TPM posted:GaryMe posted:
Sometimes admission is tougher at state schools for in-state kids...schools like those out of state tuition dollars.
This is not correct. Can you show supporting information on your statement?
TPM - This has been a problem and criticism of some of the Virginia schools as state/federal funding has gone down. Universities turned to research $$, athletics $$, and out of state students $$ for new revenue streams to offset the funding problem. My understanding is there was legistlation and admission policy changes to accept a prescriptive number (minimum) of in-state students...as they should. We are paying taxes for that purpose. This happened at three state schools that I know of William & Mary, UVA and Virginia Tech. I don't know about other states (I suspect there are more), but it is/was most definitely an issue in Virginia.