rayiner wrote: Desert Fox wrote:
reasonabledoubt wrote:Is attending a top 6 to top 14 school similar to a morrissey concert? In other words, full of depressed, morose, unstable, sullenly people wearing black who don't shower often? Does everyone walk around with a subtle, yet undeniable, heir of resentment that they didn't make it into Yale, Harvard, Stanford, etc?
It's a serious question - and I'm giving credit to all T14's in the sense that they surely must have worked reasonably hard to get there. (ug gpa, lsat, w/e, etc) But, is there an lingering sense of "fail" for not making it all the way to the top 5? Do most offset this sense of fail by being an insatiable, friendless gunner for three years in t6 tyo t14's?
I may barely make it into Georgetown, so this thread isn't specifically targeted for me, but I am still curious in case I plan to transfer up after 1L. Anyways, what do you all reckon the predominant dynamics are in the lower end of the T14 world?
The difference between CCN and MVPBDNC is smaller than the difference between YHS and CCN. YHS is like gold, CCN silver, and MVPDNC is like bronze. Silver knows they just barely missed gold, but bronze is just happy they got a medal.
/out of my ass
I agree with this. The people with the biggest chips on their shoulder are probably folks at CLS, because they just barely missed HLS (likely by 0.1 GPA points or so). And the "girl at a bar" prestige gap between HLS and Columbia is enormous. Meanwhile, I can't imagine there are too many people at Duke upset over barely missing Virginia...
I agree with the CLS situation for sure. For Chicago and NYU though, people can "sneak" in with a GPA around 3.4-3.5 with a good LSAT score (*cough* me hopefully *cough*). For those people, I imagine they are extremely grateful (*cough* I know I would, please accept me both *cough*) and cannot be too upset about missing HLS by around .2-.4 GPA points.
Another thought that comes out of this discussion: I bet there are a lot of people who are estatic to be at Berkeley (unless they are pissed about not getting a few points higher on the LSAT to have a shot at Stanford).