caputlupinum wrote:poe wrote:Aren't people without prior ties to a region (at least when it comes to small, insular markets) generally at a disadvantage?
I really don't think this is true for Texas, NC, Florida and Georgia if you go to school there. Maybe a little in LA and for sure in SC.
And those states have tier 1 schools to feed those markets. So just like in Cali, he'd be getting crushed by grads of better schools (UT, UNC, Emory, Vanderbilt - hell, even schools like Baylor or FSU would be out-competing whatever school he might be able to get into).
There are smaller markets without any high-ranked schools (someone mentioned Maine and West Virginia, I think), and those are the ones likely to be insular.
The point is, there's really no market that would make this a good idea, so let's not pretend otherwise.