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Old 03-17-2007, 12:32 PM
 
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MD2005, the graduate programs at both universities should be able to provide you with the relevant statistics. Such as -- number of students admitted into your program each year, number who successfully complete the PhD program (including the dissertation), the length of time it takes them to finish, the placements of graduates each year, and the rank of the department within the discipline (the placements will tell you a lot about that). There are other websites and discussion boards that are probably better resources than this one for your questions. If you aren't familiar with them, the graduate students at either university can fill you in.

Again, the overall reputation of the university is NOT as important as the quality and rank of the department in which you will be studying.
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Old 04-07-2007, 12:37 PM
 
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How is the weather in Notre dame? does it have a lot of sunshine? I like sunshine and hate rainy days.
The summers (jun-early sept) are very pleasant and sunny- campus is beautiful. But it is in the snow belt with long cold overcast winters.
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Old 04-08-2007, 03:16 PM
 
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You could probably get more in-depth academic information on comparing graduate schools at a grad school forum. I can only echo what other people have been saying: look at the reputation of the department itself rather than the university as a whole. ND is considered more prestigious overall than UConn but individual departments differ in their level of prestige.

Probably more useful information you can get on this forum is comparing South Bend to Storrs. I can't vouch for Storrs, but I know that South Bend is a lovely place to live(I was considering ND for undergrad, but chose Northwestern instead), and plus Fighting Irish football is certainly a sight to behold haha.
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Old 09-14-2009, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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Have you been to Indiana University in Bloomington in the south part of the state? Its a much prettier campus and its graduate school resources make shambles out of Notre Dame. Notre Dame is an over -hyped school just like it is in sports. Any of the Big Ten schools will have great graduate programs. Berkeley and Harvard are the number one programs but its not easy to gain admission

Washington Monthly just came out with a great set of new rankings- based on all sorts of stuff. go to Education colleges on this forum
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