I'm desperately trying to decide between Vanderbilt and Texas, and I was hoping you guys could help me out. For anybody who made a similar decision and chose Texas, could you explain your reasoning? Anything about Texas that made you choose it over Vandy? I've posted a similar question in the vandy thread and I want to read and compare responses.
I think for me, the main thing is the city. I've visited both recently, and Nashville doesn't hold a candle to Austin. Other people might feel differently, but as far as what I want in a city/town (warm weather, great music scene), Austin is a better fit than Nashville. And I really want to be as happy as I can be for those 3 years. As of right now, I'd have to pay about the same at either school so money isn't helping me decide. Rankings don't help much either, as the 1 space difference is negligible. I wasn't able to attend Vandy's ASD, I just visited on a Saturday, so unfortunately I can't compare student bodies. I will say of Texas though, that the people I met were really cool, and seemed to be having a good time at law school.
I haven't completely decided yet, but I guess you can see where I'm leaning