Prestige rankings?!





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Discus: What Are My Chances?: December 2002 Archive: Prestige rankings?!
By Papa Bear on Monday, December 02, 2002 - 07:07 pm: Edit

Please rank in order of what you consider to be the most "prestigious" schools

Northwestern
Cornell
Georgetown
Dartmouth
University of Cali - Berkeley

By ranks on Monday, December 02, 2002 - 07:10 pm: Edit

1) dart & corn
2) NW
3) GW
4) Berk
But if you want law
1)Corn & GW & dart
2) berk
nw, journalism, is beyond competitive,so it depends on what u want to study
business i'd say
1) Berk & corn
2)gt
3)nw
4) dart

By aaa on Monday, December 02, 2002 - 07:12 pm: Edit

dartmouth's school of business, tuck, is now seen as the top MBA program in the country - school may not have a storied history, but its the best place to be these days (but its a graduate program, you can't break down any of these schools because none of them, excluding cornell now, have undergrad business programs!!)

By Papa Bear on Monday, December 02, 2002 - 09:48 pm: Edit

What about for political science undergrad? They're all pretty equitable in that field, but I have a feeling that Georgetown would be great for poli sci. What do u think?

By chris on Monday, December 02, 2002 - 11:32 pm: Edit

papa bear,

for poli sci, from your list of schools, the rankings are:

1) cornell- instead of poli sci, they label it "government major." cornell is an ivy and beats out georgetown because cornell has a "cornell in washington" program where you can intern and take classes in the dc area. this is not some makeshift program either...where you exhange instructors and courses with dc colleges. all cornell in washington courses are cornell taught and counts towards your GPA. plus, upon successful completion, most obtain 1 or 2 kickass coveted recommendations for whatever job/grad school you want to apply for.

2)georgetown is a close second to cornell because of its location. academically speaking though, gtown isnt necessarily inferior, lets just say that it is much easier than cornell. perhaps cornell works its students unnecessarily hard, but common consensus is that you can get a good education at gtown without working as hard as ivy counterparts.

3)berkeley is great poli sci department and truly is an internationally recognized school.

4)dartmouth is an ivy but its poli sci department has recently lost faculty to some of the lacs.

5)northwestern is also a great school. it is often the dream school for many applicants but lets be clear, it is not a cornell/gtown.

By Papa Bear on Tuesday, December 03, 2002 - 12:50 am: Edit

Do you think that Poli Sci at Berkeley still gets written off as extreme liberalism? Does that stigma still stick with the school?


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