Our graduation speaker at NU this year said something which I thought was really neat: the best answer to any question is "why do you want to know?" When you build assumptions into your question, people will pick apart those assumptions and it is reasonable for them to do so. Indeed it helps you, as the person asking the question (the snark, of course, is just for our own amusement).
Had you formulate the question more basically, say: "do you think the tougher competition at HYS might lead to a lower class rank and worse job prospects than at MVPB?" you would have gotten much more measured responses.
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