<p>I've been accepted to both Western Michigan University and University of Michigan. I'll be an engineering student in both (So far I have Electrical Engineering +Computer Science in mind)
I live very near WMU (About a 20min car ride there from my home) meaning I can cut quite a bit of costs from not having to live in a dorm and live comfortably.
U of M will cost around 22k for everything I'll need
WMU will cost somewhere from 7-8k </p>
<p>Now, as an EE+CS student I want to work for a company such as Intel, Nvidia, ATI, AMD, etc.
Will going to WMU instead of U of M be such a big difference in my career prospects that it wouldn't justify what I would save?</p>