Reasons to go to an out of state college...

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By Spacecandle (Spacecandle) on Sunday, August 31, 2003 - 03:54 am: Edit

What is the best reward/benefit a person get's for attending an out of state college?

What's wrong with staying in state?

By Kewkiekid (Kewkiekid) on Sunday, August 31, 2003 - 04:45 am: Edit

you get away from your parents! :)

By Mike (Mike) on Sunday, August 31, 2003 - 12:06 pm: Edit

Learning about a new part of the country. Same wih going to an urban setting if you are rural or rural if you are urban. Great chance to expand your lifestyle.

By Girl (Girl) on Sunday, August 31, 2003 - 12:39 pm: Edit

My counselor really pushes going out of state/region so that you get to experience new things and new people. He believes (understandably) that staying in one place your whole life hinders your learning perspective and such.

Honestly, I live in the midwest and my dream school is located only one state (2 hours) away. Hey, there is always travel abroad and grad school!

By Becks777 (Becks777) on Sunday, August 31, 2003 - 12:44 pm: Edit

its only advantageous if u live in a state which doesnt have good public univs....for some one in cali it would be stupid to spend so much extra money to go out of state!

By Ksolo (Ksolo) on Sunday, August 31, 2003 - 02:02 pm: Edit

It really depends on the school, really. In a case where both institutions are equivalent, an out-of-state experience is good because you receive the experience of living in another state. Second, you're more likely to meet more people from different parts of the country.

For in-state, the benefit is that you're closer to home. If you want to see your parents or someone else in the state, you can do that more easily. Then, the cost of tuition is about 30-50% cheaper than out-of-state. Plus, you can take advantage of state grants, whereas, by going out of state, you cannot. And you can't participate with state grants from another state, since you aren't from there.

Really, you should always foremost choose the school because it offers you the best package, despite it being close to home or not. If an in-state school offers you admission, and its better than an out-of-state school you received entry from, then go in-state. If not, then go out of state. And if you do go out-of-state, make sure you visit the school.

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