Litts787 wrote:Anyone know if they are willing to negotiate scholarships? I really want to go to GW but 60K and a significantly lower COL at WUSTL is going to be pretty hard to turn down.
Try to negotiate regardless of whether they usually do so. =] I'd tell them exactly what you wrote in your post - it's a nice, straightforward way to express it. If they say no, at least you tried. I'd be proactive about it and approach them as soon as possible.
hoos89 wrote:acceptance rate is actually .025 of the usnwr rankings
That's an overly broad view. If a school in GW's position can prop up a statistic using YP with seemingly zero loss to themselves, it's a sound strategy in many ways. (I'd say there are losses, but they aren't as easily quantifiable.) Whether it's worth x% in some compiled formula or something less than x isn't their main concern. By waitlisting, they keep someone on the back burner in case they are still interested come late March, which is specifically when they said they'd check back in and request a status update.