What is a "peer" school?

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username101
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What is a "peer" school?

Postby username101 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:54 am

How far apart in the rankings would schools be considered peer schools? Trying to negotiate scholarships and was confused by the definition of peer school. I tried the search tool, but couldn't find much info on this.

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gaud
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Re: What is a "peer" school?

Postby gaud » Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:58 am

They can be similarly ranked schools or schools within the same market. Ultimately, if you're trying to negotiate I'd use whatever leverage you've got. Worst-case scenario they just say no.

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JamMasterJ
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Re: What is a "peer" school?

Postby JamMasterJ » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:02 am

HYS
CCN
MVPBDNCG
15-20
T1
T2
T3-4

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Re: What is a "peer" school?

Postby wert3813 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:11 am

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Re: What is a "peer" school?

Postby manofjustice » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:32 am

JamMasterJ wrote:HYS
CCN
MVPBDNCG
15-20
T1
T2
T3-4


TIC.

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Re: What is a "peer" school?

Postby TripTrip » Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:17 am

JamMasterJ wrote:HYS
CCN
MVPBDNCG
15-20
T1
T2
T3-4

This illustrates peer schools, but that doesn't mean you can't negotiate across peers. I'd still tell Cornell about my full rides to Vandy and UCLA, for example.

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Re: What is a "peer" school?

Postby username101 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:29 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:HYS
CCN
MVPBDNCG
15-20
T1
T2
T3-4


So for T1, W&L would be considered peer to, let's say, Hastings?

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Re: What is a "peer" school?

Postby Nova » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:43 pm

username101 wrote:So for T1, W&L would be considered peer to, let's say, Hastings?

More or less, yes. Theres grey though.
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Re: What is a "peer" school?

Postby stillwater » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:49 pm

additional caveat that peer schools in the same market as the school you are negotiating with are going to pull more weight.

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Re: What is a "peer" school?

Postby JamMasterJ » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:01 pm

stillwater wrote:additional caveat that peer schools in the same market as the school you are negotiating with are going to pull more weight.

except NYU/CLS don't negotiate with offers from one another from what I hear.




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