HELP NEEDED URGENTLY--WashU Nwest, UIUC
Ok, so earlier this year I got into Wash U in St. Louis, Northwestern, and UIUC Engineering. I plan on becoming an engineer for my undergraduate degree, but plan on pursuing medicine ultimately. Wash U is outstanding at premed, UIUC is outstanding ant Engineering. Northwestern is solid in both. At first I chose Nwest, but I always had my heart in Wash U. I recently opened the doors again to Wash U. I have to reply tomorrow to them. It is also important to note that UIUC is half the cost of the other schools. Nwest--$52,000, WashU--$50,000, UIUC---$25,000. I have ADD which makes the personalzation of WashU great, and U of I a difficult choice. Wash U is slightly lacking in engineering and doesn't even offer the major I want in it. However, If I am dead set on Med, I could probably find a major i like there. On the other hand I am afraid that a non technical major wouldn't cary me the way a Northwestern Engineering/Econ(double major?) would or a UIUC major would. Finally i have been told the competition for premed at WashU is greatest Northwestern a close second, and UIUC considerably less.
Some basic questions to think about are:
Is Northwestern/WashU worth the extra money if I plan on going for med school?
Is the possibility of distraction at UIUC a major factor to consider in maintaining my grades?
It seems like Northwestern has a safety net--if i end up not liking premed, I can get a marketable degree from Nwestern whereas WashU I can't--is this true?
Where should I go?
Any and all Advice is welcome. TIA!