vzapana wrote:Cicero76 wrote:I went to the University of Florida, a large public institution by any measure. I only applied to Yale and UF for undergrad--I was 18, not that interested in the application process, and generally apathetic. UF was fantastically cheap, and here I am four years later and it doesn't seem to have hurt me. We have five students from here who have gotten into HLS so far--we all went out for coffee yesterday, in fact.
on that note, i was deciding between HYP and a few state schools. HYP each gave me significant financial aid packages, so it was cheaper to go to any of those Ivies than it was to go to a state school. people generally write off private schools because of the expense, but i found financial aid programs at the top to be truly excellent.
Aren't the top schools giving people below a certain threshold full rides now or something? I know Harvard has something like this.