« on: April 03, 2007, 10:28:04 AM »
slad: I imagine everyone around you is telling you UT, no question. But that would be wrong: go to Vandy, and you won't have any regrets.
Now, to make things interesting, my new analysis, now that Northwestern is back in the picture (just got an e-mail about my financial award - institutional loans for remainder of tuition and all living expenses) :
UT vs. Vandy vs. Northwestern
1. UT - 5
2. Vandy - 4, but Northwestern has guaranteed loans and Vandy's tuition has to come out of our income
3. Northwestern - 1
4. Northwestern - 3
5. Northwestern - 2
6. ironically, UT
I'm supremely confused, and while I think I'd love Vandy, if I have to move anyway, I'd rather move to go to the school that will give me better options after graduation, which is Northwestern. At the same time, I'm rather unprepared to deal with freezing winters and long commutes after 10 years in Texas. That's why I think UT in #6 is the knee-jerk reaction.