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The most prestigious schools to the sight of top professionals schools:

RMLRML Posts: 5,827Registered User Senior Member
edited July 2011 in Graduate School
Yale Law School:

Yale University (87)
Harvard University (76)
Stanford University (35)
Princeton University (27)
Columbia University (22)
Brown University (21)

Dartmouth College (15)
University of Pennsylvania (14)
Duke University (14)
University of California at Berkeley (12)
University of Chicago (12)

Cornell University (10)
University of California at Los Angeles (9)
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (9)
Northwestern University (8)
Washington University [Missouri] (8)
Swarthmore College (7)
New York University (7)
Georgetown University (7)
Wesleyan University (7)

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Replies to: The most prestigious schools to the sight of top professionals schools:

  • slipper1234slipper1234 Posts: 9,085Registered User Senior Member
    Can someone adjust this list for size of undergrad population? Clearly that effects things significantly.
  • arcadefire1027arcadefire1027 Posts: 1,827Registered User Senior Member
    Yeah, glad to see UCLA and Berkeley well represented but these should probably be weighted for size of student body.
  • PeaPea Posts: 2,385Registered User Senior Member
    You also have to factor in the student body. It is very difficult to get into Harvard as an undergraduate so the students matriculating from Harvard to Harvard Law are already the exceptional students. It doesn't say anything about the education they got at Harvard, just that they got into Harvard in the first place.
  • bluedogbluedog Posts: 1,218Registered User Senior Member
    Harvard Business School, Class of 2009 (courtesy of sakky):

    Harvard (64)
    Stanford (15)
    UPenn (12)
    MIT (12)
    Berkeley (7)
    Michigan -Ann Arbor (7)
    North Carolina (7)
    Dartmouth (6)
    Columbia (6)

    No Princeton or Brown seems surprising.
  • chocolatenutzchocolatenutz Posts: 121Registered User Junior Member
    yawn... RML yet again is insinuating Berkeley is better than some ivies. Does he know when to quit?
  • sentimentGX4sentimentGX4 Posts: 1,689Registered User Senior Member
    "The most prestigious schools to the sight of top professionals schools". The entire title of the thread is misleading and inaccurate.

    Simply because a university admits more students from a specific school does not necessarily mean they regard the university more prestigiously. Perhaps the university cranks out more qualified students? Or perhaps the university had stronger students to begin with? A university can easily think "So-and-so university receives a lot of top students every year but they come out half as educuated after", which could still be very good.

    Also, the only reason some of these schools are even on these lists is because they matriculate so many students. Then you have to consider how many students of a particular university applied to this or that university. Not everyone is enamored with Harvard as you may think. It's often a regional issue as well.
  • sentimentGX4sentimentGX4 Posts: 1,689Registered User Senior Member
    RML wrote:
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


    This list is wrong.

    Numbers do not match up with link. Very notable universities are missing. Other random unnotable universities are spliced in. Berkeley only has 10 and a bunch of obscure Chinese universities that RML would never dare assert as "prestigious" have a a bunch, such as Tsinghua University with 36.
  • sefagosefago Posts: 1,731Registered User Senior Member
    ^ I think the numbers match. You are looking at the PhD section, while RML was prolly counting only the MD (professional/medical section). Thats why Tsinghua has 30+. Technically though Tsinghua would count as prestigious in China at least.

    All in all I don't approve of threads like this, since there is no way of linking the cause and effect so no comment.

    And we all know why adjustments aren't being made for size
  • slipper1234slipper1234 Posts: 9,085Registered User Senior Member
    Definitely someone should make adjustments for size.
  • hd1990hd1990 Posts: 21Registered User New Member
    very misleading and underhanded way of promoting certain schools cough cough
  • GhosttGhostt Posts: 1,645Registered User Senior Member
    Is RML the CC version of a tireless Jehovah's Witness going from door to door to promote his faith to people who mostly regret opening the door as soon as they lay eyes on him? A Cantab converted to Berkeleyanity maybe?
  • hd1990hd1990 Posts: 21Registered User New Member
    rofl, well put my friend.
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