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post #76 of 787
Columbia '02, Japanese Literature

Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies, Yokohama '03
post #77 of 787
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That's obscene for tuition. The funny thing is that none of the 10 most expensive schools (tuition-wise) are in the top 30 or 40 colleges in the county. I never understood where places like Kenyon, Sarah Lawrence, GWU -- although all fine schools -- get away with charging that much while Ivy League schools and other comparable institutions are 5-10k cheaper.

Size of alumni gifts and foundations is a big factor.
post #78 of 787
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To those who have studied outside the U.S., can i ask why?

There were faculty with whom I wanted to study, I was living in Germany at the time so London/Vienna was a much shorter move than back to the US, and the whole Fulbright thing.
post #79 of 787
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Originally Posted by leftover_salmon View Post
That's obscene for tuition. The funny thing is that none of the 10 most expensive schools (tuition-wise) are in the top 30 or 40 colleges in the county. I never understood where places like Kenyon, Sarah Lawrence, GWU -- although all fine schools -- get away with charging that much while Ivy League schools and other comparable institutions are 5-10k cheaper.

Because the smart kids may well go to the Ivys, while the 'Second-Tier' colleges are happy to accept stupid-but-rich. It's really a higher payoff for those schools to have high tuition than the Ivys, I imagine.

Regards,
Huntsman
post #80 of 787
Vassar College is anything but a "stupid-but-rich" school, mind you...

Some people just prefer the excellent liberal arts education and personal attention that small, elite insitutions like Williams, Amherst... provide.
post #81 of 787
Indiana University, BS Computer Science 1998
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Because the smart kids may well go to the Ivys, while the 'Second-Tier' colleges are happy to accept stupid-but-rich. It's really a higher payoff for those schools to have high tuition than the Ivys, I imagine.

Regards,
Huntsman

That's funny... I didn't know stupid people got into places like that. I'm pretty sure Middleburry, Oberlin, Williams, Amhurst and other places like that are fairly elite in the academic dep.

I went to McGill University.
post #83 of 787
Cooper Union, art, 2010.
post #84 of 787
NC State, BS Industrial Engineering.
post #85 of 787
Undergrad: Harvard, applied math and history, 1995
Masters: Vanderbilt, civil engineering, 1997
Professional: University of Virginia, JD, 2000
post #86 of 787
School of Hard Knocks, bitches.
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School of Hard Knocks, bitches.

The big "H"!
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EA, we have much in common as I did this too. And I'm also from Texas and love the movie Rushmore.

Congrats on Cambridge -- cherish it and make the most of its magic. Your years there may be the best of your life =)

Thank you. I'm glad to see at least a few people get the Rushmore reference. Which college did you go to? I'll be a Jesuan myself.
post #89 of 787
University of New South Wales, undergraduate and Master's.

If I could relive that time again I'd take up the scholarship to Brown on offer-
at the time I felt I was included more for diversity than merit; and because the SAT seemed too easy.

Then again, the mathematics I took for my Australian university entrance exams was years behind the curriculum in Singapore, where I'd been a struggling student (always was better at artistic and sporting pursuits).

Basically, I missed out on a different experience- studying a completely different area to the one I ended up in.

The wife makes it a point to take me on a tour of the campus every time I visit her in Boston, laughing at me all the while....
post #90 of 787
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Originally Posted by leftover_salmon View Post
That's obscene for tuition. The funny thing is that none of the 10 most expensive schools (tuition-wise) are in the top 30 or 40 colleges in the county. I never understood where places like Kenyon, Sarah Lawrence, GWU -- although all fine schools -- get away with charging that much while Ivy League schools and other comparable institutions are 5-10k cheaper.

Few can match the endowment funds available to the Ivy League schools.
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