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ryanmagic
11-08-2010, 01:03 PM
Hey,

I am an international student and I have a preference of the east coast.

I am wondering would it be harder to get in a schools with the similar ranking in the east coast compared with say, U Michigan - Ann Arbor and Northwestern U?

The US NEWS rank Northwestern U as 8th, U Michigan - Ann Arbor 12th. In comparison, U Pennsylvania is 9th, Columbia U 10th, New York U (NYU) 12th, Cornell U 18th, and Duke U 19th.

Do you think Northwestern U and U Michigan - Ann Arbor would be easier than their ranking suggests and the second group would be harder? If so, how big the effect would be?

Thx!

nnweconphd
11-08-2010, 02:46 PM
You can refer to Untitled's aggregate result (http://tmanalysis.econwiki.com/) on TM. Though it's a relatively small sample size, it provides some basic idea of the competitiveness.
I dont think Northwestern or UMich is easier to get into than Duke and Cornell. They should be in the same level of UPenn, Columbia and NYU.

Charis
11-08-2010, 09:15 PM
Maybe this thread could help you

http://www.urch.com/forums/phd-economics/122410-there-location-effect-admission-selectiveness.html

ryanmagic
11-09-2010, 02:50 AM
Thanks you two, these links are awesome.