So, I've been accepted to University of Maine and (am from Houston) will probably live in Mass or Maine for the rest of my life, but I also may have the options of Rutgers Newark or the University of Houston.
I like the idea of U Maine; small school, laid back and good local/regional rep. But at the same time I want to go to best...school for my future.
Do Maine's strong state and New England reputations out weigh the 60th and 70th ranked schools, since I will live in NE? Or is going to one of these other schools and then moving back to NE the better option (considering having to uproot, loose connections, etc? Will I really get that much better of an education? Thanks.