Pre-Law Transfer: Cornell ILR vs UPenn?

<p>I have been accepted as a transfer student to both Cornell ILR and Penn. I want to go to law school in a few years and I know I will need a top GPA. </p>

<p>From which school will I have a better chance to obtain the top GPA needed for a top 14 law school?</p>

<p>Thanks for your help!</p>

<p>it depends on what subjects you are good at. my guess is that you were admitted to Penn's CAS? then, u would be taking liberal arts courses at Penn vs. ILR courses at cornell. my experience tells me that no matter what college u attend, majors such as sociology, asian studies, history, etc. tend to grant highest grades within college of arts and sciences meanwhile majors like math/ physics/ or even econ tend to be grade deflated. </p>

<p>so imo this question is about what you would major at Penn. Although I go to Cornell now, i don't know much about Cornell ILR in terms of difficulty of courses. But, if I were you, Id go to UPenn and major in something easy there (something humanity-related), take easy electives et al to make sure that I rack up As.</p>

<p>one regret i have in college is majoring in Econ and pursuing a minor in math. Econ/ math/ science courses tend to be on curves and grading is tougher than humanities majors. </p>

<p>My advice: go to Penn and major in something easy if you are dead-set on law school and highly keen about getting top grades.
but, if u like cornell better than penn, go to cornell. (the reason I cant make a strong case for cornell is bc i don't know much about ilr nor the difficulty of getting A's in that program.)</p>

<p>I faced the same decision last year when I was transferring. I chose Penn because I personally liked the school better (atmosphere, location, feel, etc.). They're very very different schools and you should really pick which one you want to attend based on which one you think would be a better fit for you. Getting A's at either school is definitely no cakewalk.</p>

<p>Thanks for your input!! I really appreciate it.</p>

<p>Ivy- my d is an ILR grad. What I will add and I am sure you are very aware- that ILR is a very specific course of study. Though you have alot of electives, you still have to take courses like collective bargaining- History of Labor Movement and a host of others. This curriculum worked well for my d as she now works for a labor union and will start law school in the fall.
If the curriculum is not your cup of tea, than I would suggest U Penn CAS as you might have more flexibility with your course of study.
My d adored her time in Cornell and is a happy and proud alum.
You have wonderful choices- best of luck in your decision.</p>