What does a universities endowment say about the school?

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What does a universities endowment say about the school?

Postby mattviphky » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:56 am

I was pretty surprised to see that SLU's endowment was 800 million, on par with Tulane. But Loyola-Chicago and Depaul both have endowments of around 300 million. Just something I noticed. But i was curious if this means anything?

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Re: What does a universities endowment say about the school?

Postby D'Angelo » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:19 am

no

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Re: What does a universities endowment say about the school?

Postby NZA » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:19 am

[penis joke]

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Re: What does a universities endowment say about the school?

Postby mattviphky » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:42 pm

D'Angelo wrote:no


Yeah, i didn't know if more money meant anything, but I really have no idea how the whole endowment thing works. Just curious.

NZA wrote:[penis joke]


:lol:

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Re: What does a universities endowment say about the school?

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:18 am

It doesn't really mean anything. And even if it did, those are peanuts. T14 schools have endowments in the billions.

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Re: What does a universities endowment say about the school?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:25 am

NZA wrote:[penis joke]

Let's face it. Size matters.

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Re: What does a universities endowment say about the school?

Postby lawyerwannabe » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:50 am

T14 endowments (in order) as of 2010:

Harvard 27.6B
Yale 16.7B
Stanford 13.9B
Michigan 6.6B
Columbia 6.5B
Northwestern 5.9B
UPenn 5.7B
Chicago 5.6B
Berkeley 5.4B (state-wide; couldn't find it for specific school)
Duke 4.8B
UVA 4.5B
Cornell 4.3B
NYU 2.4B
Georgetown 1B

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Re: What does a universities endowment say about the school?

Postby iamrobk » Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:28 am

lawyerwannabe wrote:T14 endowments (in order) as of 2010:

Harvard 27.6B
Yale 16.7B
Stanford 13.9B
Michigan 6.6B
Columbia 6.5B
Northwestern 5.9B
UPenn 5.7B
Chicago 5.6B
Berkeley 5.4B (state-wide; couldn't find it for specific school)
Duke 4.8B
UVA 4.5B
Cornell 4.3B
NYU 2.4B
Georgetown 1B

GeorgeTTTown in last, of course.

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Re: What does a universities endowment say about the school?

Postby Mal Reynolds » Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:29 am

University's*

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Re: What does a universities endowment say about the school?

Postby kalvano » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:10 am

Mal Reynolds wrote:University's*


Thank you. I've been repressing the urge.

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Re: What does a universities endowment say about the school?

Postby tyro » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:28 am

mattviphky wrote:What does a university's endowment say about the school?

It's a record of how successful the school's graduates were in the past and how smart the people managing the endowment's growth are.

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Re: What does a universities endowment say about the school?

Postby flcath » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:29 am

D'Angelo wrote:no

(GULC student)

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Re: What does a universities endowment say about the school?

Postby mattviphky » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:53 am

I really didn't mean to start this whole "who has the biggest endowment" conversation. I guess I was wondering if it means anything for law students in particular. But that question has been answered, so thank you. Btw, WUSTL's endowment is nearly as big as Chicago's...that was surprising.

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Re: What does a universities endowment say about the school?

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:07 am

In theory, the higher the endowment, the more successful alumni are from the school. In reality, there are a lot of factors that influence how large the endowment is.

Such as:
1. How old the institution is, how much starting capital the institution had when it began, and what was the institution founded to do and how long did it take to transform from that into a university
2. What professional programs are offered by the institution, and how large are those programs (JD/MD).
3. What graduate programs are offered by the institution, and how large are those programs (PhDs/Masters/MBAs)
4. How strong is the alumni network in terms of helping graduates find jobs (this is where a lot of semi-strong schools fail to be strong schools - they do not develop alumni relationships that well)
5. Location of the institution, proximity to peers, and strength of the athletic teams (a lot of companies donate money to the endowment of institutions, and these three factors influence who they donate money to - assuming they are not predisposed to one institution over another)
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Re: What does a universities endowment say about the school?

Postby bmore » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:20 am

Mal Reynolds wrote:University's*


Just read the other thread with about the app typos. :lol:

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Re: What does a universities endowment say about the school?

Postby ahduth » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:41 pm

Aberzombie1892 wrote:In theory, the higher the endowment, the more successful alumni are from the school. In reality, there are a lot of factors that influence how large the endowment is.

Such as:
1. How old the institution is, how much starting capital the institution had when it began, and what was the institution founded to do and how long did it take to transform from that into a university
2. What professional programs are offered by the institution, and how large are those programs (JD/MD).
3. What graduate programs are offered by the institution, and how large are those programs (PhDs/Masters/MBAs)
4. How strong is the alumni network in terms of helping graduates find jobs (this is where a lot of semi-strong schools fail to be strong schools - they do not develop alumni relationships that well)
5. Location of the institution, proximity to peers, and strength of the athletic teams (a lot of companies donate money to the endowment of institutions, and these three factors influence who they donate money to - assuming they are not predisposed to one institution over another)


And how much of the endowment is being spent rather than invested (that other factor equaling in importance the amount of money coming in). >.>




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