danquayle wrote:With a suspiciously small Indianapolis...
It's written just like I said.
danquayle wrote: The caveat to that being that the really plum jobs more frequently go to Bloomington graduates.
Evidence to support this? I have not found this to be true, in fact, I have found the opposite to be true.
nick637 wrote: chitown, may I ask what you pay per year to live in Indy? 65k total debt is outstanding considering your paying almost 20k in tuition alone. savings?
I'm married, so I have an income that helps. I won't get into further detail.
Just the personal experience of an IUB alum. From my personal experience, the top of Bloomington's class (10-15%) goes out of state to Chicago, DC or elsehwere. The next notch (20-25%) goes to the good firms in Indianapolis. I don't hear of many IU-Indy people leaving the state.
If you look at the Big Indy firms (Ice Miller, Baker Daniels), the numbers are pretty even from both Bloom and Indy. From what I can tell, Kightlinger probably favors Bloomington a little and Hall Render Indy a little. The big difference is that far more Bloomington people leave.
Look, I'm on your side. I think IU-Indy is a very good school, and its, like I said, gold in Indy. I don't want to turn this into an internal Indiana dispute... but yes, its my personal observations that the top 10% person at Bloomington wins out over the top 10% person at Indianapolis. There's no shame in that, just as there'd be no shame in saying a top 10% person at Illinois wins out over a top 10% person at Loyola in most situations. But I will say that the median at IU-Indy seems to do much better in Indianapolis than the median at IU-Bloomington does. This is probably because, like you say, if you don't have the grades, its much easier to "work your way" into a job at IU-Indy than Bloomington.
I just can't help but enjoy ribbing the IU-Indy people a bit, thats all. And yes, the Indianapolis is quite small.
My namesake's diploma:http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/ ... iploma.jpg