imisscollege wrote:sissyclark wrote:The people who I know (not people from Boston obviously) think Bu is the better school. Maybe that is what is pushing me to think Bu is better. But to be honest, I'm happy with my BC acceptance, but if Bu threw me a bone I think I'd rather go there. Maybe I'm a numbers whore, but I'd rather go to the school that has all the rankings on its side, rather than BC students on toplawschools telling me that BC has a better reputation. Maybe I'm just stupid, but i think that's logical. Also, i'm sure that if it were the other way around (BC being higher-ranked than BU in most categories), BC peeps would probably be throwing around the ranking and numbers card. it just seems to me that the objective ranking by professionals > toplawschools' opinions. Unless someone can prove that BC has a better reputation and that beats out BU's objectively better stats and ranking?
Here is the thing--the people that will be hiring you out of LS are considerably older than we are (no shit). They aren't frantic TLSers who check rankings everyday and speculate about what the new ones will be, etc. They are under the impression that BC is much better because when they were of the age to care about these sorts of things, it was. And it's not only that it "was better." It was much better and it remained the case for quite some time. And the two senators we have elected aren't doing much to change that.
So to conclude if you want to go on some small numbers difference fine but do you really think that hiring partners give a crap about .2gpa here or holistic admissions there? No absolutely not. They have it in their heads what are the t10's/t14's and then they have some sort of mental list of the good non t14's and I can guarantee that for the ones over 30 years old, BC is on that list and I don't think that the same can be said for BU (especially not for as many of these hiring partners).
And I'm not trolling. I'm in at both I don't care where you go but I'm trying to give advice and bring up a point that you might not have previously thought of.
The employment stats DON'T back up your claim at all. Employment stats swing towards BU. Thats all that matters. Older people may say they prefer BC, but at least in New England, BU gets into more elite firms. So what they say and do may be different... so I'd follow the statistics rather than what you think some old people think.