Is it worth going 100k+ in debt for umich OOS if I can go to UCSD for poly sci debt free? I plan on going to grad school 100%.
Absolutely not worth that kind of debt.
I can’t imagine taking on that debt for undergrad. You would either take out private loans (dumb move) or be asking your parents to take out parent plus loans for most of that money. UCSD is a solid choice. Save $ for law school or masters in case you don’t get into a PHD program right out of undergrad. You want to be debt free so you can take unpaid internships and make connections without worrying about all that money you need to repay.