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    Stanford elimates tuition for one third of students


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    Re: Stanford elimates tuition for one third of students

    That's interesting to say the least.



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    Re: Stanford elimates tuition for one third of students

    That's awesome. It's nice to see a University of Stanford's caliber stepping up to the plate and making college affordable for some of these kids. If you are smart enough to get into Stanford, you probably deserve to be going to college for free anyway.


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    That just changed my future plans for college! What GPA do you have to have to get in Stanford? I have a 4.0, but doesn't it have to be coupled with a great ACT/SAt score?



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    Re: Stanford elimates tuition for one third of students

    Here is what I read in another article:
    The university is making the change in the wake of published reports last month that its endowment had grown almost 22 percent last year, to $17.1 billion. That sum had begun to attract attention from lawmakers who want wealthy institutions to do more to reduce tuition costs.
    $17 billion endowment. Makes me wish ISU had patented the computer...



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    Re: Stanford elimates tuition for one third of students

    Damn...I'd be living large right now if they had done that at Iowa State.



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    Re: Stanford elimates tuition for one third of students

    Quote Originally Posted by cyismydog View Post
    That just changed my future plans for college! What GPA do you have to have to get in Stanford? I have a 4.0, but doesn't it have to be coupled with a great ACT/SAt score?
    It think it just went from extremely tough to get in to insanely tough, as in you now need a perfect score on exams, a 4.0 and then some. Can you imagine how many top students just moved Stanford to the very top of their list. Its really a brilliant move, I would be shocked if other elite schools that also have ridiculous endowments don't follow.

    Its interesting to think about the income levels they set. If your family is making $90,000 in rural Iowa you are doing very well, but if your family makes $90,000 and lives 30 miles north of Stanford in San Francisco you are practically living hand to mouth!



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    Re: Stanford elimates tuition for one third of students

    I guess that just raised their scholarship allotment in every sport...



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    Re: Stanford elimates tuition for one third of students

    This obviously isn't the purpose for the reduction, but that saves the athletic programs a lot of money as well. They obviously still have maximum scholarship limits as set by the NCAA, but they won't have to cover tuition of any athlete that comes from a family that makes less than $100,000.



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    Re: Stanford elimates tuition for one third of students

    Quote Originally Posted by ajjohnson View Post
    It think it just went from extremely tough to get in to insanely tough, as in you now need a perfect score on exams, a 4.0 and then some. Can you imagine how many top students just moved Stanford to the very top of their list. Its really a brilliant move, I would be shocked if other elite schools that also have ridiculous endowments don't follow.
    I read an article recently about the endowments at Yale and such, and apparently some of the Ivy League Schools are way higher than the endowment Stanford has. The Ivy League's scholarships have been almost entirely need-based for a while. This is the reason I said it was great to see Stanford do this, because they're finally using the endowment money for a good purpose. I hope other schools follow their lead.


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    Re: Stanford elimates tuition for one third of students

    I was curious what other schools had for endowments and found out that Grinnell College has the 6th largest endowment/student in the nation. Their total is almost $1.7 billion but it looks like Harvard wins with $35 billion.
    List of U.S. colleges and universities by endowment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



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    Re: Stanford elimates tuition for one third of students

    I remember reading several years ago that Stanford had turned down 2000 applicants that had 4.0 GPA that year.



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    Re: Stanford elimates tuition for one third of students

    Many high schools have above a 4.0 grade point average.


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    Re: Stanford elimates tuition for one third of students

    Didn't Phil Knight donate a bunch of money to Oregon and Stanford?



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    Re: Stanford elimates tuition for one third of students

    Quote Originally Posted by aeroclone08 View Post
    This obviously isn't the purpose for the reduction, but that saves the athletic programs a lot of money as well. They obviously still have maximum scholarship limits as set by the NCAA, but they won't have to cover tuition of any athlete that comes from a family that makes less than $100,000.
    The NCAA doesn't limit walkons though.



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