« on: April 16, 2005, 11:36:36 AM »
Well from my earlier post you can probably see that I don't mind being in a non-city environment for the next 3 years. I think that fact alone turns a lot of people away from Cornell to start with and towards city schools such as Gtown. So for me that puts them on more equal footing for comparison with other factors. The biggest thing I like about Cornell is the small class size (180?) in comparison with the 500 or so class at Gtown. This seems like a more intimate and exclusive experience to me, reinforced by an ivy league campus (not that GULC isn't nice, it is, but it doesn't have that "old" feel).
With that said, I could easily be turned to the Gtown side because...well... both of these schools are top notch. Gtown has the unbelievable benefit of being the #1 school in DC. The opportunities associated with this are incredible. I see summer employment being far less of a production at GTown than at Cornell who I am assuming have to move down into NYC/DC/Boston areas. Gtown students probably have more than enough opportunities within a metro ride. The campus is as nice a city campus as I've seen so if I were to be swayed by the city, the location factor gets an extra plus sign.
Overall, I would say you can't go wrong either way. Both places are going to get you where you want to go. I would say ultimately it comes down to the location of the school.