ut austin vs vanderbilt?

<p>ok so i want to go to a good law school after my undergrad degree. i plan on majoring in political science. which would be better for me, vanderbilt, or ut austin? thanks</p>

<p>Are you asking for your undergrad, or their law school rankings? You haven't given us much to go off of to help you narrow it down - have you visited either campus? No matter how good a school is, if you don't feel comfortable on campus and in the surrounding area, you're going to be pretty miserable and that could affect your academic performance and thus your acceptance into law school.</p>

<p>i'm talking about undergrad, basically which one has a stronger political science major, and which one will help me get into a better law school? and yes, i have visited both campuses, and would feel at home at both campuses.</p>

<p>If cost = or not a factor, go to Vandy. The strength of the program won't make a difference for law school. It's all GPA and LSAT</p>

<p>I think you would get more support at Vanderbilt. I think it would be easier for you to find a mentor there who would help you figure out what classes to take, what to do outside of schoolwork, how to study for the LSAT, when to take it, where to apply, what to highlight in your application, etc.</p>

<p>Apply to both and see how the finances work out. Will they cost about the same? </p>

<p>If Vanderbilt costs a lot more, I'd weigh that in as an important factor. If you are looking at $8K per year tuition for UT and $38K per year for tuition at Vanderbilt, I would not hesitate to say "Go to UT." UT is great.</p>

<p>idk2016, I would look into the Plan II program in addition to poli sci. The program has MANY people going to Harvard Law and other prestigious law schools. Last year, I think it was 7 that went to Harvard. </p>

<p>However, I have heard it definitely it is about LSAT and GPA more than anything, but I feel that Plan II does give you an interesting way to think that could be attractive. ANYWAYS, don't get caught up with minute details like this. Pick the school that offers you the best support and makes you feel at home.</p>

<p>If you have a good GPA and LSAT you'll get in to a good Law school. Your undergrad school wont help as much as you'd like to think.(in other words you can go to ANY school and get into Harvard)</p>

<p><a href="http://www.hbs.edu/mba/profiles/undergrad.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.hbs.edu/mba/profiles/undergrad.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>UT sent kid/kids to harvard this year, along with 8 other schools in Texas.</p>

<p>If money is not an issue go to Vanderbilt...</p>

<p>BTW UT sent someone to Yale... (although the person they sent might have graduated a few years ago)</p>

<p>Pierre, you do realize you linked to HBS, not HLS, right? But, it is generally true that where you go to undergrad really doesn't matter to law schools. My uncle, who is a law professor, told me that your LSAT and GPA are the two very important factors.</p>

<p>LMAO my bad, heres one for the Class of 2012. (Harvard Law School)</p>

<p>10 other Texas schools sent a student/(students) to harvard law school ....</p>

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<p>idk2016: the main determining factors for law school are GPA and LSAT, which UG you went to does not matter. HOWEVER, with that said, it's easier to get into Texas Law (top 15 law school) as an in state applicant. Vandy is the only comparable law school in Tenn. But Vandy is private, so residency will not give you an advantage. </p>

<p>It would be a good idea to go to UT, since you'll likely get a higher GPA, and better shot at UT Law.</p>

<p>If you are currently a Texas resident and can get into a program like Plan II and also want to practice law in Texas after its all said and done, I would suggest going to Texas. Its cheaper (unless Vandy shells out for you). It also helps your chances a lot with UT Law. UT Law is slightly different in the selection criteria because they also include state residency as a BIG additional factor.</p>

<p>I only say all of this because it keeps the UT Law option open. If your plans are not to remain in Texas, then I would say that Vandy carries more prestige.</p>

<p>i think UT law reserves about 15-20% for OOS applicants...</p>

<p>Vanderbilt wont hinder your chances at a T14(which is everyones goal(the future law school kids anyway).... Get a high GPA(3.75+) and a high LSAT(170+) and you will get into UT Law as well as some T14s... </p>

<p>The AVG LSAT score to get into UT Law is 166, with 75% of admitted students getting a 168.</p>

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<p>Browse that site ^^^ , it gives you an idea of what you need, to get into UT along with every other school. </p>

<p>The goal is to get in a T14(top 14) Law school, so a good GPA and LSAT will overshadow everything else.</p>

<p>SMU and UH are perfect alternatives to UT law, if you cant get in.(and want to work in Texas) Both are in large legal markets... btw UH is one of only 8 public law schools to have 3 or more "top 10" nationally ranked specialty programs(i wouldnt be surprised if UT has a few TOP programs as well).. I would mention Baylor, but SMU and UH are more ideal because of their location.</p>

<p>Definitely look into those 2 schools if you are interested in working in Houston or Dallas. UT owns Texas so shoot for UT if you plan on working here. </p>

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