dontstopbelivin wrote:Do we know anything about asking UCLA to match other school's $$? Is it a "wait until you have the best offer" thing, or will they look at multiple other scholarships? Plus how late is too late for them to have funds left?
Also, any thoughts on whether it's better to go with a slightly higher-ranked or slightly lower-ranked competitor school? I'm not in at any within the #14-16 range.
As per your last question: My impression is that the answer depends on where you want to work. UCLA is considered a "super-regional" with some national reach, so think about what that means. If you want the West Coast, it should be a top 10 consideration (at the very least). However, if you want to work on the East Coast, then perhaps going with the higher ranked T14s, or even a lower ranked T20 may be the better option. This advice goes for Texas and Vanderbilt - although Vanderbilt doesn't really have ONE absolute regional market it is geared towards.
WEST - (T14+UCLA+USC)
EAST - (T14+maybe Vandy+BU+GW)
MIDWEST - (T14+MINN+ND+WUSTL)
You get the point...