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you think this is accurate though? Do Fordham grads really placed that high or is it a skewed/biased report?
Well any school is going to spotlight the numbers in a way that makes them the most attractive, and without researching it myself I can't say whether that chart is true, but again, Fordham has a very good reputation in NYC firms, they know what they're getting with Fordham grads.
Yeah I know Fordham is a good school but I just don't understand why it's ranked 34 this year. Obviously a lot of factors come into play like you said earlier, but what I'm having a hard time with is this:
I'm from CA, but I LOVE NYC and want to live there for a while...so I'm looking at NYC schools. I have absolutely no idea what my mindset is going to be like 3.5-4 years from now...I don't know if I'm going to still love NYC and want to live there or if I'm going to want to move back home. So let's say I get into USC, which is T20, and have a choice between there and Fordham. I feel like USC is the better option overall and will definitely be the best choice if I want to live in LA or CA in general, but I have my heart set to go to NYC for a while and I might want to end up there. How do I justify picking #34 over #18 if I have no idea where I want to be in 4 years??
If you want NYC, Fordham is probably you best bet. Fordham was in the 20's before the PT numbers were included, much like GW. When GW cut their program in half, they jumped right back to the early twenties. I would be surprised if Fordham wasn't in the twenties again when the new rankings come out in April. I also don't think any of the hiring partners at the big firms see the drop from 28 to 34 (if they even see it at all) as a sign that the quality of Fordham grads is substantially decreasing. It's obviously a tough choice (i'm from NY so it was easy for me) but oh well. I can't speak for USC, but most of my classmates are very happy with the decsion they made.