Marionberry wrote:InvictusFortis wrote:CM612 wrote:Same for me. Right now it's the best school that I've been accepted to and I know I'll be really happy with my cycle even if I don't end up getting into any of the other t14.
I'm surprised most people are set on these rankings. Personally, I find the "t14" rankings arbitrary.
The USNWR rankings are a flawed metric in many respects, but the distinction between the Top 14 schools and the rest w/r/t placement ability and prestige is a significant one. Although, Vandy has in recent years had placement comparable with the lower T14, this is largely made possible by its small class size and it is still somewhat regional.
Looking at the data of where some of the t14 place, it doesn't really even seem like all of them are "national," at least not to the extent that they are different that UT, Vanderbilt or UCLA.