Lavitz wrote:TheMikey wrote:Lavitz wrote:TheMikey wrote:proteinshake wrote:Lavitz wrote:Alum, willing to answer questions, checking in. For now will just say: from NYC, liked Ithaca, thought it was a nice break from city life.
which, if any, T20 schools can I use to leverage against Cornell?
+1 to this
If the $$$ difference is large enough, anything is possible. Full ride at WUSTL vs. sticker at Cornell, plus a convincing e-mail? Yeah, they might budge. I'm not aware of any list that Cornell uses if that's what you're asking.
Just found this thread from a while ago that I think is interesting. viewtopic.php?t=79373
It groups Cornell, Gtown, NU and Duke as being like a 'tier' that you can negotiate merit aid between. Not sure how true this is, but I wanted to share it.
As that thread notes, the tiers are not set in stone, and it lists scholarship offers at inferior schools as a possible negotiating chip. But yes, if it's another lower T-14, that's better than a T20. And the advice on how to word e-mails is solid.
Yeah, I suppose that's kind of the general consensus for negotiating. To just negotiate within the range of where the school is ranked. I think some schools actually have a list of schools with which they allow negotiating. I know Berkeley has a list, not sure about others though.