Value of out of state applicants

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Value of out of state applicants

Postby lambert8 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:07 pm

How much value do schools place on out of state applicants or applicants coming from far away? For example, would a school on the West Coast be more likely to accept someone applying who is from the East Coast versus a kid with similar scores but in state? Thanks


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Re: Value of out of state applicants

Postby shock259 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:01 pm


Some state schools favor in-state residents. That's the only way geography plays into any of this.

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Re: Value of out of state applicants

Postby cutecarmel » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:06 pm

It probably won't help you much if at all.


I was actually just looking up info on one law school. Its a public state school and they specifically said they give preference to state residents, but still solicit people from out of state. I suppose that has a lot to do with state funding because it is a public school. So being out of state could slightly hurt you if you are applying to state schools.

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