stratocophic wrote:NayBoer wrote:GW is also going to get trashed for not owning a secondary market. Minn owns MSP and WUSTL owns STL. UIUC, Fordham and GWU are all #3 in primary markets.
Exactly. Where do you fall back to when your school's biggest market isn't available? Maybe GW places OK in NYC, but Columbia>=HYS>CN>T14>Fordham>BC/BU>=GW. If you can't get into your own market easily with your class rank, you're not going to fare well in NYC picking up the scraps.
Plus, GW then competes with Vandy, WashU, Emory, and all the rest of the T15-30 schools looking to reach for NYC. Not the greatest prospects for any of those schools for that reach outside of the top x%.
Maybe I'm just biased b/c I was not top 35% and found it easy to get a job outside of DC.