The Relevance of Geography

<p>Is geography a deciding factor in college admissions (especially tough schools such as those in the Ivy League)? For example, I'm from South Carolina; would that possibly hurt me when applying to a southern school, say, Vanderbilt, but help me when applying to a northern school, say, Columbia University? Thanks!</p>

<p>It can be a tip factor, but SC isn't particularly difficult to get applicants from.</p>

<p>At Stanford's convocation a few years ago, the dean of admissions joked that they had students from every state of the union accept South Dakota...so if you were from South Dakota, get your application in! </p>

<p>I think, as Waverly said, it's a 'tip' factor but SC isn't going to be a state they don't hear from. On the other hand, I know several midwestern schools have mentioned that they don't get nearly as many applicants from the south as they'd like. I suspect the climate is too daunting for many.</p>