Just in case you are curious, these are my current thoughts on the schools.
- UT- I loved Austin and felt right at home but it would be cheaper to go to UCLA. (45K total scholarship)
- UCLA is the cheapest option but not by that much. I am from CA and it would be nice to stay around my family, but I am concerned about job opportunities. (60k)
- UVA... I went to one of their ASWs. I found it really preppy. I feel like I could eventually be happy there, but it might be a rough transition. (75k)
- Chicago- I would be paying sticker. I have been talked to a current student and we seem to get along pretty well. It definitely is nerdier than the other three.
I think I want to do government work.
Edit: I did not mean nerdier as a bad thing, in fact I meant it in a fond manner. I go to a very nerdy undergrad and am perfectly happy there. Also, I have talked to other students at Chicago just not as in depth as the one that I mentioned above.