I'm still waiting on four schools but for my brain's sake, I'm not counting on them right now. However any one of them would change this picture a a great deal (particularly my first choice).So these are my options:MichiganNorthwesternGeorgetownFordham (10k/yr)Cardozo (25k/yr)I withdrew from everywhere else.What would you do? I'm leaning toward Georgetown because I think I could be truly happy there and could picture myself going for gov't internships and being close to my family and friends (I grew up in MD burbs).Michigan i have summer start, and I'm really not ready to go. My lease ends in august and my roommate is my good friend so I'd rather not screw her over with a subletter. More importantly, I don't want to live far from a major city and the prospect of a dismal winter *without* a major city depresses me. A lot. I've had a professor at another school tell me to consider whether I can stand to live in Ann Arbor for three years, and if I can, to seriously think about doing it. I really don't know that I can, but I know it's really a significantly better school. Northwestern I'm going to see over their admits weekend, so I'm reserving judgement. I've never been to chicago and i want to really get a feel for the school. It's ranked higher than gtown, but does it really have a better rep? especially on the east coast?then the scholarships. I haven't withdrawn because i really really really wanted to stay in ny. but can i sacrifice having a really high quality university around me for the money (I say university because that's really what those schools lack, the national rep doesn't bother me quite as much bc I would love to work in ny after school). plus, money. I'm doing this on my own and will have an insane amount of loans afterwards. i've pretty much accepted this idea...almost. It's just hard to cavalierly turn down 30k and 75k, respectively.any thoughts/opinions are appreciated.
Would you stuck-up coastal types get over the "Ann Arbor is a small town" syndrome? It's got 114,000 residents in the city. The presence of one of the top universities in the country ensures plenty of cultural and educational offerings. If you need gunshots and muggings, Detroit's not far./rant