I’ve been accepted to Syracuse University, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. I visited all of the campuses this past summer for all of these schools.
I’m planning to double major in Biology and Economics on the pre med track. Any input would be great.
Note: My parents make too much money so I basically got no financial aid.
Financial Aid: 77k (total cost of attendance)
Pros: It’s in New York and my sister lives near the school and she has always been a great help to me she actually helped me edit my personal statement.
Cons: My parents make six figures so they basically gave me no aid, I would have to pay 77k a year which is depressing.
Financial Aid: 54k (total cost of attendance)
Pros: I’m from DC so Rutgers is actually closer to home than Syracuse is which is convenient because I have to go back to DC once a month for orthodontists appointments (I’m getting braces for the second time because I’m stupid lol)
Cons: I’m just not feeling the school if that makes sense; it probably has something to do with the ranking.
Financial Aid: 56k (total cost of attendance). I’m out of state
Pros: The campus is totally gorgeous and it’s near a city (Madison). I was also accepted into the CAE (Center of Academic Excellence) program. Seems okay, but I’m on the fence about it.
Cons: Really far away from DC, MD, VA area I would have to fly back once a month which is more money spent. It’s also not a very diverse school.
Financial Aid: 55k (total cost of attendance). Also out of state
Pros: The campus is pretty, and UIUC is way more diverse than Madison. I’m Hispanic btw
Cons: Also super far away. It’s a state school so there’s a huge campus, but it’s basically in the middle of nowhere. I feel like there’s more opportunities at UW Madison because it’s in a city.
I’m leaning towards UW Madison or UIUC, Syracuse isn’t too far behind (I basically don’t know which is why I started a thread) though but let me know what you think!!