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SkullTatt

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University of Texas Admissions, and Interstate Commerce
« on: September 21, 2005, 12:58:55 PM »
UT is the worst, accepting only 20% non-Texas students.

Michigan has a quota that 25% of their students must be Michigan residents.

Virginia accepted 27% of resident applications and 19% of non-resident apps, resulting in 20% of offers of admission being made to residents.

http://www.law.virginia.edu/home2002/html/prospectives/faqs.htm

What's going on here? Doesn't this all bring to mind the Supreme court case which struck down states' rules discriminating against other states' wine? Sure, there's a difference between wine and students, but not much!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/16/AR2005051600441.html

sladkaya

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Re: University of Texas Admissions, and Interstate Commerce
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2005, 01:09:43 PM »
Actually, it's 35% out-of-state starting this year (see non-resident maximum )

http://www.utexas.edu/law/depts/admissions/application/quickfacts.html
Accepted: Michigan($$), Northwestern($$$), Vanderbilt($$$), UCLA($$), UT($$$), WUSTL($$$), UIUC($$$$), Notre Dame($$),

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SkullTatt

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Re: University of Texas Admissions, and Interstate Commerce
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2005, 01:42:34 PM »
Actually, it's 35% out-of-state starting this year (see non-resident maximum )

Not that I don't hope you are correct, but Brian Leiter's blog on 6/6/05 says "next year", so I am wondering if that means applicants for this cycle or next cycle. Also, I can't find any mention of this anywhere else on the Internet...

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/2005/06/texas_law_to_ne.html

***** UPDATE *******

Okay, I called the UT admissions office and they said the new percentage is already in effect, and the young lady I spoke to emphasized that they CAN matriculate up to 35%, not necessarily that they WILL.

vegemitemama

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Re: University of Texas Admissions, and Interstate Commerce
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2005, 01:50:14 PM »
Actually, it's 35% out-of-state starting this year (see non-resident maximum )

Not that I don't hope you are correct, but Brian Leiter's blog on 6/6/05 says "next year", so I am wondering if that means applicants for this cycle or next cycle. Also, I can't find any mention of this anywhere else on the Internet...

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/2005/06/texas_law_to_ne.html

***** UPDATE *******

Okay, I called the UT admissions office and they said the new percentage is already in effect, and the young lady I spoke to emphasized that they CAN matriculate up to 35%, not necessarily that they WILL.

Can = will. They'd be crazy to give up that out of state tuition.

SkullTatt

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Re: University of Texas Admissions, and Interstate Commerce
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2005, 01:54:15 PM »
You are probably right... there is not much downside to admitting more out-of-staters. More money, and they could bring up their numbers a little bit and probably improve their ranking.

vegemitemama

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Re: University of Texas Admissions, and Interstate Commerce
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2005, 02:00:28 PM »
You are probably right... there is not much downside to admitting more out-of-staters. More money, and they could bring up their numbers a little bit and probably improve their ranking.

Exactly what I'd been thinking.

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Re: University of Texas Admissions, and Interstate Commerce
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2005, 02:55:10 PM »
You are probably right... there is not much downside to admitting more out-of-staters. More money, and they could bring up their numbers a little bit and probably improve their ranking.

Not necessarily.  Many state legislatures tie funding to number of in state students.  Its probably not the same as the difference between in and out of state tuition, but its not a given either.

vegemitemama

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Re: University of Texas Admissions, and Interstate Commerce
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2005, 06:58:52 PM »
Yeah, but their ranking will go up. Right now it's probably safe to say that the 20% that come from out of state are by far the most qualified, given that it's more competetive. It's taking away that bottom extra 15% that they had to take from inside Texas and adding it to the (better-qualified?) applicant pool from out of state. It may bump them up a few notches...