txadv11 wrote:Sorry to break the sports talk... but this is my last day to freak out (Tulsa wants the 400 bucks today)
Tech hasn't come through (WL), so for now, last day to commit to Tulsa with a 50% scholy..., or send the money to STCL.
STCL= 50 *3yrs= $150,000
--PROs: Texas school, specialization in what I want to do. Houston Market, supposedly higher starting salary. Professors in areas I like.
--CONs: Huge class size making "top 10%" more difficult, extra 45-50K debt. Administration.
TUL.= 36 *3yrs= $108,000
--PROs: Very small 1L class size, greater chance to excel, saves 40-50K debt. Good Administrative staff
--CONs: Oklahoma. Lack of a specialization or program I like. Don't like the atmosphere. Tuition may rise 10-20% per yr.
Is it statistically sound to say that making a certain ranking is harder when there is a larger class size? Wouldn't the only thing that would change your placement in the rankings be that the overall class at one of the schools is better performing than the other? If you have an evenly spread group of 100 students compared to 500, with the same general abilities, doesn't the difference come out in the wash?
I may be wrong here, but just wanted to ask.