I'm preparing for transfer from community college, and I'm decided whether I should choose to attend University of Pittsburgh or Drexel for a degree in Software Engineering. Pitt's degree is a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science with a focus in Software Engineering, while Drexel's is a Bachelors of Science in Software Engineering. To attend Pitt, I would have to move away and live off campus, while at Drexel I could continue living at home. When you take into account living expenses and average gift awarded for financial aid (found here: University of Pittsburgh Tuition, Costs and Financial Aid - CollegeData College Profile
), then the prices are quite comparable.
While researching, I've found that USNews ranked Pitt #58 and Drexel #88 for National Universities. I'm not sure how reliable this site is, but at Best Computer Science Universities in Pennsylvania - Top Computer Science Colleges and Schools
Pittsburgh is ranked one spot above Drexel.
My question to you, internet, is which one should I choose? From what I'm seeing from those rankings, I should choose Pitt, but my parents don't really want me to move away...