So lately i've been thinking strongly where i would like to go to UNI and i came down to UCI and SLO for my top two choices. If i were to go to SLO i would have to dorm for 4 years so i will most likely have to take out loans to pay for dorming for 4 years as i live about 3 hours away from SLO, and this would leave me about 40k in debt or around there. However, if i were to go to UCI i could dorm my first year, and commute the other three or commute all 4 years if i wanted to and be essentially debt free. I really like both schools but when i graduate i want to get into the industry quickly and i feel that SLO's hands on approach and how their students get lots of experience as undergraduates would benefit me alot more, however, i would have to weigh it against getting into debt vs debt free and i'm not sure if the experience and possibly connections i would make at SLO would be worth that debt. My major is in comp science and although both are fantastic schools for CS i'm at a lost.
Any input and thoughts would be greatly appreciated!