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Ginatio

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Princeton Review - WTF?!
« on: October 04, 2004, 04:06:55 PM »
anyone else taken aback by princeton review's rankings?

here's a few top 10 lists that make me scratch my head.


Best Career Prospects
 1 University of Chicago     
 2 Northwestern University     
 3 University of Pennsylvania     
 4 Boston University     
 5 Columbia University     
 6 University of Michigan     
 7 Harvard University     
 8 Georgetown University     
 9 University of Virginia     
 10 University of Southern California     

Best overall academic experience
 1 Stanford University     
 2 University of Chicago     
 3 Georgetown University     
 4 Brigham Young University     
 5 University of Virginia     
 6 Boston University     
 7 University of Pennsylvania     
 8 University of Michigan     
 9 Washington and Lee University     
 10 Northwestern University     

Most competitive students
 1 Baylor University     
 2 Southwestern University School of Law     
 3 Brigham Young University     
 4 Suffolk University     
 5 Brooklyn Law School     
 6 Yeshiva University     
 7 Albany Law School     
 8 Widener University     
 9 Golden Gate University   
 10 Emory University     


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Re: Princeton Review - WTF?!
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2004, 04:19:56 PM »
i agree.  there are no career prospects coming from yale, due to its lack of national reputation and general third tier toilet-ness.

edit: at least Penn made two of the lists, and the one it didn't make you probably didn't want anyway (competitive students).
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Re: Princeton Review - WTF?!
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2004, 04:39:29 PM »
maybe everyone at yale are so smart that they all got supreme court clerkships and academia afterwards....

therefore yale graduates clearly have no prospects in the actual practice of law.

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Re: Princeton Review - WTF?!
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2004, 04:41:29 PM »
BYU is really that competitive? why? Are they stuck in Utah and have to fight for jobs with the U of Utah as well?

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Re: Princeton Review - WTF?!
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2004, 04:44:55 PM »
Anyone who takes Princeton Review's lists seriously is a moron.

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Re: Princeton Review - WTF?!
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2004, 04:46:31 PM »
maybe everyone at yale are so smart that they all got supreme court clerkships and academia afterwards....

therefore yale graduates clearly have no prospects in the actual practice of law.

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that's a good point.  because academia and clerkship are not actual career prospects.  those are ttt careers, and in fact are completely unrelated to the law.  ;)
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Re: Princeton Review - WTF?!
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2004, 04:57:15 PM »
the competitiveness thing at Emory was true until a few years ago.  i mean, its still competitive, but since they changed the grading system and curve, its gotten less competitive.  despite my immense hatred for USNWR, it is the only one to pay attention to.  oh, and the leiter rankings are total bull and he, IMHO, is a uberdouche

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Re: Princeton Review - WTF?!
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2004, 05:15:19 PM »
the competitiveness thing at Emory was true until a few years ago.  i mean, its still competitive, but since they changed the grading system and curve, its gotten less competitive.  despite my immense hatred for USNWR, it is the only one to pay attention to.  oh, and the leiter rankings are total bull and he, IMHO, is a uberdouche

i dont know...i myself is religiously devout to the time and newsweek ranking....


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Re: Princeton Review - WTF?!
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2004, 06:16:28 PM »
i could be wrong but princeton review ratings are done by surveying the students, they sample a few hundred or so at a school (if that) and have them rate their career prospects and *&^%...totally bogus rankings

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Re: Princeton Review - WTF?!
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2004, 05:02:20 AM »
Emory is dope man.