Quote from: assembletheways on June 05, 2006, 11:22:43 PMAlso, Wharton matters a lot less than people might suggest. My ex's father was a CFO for a major corporation and a Wharton alumn. Basically, after listening to him, I concluded that Wharton should be a non-factor in my decision.I know this is true in some fields, but I'm told it's the exact opposite in others. (Although to be fair, the people I've talked to about it have a vested interest. )
Also, Wharton matters a lot less than people might suggest. My ex's father was a CFO for a major corporation and a Wharton alumn. Basically, after listening to him, I concluded that Wharton should be a non-factor in my decision.
Anything corporate, finance, business related, go to UpennOtherwise, go to whichever school you like more (rankings be damned)5 years ago Duke was ranked higher than Penn, now Penn has moved up, will it always be that way? I dunno but I would prolly take 42k + Duke over Upenn. In DC, where I am, duke = penn.Penn is inner city and ugly area, Duke is well, very very nice.Go visit Penn in the next 2 days lol, if u can.
Anyone who says Duke is better than Penn or Penn is better than Duke is just crazy.
Some things I liked about Duke: when I was considering going there, the administration was very friendly to me. I emailed a few teachers and, usually within the day, they emailed me back (even their star consitutional law professor Ewin Chemerinsky). The small class size was great and I also liked their grading system.
Some things I liked about Penn: That I can take up to 4 classes in any other department besides the Law School (including Wharton)
Also, call me a sucker ...
Some things I disliked about Duke: The location (I like big cities)
and the small scholarship money I was offered compared to the money I got at Penn, UCLA, and Georgetown.
As you can see, my choice was based on very personal criteria, as should the OP's.
When people say "ivy league" in interviews, in my experience, they are also referring to peer schools (like Duke, Stanford, MIT, etc.)
Lisa: Thanks a lot everybody, now I'll never get into an Ivy League school!Bart: You're going so Stanford, you're going to Stanford! Homer: You're going to Stanford!
and now we've resorted to Simpson's quotes to help chose a law school.. classic.