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Cheap VS. Expensive Universities

BlackRose101BlackRose101 Registered User Posts: 1,887 Senior Member
Hi,

So I applied to about 12 schools (a lot, I know). I've been accepted 8 out of 12 and i'm waiting to hear back from 4 more schools.

I plan to study Broadcast Journalism. I'm not here to hear that it's a bad major/ not a lot of money etc etc. It's what I want to do, but I plan to go on to law school, and i'll probably have a double major during my undergrad.

Here's my Question,

One of my schools is not as well known. It's not that great, but they accepted me into their honors program. The majority of the kids in it are amazing and smart, and frankly, I would love to take classes with them. It has the artsy aspect that I wanted from a school, but it's in the country-side (well, i'm a city girl so i'm not sure what the country-side looks like. There was one farm on the way there, other than that it was like a mini town). The issue is that it's not as well known and i'm not sure if it will get me where I need to be...did I also tell you that it would it cost me anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000 to attend that school per year?

My other schools are great. They are well known. I know that they'll get me where I need to be, no question about it. They have everything I want from a school, city life, hands on classes etc etc. What's the issue then? They would cost anywhere from $20,000 to $50,000 a year.

What's a kid to do?

Here's the basic question,
Tons of Loans, High Price, Great Education, Great Opportunities VS. Low Price-tag, almost no loans, unsure of the education, honors program


what would you do/advise?
If it was you or your child in this situation how would you advise them? My parents are ready to ship me off to the cheaper school, but i'm just afraid that it won't get me where I want to be (CNN/ Access Hollywood/ E!/ MSNBC).

The better priced school is in MA, most of the others are in MA as well, two are in New York.
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