NU vs UT vs GWU

My student/family needs to make a decision. Instate tuition at UT, full pay at Northwestern or merit aid at George Washington Univ? Journalism major at all schools. Interested in political/strategic communication. We just keep going around in circles.

The NU tuition is doable, can’t help wondering if it is the “right” thing to do.

Has he been to GWU? It is much different than a traditional college campus. For example, they have no dining halls. I think most of the advantage of GWU comes outside the classroom A motivated student can really take advantage of intra semester internships.

To state the obvious: If COA was equal, then Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism would be the easy pick.

FWIW Columbia University is outstanding for masters degree in journalism.