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Class of 2023 Results: Celebrate, Discuss, Support Here


Replies to: Class of 2023 Results: Celebrate, Discuss, Support Here

  • packacardspackacards Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    @emptynesteryet maybe your D will be a catalyst for that school becoming a rising star and moving up that Top LACs list! :)
  • MWolfMWolf Registered User Posts: 546 Member
    edited March 11
    @emptynesteryet You should check out the finances of her chosen school. Many smaller LACs without large endowments are in danger of closing down in the next decade or so.
  • emptynesteryetemptynesteryet Registered User Posts: 200 Junior Member
    @MWolf it is small like 110 million.
  • MAandMEmomMAandMEmom Registered User Posts: 1,480 Senior Member
    My personal endowment threshold is about $100 million as I think an institution could weather the coming storm at least a while with that much. I would also gauge the shape of the campus and easily seen deferred maintenance as that $100m could go quickly if the place is falling apart.
  • dfbdfbdfbdfb Registered User Posts: 3,770 Senior Member
    She wants to go to her less rigorous, small town LAC in the middle of nowhere hopefully..... this will be a wise choice looking back.
    Seriously, the US higher education marketplace is strong enough that it's only just barely overstating things to say that as long as you steer clear of the for-profits and the places holding onto their accreditation by the skin of their fingernails for financial or administrative reasons, then honestly, you're good.
  • HamSBDadHamSBDad Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
    @Scottish1 What sport will your son be playing at Hamilton?
  • Decal7Decal7 Registered User Posts: 19 Junior Member
    @atanvarne the next week will tell the tale. An expected rejection today, a surprise WL yesterday, a surprise coach communication a couple days ago indicating DD was topic of a call he made to admissions. We shall see. She has a couple decent, affordable acceptances out of the way, so it’s just seeing what else is out there. Best wishes, all!
  • HamSBDadHamSBDad Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
    @Decal7 Good luck with the rest of them!
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