aliarrow wrote:FiveSermon wrote:
T20 and T30 are not meaningful distinctions. Once you drop past maybe the T17 it's all a crapshoot.
What does this even mean?
There is a meaningful distinction in the sense that the group of strong-ish T30s have better prospects than schools not in their peer group.
(Vandy, UCLA, USC, UT, GULC)
The T30 Major Market Tier Group
(GW, Fordham, BU, BC, WUSTL, Emory)
Strong Publics near a semi-major market
(UIUC, UMN, IU-B)
Other T100 in a non-super saturated Market
T100 in a super-saturated/competitive market
(Loyola-LA, Kent, Cardozo)
Each grouping has very similar employment properties within that grouping. So to say everything after T17 is a wash is inaccurate and overly simplistic.
T30 or T20 seems to imply something that T30 or T20s have that other schools don't.
After the T13-T17 it's mostly regional powerhouses. BU/BC aren't in the T20. Does that mean it is inferior to WUSTL which is in the T20? No. Same with schools such as GWU vs Fordham. It's dumb. You can switch GWU and BC/BU and no one would argue that it is a slight against GWU. It's interchangeable.
As for Texas being a T14 LOL.