Cornell 2009 admissions

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Cornell 2009 admissions

Postby grae313 » Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:31 pm

Thought I'd mention, the incoming class at Cornell for 2008 was a bit smaller than average, and so they've been desperate for TAs all year. I'm guessing that the incoming class for 2009 will be a bit larger than average to try and balance things out.

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Re: Cornell 2009 admissions

Postby twistor » Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:42 pm

Considering the state of the economy, I wouldn't count on it.

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Re: Cornell 2009 admissions

Postby Helio » Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:57 pm

actually... in this kind of economy it is doubtful more people will go to college because loans are harder to get or more expensive and loan conditions might be changed that put pressure on people to pay them off quickly rather than defer for 5+ years

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Re: Cornell 2009 admissions

Postby twistor » Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:02 pm

Helio wrote:actually... in this kind of economy it is doubtful more people will go to college because loans are harder to get or more expensive and loan conditions might be changed that put pressure on people to pay them off quickly rather than defer for 5+ years


This is true. In fact, economic conditions correlate with more graduate applications, which means more competition for the same number of slots. It's doubtful the number of TA positions would change from year to year by more than +/- 1.

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Re: Cornell 2009 admissions

Postby Helio » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:04 pm

dlenmn wrote:It's Grant's site, so he does what he want. He spells out some of the policies on the FAQ, and there was much discussion last year in this thread.

The posts were just a series of personal attacks completely unrelated to the original topic (which some people might have found useful, but was buried by your posts) and to the purpose of these forums as a whole. It's not surprising that they went poof.

That said, I think twistor's economic insight is correct (also see what happened to Cornell's endowment -- another reason why more TAs might not be in the cards).



Well harvard lost nearly 3 times and yale lost about the same amount, so it will be interesting to see what they do about TA/RA positions as well

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Re: Cornell 2009 admissions

Postby bosem » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:10 pm

Here's an interesting article regarding the economic impact on Grad School admission and funding.
http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=526158

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Re: Cornell 2009 admissions

Postby dlenmn » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:10 pm

Helio wrote:Well harvard lost nearly 3 times and yale lost about the same amount, so it will be interesting to see what they do about TA/RA positions as well


Yeah, a lot of the well endowed schools lost a ton of money. In the last year or two, many of them had started to reduce the effective tuition for undergrads by increasing financial aid (in the form of grants, rather than loans -- an example). If they decided not to roll those changes back (and there's probably a lot of pressure not to), that may mean even worse cuts elsewhere.

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Re: Cornell 2009 admissions

Postby naseermk » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:20 pm

I personally think that some prestigious state schools offer excellent education even better than some ivy's.

Since most of their funding comes from the state, I do not think they'll be affected as much (although they still are due to budget deficits). Nevertheless, it seems admissions people will have a tough job this year trying to judge who is in it for the long haul rather than bail out when the economy improves.

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Re: Cornell 2009 admissions

Postby Helio » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:31 pm

naseermk wrote:I personally think that some prestigious state schools offer excellent education even better than some ivy's.

Since most of their funding comes from the state, I do not think they'll be affected as much (although they still are due to budget deficits). Nevertheless, it seems admissions people will have a tough job this year trying to judge who is in it for the long haul rather than bail out when the economy improves.


i am not sure about this. Considering the crises of the CA government and their deficit problems, this may even effect the state schools on a larger scale, as their endowments are not as large and hence their possible reserves are smaller... only time will show

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Re: Cornell 2009 admissions

Postby dlenmn » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:37 pm

naseermk wrote:I personally think that some prestigious state schools offer excellent education even better than some ivy's.

Since most of their funding comes from the state, I do not think they'll be affected as much (although they still are due to budget deficits).


Many do offer excellent education.

Here at Wisc, we're definitely in for budget cuts. I think it's going to be a similar story elsewhere. The economy is hurting all universities, public and private alike. However, the current federal stimulus plan does have a bunch of money in it for public schools (and some for science in general) -- we'll have to wait and see if those parts survive the sausage making process.

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Re: Cornell 2009 admissions

Postby WhatCanYouDoFermi? » Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:52 pm

bosem wrote:Here's an interesting article regarding the economic impact on Grad School admission and funding.
http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=526158


Quoting from this article:

"The graduate schools at Yale, Princeton, Cornell, the University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins, Berkeley, Duke, the University of Virginia, the University of Michigan, UCLA, and Dartmouth will be accepting approximately the same number of students that they admitted last year, according to high-level officials at those schools. "

A lot of people will probably find this encouraging. Personally I applied to 4 of the above schools.

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Re: Cornell 2009 admissions

Postby a13ean » Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:27 am

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Re: Cornell 2009 admissions

Postby bosem » Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:35 am

Guys by this time last year, some people already got accepted to Cornell.
geomar wrote:Cornell - Physics - Experimental CMP - Accepted via postal - Jan 18

Anyone heard from Cornell yet?

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Re: Cornell 2009 admissions

Postby trani » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:18 pm

Looks like Cornell has opened the season. YF17A, congratulations!! :D

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Re: Cornell 2009 admissions

Postby YF17A » Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:35 pm

Thanks! Looks like every school is a bit behind schedule this year though...

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Re: Cornell 2009 admissions

Postby Helio » Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:53 pm

Congrats


YF17A wrote:Thanks! Looks like every school is a bit behind schedule this year though...


UT Austin astronomy and UWIsc Physics are actually ahead of schedule considering last year
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Re: Cornell 2009 admissions

Postby bosem » Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:28 pm

@YF17A
Congratz!!!!




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