alumniguy wrote:When did this become a BU/BC thread? My point remains that you look at comparable schools and BU failed to place its bottom students in good jobs to the tune of about ~8-10% worse.
Regardless, when looking at these stats in comparison to the T14 schools, it really shows the difference in placement quality between the T14s and top regional schools. If this was 5 years ago, I would be more inclined to choose BU, but the hiring environment has changed and reverted back to employers having the upper hand. In my opinion, 0Ls need to attending schools that do the best job of placing their graduates, irrespective of regional preference and even job preferences. Clearly, NU is superior to BU and given that BU won't increase its scholarship offer to OP, I don't think this is even a close call. And yes, it would be the same for any other T20 school.
I was using BC as a point of comparison because it is also in Boston, but I could have chosen WUSTL/Fordham/Emory/GW/UCD/etc to point out that BU is fairly average, and not awful as you stated, for a strong regional in that regard.
I do agree with you that the placement for T14 vs strong regional is pretty stark. Ironically enough NU is probably one of the worst in this regard (at least T14wise) considering they are only at 85% or so full time lawyer placement on LST (which probably has a lot to do with NU students aiming for Chicago).