Hey all. I am just curious. I see that many people are applying to state schools in states where they don't hold residency. Granted, some of these schools (i.e. Michigan, Vermont, etc.) accept a fair number of out of staters, but for the most part, applying to one of theses schools is throwing money down the drain if you don't go there. For example (from the MSAR) East Carolina had 841 out of state apps last year. They never admit anyone from out of state. It's a permanent policy. Yet 841 people spent $30 by having their AMCAS sent there. Do people just not do any research? What is the deal? U of M Duluth has a policy of not accepting anyone from outside MN (except a few Northern WI counties, Manitoba, and URMs), yet they got 576 out of state apps last year. I'm not saying that applying out of state is stupid per se (personal circumstances can have an effect) but the sheer numbers of people doing this is mind boggling. Any insight?