I want some third party opinions on the subject of choosing the right college. I was accepted to both UMD and CU. I wanted to know which school might be the best fit for me based on the following info below.
Intended Major: Finance
Academics: I know Columbia might have an edge on the academics but UMD is a good school as well.
Financial: UMD would, of course, be a lot more affordable than CU even with the scholarships offered at Columbia. Would the slightly higher tuition cost for Columbia be offset by the academic opportunity?
Pre-law: How important would the undergrad degree be when considering graduate school admissions?
Living: I know this might sound silly but l never really left home and moving to NYC although enticing is also a little intimidating. College Park is like 15 minutes away compared to NYC for almost 4 hours.
I would really appreciate your thoughts and opinion on the topic.