think we've reached a tipping point where a critical mass of full pay families are questioning the incremental value that expensive OOS public and private universities provide compared to the in-state public options.
Your information is incorrect, or at least incomplete, in that the same quality of performer who has been admitted to the top UC's over the last 15 years, including just one full year ago, is now not being admitted. I have been in the business for this many years and can verify that. Never have such high-performing students of mine been locked out of Berkeley, ever. This year marks a first occasion for that. Not one of them was admitted to Berkeley, and only 1 was admitted to UCLA.