« on: February 05, 2008, 01:25:13 PM »
an informal examination by myself yields the following schools as having an abnormally large difference.
UCLA, Northwestern, Berkeley, Texas, Illinois, UWashington, UWisconsin. looking only at relatively top tier schools.
schools that have a very small difference include
Chicago, Cornell, Vandy, USC, Notre Dame, GW, BU, BC, Emory
Other than texas, the schools with large differences do not seem to be notably larger than the schools with especially small differences, nor do we see any particular geographical bias. Northwestern is going to appear because of its emphasis on non-traditional/experienced applicants, but otherwise the top schools are all public and the bottom are all private.
Does anyone know if the bottom schools have a greater reputation for being cut throat than the top schools?