Where should I live if I decide to go to Wayne ? how bad is living "in da hood?"
let me know if you go to wayne. I'm sending in my seat deposit to wayne this week.
Well .. for me .. I only applied to WSU because of a fee waiver. I'm in Houston. I didn't think much of WSU until I read some more info. I think they are undervalued. They have been tier 3 for a long time and have good reputation in the area from what I hear. I think eventually MSU will overtake them eventually, based on name recognition but it'll be a while .. depending on how the new dean handles the current undervalued ranking. I got pretty good offer from Washburn but I think WSU suits me more. I know that UDM is also highly respected but I don't think I can afford UDM if I had to pay full price. They also say their median income is 60th in the nation which is higher than MSU which is pretty good I think. I have not done research on UDM so I don't know if I would choose them. All I know of UDM is that they are tier 4 and that they are respected.
I think WSU will come back. My alma mater UH had a very similar experience. They were top tier 2 for a long time .. then dropped to almost tier 3 because of bad dean and bad administration. Now UH is back at top tier 2 again. UH and Wayne are similar in regards to class size, student population, existing alumni base, and regional reputation. In regards to last year's class size, that's probably coming from the erroneous reporting on dean Wu's clock from what I have learned so far. They are already back on Tier 3 this year so that's been quite a quick correction. I would have been worried if they had remained in tier 4. I am optimistic that the situation will improve similarly with respect to UH once WSU start to focus on their rankings. So I'm quite optimistic in Wayne's undervaluation at the moment and I believe WSU is a great deal for now and a great opportunity later even if the past administration sucked.