#111 Mythbusting In-State v. Out-of-State Universities with Cristiana Quinn

In this episode, Lisa and Cristiana discuss:

  • Families often default to in-state for financial reasons, but out-of-state can sometimes provide better financial and academic opportunities.
  • Why many schools are increasing the number of out-of-state students admitted. 
  • Misconceptions that misguide families when considering where to apply to college.
  • The financial implications and academic opportunities available for students at different institutions. 

Key Takeaways: 

  • Private or out-of-state schools may have better financial aid opportunities than your in-state public universities. 
  • In many regions of the country, tuition discounts are available in neighboring states. 
  • Some college majors will require your student to attend school out of state or in a different region.
  • Admitting more out-of-state students brings diversity that might not be there otherwise.


The biggest mistake families make is to look at sticker price.– Cristiana Quinn


About Cristiana Quinn:

Cristiana Quinn has been an independent college admission advisor for more than 15 years. To date,  she has worked with more than 500 students and visited over 150 colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Cristiana is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling and the New England Association for College Admission Counseling. She graduated from the Wheeler School in Providence RI, holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Vermont where she is a member of the UVM Foundation Leadership Council. She also holds a Master’s in Education from the University of Massachusetts and completed the coursework for a Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA.


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Website: https://collegeadvisorsllc.com/ 


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