By Sam Coren
With most of March Madness behind us the NCAA D1 Men’s Basketball tournament has arrived at the Final Four. In an astonishing turn of events, everyone who expected Duke University or University of Kansas to make it into the big dance has walked away utterly disappointed. But at StudentAdvisor we’re always down for a great underdog story.
So while the rest of you are throwing out your brackets, we’re going to help out some students in the midst of college decision season. Let’s take the 2011 Final Four teams and compare colleges off the court:
University of Connecticut
Location: Storrs, CT
In State Tuition: $9,338
Out of State Tuition: $24,050
SAT Scores: Math – 660 , Verbal – 630
Acceptance Rate: 54%
Undergraduate Population: 16,765
Student-To-Faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
Student Body Make-up: M: 46% F: 54%
The Good: Top notch academics and tons of Husky pride for sports teams.
The Bad: Steep out-of-state tuition. Location makes finding internships difficult.
Read more University of Connecticut student reviews.
University of Kentucky
Location: Lexington, KY
In State Tuition: $7,736
Out of State Tuition: $15,884
SAT Scores: Math – 630 , Verbal – 610
Acceptance Rate: 76%
Undergraduate Population: 18,990
Student-To-Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
Student Body Make-up: M: 40% F: 60%
The Good: Gorgeous campus, great college town, and tons of options for majors.
The Bad: Sticky financial aid process and lack of parking.
Read more University of Kentucky student reviews.
Location: Indianapolis, IN
In State Tuition: $28,266
Out of State Tuition: $28,266
SAT Scores: Math – 650 , Verbal – 640
Acceptance Rate: 71%
Undergraduate Population: 3,639
Student-To-Faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
Student Body Make-up: M: 38% F: 62%
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Virginia Commonwealth University
Location: Richmond, VA
In State Tuition: $6,779
Out of State Tuition: $19,724
SAT Scores: Math – 590 , Verbal – 600
Acceptance Rate: 58%
Undergraduate Population: 22,746
Student-To-Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
Student Body Make-up: M: 35% F: 65%
The Good: Beautiful campus for an urban environment. Renowned sculpture program.
The Bad: Surrounding area perceived as unsafe.
Duke vs UNC?
Find out how these rivals stack up on our compare colleges page.