Wisconsin, Minnesota Use Tuition Reciprocity To Lure Best Students

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Nina Littman, a high school senior from Madison, has narrowed her college search to two finalists: the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and a Big Ten flagship.

Not the flagship in her hometown.

It's the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, which battles the Badgers each fall on the gridiron for Paul Bunyan's Axe.

"I love the big, friendly atmosphere there and think that I would fit in great," Littman said after a chilly, late fall tour of the university's Twin Cities campus, where she already has been accepted if she decides she wants to be a Gopher.

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