WUSTL. I'm not as familiar with the others, but WUSTL is very prestigious and will likely get you a decent job (so long as you do reasonably well). They are known for placing graduates mostly outside of St. Louis, particulary in Washington D.C., but I'm sure you wouldn't have a problem with getting something in Chicago. WUSTL is in a fairly nice part of St. Louis, although the city as a whole is "spotty" as far as crime goes. My best friend is in Med School at WUSTL and lives within walking distance of the campus. It's a nice, cute little area with lots of unique restaurants (non-chain type stuff), boutiques, coffee shops, etc. And, rent is extremely cheap. There are tons of cool loft apartments and the downtown is really turning itself around quickly. I hear the bus system isn't the greatest in St. Louis, but the MetroRail is a fast, excellent way to get around if you're able to use it (speaking in terms of distance). I grew up not far from St. Louis, so if you have any questions, please ask
NALP numbers for Chicago offices paying over $130k entry level (Because they will at least be over $140k by the time you're out) -USC - 4UT - 6WUSTL - 15Three fine, well-respected schools that can take you pretty much anywhere. Just that WUSTL has the proximity advantage for Chicago.