Today I’m passing along a fascinating list that comes from Harvard Law School. The list you see below includes the 261 colleges and universities where members of the Class of 2013 law school students come from.
Michelle Kretzschmur, the creator of Do-It-Yourself College Rankings sent me the link to the list because she knows how strongly I believe that students don’t have to attend schools favored by the college ratings gods to gain admission into excellent graduate and professional schools.
Michelle sent the link after reading this recent post of mine: 50 Schools That Produce the Most Science and Engineering PhDs
I checked out Harvard Law School’s site to see how many students seeking a J.D. degree gain admission to the institution each year and I calculated that it’s approximately 560. So obviously with this class size, graduates of elite undergraduate institutions are not represented in greater numbers than the students who hail from Central Connecticut State, Eastern Kentucky University and William Jewell College.
Undergrad Schools of Origin for Harvard Law School’s Class of 2013
As I’ve emphasized repeatedly on this college blog, where you attend college isn’t nearly as important as what you do when you get there. Just ask the folks at Harvard Law School.
Lynn O’Shaughnessy is the author of The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price.