If Harvard increased its space for more undergrads, would it decrease in rank?

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<p>No, lol... pretty much everyone who applies there is amazing. It's not like they'd have to cut back on quality to increase quantity.</p>

<p>Given the psychology of these things, the knowledge that the number of admits would rise a bit might possibly trigger a surge in applications.</p>

<p>Similarly, as it happens, Harvard has mixed feelings about having the lowest admit rate, since it fears a circumstance where talented people refrain from applying because they fear rejection.</p>

<p>how is this to your disadvantage.</p>

<p>Well, I'll put it to you this way. Which business school has the largest number of full-time students? Some huge public state school? Nope, it's Harvard Business School, with a whopping 1800 full-time MBA students which is significantly more than do Wharton and Kellogg and is several times that of Stanford and MITSloan. Similarly, the law school with the largest full-time law student population is Harvard Law. Hence, the gigantism doesn't seem to hurt HBS or HLS.</p>

<p>Oh but it does...</p>

<p>Yale Law has a higher ranking than Harvard Law because of its lower acceptance rate (6% vs. 11%) and its lower student-teacher ratio. These are directly affected by the number of students that Harvard admits.</p>

<p>In my experience, the law school cares about its rank. They view a number two or three ranking as a kick in the pants to improve the school. The college administration, for good or for ill, doesn't care that way. They pretty much take being number one for granted whether magazines say so or not.</p>

<p>FdGd, Harvard is still a close second ot Yale in the law school rankings. It isn't hurt very much.</p>

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Yale Law has a higher ranking than Harvard Law because of its lower acceptance rate (6% vs. 11%) and its lower student-teacher ratio. These are directly affected by the number of students that Harvard admits.

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<p>So explain to me why other very small law schools like Stanford Law are ranked below HLS?</p>