I hate to drag up a thread that's well and done, but some people asked to know my decision, so...
I talked with Harvard's admissions office and financial aid office, and they helped persuade me. I talked with several current lawyers who all gave me lots of advice, one in particular who faced my exact same decision. And I found my gut.
Everyone kept telling me to trust my gut, but since I kept wavering I couldn't really tell what my gut was saying. Ironically, it was from reading a few posts on this thread saying "you seem to want to go to Penn, so you should just go there," that I realized my gut was telling me Harvard. These posts made me indignant..."How could they
think I liked Penn better when I feel like I like Harvard better??"---> followed by the realization that I actually did like Harvard better.
There are numerous reasons, and if you care that much you can ask, but all that matters is that I
know the reasons I'm going there.
Flame on, xoxo lurkers, flame on.
Thanks everyone, even the xoxoers, for your opinions and advice.
P.S. I did actually make my mom flip a coin for me.