punkyg0608 wrote:Wart wrote:Opie wrote:northside wrote:I just got a big offer from IU Bloomington. Does anybody think I could leverage that against UIUC?
Yes. I think IUB is probably one of the most peer schools to UIUC.
Doubtful. IUB may be similar in ranking, but UIUC does not consider it a peer school, mostly because IU does not have major Chicago inroads. If you had a scholly from ND or WUSTL, that would be a different story. That being said, IU has been throwing buckets of money at students for several years now (thanks to a huge donation from an alum) and UIUC knows that it can't match their offers.
I agree with most of this, but Illinois is also facing a bit of a crisis with the number-fudging scandal, correct? I would think maybe they would be a bit more willing to pay the big bucks this year?
Either way, I would definitely mention a big IU-B scholly! If you have others use them too, but it definitely can't hurt!
This is what I was thinking. I am assuming that UIUC will not quite get the numbers they want this year and will fall significantly (27th or below) in the rankings next year.