Should I go to an expensive out-of-state school, or go to a decent state school?
Hey everyone. I am currently a sophomore in NJ, and I was thinking about what college I should try to aim for, but I am having a hard choice of deciding what would be my best course of action
So my current goal is to dual major in Computer Science (programming) and Business Administration for my undergrad, and then pursue a MBA from a top tier school like Wharton or UCB.
After doing some research, I found that the college with the best programs for these fields is UC Berkeley, but as an out-of state student, I will have to pay almost 60000 per year, as I probably will not qualify for much financial aid. I also researched good schools in New Jersey for these fields, and Rutgers turned out to be the best.
I estimate my GPA after junior year to be around a 3.8, my SAT score to be around a 1500, I will have taken around 8 AP tests with 4s or 5s on all of them, and I will have plenty of extra curriculars. My family has a upper middle class income, and make a net gain of about 50000 after taxes and yearly expenses, and I also have a brother who will attend college in another 8 years.
With this, would going to Rutgers or UCB be my best option?