ben4847 wrote:Nate895 wrote:On LSN (I spent some time on there trying to figure this out for myself), it seems that in-state splitters and reverse-splitters have a small advantage. The medians are pretty similar, according to UVA's website, but I'm willing to bet the mean is lower.
Usually about 10% of the applicants are VA residents (around 7,000 applications), 40% have to be VA residents, so, if you do the math, UVA has about twice the acceptance rate amongst in state residents. I mean, there is just no way for them to find 140 or so Virginia residents without being more willing to make a reach for a splitter or reverse splitter when they only have around 700 in state apps to begin with.
You need to also consider that VA residents are more likely accept VA than out of state applicants.
You have to figure that any VA resident who is accepted to MVPB is going to choose virginia, and many who are accepted to CCN will as well.
I disagree slightly with you. In-states pay $15k less over 3 years at UVA. That's probably not enough money to be a game changer. Those with geographic ties might prefer V over tier schools. But I find it hard to believe that the majority of VA resident applicants have such strong locational preferences. I, for one, would take CCN in a heartbeat, and would also consider MPB (especially P).
That said, you brought up a good point that 40 60 needs to be taken with a grain of salt.