Waco is not as bad as on might think Franz...in fact, it has a strange charm, albeit I do put the emphasis on strange. Baylor is one of the biggest closet party schools in the nation, which is a pretty big deal considering the size of Waco and the fact that it is a Baptist institution that only allowed dancing on campus in the fall of 95.Besides the law school is b-e-a-utiful!
Like every other purchase I've made since I got a full-time job and actually had to pay for things, I'm looking to maximize my value as much as possible. Someone else mentioned that there have been studies done that show going to a top 20ish school isn't what's required to succeed (financially, etc) after you get out, but just being qualified for admittance to a top 20ish school(and obviously, having the ability to practice by getting your JD and passing the Bar). Taking this information and other factors into account has led me to believe that there's nothing wrong with going to a school that's #50 or even #150 even if I get accepted to Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, or any other school in the top 30 or so. I do promise you, though, if I decide not to go somewhere I will withdraw my app. ASAP.
I guess I'm wondering about UT, since I live in the area. I know that out-of-state students need almost HYS numbers to get in, while state residents can have significantly lowere numbers. Factor in minority status and there is no average.