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thescienceguy
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Quick Bidding Question

Postby thescienceguy » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:11 am

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thesealocust
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Re: Quick Bidding Question

Postby thesealocust » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:48 am

It's good to put effort into the process, but it is completely impervious to fine grain decisions like this. In a world where we had all information you could actually answer this question, but we're at least a few orders of magnitude away from that world. Good on you for realizing the impact class size can have as well as traditional selectivity, but as for which to actually rank higher or lower there are 8 billion other variables that mean there's no good answer, especially when class sizes are that close. When you start talking about a firm with 30 summers vs. one with 4 you start to be in the realm of making informed decisions, but this question is simply too fine.

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Re: Quick Bidding Question

Postby hds2388 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:53 am

thesealocust wrote:It's good to put effort into the process, but it is completely impervious to fine grain decisions like this. In a world where we had all information you could actually answer this question, but we're at least a few orders of magnitude away from that world. Good on you for realizing the impact class size can have as well as traditional selectivity, but as for which to actually rank higher or lower there are 8 billion other variables that mean there's no good answer, especially when class sizes are that close. When you start talking about a firm with 30 summers vs. one with 4 you start to be in the realm of making informed decisions, but this question is simply too fine.


A lawyerly answer indeed.

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Re: Quick Bidding Question

Postby thescienceguy » Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:02 am

hds2388 wrote:
thesealocust wrote:It's good to put effort into the process, but it is completely impervious to fine grain decisions like this. In a world where we had all information you could actually answer this question, but we're at least a few orders of magnitude away from that world. Good on you for realizing the impact class size can have as well as traditional selectivity, but as for which to actually rank higher or lower there are 8 billion other variables that mean there's no good answer, especially when class sizes are that close. When you start talking about a firm with 30 summers vs. one with 4 you start to be in the realm of making informed decisions, but this question is simply too fine.


A lawyerly answer indeed.



Indeed. Thanks for the response! I've actually only been making my bid list based solely on GPA selectivity & class size & location, because I don't really know what other factors to consider. That's why it's come down to minute details such as the one mentioned above.

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Re: Quick Bidding Question

Postby ClarDarr » Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:06 am

thescienceguy wrote:
hds2388 wrote:
thesealocust wrote:It's good to put effort into the process, but it is completely impervious to fine grain decisions like this. In a world where we had all information you could actually answer this question, but we're at least a few orders of magnitude away from that world. Good on you for realizing the impact class size can have as well as traditional selectivity, but as for which to actually rank higher or lower there are 8 billion other variables that mean there's no good answer, especially when class sizes are that close. When you start talking about a firm with 30 summers vs. one with 4 you start to be in the realm of making informed decisions, but this question is simply too fine.


A lawyerly answer indeed.



Indeed. Thanks for the response! I've actually only been making my bid list based solely on GPA selectivity & class size & location, because I don't really know what other factors to consider. That's why it's come down to minute details such as the one mentioned above.


Not that my bid list is in any better shape, but I wouldnt worry too much about it. Read a little about the firms and their business and make the distinction based on that. This is why you get more than one bid.




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