BigZuck wrote:So fallingup hates Vandy and gravitygravity loves it? I find that amusing.
What was everyone's impression? Did the students come across as dumb or something? I couldn't tell what you guys were trying to get across by quoting them.
For people who didn't like it, why? If you liked it, why? Just curious because unfortunately I can't make it to either ASW this year. Seems like a beloved, fun school but I'm worried that it would just be an extension of undergrad. In a bad way (or good depending on your perspective).
First of all the dude mentioned G'town and frustration in passing. Do dig up his own posts and bring them up when he was asking about Vanderbilt is lame. (I know it wasn't you Zuck)
Full Disclosure: I grew up nearby, nearly went there for undergrad. I have lived out of the south for a bit, but I'm sure my opinion is based on more than just weekend.
Southern, conservative (this is the only thing I felt like they tried to hide the ball on), not a regional law school (they made sure to convince us of this and I bought it), a place where people are generally pretty happy. I think money being equal I would choose Vandy of any school below and perhaps including Duke (haven't visited so I don't know.)
That said they kept talking about how Vandy "punches above it's weight", in fact a few different people used that phrase. My fear is while Vandy may punch of its weight in quite a few areas, but when the school is bragging about being equal with certain schools in certain areas maybe that means you should just go to that other school instead.
I also felt like there was a possibility of graduating without a job. The numbers they gave were great, the financial aid office seemed great, and the student panel was generally positive about jobs, but I read between the lines of all three and felt like there were definitely people who were having poor outcomes.
No one seemed dumb. I was more just quoting because I thought they were funny.