After doing the math, Vandy was still a little more expensive than Emory (even if I lived cheaply). Although, I think smaller cost of living things like less driving, cheaper food/nightlife, etc. will make the gap even smaller...the big difference is in average salary (which isn't a super reliable number). I'm hoping the post-graduation salary differences will help me pay off those loans faster.Anyways, I think it'll still be Vandy unless Emory suddenly offers me another 10-15K per year.I'm still going to wait on Cornell and UVA, but unlike before, I'm not be quite as willing to wait until the last minute on Cornell (i.e. if I don't hear something by the time I move to Nashville, I'll probably withdraw from the list). I'll stay on UVA's waitlist until the end, though.
Just got off Vandy WL. Im kind of shocked because I had a 3.2 and 166. I was headed to Colorado with just 6K first yr only. If I want to practice in the Intermountain West (I am from Utah and love to ski) is Vandy the better choice? Probably no $$$ from Vandy, so I'm figuring that when all is said and done, Vandy will cost 20-30k more than Colorado. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks
mopete, I'm not sure where Colorado ranks or anything, but my gut feeling is that Vandy is the better choice. Vandy doesn't limit you to just the southeast or Nashville (at least I hope not). I've made the same decision with Emory...it's going to cost me an extra $30K to go to Vandy, but I think it's worth it in the end.
Well, I just got in at Vandy. So, now I have the Vandy vs. Emory dilemma. I pretty sure I'm leaning towards Vandy based on job prospects, family, and because I really liked it during my visit. It'll be tough to pass up the money Emory is giving me, but I think Vandy is worth it.