legends159 wrote: crackberry wrote:
Unemployed wrote:I find your posts funny - you attended one of the best colleges in the world, and you have a spot in one of the best law schools in the country. Trolling isn't exactly the right word, but I often see you stepping into defend Stanford, which is so... gratuitous and unnecessary. Chill out dude!
This is a sticky situation for me because clearly Stanford is a great school and everyone recognizes it. That said, especially on the East Coast (where I am originally from), people don't think it's in the same league as HYP. I am offended by that and feel the need to defend my alma mater when I think it is slighted.
I do, however, understand that my saying, "Stanford doesn't get the respect it deserves" (paraphrased) can come across as being conceited and ridiculous. I know people recognize Stanford as one of the best universities in the country (and the world). I just think a lot of people, for whatever reason, don't think of it as a peer to HYP (hence the HYP designation), which I frankly do not understand.
Stanford UG may not be peer to HYP, but as a university it is.
First, I know you go to SLS.
Second, this is the kind of post that induces my posts.
Stanford University is rivaled only by Harvard and Berkeley in the United States. Period. Stanford University is better overall than Yale University and Princeton University. There is no question about that. Princeton shouldn't even be in the discussion. Sure, it has some great PhD programs, but it doesn't have law, business or medical schools. That alone eliminates it from contention. Yale Law School is the best in the country, but Stanford has a way better business and slightly better medical school than Yale. Also, Stanford's PhD programs are - by and large - better than Yale's. Again, not really a comparison. Only Harvard and Berkeley can compete. Seriously.
And for UG, you are wrong. The reality is there is no real way to prove this point, but you're just wrong. Look at SAT (or ACT) scores, acceptance rate, whatever. Stanford is absolutely a peer to HYP for undergrad. Saying otherwise is ridiculous.
And if you said that merely to goad me, congratulations.