los blancos wrote: c3pO4 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Worked in a Southern Secondary Market last summer, here's my take (TX schools not included):
Egregious Vandy trolling.
Even more lulz at the idea that Wake is below UGA and equal to ... FSU
Allow me to clarify:
From my limited experience, UVA and Vandy are looked at higher than Duke kids in the South. (Again, based on anecdotal evidence) VULS is higher than Duke because more Vanderbilt kids choose to stay in the South; while Duke and Vandy have similar class sizes, about 10% more of Vandy's class stays in the South. In my opinion, Vandy has a stronger presence and thus enjoys a better reputation than Duke.
As far as the Wake comment, I don't think that Wake can compete with Emory, UNC, and Georgia in most markets. Wake has a great presence in Charlotte, but almost nothing in any of the other Southern markets. It doesn't mean that Wake isn't as good of a school as the others, but I don't think it has as strong of a reputation as Emory/UNC/UGA.
As far as the bottom group of schools (now amended to Bama/Wake/Florida/Tennessee/FSU), those schools all do decently well in their own regional markets. Obviously, Bama is going to do better than all the others in Birmingham; Wake in Charlotte; Tennessee in Nashville, etc. This is a complete educated guess, but I would probably say that these schools enjoy similar reputations in markets in their own states and surrounding states.