem like they have more to do with your issues of being white (and apparently perceiving attacks on being so, even where they do not exist) then anything I said.You should read their Insider's Guide for admitted students (like a 100+ page book they send). It's also available on the admitted students site. IMO the community sounds spectacular, and if you truly want a unique experience, NDLS might be just the place.
However, since it seems you want to end up in NY, I would advise you to go to Fordham. I think ND is the most national of the schools you're considering; 44% of its students work in the east-north-central region (i.e. the northern midwest), and the rest disperse around the country's major markets pretty evenly. USC sends 83% of its class to California firms, with only 2% in the mid-atlantic (NY and DC) markets. Hope that helps.
First, not sure if mentioning "white sensibilities" counts as being a certified "racialist". It is amusing to note how many kids get so up-in-arms at this site at the mere mention of "white", whereas my original post was basically a straight paraphrase of what the Princeton Review itself said. I doubt the PR is in the business of advocating avoiding white people, yet that same language here, rather than indicate a desire of diversity on my behalf, is interpreted as an attack on being white. These are the same kids who get all up in arms about URMs, think diversity isn't worth all that much, etc. The now-familiar claims of reverse-racism against whites are laughable. Give me a break.
Anyway, I had that packet, and read through it a bit, but haven't given it a more detailed read. I'll do that. The info on USC placement is really helpful... where are the numbers from? I was under the impression New York is the third places USC seeds to, ordered by frequency.
I'm sorry man, but you and the Princeton Review just completely lost me when they reported a student calling for more handicapped students....that's just f-in' retarded, no pun intended. You know what we need here, Father O'Brien?! MORE STUDENTS IN WHEELCHAIRS!