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Peer Schools

Postby smiles123 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:31 am

Below the T14 are peer schools considered by geographic region or rank?

For example,

Would GW and Minnesota be considered peer schools(similar ranks)? Or is GW peer schools with GT and American?

Would WashU and Emory be peer schools(similar ranks)? Or is WashU peer schools with other midwest schools such as ND?

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Re: Peer Schools

Postby reasonable person » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:17 am

Geographic region.
e.g. BU is peers with BC, not with Iowa, Indiana, or Georgia.

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Re: Peer Schools

Postby Helioze » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:24 am

It probably depends on who's talking.

Admissions offices would probably consider themselves peers if they're fighting over the same students.

I would imagine that for lower ranked/regional schools, the region would be more of a deciding factor than for the more elite schoools.

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Re: Peer Schools

Postby RareExports » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:51 pm

I think it's a mix of geography and reputation (ranking). While BU and BC are peers, BU and Suffolk most certainly are not. Ostensibly, GW and Minnesota are peer schools if they are actually competing over you as an applicant. If you're from Minny, Minnesota might not consider GW a peer school, but if you're from Louisville, they might.

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