School Placement

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  1. ahuntedyeti

    ahuntedyeti Member

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    I was wondering if anyone had any insight on how NROTC allocates scholarships. Originally my list was as followed:
    UCSD
    U of Colorado
    UC Davis
    UCLA
    U of Washington

    After hearing that San Diego fills relatively fast, I updated my list to:
    U of Colorado
    U of Washington
    UC Davis
    UCLA
    UCSD

    Does this change boost my chances of receiving a scholarship at all?
    Assuming I receive a scholarship, how likely is it they will place in my first choice schools even though they are OOS (I live in California)?
     
  2. DeskJockey

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    In my opinion, you might want to think twice about including out-of-state public universities on your list, and in particular in your top two. The Navy has very little reason to give you a scholarship to an OOS state public school when they can fill the slot much more cheaply with an in-state candidate - even if you have superior credentials.

    You may also want to consider diversifying your list by including some private universities, where the cost to the Navy is the same for everyone. If you are an outstanding student, this may be of significant advantage to you, as many scholarship candidates will not be competitive for admission at schools like Rice, for example. Of course, you should only include schools that you have a reasonable chance of gaining admission to; it will do you no good to get a scholarship to Yale or MIT if you can't get in.
     

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