What about UNC?
I would also consider Vanderbilt and Duke, in your position.
at UNC I would be paying full price. They are very stingy.
As for Vanderbilt and Duke, according to the last 5 years of data on LSN, my chances are between slim and none. I am applying to both of those though. But expecting a rejection. And not sure anyway if I want to take on that kind of debt.
I would take Wake out of the calculus - it offers nothing that W&L doesn't and will likely be a similar price.
Well, there is the possibility that one offers big $$$ and the other doesn't. If W&L doesn't offer me anything but Wake Forest does, I'd go to Wake over South Carolina for similar debt. So I will still apply to Wake. But you're right, if neither offers the big $$$, then I probably should then remove Wake from the equation and decide between big debt at W&L or low debt as Carolina.