I'm reading a lot on here about BC being so much better than BU for jobs in Boston. I don't get this when BU is significantly higher than BC in the rankings and in other stats as well (salaries, LSAT scores, and gpa's). I'm so confused!
man, what are you talking about here?
"significantly" higher? a big fan of hyperbole, are we? ... There is barely any reputation difference between schools rankes 20-30. And what is this about better salaries? Last I checked BC placed better in the 250 largest firms in the US, so I don't really know where you are getting your info.
BC is more highly regarded in Boston because BU has only been this highly regarded for less than a decade. BU used to have twice the number of students and didn't touch BC in terms of prestige. Now they are the same, in ANY market, not just Boston. Don't do yourself the disservice of believing the US News rankings are a completely true indication of the reputation of a school.