NoodleyOne wrote:bouleversement wrote:sinfiery wrote:all the "lol @ 0Ls" comments finally make so much sense
Is it more than the fact people don't want to be reminded they aren't going to the school ranked just ahead of them? If so, elaborate.
No... you really just don't care anymore. It's not like me or sinfiery are going to shitty schools or anything. It's probably just you have much more important shit to worry about.
I think USNWR correlates quite well with career outcomes (with Mono's qualifications upthread) and so it is only natural for us to fixate on medians at this stage. We are, for the most part, looking to get into the best school we can. At the same time, I understand why you would no longer care about this topic once you are in a program. You have made your choice, doubtless done the best you could to get in to the best school you could, and now need nothing more than to excel at the school at which you find yourself. It is the primary factor you still have control over. For the vast majority (everyone except transfers), school selection at that point is history.
But that doesn't mean it can't be interesting. The presence here of non-0Ls I suppose proves as much.