I know that I don't have any time left but I really need to know where to go for the next four years of my life. I got accepted into Michigan LSA and UT and I'm looking to go into premed. I originally applied for UT's neuroscience but instead got my second choice major, psychology. I'm a Texas resident, so I got instate for UT and the freaking expensive OOS tuition for Michigan. Although going to Texas may be comfortable (as I'd be close to my family and have cheaper tuition), I want to have a more global college experience (even though I know UT is #3 in study abroad programs, but I want more than just studying abroad).
I visisted both campuses and I really liked basically everything about Michigan except for, again, its freaking high tuition (which for me comes around $60,000 a year compared to UT's $25,000 annual tuition). My parents said that they're willing to pay for either one.
I tried applying for Michigan's honors program and four-year scholarship but missed both deadlines. I heard that Michigan's premed programs are #1 and that Michigan is a top tier level 1 school (nationally ranked #27) compared to UT (#49) not to mention that it does have a powerful network as well as prestige (not saying that UT isn't well known but that Michigan is pretty famous). Also Michigan has its own hospital so I'm guessing it can be really convenient for hospital volunteering, research, internships, etc. At the same time, I got into UT's Jefferson Scholars Program, but I don't know how that'll help me really. If I go to UT, though, I'm considering transferring to the College of Natural Sciences (and maybe into its honors program) because that's where I originally wanted to be, but I don't know if it will be difficult or not.
What I'm really worried about is that if I go to UT, although I'd be closer to my family and be more comfortable by paying less tuition, I'd miss a lot of opportunities at Michigan (and maybe some of its prestige) but also be bombarded with higher competition than at UT. However, if Michigan is similar to UT but I go to Michigan anyway, I'd be carrying a $160,000 price tag along with Med School tuition. Basically, is the price tag worth the education and premed preparations I'll be getting at Michigan?
edit: I posted this discussion on the wrong thread but everyone said that UT is better because it's cheaper. Aside from money, is Michigan really worth it, even if I didn't get into any honors/special programs?