All things considered (previous debt, interest, COL, costs for significant other, etc.)
Wake Forest would cost me about 100k, maybe less. (Received scholarship covering most of tuition)
Emory would cost me about 160k, again maybe less.
This is assuming modest tuition increases of roughly 1.5k a year, but Emory seems to increase more and that's hard to predict.
I have no preference for the areas and am a geographically diverse candidate. One side of my family lives in the south, the other in the north.
Is Emory worth 60k more?