Here's my situation:
Accepted to Richmond and DePaul ($$) and some unimportant others
Waitlisted to L&C, American, and Loyola
Still waiting on OSU and Kent
Right now I'm about to send in my deposit to Richmond as it's about the same to attend there as it is to go to DePaul even with my scholarship offer. I love URich's campus, but is it too regional? Or is it close enough to DC/have a good enough rep to allow for some movement? Moving to Chicago, DC, or perhaps Jacksonville post grad interests me the most.
Of course, if I get into Kent or OSU, I'll go there, but since I haven't heard yet I'm guessing the news is not good.
Scenario #2: If I get accepted into Loyola, despite it being ranked lower than Richmond, should I go there since it's already in Chicago? Or is the market too saturated there?
Scenario #3: If I get into American, is it worth it to go there knowing I'll be under a ridiculously crushing amount of debt?
One final question: Can I use my DePaul scholarship offer to leverage something with Richmond? Or is there too much of a rankings gap to make a leverage plausible?
Thoughts please kthx.