just got the same email. almost deleted as junk by accident (though they send a letter afterward so i guess wouldnt have made too much of a difference).
congrats zap, have a clear #1 out of those schools?
No, not really. I really like the idea of Washington and Lee, but Minnesota offered me money. Washington University I haven't researched that much in comparison with the others. I'd say GW is my dark horse at this point, only because I don't really want to go to a school that big, and also because I don't think they give out much financial aid.
It's really gonna get interesting if I get into Vandy, because that's in Nashville, and I wouldn't have to move to go there, and could stay here with all my friends. But it'll also get interesting in the off-chance that a T-14 ends up admitting me, because it would be really nice to know that I wouldn't have to obsess over grades, and could still get a nice job making bank after graduation.
So for now, I'm just researching up on the schools that admitted me, trying to learn what makes each one special. As time goes by, and my acceptances and dings come in and I know what the ultimate field of contenders for my tuition money will be, I will make up my mind.