I hope you're all doing well. I have been accepted to Princeton University, and I have also been accepted to the Rutgers University Honors College. These are my top two choices for college.
I would have to pay for the full cost of attendance to Princeton ($63k per year), which my parents can afford. I have received a Presidential scholarship to Rutgers, which would bring the cost of Rutgers to around $8000 per year. The cost figures are from each college's respective websites.
I plan to major in Computer Science.
In your opinion, would the cost of attending Princeton be worth it over attending the flagship state school? A brief explanation of your answer would be much appreciated. Some things I'm considering are benefits to my future career (getting good jobs, return on investment, etc.), the overall student experience, and quality of professors. Of course, please mention any factors not mentioned above that would also be significant in making this decision.
Thanks so much for your help!