Originally Posted by jmom2016
He applied to three state schools as safeties. He got into all of those and a couple gave him some scholarship money. He also got into one highly selective school (not an ivy), which he loves, but we aren't positive that we can afford it.
Hmmm, four choices. Assuming he likes them all enough to have applied to them in the first place, if any one or more of them is affordable, then he is fine. This does not look like a "got rejected everywhere, including my safety" thread.
And plenty of state schools are excellent schools.