We are looking for advice on my daughter’s college choice. She is interested in engineering and computer science across a bunch of colleges and out of 10 acceptances she has so far, the ones we are considering most prominently are UIUC CS and Olin.
Both are as different as colleges can get. We are in NJ so Olin is a 4-hour drive vs 1 or 2 flights to UIUC, depending on how much we would like to drive. We have no aid or scholarships except for the automatic Olin scholarship that every admitted student gets (50% of tuition), making the costs of attendance close by(about 49K for Olin vs 55 for UIUC). Olin is obviously super small and therefore barely known (hear the employers and grad schools know them though), compensated by the quality of their education.
Appreciate your thoughts and advice.