I've got a situation here... I've been admitted into Pitt and Columbia U. I was admitted into Pitt's Honors program with free tuition. I got into Columbia's Scholars program, but my financial aid hasn't come in yet. Columbia has always been my top choice (Pitt is a close #2 and I'm perfectly fine with going there if I need to), however I don't believe they will give me an adequate amount of money to go there because of my family's income.
So even if Columbia cut their tuition price in half (not saying they will, just making a scenario), should I still choose free UPitt over Columbia? I want to get into bioengineering (and plan on going to graduate school). What advantages does Pitt have over Columbia- or any Ivy for that matter?
If anyone has advice (I know that most of you are probably bias towards Pitt, but I'd like your opinions anyway) I'd love to hear them!