Miracle wrote: MrPapagiorgio wrote: théo wrote: AreJay711 wrote:
This is a ranking of world wide reputation of universities. Might matter for the international aspect but probably not.http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/w ... kings.html
Also, I think you might want to think about whether you would rather work in Chicago or the South more just in case you change your mind.
I've been living in Paris for the past three years, and you would be surprised at the international reputation of U.S. schools abroad. I assure you that none of the three schools in your poll have any name recognition here. People are obsessed with 1. Harvard 2. Berkeley 3. anything located in New York City or with "New York" in the name.
It's sort of like how Americans think the Sorbonne is the best school ever in France, but it has the reputation of Random State School here.
By this logic, NYLS would be a top school. Even the French aren't that stupid.
+1 that statement just doesn't make sense.
YES. My point is that it doesn't make sense.
There's a general assumption that good schools must be located in major cities. I once read an article in a national newspaper that was talking about some researcher from "Yale University (New York, NY)". I thought about writing in to correct such a major error, but I didn't care enough.
I truly don't understand the French obsession with Berkeley, but I have a friend who did UG at Berkeley and people were always like "wow, Berkeley, you must be really smart!" when they met him. No one ever fawned over me like that, and I used to think my UG (UChicago) had decent international recognition.
All anecdotal evidence, I know, but all I'm trying to say is that reputation outside the U.S. is unpredictable.