Scholarship vs Ranking

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JoyceL1986
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Scholarship vs Ranking

Postby JoyceL1986 » Thu May 06, 2010 3:23 pm

If the school's ranking was lets say, 5 spots apart, would you take the scholly money from the lower or go with the higher ranked on little to no scholly?

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GordonBombay
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Re: Scholarship vs Ranking

Postby GordonBombay » Thu May 06, 2010 3:24 pm

It would really depend on how vague the question is for me

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Re: Scholarship vs Ranking

Postby eldizknee » Thu May 06, 2010 3:25 pm

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Re: Scholarship vs Ranking

Postby Rowinguy2009 » Thu May 06, 2010 3:26 pm

Depends on the specifics....but 9 times out of ten I would go with the slightly lower ranked school with more money (in fact this is what I am doing next year). 5 spots in the rankings, unless your talking about schools in the top 10, is unlikely to make much of a difference at all. The further down the rankings you get the more this holds true.

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Re: Scholarship vs Ranking

Postby d34d9823 » Thu May 06, 2010 3:36 pm

GordonBombay wrote:It would really depend on how vague the question is for me

+1

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Re: Scholarship vs Ranking

Postby weee » Thu May 06, 2010 3:41 pm

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Re: Scholarship vs Ranking

Postby reverendt » Thu May 06, 2010 3:53 pm

In the t14 give some weight to the rankings. Even 5 slots can be a game changer.
Outside of the top schools, 5 spots means nothing. Not a thing. Maybe 20 or 30 spots matter, but what really matters is location and cost.

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Re: Scholarship vs Ranking

Postby 09042014 » Thu May 06, 2010 3:55 pm

Yea I'd pay sticker at Kansas over Penn State any day of the week.

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Re: Scholarship vs Ranking

Postby webbylu87 » Thu May 06, 2010 4:13 pm

reverendt wrote:Outside of the top schools, 5 spots means nothing. Not a thing. Maybe 20 or 30 spots matter, but what really matters is location and cost.


This. You have to strike a balance between cost and location. I was debating between two schools ranked 5 places apart. I ended up choosing the higher-ranked, slightly more expensive school. Not at all because of the rankings but because I felt it offered a more solid program, better job prospects, and it was closer to my desired markets. Outside of the T14, do not choose the higher-ranked school simply on that basis alone.




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