« on: November 15, 2007, 06:20:47 PM »
WUSTL is another school that relies heavily on transfers. A few other schools have adopted the same plan. It also doesnt hurt that transfers pay full tuition.It goes on at pretty much every school outside the T14. Lots, and I do mean, lots of schools manipulate LSAT and GPAs by placing people into their part-time program then elevate them to full-time after first year. It is a common practice, which is one of the many reasons why US News rankings tell you little outside the T14.
But seriously, you put a bunch of hungry people in a room with a rabbit, and someone's going to skin the rabbit.
Many people choose their school based on USNWR ranking, and UB (just like most other schools) is using available tools to try and get the rabbit.
GMU works the fee waiver route to the fullest, but it seems like hte school has maxed out its ranking in this regard just as WUSTL has done the same with the transfer method.