« on: March 31, 2005, 02:54:43 PM »
It's funny, you and I are both in a similar situation. I'm weighing the pros and cons between UW and Northwestern right now, and I'm still waiting on a final decision from Columbia and NYU. I applied through the binding ED plan at Columbia, was originally deferred and now have been placed in their "Reserve" category. I haven't heard a peep from NYU and have been complete there since mid-December.
Right now I'm leaning towards Northwestern, but I have in-state tuition at UW and it will probably end up being about $20K per year difference between the two schools. I've heard really good and bad things about UW. Namely, if you don't graduate in the top half you're in bad shape for the job hunt. Compare that with Northwestern, a school in which getting a well-paying job is realistic no matter where in the class you graduate. That's what I keep tossing around in my head. I'm heading to Chicago tomorrow for the Admitted Students weekend. I've never been to Chicago, so I'm hoping to get a feel for how I'd like it there.
Anyway, I'm interested to know how the decision process goes for you since we're in the same boat. Good luck with the NY schools.