College Thread – Tuition and Essays
I travelled this past weekend, to a wonderful music festival in Athens, Ohio, home of Ohio University. The festival was great – smallish, laid back, no drunken Lollapolloza-style idiots, lots of different music.
The town is a great college town: picturesque scenery, small downtownish college town (like a small scale Madison) and modern educational facilities. Apparently the school has beehttp://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/23/your-money/essays-about-work-and-class-that-caught-a-colleges-eye.html
n known for a long time as a top party school, with maybe a mid-tier academic reputation (certain majors are more respected, as with every school.) I’ve read that the acceptance rate is 73% so I figured it could make a good backup school for my son someday as I really liked the vibe of the town.
Out of state tuition with room an board: $32K
Ouch! I honestly don’t understand the pricing structure of
colleges these days. It feels so out of control. U of I isn’t much more than this school but it’s much more difficult to get into and the reputation is fairly better I believe. Of course it’s also depressing to think about how much we have to save for this, assuming we pay for my son’s entire undergrad efforts.
On another college topic, I saw this NYT article last week about top essays for college, a topic we’ve discussed before. I haven’t read them yet, but this article publishes some essays that really caught the eye of the admissions folks.
If you don’t read the article, here is an insightful excerpt:
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