MarkRenton wrote: Muddy wrote: LSATfromNC wrote:
UFLS2013 wrote:UNC vs. Washington and Lee
Probably UNC. I think they are more or less peer schools. UNC has more name recognition, but only due to sports. Honestly which ever one is cheaper and/or in the area you would rather spend three years is the best bet.
I'd say W&L is more prestigious; maybe that's just the undergrad. I'm pretty sure W&L undergrad is much more difficult to get into. Not really sure about the LS.
UNC is known to be a leader in education as an entire institution. Quite frankly, a large percent of the population has never even heard of W&L. Thus, UNC has more laymen's prestige. In addition, UNC scores very highly in the USNWR's reputational score. Therefore, it's more prestigious in law circles as well. I'd be thrilled to end up at W&L, but I'm just sayin'...
I too would be thrilled to end up at either UNC or W&L. I just said that W&L “undergrad” is more prestigious – and I’m sticking with that. I also went to the US News Rankings.
UNC #28 under National Universities
W & L #14 under Liberal Arts Colleges
UNC – 34%
W&L – 16.8%
SAT – 25th & 75th Percentiles:
UNC - 1210-1390
W&L - 1320-1480
I was speaking about the UG. Right now, I believe both law schools are ranked the same, but several years ago, I know W&L was ranked higher. I’m really not sure if size makes one more prestigious than the other.