My top 3 schools were originally Northeastern, Penn State, and University of Maryland. I got into Northeastern and Maryland, but not Penn State.
Also I got a $10000 a year scholarship to Northeastern and $5500 a year in financial aid, so it makes the prices very similar.
I love the Boston area and like the idea of being in the city. I like hockey which is a big part of Northeastern. At the same time, Maryland is a (slightly) more prestigious school that would probably look better when I'm trying to get a job. It also has a very nice campus and is in a nice area.
I could use some help with this decision...any help is appreciated.