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The In-State difference

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The In-State difference
« on: July 09, 2004, 11:14:05 AM »
How much of a difference does being an in state residence make. Specifically at Michigan.
Would an in-state 3.6 (Mech. E.) with a 171 be pretty much a guranteed admit?  Or just have a good shot (50-60%)?

puss puss

Re: The In-State difference
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2004, 01:13:32 PM »
I don't know anything about Michigan, but I believe at UT Austin, only a certain percentage of out-of-staters are accepted.  But even if you are a resident, to be admitted, your scores have to be pretty good. 

dta

Re: The In-State difference
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2004, 01:32:52 PM »
By state law, 80% of the students UT accepts each year must be texas residents. YEEEEHAAAAAW! I'm almost done w/ "How to Get Into the Top Law Schools" by Montauk. In it, he specifically mentions Michigan as one state school that doesn't seem to favor in-state students much.

Re: The In-State difference
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2004, 01:44:24 PM »
What about Boalt?  do they favor in-state?

pidge

Re: The In-State difference
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2004, 04:36:45 PM »
I don't know if this makes a difference, but I applied to 14 schools. I was dinged at all schools out of state, from 1st tier to 4th tier. However, I was accepted at all 3 in-state (NYS) schools, both 2nd and 3rd tier. I think there definitly must be some preference.

dta

Re: The In-State difference
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2004, 05:09:40 PM »
I don't know if this makes a difference, but I applied to 14 schools. I was dinged at all schools out of state, from 1st tier to 4th tier. However, I was accepted at all 3 in-state (NYS) schools, both 2nd and 3rd tier. I think there definitly must be some preference.


what are your #'s?

Re: The In-State difference
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2004, 07:38:37 PM »
UVA tries to take around 50% in-state.  2003 numbers was only 44% though.

Jason