In-state vs. out of state admissions standards

<p>I always hear that, especially for top state schools, that it is easier for in-state residents to get admitted. Yet I've never seen any standards ( SATs, GPA ) for in-state and out of state applicants. For example, if I look at the standards for university of Michigan I can find the numbers, but what numbers are they? For Michigan HS grads? For the rest of the country?Where does one find the whole story, especially the out of state numbers?</p>

<p>It depends on the school. SUNY wants OOS; they have barely any now.</p>

<p>BR, UM, by law, must have a certain percentage instate. I'm sorry, but I don't recall the percentage. That requirement does mean that OOS standards are a bit higher. Don't know about any other State U's, however.</p>

<p>NC state schools can have no more than 18% from OOS - that makes competition very rigorous for those spots. U.Va. can have up to a third so it's less restricted, but their entrance requirements are higher so those may be equals. There's no doubt though, that just about any state school needs to first serve the interests of the state's taxpayers, so they'll be more accessible to in-state applicants.</p>

<p>gadad - that would be nice if residents got priority; unfortunately SUNYs have so few out of staters (I think 5%) that they definitely give preference in admissions. It makes schools more prestigious if out of staters are flocking there; some other states favor OOS as well. Not UC's which are in their own world entirely.</p>

<p>I'm a UNCCH grad and so very familiar with their higher OOS standards and just took it for granted that all states were similar. When D started looking at OOS publics I always asked about their OOS standards and was surprised to find that most said "no difference" and that it is easier for OOS students at many (including our own state flagship) to get some token merit money to discount the OOS tuition for desirable students than it is for moderately good IS students who presumably need less incentives to attend. OP and others should ask the question of admissions officers at the specific OOS schools of interest to them.</p>

<p>There was an article in the paper over the weekend about UWashington, fairly high ranked and they limit OOS to 20% of the total. The point of the article was that the weak dollar is also impacting the OOS apps with huge increases in foreign students applying</p>

<p>Penn State doesn't have higher standards for out of state applicants. It's also one of the few schools in the East with rolling admissions. </p>

<p>For both of these reasons, lots of kids from nearby states apply there, and many of them end up with a Penn State acceptance by Christmas. This takes a lot of the pressure off of them. And quite a few of these kids end up actually going to Penn State. I wonder whether it's because they've been thinking about Penn State for months, ever since receiving that early rolling-admission acceptance, so even when their other decisions come in, going to Penn State seems to be the most natural thing to do.</p>

<p>At UNC Chapel Hill - "In recent years" : 21.8% of out of state applicants admitted; 50% of in-state admitted.</p>

<p>From the UNC Chapel Hill Website:</p>

<p>"Is it harder to be admitted as an out-of-state student?
As mandated by the University of North Carolina General Administration, 82 percent of each first-year class must be comprised of residents of North Carolina. For this reason, the number of available admission spots for out-of-state students is significantly smaller. Additionally, we receive more applications from students outside of the state. </p>

<p>In recent years, approximately 20,000 students have applied for freshmen admission at Carolina. Almost 11,000 of those students were considered out-of-state for admission purposes. Approximately 2,400 those students received admission offers. The remaining 9,000 applicants were North Carolina residents. Usually about 4,500 of those students are admitted. These admission offers are targeted at yielding a freshman class of 3,900. "</p>

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