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Here's the deal...I got waitlisted at Columbia, and I was pessimistic, thought I wouldn't get it in and forgot about it...Meanwhile, at University of Pittsburgh had awarded me the Chancellor's Scholarship, which basically means I go to college for free for 4 years (or 5 if I want to do dual degree), and they are giving my a one time study abroad money. I'm all ecstatic and have decided that this is it, this is my college; except on May 18 I got the BIG package from Columbia saying I have been accepted. Columbia had been my dream university and I loved it, and it is in NYC and I am sorta interested in some acting and all that...
The problem though is that, Columbia is pretty expensive for my family (not impossible but hard) and I want to do medical as of now (but I am not sure if I will stick with it) and as you all know medical schools are damn expensive...SO should I go to Columbia or Pitt? I am completely torn right now; any input would be helpful!
I have sent Columbia a letter appealing their financial aid package, and hopefully will hear soon...but if someone can give me definitive reasons, I would be eternally grateful!