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yeah, that's what i'm worried about. i can't commit absolutely to attending B until i hear from C. perhaps i could simply say that i would immediately mail my deposit which is true and would leave me some wiggle room.

on the other hand i could wait for C (before contacting B), but i feel like with each passing day the likelihood of them reconsidering decreases...


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ok, so here's my predicament: i was offered admission at state school A and private school B and i am waiting to hear from state school C. all are comparably ranked and in places i would want to live although i would marginally prefer the location of B over A. i am out of state at state school A but at the time of acceptance, it was possible to get in-state status after 1L year. easy decision. since then however, school A's state government has passed a law making it harder to get in-state tuition (yeah nice timing). this makes things a little more difficult, but school A's tuition (even out of state) was still significantly cheaper than private school B. so i mail my deposit, no big deal.

TODAY, i find out school A perhaps wants to increase tuition by $4,000 in order to fund expansion. this is an estimate of the "average" cost per student and my fear is that out of state students will be forced to shoulder much of the burden and it will be more than $4,000 for me. so now, all of a sudden, maybe not much difference in cost between the two schools, but school B's deposit deadline has already passed. i want to contact school B and see if i can still get a spot, but further complicating this, i'm still waiting to hear from state school C, which i would attend over either of the other two.

what should i do???

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UMich(18k/year) v UVa (24k/year)
« on: April 22, 2008, 11:18:50 AM »
wow, that has not been my experience at all. but then again i'm not gay and i'm not from san francisco.

you might try contacting these guys to get a feel for the social climate: http://www.gaycville.org/index.html

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UMich(18k/year) v UVa (24k/year)
« on: April 22, 2008, 10:42:41 AM »
Albemarle The county Charlottesville is in   Bush 21,180   Kerry 22,069   
Washtenaw The county Ann Arbor is in Bush 61,425   Kerry 109,872   

This is according to USA Today

fyi, although geographically in albemarle county, the election results of charlottesville, an independent city, are tabulated separately. you'll find the results skewed more towards bush as go further oustide the city as the outer portions of albemarle county are quite rural.

edit- link: http://www2.sbe.virginia.gov/web_docs/Election/Results/2004/Nov2004/540.htm

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UMich(18k/year) v UVa (24k/year)
« on: April 22, 2008, 10:38:42 AM »
whoops, my bad. charlottesville only went 72% for kerry (vs. ann arbor at 76%).

ultimately, you gotta go with your gut, and from the OP it sounds like that's pushing you towards umich. i've lived in cville for 25 years of my life and find it to be a vibrant, progressive small city that lives larger than its size. it was recently rated the #1 place to live in america. and if you need an escape, it's two hours from DC and 20 miles from the blue ridge mountains and shenandoah national park.

most importantly, it's not in the midwest ;-) seriously though, PM me if you have any questions about cville.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UMich(18k/year) v UVa (24k/year)
« on: April 22, 2008, 09:50:54 AM »
ok, let me put this a different way. I live charlottesville, and perceive it to a very tolerant and progressive community. it went ~90% for john kerry in 2004. as uva politics professor and political pundit larry sabato likes to say: politically speaking, charlottesville is like a little piece of Massachusetts stuck in the south.

This is wrong by a lot.

please, be specific.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UMich(18k/year) v UVa (24k/year)
« on: April 21, 2008, 09:06:51 AM »
ok, let me put this a different way. I live charlottesville, and perceive it to a very tolerant and progressive community. it went ~90% for john kerry in 2004. as uva politics professor and political pundit larry sabato likes to say: politically speaking, charlottesville is like a little piece of Massachusetts stuck in the south.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UMich(18k/year) v UVa (24k/year)
« on: April 18, 2008, 12:04:52 PM »
I wouldn't let fears of intolerance sway you. though it's geographical location is somewhat conspicuous and winters mild, you will find that uva has little in common with the south.

i live in charlottesville and went to uva undergrad.

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interesting. definitely something I would want to clarify before making a decision. wondering if 2.9 could be the median after the forced purge?

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i'm going to go with Wyoming for different reasons. out of 37 applications on lsn, they've only sent out eight (eight!) decisions.

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