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What schools are underrated by US News?

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Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #50 on: May 05, 2005, 09:15:55 PM »
Ave Maria...once again, US News chose not to rate them.

St. Shaun

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Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #51 on: May 17, 2005, 07:04:06 PM »
Berkley.

Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #52 on: May 19, 2005, 08:58:28 AM »
Berkley.

Seems people either love it or hate it. I agree that it's a little underrated though.

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Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #53 on: May 19, 2005, 11:39:39 AM »
i might say baylor as they have a higher bar pass rate than Texas powerhouse UT and an xo poster who transferred from Baylor to UT  stated that employers inquired as to his transfer, saying " we consider baylor to be the best school in TX". I don't think anyone would doubt it from a practical standpoint, but certainly UT gets sweet ranking consideration, most likely due to faculty. Any thoughts?

They had a higher bar passage rate for one or two bar exams.  Generally, their bar exam passage rate is about the same.  Also, look at the differences in starting salaries between the two schools and the percentage of those employed at graduation. 

I'm not saying that Baylor isn't a good school (I personally think it is a great school!), but I would be willing to bet that the employer who made that statement was probably a Baylor grad...I don't think that the majority of Texas employers would agree. Every person, advisor, professor and lawyer I have ever talked to on the subject pretty much rates it like this: UT, then SMU, and then Baylor. 

As far as schools that are underrated - Tulane was grossly underrated last year and I think is still a little underrated;  I also think that that Tech is underrated.  I think it at least belongs in the lower second tier.

Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #54 on: May 21, 2005, 09:22:26 AM »

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Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #55 on: May 21, 2005, 11:43:11 AM »
Berkley.

Berkeley

Not so much this year.  They don't play the number game so heavily (they rely on GPA more then LSAT) and there one of the few stellar west coast law schools.

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Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #56 on: May 21, 2005, 11:48:36 AM »
Definitely Berkeley! glad someone said it first!

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Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #57 on: May 26, 2005, 07:41:04 PM »
clearly William & Mary is better than its current 27th ranking.

Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #58 on: May 27, 2005, 08:18:54 AM »
Loyola NO.



Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #59 on: May 27, 2005, 08:48:26 AM »
Hofstra baby yeah!