Wolverine Den wrote:Thanks to everyone on the congrats and congratulations to everyone who have been accepted thus far. Although Stanford loves high GPA's TK, I think you, Fresh and Crying Monkey definitely should be expecting a call from Dean Deal anytime in the near future. With respect to Admission Deans, it really doesn't get much better than Deal, she is as nice and warm as they come. TK, unlike you, I am an east coast guy and extremely fond of HLS and all it has to offer. Although I believe S is just as good, if not better that H, the only thing than can really sway me from Harvard is an acceptance from Yale (Which is really not gonna happen).TK, it does seem like if/when you do get into Stanford, you will be leaning in that direction. Is that assessment accurate? Oh and for the sake of posterity and TLS, please apply to Yale!!!
Im not sure which way Im leaning on the HLS v. SLS debate, not gonna think about it intensely until I have to. As far as Yale goes, the more I think about it, the less I think YLS is unquestionably better than HLS. People tend to make the argument of one vs. the other by making comparisons using percentages of each that get things like fed clerkships, academia, etc. I think, however, that the difference in class is so large that absolute numbers should be weighed in the debate as well because of the relative scarcity of these elite position. Looking at in that light really equalizes the schools on those terms. I.e. 30% getting fed. clerkships at Y=60 students 20% at H=110.
Basically, I dont really see myself choosing YLS over HLS even if I had the choice. Yeah I know the whole class size argument but I just dont put as much stock into it as everyone else.