Yup, I'm old.
So I drove down to UCONN (finally!) today after work and drove around the campus. And by drove around the campus, I mean I drove a square around the block that the law school is on. It was a little disappointing to me. The buildings look gorgeous from the outside, but kind of imposing. From my short drive I determined two things: (1) there may be a serious shortage of parking, judging by the number of cars parked on the streets around the school; and (2) there isn't much there in terms of places to eat lunch, have coffee, etc. I think that I'd feel trapped on campus all day. So I think I can let the UCONN deadline pass without sending them a deposit.
Back to the age thing, though. If I were, say, five years younger then I don't think the debt would be such a big deal. But I would like to have kids, and I don't want to be struggling with the cost of raising kids, a mortgage, and over $100K of debt all at the same time. So it's off to Syracuse for me. It's kind of like FSUGeoff's situation - in the end, it would just cost too much to go to UCONN.
As for me, I'll be sending my SOLE deposit tomorrow, dont know where yet, though...ugh
Good luck with your decision, Chonralda - they are both great schools with their own advantages and disadvantages.