MidwestJosh wrote:BKCentral wrote:MidwestJosh wrote:I don't think BC, Indiana or WUSTL belong on that list. BC and Indiana are not peer schools. WUSTL is, but it doesn't get the number of apps Minnesota/BU do.
And yes - i know for a fact the Minnesota thing is important.
I was merely meaning similarly ranked schools. But every school has its own way of doing things. But thanks for the interesting idea about the personal statement. I hadn't thought of that.
Quite frankly, Indiana has no place in the ranking it has. It's only recently been ranked there, largely due to some interesting admissions and reporting practices. BC isn't similarly ranked consistently. It's been all over the place. Even GWU has been towards 30 in just the past few years. Minnesota is consistent in its rank.
How is that the case when for 2009-2011 (reverse chronological order below) BC & MN had the following rankings:
MN: 20; 22; 20
BC: 26; 28; 27
Based on the past 3 years anyways, there doesn't seem to be much difference at all in "consistency of rankings". I guess if you go farther back?