Jan 20, 2010, 1:37 PM
Post #5938 of 6282
I noticed that most people had the same "core schools" - Iowa, Cornell, Michener (although it didn't feel like as many people applied there this year, probably because of the impossible admittance rate, which was why I didn't apply there. I don't want to live in Texas either, but I digress...), Syracuse, Bama, and Florida. I didn't notice any other schools being repeated as much. I might be able to Vanderbilt on there, which is also interesting, since they only accept like 3 people each year. I guess that's what a "free" application will do :)
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Even top schools like Brown, UMass, and Michigan didn't seem as popular this year. I'm not sure why. I wasn't able to apply to Ohio State or Michigan, but I really wish that I could have, especially now. I mean, my list has that exact "core" sans Michener. I guess I can expect Bama and Florida to break my heart as much as Cornell and Iowa :(
By the way, do you think Bama's famous early acceptance patterns have anything to do with it's popularity? I read a lot of "I wish I applied to Bama" last year, mostly because they wanted to have their news earlier. Bama is a huge surprise to me, mostly because of location. I don't think too highly of Tuscaloosa, although their campus is gorgeous. I thought the prospect of moving to Alabama would be a deterrant for many folks, not that I care, I did my undergrad at Auburn. But many people outside of the South are terrified of it; I really thought that would keep app numbers down.
I don't question Florida's popularity, that one makes perfect sense to me. I will say that Bama and Florida are very similar programs, both offering full funding for four years. I think that's a big reason why they are both so popular.