cmilleruni wrote:DportIA wrote:chrisbru wrote:cmilleruni wrote:I ended up getting 10k/yr
168 splitter in-state
There is a reason why the highest achieving Iowans are leaving the state.
Call and negotiate. What's your GPA?
Edit: Also, what scholarship offers do you have from peer schools?
Your tuition would be $11,000 and change per year. If you're too severe a splitter, that's a pretty good deal. If you can show them scholarships from UW-Madison, UMN, Notre Dame, WUSTL or UIUC (aka the competition), that will help your case.
I have $$ at UMn and WashU so that shouldn't be a problem. What is a problem would be me paying 11k/yr + living expenses for a degree from Iowa. Their apps were down 46% last year and their ranking drops each year. It's sad to see my home state in such a mess like this but I have about 11,000 reasons to leave Iowa.
50% scholarship at Minn and WashU is still between $23,500-$23,800 per year, or double + the Iowa cost. WUSTL may be worth that: http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=washu (23% large firm score, aka 6-figure job), and Minnesota is definitely not worth that: http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=minnesota (13% large firm score due to saturated market). I don't know that Iowa would budge from the $11,000 tuition figure--most people would probably take the $36,000 less in loans (before interest) over those two schools.