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Where Should I Transfer - Harvard/Stanford?

Where Should I Transfer - Harvard/Stanford?
« on: August 05, 2006, 04:53:54 PM »
At risk of alienating everyone, I still would like some advice: Should I transfer to Harvard or Stanford?

Re: Where Should I Transfer - Harvard/Stanford?
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2006, 05:08:31 PM »
Those are towns, right?

Re: Where Should I Transfer - Harvard/Stanford?
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2006, 05:24:11 PM »
You've been accepted for transfer at both? I've never heard of that happening, ever. Not to say it isn't possible.

Re: Where Should I Transfer - Harvard/Stanford?
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2006, 06:06:03 PM »
At risk of alienating everyone, I still would like some advice: Should I transfer to Harvard or Stanford?

Wow, congrats, I didn't know that Stanford even took transfers ( in theory they do but you know...).  Can we know where your transfering from/grades or % ranking?

I would prefer Stanford because of the small size of the classes/school and the weather.  I think it all depends on what you want to do and what your personal preferences are.  In terms of reputation I don't think there's much of a dif besides the fact that Harvard may have more name recognition.

Re: Where Should I Transfer - Harvard/Stanford?
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2006, 07:13:54 PM »
The schools are so close in ranking I think it really comes down to geography.  I think Harvard has a slight edge in prestige, clerkship placement, and academia.  If you just want to do biglaw you can get those jobs at either.  The class size is super small at Stanford and it is supposed to be a more relaxed atmosphere.  The drawbacks of that are less class variety and lots of gossip.  Harvard, on other other hand, is huge with lots of niches to fall into but possibly more competitive.

Congrats.

Re: Where Should I Transfer - Harvard/Stanford?
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2006, 05:28:07 PM »
Wow. Congratulations. I agree with John Galt. :P

May I ask from where you are transferring?

tenth8sphere

Re: Where Should I Transfer - Harvard/Stanford?
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2006, 06:18:01 PM »
I'm interested in knowing where you're coming from as well - and class ranking. Unless, of course, this is just a flame.

Re: Where Should I Transfer - Harvard/Stanford?
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2006, 10:41:40 AM »
Flame, flame, flame