chief915 wrote:markymark wrote:im_blue wrote:
In the midwest, WUSTL is known as the poor man's Northwestern. They've only risen in the rankings recently by buying high SAT scores and glossy marketing materials. Their USNWR academic reputation score still lags far behind their overall rank - it's barely in the top 25, tied with Texas/Vandy, and below Wisconsin, UNC, UVa, Rice, and CMU. So it wouldn't surprise me at all if, on average, their students have high SAT scores but are less competent than their peers at Northwestern, Chicago, and Notre Dame. A top 12 undergrad, it ain't.
Their test scores aren't even that impressive for "top 12." Hell, ND is ranked 18th and boasts better admissions stats.
WUSTL middle 50%= 30-33
ND middle 50% = 32-34
ETA: I'd attend pretty much any other school in the top 25 before attending WUSTL. Also, WUSTL's yield protecting ways are notorious amongst high school counselors.
It really is a great place, but out of curiosity, where did you choose to attend instead?