What determines 'peer'-hood?

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What determines 'peer'-hood?

Postby Circlewave » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:24 pm

For 2 schools to be considered peers, is it based on US News Ranking? Or admitted stats. I've noticed some schools in similar regions have medians 1 lsat point or a hundredth of a GPA point away from each other, but are ranked 20 spots away. Could they really be considered peers?

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Re: What determines 'peer'-hood?

Postby 20130312 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:26 pm

USNWR ranking and market served by the school. For example, Temple, Villanova, and RU-C aren't too close rankings-wise, but they are considered peers since they all serve the Philly metro region and have generally similar employment outcomes.

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Re: What determines 'peer'-hood?

Postby TripTrip » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:39 pm

OP: what schools are you trying to negotiate? It's easier with specifics.

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Re: What determines 'peer'-hood?

Postby Circlewave » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:02 pm

Wake, W&L, and W&M

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Re: What determines 'peer'-hood?

Postby 20130312 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:03 pm

Circlewave wrote:Wake, W&L, and W&M

They're all peers.

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Re: What determines 'peer'-hood?

Postby SemperLegal » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:07 pm

Circlewave wrote:Wake, W&L, and W&M



Same employment rate (~54%)

Same general rank (all lower T40.)

Same markets.

Peers.

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Re: What determines 'peer'-hood?

Postby Circlewave » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:10 pm

SemperLegal wrote:
Circlewave wrote:Wake, W&L, and W&M



Same employment rate (~54%)

Same general rank (all lower T40.)

Same markets.

Peers.


even though Wake's ranked 40ish and W&L seems to float between 24 and 30? the general opinion seems to be that non-T14 T1s are mostly all equal, yes?

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Re: What determines 'peer'-hood?

Postby SemperLegal » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:15 pm

Circlewave wrote:
SemperLegal wrote:
Circlewave wrote:Wake, W&L, and W&M



Same employment rate (~54%)

Same general rank (all lower T40.)

Same markets.

Peers.


even though Wake's ranked 40ish and W&L seems to float between 24 and 30? the general opinion seems to be that non-T14 T1s are mostly all equal, yes?


Its never a good idea to speak to generally, but for the most part, the lower you get down in rankings, the longer the bands of peerhood. (e.g Y..HS..CCN...Rest of T14... T25....




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