|By Ecnerwalc (Ecnerwalc) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 01:09 pm: Edit|
Some colleges say that where you are from is somewhat important (they consider it) because they want diveristy. So do they look up most candidate's location just to find out where they're from? how do they know that city A isn't just a lesser known suburb of LA? what's your guess?
|By Idler (Idler) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 02:22 pm: Edit|
Well, they don't need to look it up since it's right there on the application. It's not so much cities as states or regions. Most national universities assign an admissions officer to a particular region, or regions. Is it easier to get into an ivy school if you're from the Dakotas than it is if you're from New York? Yes. Do you still need to be qualified? yes.
|By Monoe (Monoe) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 03:22 pm: Edit|
The slightly lower standards are compensated for by the fact that schools take less of these students. It balances.
|By Voigtrob (Voigtrob) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 03:28 pm: Edit|
Monoe - It doesn't balance. The pools of applicants in, to use the prior example, the Dakotas who are "qualified" to attend Harvard or whatever are TINY. It is a huge benefit to be from, say, South Dakota.
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