So I've been accepted to University of Chicago which has been my #1 school since i was a freshman and i am nearly sure i will get accepted to Ohio State honors (in state) on a full ride.
Although UChicago is great and all, it seems to me that Ohio State would be the better choice. I mean, I plan to pursue grad school (maybe med school, law schools, or Masters) where GPA and test scores counts more than the prestige of the school. Since UChicago is tougher to get good grades, I think this may hinder my chances in getting into grad schools. Also, the social scene at UChicago sucks compared to Ohio State. And i im sure that i will learn the same material at Ohio State and UChicago.
The only pro i see in going to UChicago is that i may have a better learning experience. Also, going to UChicago would be better if i was interested in applying to phd programs, since prestige counts. And Uchicago has more prestige, which i don't care about.
Basically i don't see the point in paying an extra 30,000$ a year just to "maybe" get a better learning experience. And in the process, hindering my chances in getting into grad schools, and having a good social life.