jbagelboy wrote:jordan15 wrote:bouleversement wrote:I would too but we can still make a relative assessment. Here is my list just for fun. It's obvious but for the sake of clarity this is from left-leaning to less left-leaning.
As fair a guess as any?
Good guesses, but Ithaca is hippie/yuppie central (IMO on par with Berkeley, though I have no idea if the law school is reflective of this) and one of the professors at Northwestern was the leader of the Weather Underground so I'd probably move both of them way up.
Tempted to place Penn and Yale on the more conservative side, make Georgetown and Michigan a little less so.
While I think most of the schools are indistinguishable politically, I will say that Yale definitely belongs around where it is. Conservatives aren't absent, but there certainly aren't many of them. FedSoc events are popular here because they usually come with Indian or Thai food (and occasionally good guest speakers). The vast majority of students are ardent liberals. I have left-of-center friends that say they feel like right-wingers in this place. Career stats back this up to some extent as well: the proportion of folks who end up in PI work within a few years after graduation is much higher here than at most or all of the other T14s.