Quote from: Captain Longshot on June 20, 2007, 09:54:11 PMOn Coolness factor, I'd pick Wake...On Law reputation, you PROB. have to go with UNC.Explain ... Chapel Hill is pretty F-ing cool...
On Coolness factor, I'd pick Wake...On Law reputation, you PROB. have to go with UNC.
Quote from: Captain Longshot on June 21, 2007, 01:28:33 PM2) Small school with a good football team and a respectable bball program (considering the conference and all) = coolTheir football team has been historically poor-to-mediocre, though it certainly has seen some improvement in the past year (not sure if this is sustained improvement, though). However, their basketball team has been absolutely embarrassingly poor for two years and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future. In fact, with the exception of a few good years in the mid-90s and the early part of the current decade, their basketball history is also fraught with mediocrity - they've only been to one Final Four in their entire history (and this was in the 60s, when Billy Packer was playing for them). Carolina's basketball team is perennially outstanding, and the recent hiring of Butch Davis suggests that the football program will see improvement similar to if not greater than what Wake experienced this past season. Plus, if you like baseball, Carolina's baseball team has been experiencing quite a bit of success of late (hope I don't jinx them tonight by saying that)!Quote3) Law Students get free tickets to sporting events.Also true at Carolina.Quote5) Demon Deacon is cooler than Tar Heel (why would I want Tar on my heel? sounds annoying).I may be biased, but clergymen don't exactly scream "cool" to me. Tar Heel, by the way, is an allusion to the bravery of the actions of North Carolina's soldiers during the Civil War - which may or may not be "cool," but is, in my opinion, more fearsome than a church official.Also, another mark in Carolina's favor: Chapel Hill >>>>>>>>>> Winston-Salem (not so much a college town, and the university isn't really integrated into it)
2) Small school with a good football team and a respectable bball program (considering the conference and all) = cool
3) Law Students get free tickets to sporting events.
5) Demon Deacon is cooler than Tar Heel (why would I want Tar on my heel? sounds annoying).
BTW, Tar Heel is a reference to the fact the NC's colonial niche was producing tar, that was used in merchant ships. They may have also used it as a Civil War nickname, but the origin is older. Still DEMON Deacon... c'mon... unless the Deacon has sticky heels, he's cooler.
Also, another mark in Carolina's favor: Chapel Hill >>>>>>>>>> Winston-Salem (not so much a college town, and the university isn't really integrated into it)I ditto that. Winston Salem even runs a distant second to GREENSBORO which isn't saying much. It can in no way compete with the social and cultural scene of Chapel Hill. Everything from live entertainment, an organic arts scene, cheap liquor, loose zoning laws that allow public inebriation and a pretty involved "academic" community kicks Winston's arse.
@ OP -UNC School of Law trumps Wake Forest. Period.
Quote from: naturallybeyoutiful on June 22, 2007, 09:04:28 AM@ OP -UNC School of Law trumps Wake Forest. Period. Yeah. Period except LSAT, employment percentages, F/S ratio, $/student, bar passage, US News, etc..University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill 36 55 3.5 4.0 3.39-3.77 158-164 15.2% 20.1 63.8% 90.2% 83.4%/NC 71% Wake Forest University (NC) 36 55 3.0 3.6 3.19-3.71 161-165 30.0% 10.5 74.3% 95.9% 92.6%/NC 71% But yeah, otherwise UNC totally trumps Wake!