I'm curious as to why so many cc posters come to MSU with the intention to transfer? A poster on another thread recently asked about his/her chances to transfer from MSU's hotel program to Cornell's when both are equal and the top such programs. Many cc'ers, in their minds, 'settle' for MSU while plotting to transfer elsewhere. It seems like a waste of time and money. And trust me, from what many friends and others Im aware of tell me, transferring colleges is traumatic; you really dont feel attached to either place. Is MSU so God awful a place smart people feel they cant stay, or is it peer pressure? pressure pushing kids to transfer to a USN&WR Top 25 school. I happen to know of a much greater number of bright kids who love MSU (and end up being top donor-alumni to the school later in life its $1.5B endowment is some testament to that)..
I'm not attacking, just curious. Let us know whats on your minds.