In case anyone wanted to know my decision...after paying both deposits, I have decided on GW.
- Way more classes -- this is huge
- IP progam prestige
- Howard sent me a letter (5 days after I sent in my deposit) saying that renewal in FULL of my scholarship was contingent on my placing in the top 10% of my class. Could I have done it? Maybe, but that is a ton of pressure.
I also spoke with the student body pres. of Howard, and a former Howard prof. (currently at American), so I got a good idea of what the school is like. I like the size of the school compared to GW, but there are too many good things about GW to pass up given that Howards scholarship isn't a given