Schools that Compete for the same kids

<p>What schools compete for the same kids?</p>

<p>In other words, what are the common [Insert School] vs [Insert School] threads?</p>

<p>Since kids would be considering both, it's presumable that these schools would have:
-similar size (it's unlikely a student will be deciding between a small private college and big ten university)
-similar statistics of admitted students
-similar quality
-close to eachother (people tend to stay closer to home)
-for public universities, tuition reciprocity, since this makes the two schools similar in cost</p>

<p>My guesses:


<p>Every single school has a list of competitors with which it has the most cross-applications and cross-admissions. </p>

<p>Because kids consider a variety of schools, there's actually no reason why both would be the same size. About half of Rhodes' top competitors are SEC schools because virtually all of our students applied to their state's flagship as a safety. That said, Rhodes doesn't appear as a blip on the radar for most of those flagships. </p>

<p>So your question really comes down to what schools each have one another on their top competitors lists. Those will be triples as often as they'll be pairs. Sewanee/Centre/Rhodes is an example. </p>

<p>All that said, what's the point?</p>

<p>Macalester/Grinnell/Carleton. Maybe St. Olaf too depending on the applicant.</p>

<p>When you look up a school in the Princeton Review/College Board database (both have this feature), you'll see a list of other schools that have also been viewed by people interested in the college in question. It's a very useful tool and you might want to check it out.</p>