JazzOne wrote:Still, I'd rank the Texas schools like this:
UT: Go if you get in, but you won't get in.
SMU: Probably your best shot.
UH, Baylor: I wouldn't go to either, but I'm on the fence given your GI benefits.
Texas Tech, STCL: Don't bother.
Thanks, that's what I'm thinking too, since it sounds like the strength of UH's IP program isn't enough to overcome its low overall ranking. I'd really like to live and work in the DFW area (that's where I grew up and lived prior to joining the Navy), so SMU looks good.
Cost is a wash for any of the Texas schools, since the GI Bill would cover absolutely everything at any of them.
At this point, the question is whether I can get into a non-Texas school that's better than SMU by a wide-enough margin to make the much higher cost worthwhile, considering that SMU is in the area where I'd want to live/work after school.