Harvard or Yale?


lucia

I was admitted to both but still haven't decided. What do you guys think?

I was admitted to both but still haven't decided. What do you guys think?
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maverick

I think many people would love to be in your shoes choosing between the two. I guess it all comes down to your field of interest. On paper, Yale is the more prestigious and selective, but there are of course other considerations. Were you not required to give Yale an answer yet? Or were you waitlisted until now?

I think many people would love to be in your shoes choosing between the two. I guess it all comes down to your field of interest. On paper, Yale is the more prestigious and selective, but there are of course other considerations. Were you not required to give Yale an answer yet? Or were you waitlisted until now?
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Bitsou

Hello,
If it helps you, just know that 10 years ago, 60% of people who were admitted to Yale and Harvard were choosing Yale. Now, the rate is 80-20%...According to some people, there is now a gap between both.

However, on the other hand, unless you want to become a Professor, you won't learn anything very useful in practice at Yale (friends of mine who went there admit it). So if you want to become a business lawyer or something like that, I would probably still choose Harvard, I guess it would be more useful for your future.

Just let me know in private if I can help (I was also admitted to both)

Hello,
If it helps you, just know that 10 years ago, 60% of people who were admitted to Yale and Harvard were choosing Yale. Now, the rate is 80-20%...According to some people, there is now a gap between both.

However, on the other hand, unless you want to become a Professor, you won't learn anything very useful in practice at Yale (friends of mine who went there admit it). So if you want to become a business lawyer or something like that, I would probably still choose Harvard, I guess it would be more useful for your future.

Just let me know in private if I can help (I was also admitted to both)
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Rarely has so much information been collected to so little effect. The problem of the above thread is not a lack of detail. It is that he has so little to say. Over and over again he made the same few familiar points: I have talked to all the alumni that i know, some of whom are very famous; I let you know this becasue I think their preference should influence yours.

In my opinion, these info has little relevance to the pending issue. A 9 month program in Harvard or Yale doesn't mean much difference in the gaining of institutional knowledge. It's more like choosing from two clothes of Hugo Boss or Versace than that from two hearts to be transplanted. My personal preference goes to Harvard, becasue of it's more facinating prestige in all academic sectors.

Rarely has so much information been collected to so little effect. The problem of the above thread is not a lack of detail. It is that he has so little to say. Over and over again he made the same few familiar points: I have talked to all the alumni that i know, some of whom are very famous; I let you know this becasue I think their preference should influence yours.

In my opinion, these info has little relevance to the pending issue. A 9 month program in Harvard or Yale doesn't mean much difference in the gaining of institutional knowledge. It's more like choosing from two clothes of Hugo Boss or Versace than that from two hearts to be transplanted. My personal preference goes to Harvard, becasue of it's more facinating prestige in all academic sectors.
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iwc

I beg to differ -- I think it's fair game to weigh the input of alumni from schools you're considering into your decision. If alumni themselves have serious criticisms about their own schools, you can believe that something may be wrong. I've talked to some Harvard LL.M.s who have absolutely loved their experience, while others left feeling unfulfilled. Haven't heard the same variance with Yale. To be fair, however, I'll state my own bias -- my preference has always been for Yale.

In the end, this is the kind of hard decision we should all have! You can't make a mistake either way.

I beg to differ -- I think it's fair game to weigh the input of alumni from schools you're considering into your decision. If alumni themselves have serious criticisms about their own schools, you can believe that something may be wrong. I've talked to some Harvard LL.M.s who have absolutely loved their experience, while others left feeling unfulfilled. Haven't heard the same variance with Yale. To be fair, however, I'll state my own bias -- my preference has always been for Yale.

In the end, this is the kind of hard decision we should all have! You can't make a mistake either way.
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Joseph1

I think Harvard has greater prestige, a superior faculty and a greater practical range of subjects. I also think it is a better intellectual environment from a cross-faculty perspective. Also, Boston is much nicer than New Haven.

I think the reason LLMs go to Yale over Harvard is because some of them find it easier to get funding there. If I got into both and had funding for both there would be no question in my mind. I would be going to Harvard.

I think Harvard has greater prestige, a superior faculty and a greater practical range of subjects. I also think it is a better intellectual environment from a cross-faculty perspective. Also, Boston is much nicer than New Haven.

I think the reason LLMs go to Yale over Harvard is because some of them find it easier to get funding there. If I got into both and had funding for both there would be no question in my mind. I would be going to Harvard.
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iwc

To make the discussion more interesting, check the following discussion out (most of it critical), in response to Dean Koh's claim (no doubt said with a wink) that Yale was the greatest law school of the 20th century:

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/2004/07/was_yale_law_sc.html

To make the discussion more interesting, check the following discussion out (most of it critical), in response to Dean Koh's claim (no doubt said with a wink) that Yale was the greatest law school of the 20th century:

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/2004/07/was_yale_law_sc.html
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kaylianna@...

I was accepted to both, and I am choosing Yale over Harvard. It defintely depends on personal preferences though. Harvard is most famous when it comes to the name and prestige, but Yale is known for being more fun. If you want a more impressive degree but a bad college experience, choose Harvard. If you want to give up the name for a fun time in college, choose Yale.

I was accepted to both, and I am choosing Yale over Harvard. It defintely depends on personal preferences though. Harvard is most famous when it comes to the name and prestige, but Yale is known for being more fun. If you want a more impressive degree but a bad college experience, choose Harvard. If you want to give up the name for a fun time in college, choose Yale.
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