icanbeohyes wrote: Big Dog wrote:
Why pay so much more for a 10% better chance at employment?
Not-so-small nit, but it's more than a 60% "better chance of employment". (A ten point increase is a huge % when one is talking such low numbers.)
WashU = 13.33%
BC = 21.75%
The math: (21.75/13.33-1) = 63%
I think I'm lost here.
I'm pretty sure on LST that BC's large firm score is 26% and WUSTL's is 17.7. Using that same math (26/17.7-1)= ~47% better opportunity.
Also, I agree that for big law or bust, both are bad options however because of BC/BU's higher COL and assuming less scholly $$, Boston may be even a worst option cause it would work out to be more expensive.
Another thing here is that BC places 10.5% of its students in school-funded positions which puts its actually job placement a little closer to WUSTL's at 57.9%. From what I've seen/heard school-funded positions are not particularly lucrative. So, this is something you may want to consider.
For all intensive purposes, they do seem like basically peers in terms of placement and opportunities. Just a matter of deciding where you want to live and how much debt you'd like to take on.
All 30 of BC's fellowship positions were classified as short-term (part-time/full-time) whereas the two fellowships positions from WUSTL were both classified as long-term full-time.
Final note: BC's classes are currently larger than WUSTL's. Minus the massive 3L class at WUSTLFor incoming 1L's (aka not including transfers)
BC '13: 261
BC '14: 268
BC '15: around 250*
WUSTL '13: 276
WUSTL '14: 243
WUSTL '15: 201
*BC didn't release its profile for '15. But I found their "Welcome 1L's" press release that stated that there were 4,800 applicants which translated into "approximately 19 applicants per seat." Quick math implies their current class is around 250.
Side note: What is the Harlem Shake and why is it all over my newsfeed?