Clemenceau wrote:They're all peers, more or less. (S)he probably just meant that penn and cornell aren't created precisely equal.
Tiers are dumb.
I agree that tiers are dumb. I do think, though, that Penn has a slightly better reputation than Cornell among employers, just as CLS has a slightly better reputation than Penn. These differences aren't going to have a big impact on aggregate employment numbers, but I think they do have an effect at the margins. It's sensible to take these differences into account if cost is roughly equal. (I understand, Clem, that you aren't saying anything different.)