Does state residency matter most for State University's ?

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Does state residency matter most for State University's ?

Postby jdhopeful11 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:47 am

What's the deal with state residency? Do private schools give any boost to in-state candidates? Or is residency boost most common amongst public institutions (i.e. state universities)?

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Re: Does state residency matter most for State University's ?

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:57 am

Private: doesn't matter
Public: some schools are mandated by the state to have a certain percentage of in-state students (UT IIRC?). Other than that, tuition is cheaper for in-state students, at least during the first year. I am not sure if that'd give schools a financial incentive to take more out of state applicants or not.

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Re: Does state residency matter most for State University's ?

Postby jdhopeful11 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:59 am

Hattori Hanzo wrote:I am not sure if that'd give schools a financial incentive to take more out of state applicants or not.


I've always wondered the same thing - why don't schools take more out of state students and reap the profits.

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Re: Does state residency matter most for State University's ?

Postby romothesavior » Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:02 am

I think it really just depends on the school. Some are really big on in-state, others not at much. But it really makes no difference for private schools.

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Re: Does state residency matter most for State University's ?

Postby Wannabelawyer101 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:08 am

jdhopeful11 wrote:
Hattori Hanzo wrote:I am not sure if that'd give schools a financial incentive to take more out of state applicants or not.


I've always wondered the same thing - why don't schools take more out of state students and reap the profits.


Berkeley has been doing this for undergrad due to their funding issues.

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Re: Does state residency matter most for State University's ?

Postby kalvano » Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:39 am

A lot of state schools have a state-mandated minimum percentage of in-state students. It's usually fairly high, on the order of 60% - 70%.

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Re: Does state residency matter most for State University's ?

Postby 2014 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:42 am

jdhopeful11 wrote:
Hattori Hanzo wrote:I am not sure if that'd give schools a financial incentive to take more out of state applicants or not.


I've always wondered the same thing - why don't schools take more out of state students and reap the profits.

You can be sure that they accept up to the number of out of staters allowed.
State resident taxpayers aren't usually happy to have their income tax go to fund a school that is full of people from other states. Hence the legislature mandated in state quotas.

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Re: Does state residency matter most for State University's ?

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