Really need some help here! I've been admitted to GULC (no money) and Vandy (offers 27k/year, 81k for 3 years). Now, as a foreigner (Chinese, engineering background), I don't really have much geographical preference. And my money is tight. I can manage about $20k, and the rest has to come from loans(which require a consigner in the US)
Which one should I go with here? GULC is a T14 (ranked 14 by the USNews), Vandy ranks 15. Is there a huge gap between the two in terms of academic environment, employment perspective, influence, etc? I don't plan to stay long in the US after graduation (probably after repaying the loans.)
Any suggestion or additional info is welcome. Please help me out here, thanks!!!