As an OOS why would I pay the same for a public school that is beholden to a state's budget when I could be a full pay at a top private that has the best facility and wider course offerings? If we lived in CA, I may consider to send my kid to Berkeley because of discount, but it is not a value when you compare it to Cornell, NU or Duke.
Just wondering if these families know something that I’m not thinking of, such as graduating on time, smaller classes, better alumni network, more internships oppos, etc
At her private school, students don’t declare a major until the end of their sophomore year, so that was one less thing for her to have to worry about.
This might be shocking to many on CC who revere private colleges but UC's are very hard to get into--almost all of them except maybe Riverside and Merced. Many many high stats kids get denied, certainly by UCB and UCLA but also by Davis and Santa Barbara, San Diego even Sant Cruz this last cycle.
Approx. 40% of the matriculating Frosh to UCLA and Cal and other UCs are first gen.