Jun 30, 2009, 2:42 PM
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Thought I'd add my very meager two cents here. I can't speak for every school on your list so far, katelauren, but for the most part, it looks great. Most of my experience are based on Midwestern schools, but except for Notre Dame, all the schools located in the Midwest are near fully funded. Based on last year's information, I believe Notre Dame provides full tuition waivers for all their incoming students, and two full assistantships. Not bad, but not the best deal if you're concerned with funding. Out of the schools listed, I know that Michigan, Indiana U, Purdue, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio State, and Wash U at St. Louis provide full funding to all their students. And all are fantastic schools.
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As to living in big cities, except for a couple schools on your list, I don't know if you have too much to worry about. Nearly all of your schools are located in teeny cities -- I've attended Purdue as an undergrad and have visited Illinois and Michigan many times, we're talking about cities with populations of 70K -- so I don't think you'd have any problems there. In fact, it's a good thing that you have this preference, as all the schools located near cities -- Chicago, NY, San Fran -- are notorious for providing poor funding. It seems to me that the biggest obstacle for you is thinning your list down, which is a great problem to have. I'm sure you know this, but be sure to keep a wide competitive range of schools on your final list. Acceptance rates keep getting lower and lower every year -- Purdue and Illinois only brought in 4 and 3 poets last year, respectively -- so it's a good idea to keep a wide net. Hope this helps!
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(This post was edited by moomoocow42 on Jun 30, 2009, 2:42 PM)