HA! Good point about attrition rates.
I applied b/c the program at UDM seemed interesting--it still seems interesting. Their writing program/portfolio approach is a novel idea and their decision to use an advisory council, made up of local CEOs, big firm partners and the like, to refine their curriculum seems progressive as well.
I've been hunting for an overwhelming reason to go to UDM. In fact, I flew out there last week and took a tour & met with some folks. The location is good, but the building is quite run down. It would be an affordable/easy commute from the suburbs too.
All that said, my heart is in the Northeast and I'm just not confident that a UDM degree will give me much swing there. It's a pretty regional school. We definitely want to live in the Northeast--if not now, then in a few years.
An additional down side is that NESL may not have much swing in the Northeast either, given the competition.
As you can tell, I'm still pretty conflicted. Any ideas?.