I'm curious as to why the cut-off to NMSF is so different from state to state? Idaho and Montana are 209 but Mass and DC are 223? Are the schools in the lower-ranked states that much worse? Students that much dumber? Is it academic socialism? Or is it all just a ploy by the not-for-profit NM to supply colleges with students from the states that historically produce farmers instead of academics?
Seems like it is skewed unnecessarily, but maybe I'mmissing the intent of the whole process.