bobbyh1919 wrote:Not exactly sure how to phrase this question, but I'm just trying to get a sense of what each T-14 school is really known for (whether it be a pro or a con of attending the school). For example, it seems like Northwestern prides itself on professionalism based on their strong preference for work experience. Surely that influences the culture there. So basically,
What schools are the most laid back? The most intense? Which are known for being more social? Where is the standard of life highest/lowest ?(although obviously this will vary from person to person)
Getting more jobs focused, which have endured this economy better? Which ones are currently struggling more than usual? Which place surprisingly well/poorly in academia, clerkships, public interests, etc.?
Lots of questions, feel free to just answer any part. Thanks!
I can only talk about the school I go to...I'm sure posters at other schools will be able to talk about those.
Re: Laid back/intense. I'd say it varies by person, varies by section. Due to our size and the size of our sections, the sections are fairly insular (though not completely). I don't really know many people outside my section yet, but I'm also only one semester in. There were a few gunners, and also some notable slackers, but most people were somewhere in the middle. In a 80 person section, you're going to get diversity in terms of how laid back/intense/social people are.
Re: Social, I'm a small-gatherings type of person and had a lot of those to attend, but I can't speak as to the # of larger parties. That's not really indicative of HLS, just me.
Re: Economy/Jobs. This is well known in tiers. YHS--CCN--and so on and so forth. Re Clerkships: I think Chicago does pretty well and comparably to H at least.
I'd def. say HLs is probably top 3 for most of those. Public interest is difficult to gauge because less people tend to want to go into it. I know Berkely has a PI-focus and that NYU has some good scholarships for that.