ohpobrecito wrote:I realize this is going to get a lot of shit, but I think Michigan consciously doesn't raise scholarships to match lower-ranked schools because they don't want students who choose them simply because they are the highest bidder in their peer set or below. They place a lot of emphasis on taking students who actually want to be there, and I can say that, at least from my various law school visits, Michigan students fit a particular mold. Matching scholarships from higher-ranked schools makes sense if they're trying to get someone they like but who they know would otherwise never seriously consider them.
This has been my experience as well. Michigan matched (in effect) my Cornell offer and my numbers are just barely good enough to get in - similar numbers have been rejected.
When they say "they want to help you fund your education", they mean it