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University of Chicago's prestige

Postby vtoodler » Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:20 pm

How prestigious is the University of Chicago? Is it up there with Harvard and Yale? I know some may think this is a silly question, but when I was applying to college six years ago, I had never heard of Chicago.

Now I'm thinking of attending their law school. I'm not a prestige whore by any means, but I've always wondered how prestigious it is compared to Yale, Stanford and Harvard.
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Re: University of Chicago's prestige

Postby eldizknee » Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:21 pm

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Re: University of Chicago's prestige

Postby 09042014 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:22 pm

But it's still just a state school.

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Re: University of Chicago's prestige

Postby holybartender » Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:52 pm

Desert Fox wrote:But it's still just a state school.


Is that better or worse than being a directional school?

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Re: University of Chicago's prestige

Postby blue5385 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:54 pm

It's prestigious among academics and people who have actually heard of it. Not a lot of lay prestige, though.

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Re: University of Chicago's prestige

Postby 09042014 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:09 pm

holybartender wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:But it's still just a state school.


Is that better or worse than being a directional school?


Northwestern Illinois University is TTTT.

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Re: University of Chicago's prestige

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:15 pm

blue5385 wrote:It's prestigious among academics and people who have actually heard of it. Not a lot of lay prestige, though.



I heard a guy on the radio the other day claim that Obama used to teach law at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His air-mates all went "ohhhhh yea...UIC...good law school." I found this all quite humorous.

However, among academics it seems to hold a lot of weight as an institution.

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Re: University of Chicago's prestige

Postby doyleoil » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:24 pm

the phrase "lay prestige" hurts my brain - just one of the many bits of idiocy that are chipping away my faith in humanity

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Re: University of Chicago's prestige

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:25 pm

doyleoil wrote:the phrase "lay prestige" hurts my brain - just one of the many bits of idiocy that are chipping away my faith in humanity


Why?

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Re: University of Chicago's prestige

Postby tadams86 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:26 pm

I think their graduate programs>>>>>>>undergrad

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Re: University of Chicago's prestige

Postby 09042014 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:27 pm

Kobe_Teeth wrote:
doyleoil wrote:the phrase "lay prestige" hurts my brain - just one of the many bits of idiocy that are chipping away my faith in humanity


Why?


Desert Fox wrote:My degree will cost me a quarter million after interest. I'd like to get blown because of it at least once.

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Re: University of Chicago's prestige

Postby doyleoil » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:30 pm

Desert Fox wrote:My degree will cost me a quarter million after interest. I'd like to get blown because of it at least once.


good luck relying on a law degree from any school to get you blown by anyone with a shred of sex appeal

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Re: University of Chicago's prestige

Postby holybartender » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:31 pm

doyleoil wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:My degree will cost me a quarter million after interest. I'd like to get blown because of it at least once.


good luck relying on a law degree from any school to get you blown by anyone with a shred of sex appeal


I didn't see him qualify his statement, did you?

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Re: University of Chicago's prestige

Postby 09042014 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:31 pm

holybartender wrote:
doyleoil wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:My degree will cost me a quarter million after interest. I'd like to get blown because of it at least once.


good luck relying on a law degree from any school to get you blown by anyone with a shred of sex appeal


I didn't see him qualify his statement, did you?


It all feels the same in the dark.

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Re: University of Chicago's prestige

Postby doyleoil » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:32 pm

holybartender wrote:
doyleoil wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:My degree will cost me a quarter million after interest. I'd like to get blown because of it at least once.


good luck relying on a law degree from any school to get you blown by anyone with a shred of sex appeal


I didn't see him qualify his statement, did you?


this is a solid point

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Re: University of Chicago's prestige

Postby AngryAvocado » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:35 pm

It's lay prestige is all over the place (though I'd imagine it's better in the midwest than where I live now). I've had people ask if it was an online school, and I've had people say "Holy shit, that's a great school!" It's definitely nowhere near HYS to your average person, but lay prestige should be very low on your list of important factors anyhow.

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Re: University of Chicago's prestige

Postby Borhas » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:24 pm

vtoodler wrote:How prestigious is the University of Chicago? Is it up there with Harvard and Yale? I know some may think this is a silly question, but when I was applying to college six years, I had never heard of Chicago.

Now I'm thinking of attending their law school. I'm not a prestige whore by any means, but I've always wondered how prestigious it is compared to Yale, Stanford and Harvard.


University of Illinois at Chicago is a fairly well known school in Chicago, but I don't think anyone on the coast has really heard about UIC

maybe it's "TTT"

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Re: University of Chicago's prestige

Postby vtoodler » Sat May 01, 2010 8:16 am

The University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago are different schools. One is private, and the other is public.

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Re: University of Chicago's prestige

Postby Styrofoam » Sat May 01, 2010 8:36 am

This has to be a flame, right? Yes, I think it does.

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Re: University of Chicago's prestige

Postby Borhas » Sat May 01, 2010 3:10 pm

vtoodler wrote:The University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago are different schools. One is private, and the other is public.


huh I never head of U of C

thanks for the heads up

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Re: University of Chicago's prestige

Postby jsarna1 » Sun May 02, 2010 12:51 am

Desert Fox wrote:
holybartender wrote:
doyleoil wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:My degree will cost me a quarter million after interest. I'd like to get blown because of it at least once.


good luck relying on a law degree from any school to get you blown by anyone with a shred of sex appeal


I didn't see him qualify his statement, did you?


It all feels the same in the dark.


Often those most lacking in sex appeal are least lacking in oral talent... Why you ask? Necessity.

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Re: University of Chicago's prestige

Postby beef wellington » Sun May 02, 2010 1:23 am

OP is blatantly trolling for that xoxo screed on this subject to be reposted.




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