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Why do public colleges admit more from in state?

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Replies to: Why do public colleges admit more from in state?

  • LBad96LBad96 3442 replies57 threads Senior Member
    @lostaccount NJ is an even better example. At least NY kids have fantastic private schools as viable options. We only have Princeton, TCNJ, and Stevens.
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  • lostaccountlostaccount 5331 replies90 threads Senior Member
    edited September 2015
    In terms of the California schools, well they are second to none in terms of state schools. By any measure, as a system it just has no rival. They are not hurting for applicants. They don't need to worry about attracting OOS. And it is not just that the Ca population is large so they get applicants. No, they are outstanding. So they attract many OOS students due to being such great schools. Consider how many top most "best" university lists. What a string of great schools UC-Berkeley, LA, San Diego, Davis, Santa Barbara, Irvine! Wow.

    LBad96, Does it really matter if the private schools are in NY or NJ-since OOS tuition at private schools is not higher than in state and NJ and NY are close.
    edited September 2015
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  • GMTplus7GMTplus7 14268 replies297 threads Senior Member
    @LBad96
    At least NY kids have fantastic private schools as viable options. We only have Princeton, TCNJ, and Stevens.

    Is there something physically barring you from driving a few minutes over the NJ state line to consider private universities in adjacent neighboring states?

    It's not like NJ is the size of Wyoming. ...

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  • LBad96LBad96 3442 replies57 threads Senior Member
    @lostaccount it matters because those schools are good. NJ sucks.

    @GMTplus7 considering the fact that I currently go to school in North Carolina, I am currently unable to go to any state that neighbors NJ. My second choice school was in Connecticut, my fourth was on LI, and my safety was in my home state.
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  • albert69albert69 3191 replies56 threads Senior Member
    This is like asking why food banks give away food, when they could make more money by selling the food.

    That's the whole point of them.

    Very true analogy, though even in-state tuition rates aren't exactly in the "giveaway" category.
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  • GMTplus7GMTplus7 14268 replies297 threads Senior Member
    @GMTplus7 considering the fact that I currently go to school in North Carolina, I am currently unable to go to any state that neighbors NJ. My second choice school was in Connecticut, my fourth was on LI, and my safety was in my home state

    We're int'l, so as far as I'm concerned NJ and NC are a stone's throw apart.

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