UVA v. JMU Honors Program w/ Scholarship
I was recently accepted into the University of Virginia and the James Madison University Honors Program (with a renewable $4,000 annual scholarship, for a total of $16,000 for my undergraduate studies). I am not entirely sure what I want to study, but I am thinking international relations or maybe international business. I really love UVA, but I plan on going on to graduate school, and it would be great to have more money left over to finance that. I was also thinking that it would be nice to be a "bigger fish in a smaller pond" at JMU, v. being "average" at UVA. Plus I've heard that it is very difficult to get into the McIntire School of Commerce, and I think I would have a much better shot at pursuing a business major at JMU (if I do indeed go in that direction...and JMU actually has an international business major, while UVA does not). But of course UVA has a lot of prestige and is well known outside of Virginia and I have worked very hard throughout high school in order to get accepted there.... I am currently very conflicted between both options, can anyone offer me any advice?