Okay. I got the Banneker/Key, which is sweet. I'm also a Maryland Distinguished Scholar finalist, so I'll actually net money from the combined scholarships. Getting paid to go to college is a cool concept. And Honors/Gemstone is cool.
I also got into Hopkins as a biomedical engineering major, which is also really cool. And tempting. To be honest, I like the city (have lived near Baltimore my entire life) better than College Park, and I like Hopkins' campus (though College Park's is cool too). I visited Hopkins, and I liked it a lot, and if money were of no consequence, I think I would pick Hopkins (not to say I don't like Maryland either... it's just the way I feel).
So... any thoughts on which I should pick? I honestly like both schools, but I like Hopkins a little bit more. Of course, there is the money issue. Ha. So, if anyone has any input, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!