Pozzo wrote:Alexandros wrote:chargers21 wrote:Tons of state school students at Duke's ASW, which was nice. There are lots of whispers on various threads about prestigious UG students getting the bigger scholarships when compared to state school number twins
So I've only done this with Hammies and a bit with Rubies but if you go through LSN for the past 4 years or so you can see there is an effect of UG preftige on $$$ - at least at the level of HYSP / 'top private' - not a huge one but it's there. (again, might be confounding factors like those applicants had better softs or LoRs or whatever). Also heard several claim really unprestigious UGs sank them.
I think I'm kind of in the middle there. Won't get any kind of UG prestige boost - can't really do anything about that - but hopefully won't be sunk because of my UG.
I think you're onto something with the confounding factors effect. The fact that you're HYPS alone might not get you the boost, but to the extent it provides you with more impressive opportunities and LoRs, it might do something. Still, between a 3.4 HYPS vs a 3.9 StateU, I think the StateU will carry the day 10 times out of 10. In terms of being "sunk" by UG, that takes a lot. I think if you're a Division I type state school, you have very little to worry about. If you're coming from some funky backwoods for profit online school, then yeah, I don't think even a 4.3 GPA will do much to save you.
Agree completely - but out of two applicants with identical numbers, it seems like HYPS will give better odds of a good result - Likely confounding factors at play, although I wouldn't be surprised if HYPS alone gives a slight boost.
Hard to know how much getting sunk by UG is a real thing since data is limited and adcomms don't tell you why they dinged you. But I agree that I don't think anyone at a normal state school would have to worry about that. knock on wood