Law4889 wrote:First off- congrats on your acceptance! In regard to the ND vs. BU question, rankings aside I have always had the feeling that ND is somewhat superior academically. Obviously it depends upon what you're looking to do, what you're looking to study, but it seems as though ND has spent a lot of money on its facilities and professors. I think this shows when you see the high level judicial clerkships (federal and even SCOTUS) and job prospects. I also think that the ND reputation carries huge clout, particularly in the Chicago area. Also- while South Bend leaves a lot to be desired the cost of living is way lower and also you're not competing so closely for positions with other schools (as with BU and Harvard where Harvard students presumably have an edge over BU students). Don't mean to sound know-it-all ish, I'm actually committed at ND now and turned down a BU acceptance early on in the cycle. ( this could also taint my objectvity on the subject though haha). Hope this helps
Thanks so much for your input! I feel as though the ND name does carry more weight. I'm just worried when I look at the percentage of students going to top 250 firms because BU has a higher percentage. I'm also looking to end up in NY as opposed to Chicago so I feel as though BU may be the better choice in that respect.
I went to BU for undergrad and so ND's gorgeous campus would be a nice change, but I would gladly sacrifice that if it meant better job prospects in the future.