« on: October 10, 2005, 01:18:09 PM »
Thats pretty well right on Robespierre.
My reasoning for the lower top 14 is this: Imagine youre NU, GULC, or Duke. I dont have it specifically (and dont feel like looking it up) but lets say those three schools have medians of 3.7, 168. If they want to improve their median, they shouldnt offer a full ride to a 3.9, 178 applicant. Instead, they should take that $140,000 and distribute it out to 3 or 4 3.8, 170's. Anyone with a 3.8 170 would be happy to get a 30-40k scholarship at those schools. There is just no incentive anymore for these schools to fall over themselves for the best applicants. Instead, theyll all be fighting over the slightly above average applicants, who they can get for much cheaper and who improve their medians just as much as the top applicant.