« on: August 05, 2005, 01:52:11 PM »
Wow. I am not going to even get into the BU/BC thing, because there will be no end to it.
First off, I will be attending BC, so consciously/subconsciously I am biased. With that said, the final three schools that I picked between were BC/BU/GW, and I visited them all.
The major decision for me was between BC/BU, and since the OP already crossed BU off the list, I won't even go into that decision process (its posted somewhere). Between BC and GW, there are several major issues that popped up as important to me assuming you don't place a great deal of importance in the difference in ranking.
First would be location and regionality. While both of these schools are great and have excellent reputations, they will not quite have the mobility of say a T14 JD. Where they are has a great deal to do with where one will work after, ie Boston or DC. Nothing wrong with either city, just a matter of preference.
The second is the class size. GW has roughly (and I am reaching into my memory here) 500 students in a class, whereas BC has 280ish. A matter of preference here as well.
As for facilities, I found them both to be very comparable. I believe you have seen BC, so expect about the same caliber. The major difference is that GW is in the city and walking distance to major buildings/sights, while BC is essentially on the fringes of the suburbs.
Of course I have other reasons as well, but these are some of the more basic, somewhat factually based factors.