Choosing between Yale, Stanford, Harvard (poll included)

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If you were cross-admitted, which of Yale, Stanford, or Harvard would you choose?

Yale
73
53%
Stanford
37
27%
Harvard
28
20%
 
Total votes: 138

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Choosing between Yale, Stanford, Harvard (poll included)

Postby hdivine » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:49 pm

Now that Yale, Stanford, and Harvard have all started releasing decisions, this is a place to discuss pros and cons of each school for cross-admits. In order to make this as accessible as possible, ignore factors such as proximity to home, etc.

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Re: Choosing between Yale, Stanford, Harvard (poll included)

Postby 052220151 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:05 pm

hdivine wrote:Now that Yale, Stanford, and Harvard have all started releasing decisions, this is a place to discuss pros and cons of each school for cross-admits. In order to make this as accessible as possible, ignore factors such as proximity to home, etc.


Stanny in a run away. Strictly because palo alto >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> new haven

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Re: Choosing between Yale, Stanford, Harvard (poll included)

Postby ph14 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:11 pm

You can't answer this question in a vacuum (although if you did, it would be Yale everytime). Factors like proximity to home can be huge factors, actually, and are good reasons to choose between the 3.

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Re: Choosing between Yale, Stanford, Harvard (poll included)

Postby cooldude87 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:17 pm

Stanford bro
Nice weather, good sports, chill environment, make a lot of money, cali girls

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Re: Choosing between Yale, Stanford, Harvard (poll included)

Postby TripTrip » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:24 pm

What about a Hamilton?

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Re: Choosing between Yale, Stanford, Harvard (poll included)

Postby hdivine » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:19 pm

ph14 wrote:You can't answer this question in a vacuum (although if you did, it would be Yale everytime). Factors like proximity to home can be huge factors, actually, and are good reasons to choose between the 3.


Factors such as proximity to home are so individualized as to not really affect anybody else. Plus that's an obvious and pretty subjective consideration.

Here are my initial thoughts:

Yale:
Pros:
-Best overall LRAP
-Lowest Cost of Living
-Best SCOTUS clerkship rate (4.2% of the class vs. 1.8 at Harvard and 1.6 at Stanford, according to Leiter)
-Small class size

Cons:
-New Haven

Harvard:
Pros:
-Best place to get a JD/MBA
-Big alumni network
-Boston metro area

Cons:
-High cost of living
-Worse student-faculty ratio

Stanford:
Pros:
-Palo Alto
-Small class size
-Supposedly the professors are extremely accessible
-Actually has good sports programs
-Great LRAP for public interest

Cons:
-Harder to get into the NY/DC job markets
-Lower clerkship rates


These are just a few immediate impressions.

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Re: Choosing between Yale, Stanford, Harvard (poll included)

Postby dingbat » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:21 pm

Where's Cooley?

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Re: Choosing between Yale, Stanford, Harvard (poll included)

Postby hdivine » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:29 pm

TripTrip wrote:What about a Hamilton?


There may be reasons to take a full-ride over YSH, especially if your parents are loaded, aren't paying for your school, and you're under 29. If you're on the opposite end, you might get enough grant aid from YSH to warrant choosing one of those, in which case this thread becomes appropriate.

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Re: Choosing between Yale, Stanford, Harvard (poll included)

Postby Yukos » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:04 am

It is impossible to overstate my love for Stanford, but Yale wins this going away. Pipeline to academia, easier to get the most prestigious biglaw jobs (W&C), no grades first semester, no legal writing class, best clerkship stats, best LRAP... what more do you want from a law school?

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Re: Choosing between Yale, Stanford, Harvard (poll included)

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:22 am

Any thoughts on how far Stanford is behind YH as a pipeline to academia?

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Re: Choosing between Yale, Stanford, Harvard (poll included)

Postby TripTrip » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:28 am

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:Any thoughts on how far Stanford Harvard is behind YH YS as a pipeline to academia?

FTFY

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Re: Choosing between Yale, Stanford, Harvard (poll included)

Postby ph14 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:41 pm

TripTrip wrote:
John_rizzy_rawls wrote:Any thoughts on how far Stanford Harvard is behind YH YS as a pipeline to academia?

FTFY


What? You don't know what you're talking about.

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Re: Choosing between Yale, Stanford, Harvard (poll included)

Postby BlaqBella » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:49 pm

Choice will entirely depend on fit/preference. You can't go wrong with any of these schools.

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Re: Choosing between Yale, Stanford, Harvard (poll included)

Postby Yukos » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:24 pm

ph14 wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
John_rizzy_rawls wrote:Any thoughts on how far Stanford Harvard is behind YH YS as a pipeline to academia?

FTFY


What? You don't know what you're talking about.


So H > S for academia? I don't care either way I'm just curious how this works. I figured S's tiny class size would be an advantage, but I know H still has a good faculty:student ratio.

Edit: Question marks are important.
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Re: Choosing between Yale, Stanford, Harvard (poll included)

Postby ph14 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:28 pm

Yukos wrote:
ph14 wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
John_rizzy_rawls wrote:Any thoughts on how far Stanford Harvard is behind YH YS as a pipeline to academia?

FTFY


What? You don't know what you're talking about.


So H > S for academia. I don't care either way I'm just curious how this works. I figured S's tiny class size would be an advantage, but I know H still has a good faculty:student ratio.


I think you're splitting hairs too fine when you make these distinctions. At either school it depends much more on the individual.

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Re: Choosing between Yale, Stanford, Harvard (poll included)

Postby Yukos » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:36 pm

ph14 wrote:
Yukos wrote:
ph14 wrote:
What? You don't know what you're talking about.


So H > S for academia. I don't care either way I'm just curious how this works. I figured S's tiny class size would be an advantage, but I know H still has a good faculty:student ratio.


I think you're splitting hairs too fine when you make these distinctions. At either school it depends much more on the individual.


Gotcha.

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Re: Choosing between Yale, Stanford, Harvard (poll included)

Postby dixon02 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:04 pm

ph14 wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
John_rizzy_rawls wrote:Any thoughts on how far Stanford Harvard is behind YH YS as a pipeline to academia?

FTFY


What? You don't know what you're talking about.


Yeah, wtf? Anyway, as said, academia depends largely on the individual. Go to any of these schools and you can get into academia if you get great grades, do a great clerkship, and most importantly publish a lot.




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