My daughter was accepted to Boulder with honors and the Chancellors scholarship. Her major is in environment or biological sciences. We are OOS, in IL.
She has also been accepted to UW-Madison; UMinn-Twin Cities; U of I-Urbana. She was deferred from Princeton. That and Brown are pending-but as they are ivies, they are long shots.
As we consider the 4 places she has been accepted to, I am wondering if Boulder's significantly higher tuition has the bang for the buck. The other 3 schools are academically more selective and their name recognition also seems to carry more respect. Boulder is a lovely campus, no doubt. But so is Madison. And Minn has great city access and carries huge value for the dollar. She does not really want to go to Illinois and live in the corn belt but the tuition is certainly appealing because we are in state. That said the overall vibe at Boulder was definitely was appealing.
I am asking that you sell me on Boulder academics and academic reputation. I don't know that much about it. (Boulder is her current first choice after Brown). Tell me how the OOS tuition is indeed appropriately priced. Tell me why we will not have post graduation buyer's remorse. Note that she is neither a partier nor a skier.
Thanks in advance!