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Old 05-19-2015, 06:52 PM
 
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I thought this was quite interesting. This kid from Tennessee (Memphis area) ends up rejecting all the Ivies because of financial concerns.

This story is a lot like my son's own situation back in 2007 when he was accepted into Cornell, but the out of pocket costs meant that I wouldn't have had enough leftover for his grad school...not to mention his car and stipend. I would've had to use all of the money on partial tuition, board and meals. So he chose another school instead offering the same program.

Anyway, this kid chose Alabama, and if you read the link, his reasons are pretty solid.

http://m.nydailynews.com/news/nation...icle-1.2226678
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Old 05-19-2015, 06:58 PM
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I thought this was quite interesting. This kid from Tennessee (Memphis area) ends up rejecting all the Ivies because of financial concerns.

This story is a lot like my son's own situation back in 2007 when he was accepted into Cornell, but the out of pocket costs meant that I wouldn't have had enough leftover for his grad school...not to mention his car and stipend. I would've had to use all of the money on partial tuition, board and meals. So he chose another school instead offering the same program.

Anyway, this kid chose Alabama, and if you read the link, his reasons are pretty solid.

http://m.nydailynews.com/news/nation...icle-1.2226678
Good choice. I was accepted to two Ivy League undergrad schools (I went to a state school instead). I was accepted to three Ivy League medical schools (I went to a state school instead).

The Ivy League schools are not worth the money unless someone goes into business. Individual effort and self determination is more important than a degree from an institution.
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Smart and very mature young man! A well thought out decision that makes fiscal sense.
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I was accepted at Podunk U but found it too expensive.
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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I thought this was quite interesting. This kid from Tennessee (Memphis area) ends up rejecting all the Ivies because of financial concerns.

This story is a lot like my son's own situation back in 2007 when he was accepted into Cornell, but the out of pocket costs meant that I wouldn't have had enough leftover for his grad school...not to mention his car and stipend. I would've had to use all of the money on partial tuition, board and meals. So he chose another school instead offering the same program.

Anyway, this kid chose Alabama, and if you read the link, his reasons are pretty solid.

http://m.nydailynews.com/news/nation...icle-1.2226678
no offense, but im starting to believe being accepted to Cornell isnt all that big of a deal seeing as the IRL School actively recruited me, waived my application fee and then told me my total tuition was going to be upwards of 30,000 after scholarships.


He still picked a good choice with Bama though RTR!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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Moral of the story is that a person like him would be successful no matter which university he chooses.

I went to UCLA, it was my first and only choice. Hindsight being 20/20, I perhaps should have made a different choice.
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:50 PM
 
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Mic drop....
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:53 PM
 
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Are we sure he's not affirmative action child who probably won't be able to keep up in the Ivy League?
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Iowa, USA
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Ivy league schools are overrated. You can get equivalent education, maybe better in some areas, for cheaper all over the US (and the world actually). You won't get the magical 'I went to X' badge, but most people didn't go to Ivy league, so no harm there really.

It really sucks that he was accepted to all of them but couldn't go because they're asking for more than it actually is worth though. If ever there was someone who deserved to go to Ivy league, it's someone that all of them are competing to get.
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Are we sure he's not affirmative action child who probably won't be able to keep up in the Ivy League?
Are we sure he is not a space alien from the outer sector?
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