I don't have much info on the social aspect, but I was accepted to UK on a merit scholarship. I'm out of state, and I'll have to only pay the in-state rates to go there. It's the best law school in the state and they supposedly place pretty well in KY. I don't know how they place everywhere else. I want to get back to that part of the country (I hear Lexington is pretty nice)
I'm still trying to figure out why people actually go to American. I mean, I applied there (I wish I hadn't), but apparently they give out very few merit scholarships and they are a ridiculously expensive school in an unltra competitive market. It would be different if they were higher ranked, but they are the 3rd or 4th best school in the region. Would I pay 45 grand a year to go there? hell no
I applied to them because they sent me a fee waiver I think; I can't quite remember. They said they are mailing scholarship stuff also. I've already gotten a partial scholarship to UK, which is a better school, but Akron might give me a full ride. Who knows.
Both are overly expensive IMO, but at least with Miami its sort of the only game in town; as opposed to CU which competes with many other schools. And as far as living, Miami > DC anyday (unless you want federal government work).