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As of now, I have narrowed my college options down to two schools: Michigan State University and The University of Michigan. Being in-state, I can't see any reason to pass up the opportunity to attend one of these two schools at a highly discounted price. I'm in the top 5% of my class, have a 3.97 UW GPA, and a 30 composite ACT score. I took the most difficult course load available. I am going to major in engineering, but I'm not positive exactly what field of engineering yet. Based on rankings, U-M seems to be the obvious choice, but I can't believe that those tell the whole story. I have toured both schools, and each gave me positive feelings. I have the stats to be in the honors college program at MSU, and will attend the honors college if I go to MSU. MSU isn't really known as an engineering powerhouse, but does that mean that the education and professors at U-M are considerably better? Both schools make it known that they highly support undergraduate research, which I would take advantage of. My parents are pretty concerned about the price. MSU would most likely be quite a bit cheaper than U-M. Right now I am leaning towards U-M, but that is mainly because of the prestige. You guys seem to know a lot about various schools, so I would like to hear your opinions. Any constructive advice is much appreciated!