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What schools are underrated by US News?

Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #400 on: May 15, 2007, 10:21:42 PM »
The University of San Diego is definitely underrated, especially this year.

Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #401 on: May 15, 2007, 10:41:13 PM »
I've read all of the post about Davis and Hasting, and I am leaning towards Davis.  My question: do you think that Hastings will pass Davis in the USN next year?

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Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #402 on: May 16, 2007, 09:50:39 AM »
I've read all of the post about Davis and Hasting, and I am leaning towards Davis.  My question: do you think that Hastings will pass Davis in the USN next year?

That's interesting - I had to look it up because I thought that Hastings was already higher than Davis. They have essentially the same LSAT / GPA scores, and I do think that Hastings is a better school if you want to practice in Bay Area - just seems like the alumni network is much larger. Don't worry too much about the difference in rankings between 36 and 34.

Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #403 on: May 16, 2007, 12:12:49 PM »
Honestly, I really don't care a whole lot about USN rankings, but they are fun to talk about.  Hastings alumni network is WAY bigger.  They have 1200+ students at any given time and are MUCH older.  Davis is newer and only has 700 or so students.  Both schools have done some serious remodeling, which I think is important.  I took a tour of GW, which completely remodeled in 2003, and it was absolutely amazing. 

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Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #404 on: July 05, 2007, 08:17:08 AM »
BOOOOOO!!

Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #405 on: August 08, 2007, 11:50:56 AM »
We have the highest median income of any state, the highest percentage of HS students going onto college, and the highest percentage of people with higher education.

And we don't have to pump our own gas.

I'll take my landfill, thanks.

Are you talking about new jersey? Cuz CT def has the highest per capita income, and median family income. Fairfield county is the richest county in the country, even with bridgeport which is a ridiculously poor city (in the top ten) - though it is also the county with the most HS drinking...

The wealthiest state in the country is NJ by household income, CT sometimes is. The wealthiest counties are currently Fairfax and Loudon counties in Virginia, followed by Hunterdon County in New Jersey.

Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #406 on: August 08, 2007, 12:02:42 PM »
Not according to wikipedia (the most reputable source on-line). 
1) Marin County, CA
2) New York County (Manhattan)
3) Falls Church, VA
4) Pitkin County, CO
5) Fairfield County, VA
6) Teton County, WY

And so on...

BTW Somerset and Morris Counties in NJ are wealthier than Hunterdon. 

Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #407 on: August 08, 2007, 09:54:45 PM »
Not according to wikipedia (the most reputable source on-line). 
1) Marin County, CA
2) New York County (Manhattan)
3) Falls Church, VA
4) Pitkin County, CO
5) Fairfield County, VA
6) Teton County, WY

And so on...

BTW Somerset and Morris Counties in NJ are wealthier than Hunterdon. 

Outdated. I'm going by 2005 census data.

Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #408 on: August 08, 2007, 10:06:40 PM »
Not according to wikipedia (the most reputable source on-line). 
1) Marin County, CA
2) New York County (Manhattan)
3) Falls Church, VA
4) Pitkin County, CO
5) Fairfield County, VA
6) Teton County, WY

And so on...

BTW Somerset and Morris Counties in NJ are wealthier than Hunterdon. 

Here's the census thing I was talking about. You have to combine together counties with 250K+ and less than 250K, but #1 is Loudon County, then Fairfaix, then Hunterdon, then Howard County, then Somerset, then Morris. Hunterdon actually has a pretty sizable lead (~5-10K) over the other two new jersey ones.

Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #409 on: August 10, 2007, 09:15:42 PM »
Not according to wikipedia (the most reputable source on-line). 
1) Marin County, CA
2) New York County (Manhattan)
3) Falls Church, VA
4) Pitkin County, CO
5) Fairfield County, VA
6) Teton County, WY

And so on...

BTW Somerset and Morris Counties in NJ are wealthier than Hunterdon. 

Wiki screwed up, as a student in VA, I can tell you its Fairfax, not Fairfield, plus I was born at Fairfax hospital, though I have never actually lived in the county.