My Questions is mostly aimed at the 3rd and 4th tier students. What has your experience been like? Would you make the same decision again?
I recently graduated from Mercer. I had a full ride + living stipend and graduated without debt. I would make the same decision given my options (mediocre first tier schools with $120,000 debt). I got a job in my preferred state clerking for a judge--the type of job I wanted before school.
Yeah, so feel free to go to any school you want if it means no debt and getting the job you want.