BU v BC??

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BU v BC??

Postby music man » Tue May 04, 2010 6:55 pm

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Re: BU v BC??

Postby Blindmelon » Tue May 04, 2010 7:01 pm

There are possible 500+ topics on this. Just use the search function and you'll find a ton.

Please god no one start it up again.

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Re: BU v BC??

Postby splinter23x » Tue May 04, 2010 7:04 pm

haha I'm sure there has been a lot of debate on this, though I haven't participated so I'll just throw in that the schools are basically equal, go to BC if you want a campus lifestyle and BU if you want an urban setting. Otherwise, same, no?

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Re: BU v BC??

Postby DerrickRose » Tue May 04, 2010 7:06 pm

The token line is "BC for Boston, BU for the Northeast generally"

I have no idea how true that is.

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Re: BU v BC??

Postby Blindmelon » Tue May 04, 2010 7:11 pm

DerrickRose wrote:The token line is "BC for Boston, BU for the Northeast generally"

I have no idea how true that is.


It isn't.

splinter23x wrote:haha I'm sure there has been a lot of debate on this, though I haven't participated so I'll just throw in that the schools are basically equal, go to BC if you want a campus lifestyle and BU if you want an urban setting. Otherwise, same, no?


Yup.

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Re: BU v BC??

Postby im_blue » Tue May 04, 2010 7:24 pm

DerrickRose wrote:The token line is "BC for Boston, BU for the Northeast generally"

I have no idea how true that is.

That's the CW I've heard too. The other is that many BC students have an inferiority complex toward BU.

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Re: BU v BC??

Postby imisscollege » Tue May 04, 2010 7:32 pm

bc has holistic admissions, bu does not

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Re: BU v BC??

Postby Blindmelon » Tue May 04, 2010 7:41 pm

imisscollege wrote:bc has holistic admissions, bu does not


BU is harder to get into - doesn't take as many weak splitters.

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Re: BU v BC??

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Re: BU v BC??

Postby 20160810 » Wed May 05, 2010 1:34 am

Blindmelon wrote:
imisscollege wrote:bc has holistic admissions, bu does not


BU is harder to get into - doesn't take as many weak splitters.


BU accepted me. BC waitlisted me. Therefore BU has the superior taste and admissions standards.

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Re: BU v BC??

Postby Blindmelon » Wed May 05, 2010 7:42 am

tram988 wrote:http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=108157


Thanks Tram! So I don't have to go through that again during finals.. aha.

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Re: BU v BC??

Postby tram988 » Wed May 05, 2010 9:23 am

Blindmelon wrote:
tram988 wrote:http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=108157


Thanks Tram! So I don't have to go through that again during finals.. aha.


I wouldnt do it to you!!

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Re: BU v BC??

Postby splinter23x » Wed May 05, 2010 6:16 pm

Blindmelon wrote:BU is harder to get into - doesn't take as many weak splitters.

I don't believe this is accurate. BC has a lower acceptance rate (20% vs. 24%). Isn't that the best measure of "how hard to get in?"

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Re: BU v BC??

Postby Informative » Wed May 05, 2010 6:32 pm

Schools are pretty similar as far as reputation. As others have mentioned, BC has a better rep in Boston, but also seems to have a more national reach due to name recognition. However, they are very different in terms of atmosphere. BC is more of a collegial campus feel, while BU is more of an NYU urban feel. I would visit both and see which you like better, as niether is right or wrong. I visiting is really the only way to pick one of the other. Most people who are accepted to one were also accepted to the other, so the student bodies are pretty much the exact same.


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Stats: 166/3.8
Acceptances: GULC, BC, BU, GW, Fordham, UCLA, UConn
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Re: BU v BC??

Postby Blindmelon » Wed May 05, 2010 6:41 pm

Informative wrote:Schools are pretty similar as far as reputation. As others have mentioned, BC has a better rep in Boston, but also seems to have a more national reach due to name recognition. However, they are very different in terms of atmosphere. BC is more of a collegial campus feel, while BU is more of an NYU urban feel. I would visit both and see which you like better, as niether is right or wrong. I visiting is really the only way to pick one of the other. Most people who are accepted to one were also accepted to the other, so the student bodies are pretty much the exact same.


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Acceptances: GULC, BC, BU, GW, Fordham, UCLA, UConn
Denied: Cornell, Chicago


See. You start it up again. Not true. The schools are basically the same. One doesn't have a prestige edge over the other.

splinter23x wrote:
Blindmelon wrote:BU is harder to get into - doesn't take as many weak splitters.

I don't believe this is accurate. BC has a lower acceptance rate (20% vs. 24%). Isn't that the best measure of "how hard to get in?"


.2 higher median GPA at BU - doesn't sound like much but it shows that BC had to take more weak splitters to hit a 166 LSAT. 3.7 > 3.5.

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Re: BU v BC??

Postby imisscollege » Wed May 05, 2010 8:17 pm

bc people tend to be more attractive.

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Re: BU v BC??

Postby McBean » Thu May 06, 2010 10:20 am

imisscollege wrote:bc people tend to be more attractive.



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Nope.

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Re: BU v BC??

Postby imisscollege » Thu May 06, 2010 10:38 am

haha google bc girls. take my word for it though i've lived in boston my whole life and had friends who go to both. the undergrads are comparable but BC def has an edge but for the LSes there is no comparison based on the time that i've spent in either place which over the past 2 years has been considerable.




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