Normally I don't post on college threads (I'm heading to high school this fall), but I have a hypothetical situation for you.
A student is accepted to Cornell University with less financial aid, and Emory University with more. However, one must take into account that that Cornell is more prestigious, with an excellent pre-med program (which this student wants to pursue); Emory is much more socially warm, and still offers a fantastic education.
Which would you choose, and why?
P.S. - For clarification, I did know somebody who encountered this situation. It was my older brother's best friend, who was also accepted to a number of other prestigious universities and is a really cool guy.
He chose Emory.