KMaine wrote:T6Hopeful wrote:kwais wrote:I'm just here to jump on the hipster-hating bandwagon. good luck with your decision. I vote Cornell.
I'm also here to hate on hipsters. As for your decision, from what I've heard Cornell isn't too great for placing outside the Northeast, while Texas does very well in the South. I wouldn't go so far as to call Cornell regional, but moreso than the rest of the T14. I would say Texas, since colder weather sucks.
Interesting. So it is o.k. that Texas is regional, but not o.k. that Cornell is not exactly regional (even though it seems much more portable than Texas)? Also, you really think Cornell is significantly (or at all) more regional than Georgetown, Penn, Berkley, etc? Do you really think it is any easier to get a job in California coming from Duke? Virginia? I know a number of people who are going to the West Coast from Cornell.
OP, for your criteria, I am not really sure. Cornell should offer you more options, and if they give you a little financial aid. cost will be close. Texas seems to be (very slightly) more the environment and, to a greater degree, more the weather you want. You say you want to do Midlaw. If you don't mind doing that in Texas, it is probably a decent option.
Well I think it's ok that Texas is regional because their "region" is the South, which is a huge backyard to have. With Cornell on the other hand, you don't have as strong of a "backyard" (speaking of their actual distance from the city and how they're not even one of the top two on the turf).
No need to be in attacking mode, I admitted up front that this is just what I've pieced together, not some be all end all of choosing one of these schools. I just don't agree with the assumption that the lower T14 trumps anything outside of it. That's all.