BigZuck wrote: BigZuck wrote:
eph wrote:No doubt some schools (looking at you, Michigan) have an inflated sense of self. But someday they will realize to drop the BS when all their good candidates choose NU or Duke or Cornell because those schools place better and are cheaper.
Silliest thing I've read this cycle.
Why is that silly?
Talk about silly: Michigan explicitly told someone that they would not match a Duke offer because most people would choose Michigan over Duke. I guess they think that people choose worse weather and worse placement over a school that is cheaper.
Michigan won't even consider going up from 54K for someone who has 90K at Cornell. Both are frozen tundras but Cornell is cheaper and has placed the same or better recently. Why would someone pay like 20K more to go to Michigan in that scenario?
That's the kind of stuff I'm talking about.[/quote]
Interesting and unfortunate I guess for the applicant. I had the reverse experience, no $ from Duke (still waiting to hear anything about aid from Cornell, so assume it is zero), but Michigan came through.