jockinjay-z wrote: Desert Fox wrote:
notme wrote:I'd probably take Vandy over ND and ND over WUSTL. I don't think you can go wrong with either Vandy or ND. I think WUSTL would be a mistake. I was accepted to both, and was offered more money by WUSTL, but after visiting both schools and looking into it, I didn't think WUSTL had nearly as much to offer. I didn't dislike it, it just wasn't in the same realm as ND. I didn't get into Vandy, so don't know much about it, but I did get into Cornell, which seems to me like a similar choice. I probably would have taken Cornell over ND, but only because of rankings. At the last minute I ended up taking UCLA at sticker over Cornell or ND with $$, but, for what it's worth, that was a much more difficult decision for me than ND v WUSTL.
One caveat is that I am from CA, and your location may influence your decision.
ITE WUSTL > ND easily. At least WUSTL owns St Louis. Notre Dame has no home market.
What about Chicago?? I always figured that that was ND's home market so to speak despite the direct competition from Northwestern and the U.
Chicago is probably the worst hit market ITE for some reason. Some Chicago firms only went to Chicago, Northwestern and Michigan for OCI this year.
Notre Dame also gets beat by UIUC in Chicago, but even UIUC did really terrible this year.
Go on teh OCI 2009 results thead in teh employment section. Top 10% and Law Review was risky at Notre Dame.
Notre Dame used to place okay everywhere, and when firms got squeezed that turned into poor everywhere. Not having a home market was a kiss of death this year.