lifestooquick wrote:I really can't decide if I should ED or not. I'm not sure if it will help me out with the sub-25th GPA problem but I also don't want to be completely out of the running for $$. Thoughts? 164/3.28
Oh, and I really don't want to go anywhere else. tOSU is my absolute first choice.
Just get your app in ASAP. OSU isn't very splitter friendly, either reverse or regular. They seem to favor the 163-167 with 3.7ish GPAs for the big $$$, and obviously combinations higher based on LSN. Both medians went up this year though.
OSU needs to up its scholarship offers if it hopes to continue to attract candidates with better stats. The vast majority of 1L's are in-state students from OSU/Miami who chose OSU over going out of state because of the generous scholarship offer, which was $12k a year on $22,000 tuition. They raised it to like $24,414 this year. If it keeps rising and the $12k number stays static, they will lose a lot of high-scoring in-state kids who decide to take their talents to South Beach rather than remain in-state. I know for a fact that the #1 reason most in-state kids chose OSU was its scholarship offer. Paying $12k a year total in tuition is far more palatable than plunking down $40k+ to go to a school like Vandy or ND, especially with no guarantee of $$$ after graduation.