Kilpatrick wrote:ndirish2010 wrote:Kilpatrick wrote:What are the factors that are making you even consider ND over Illinois? Maybe I'm biased because I go to Illinois, but why would you pay 10K more per year to go to a peer school? Even if it was for religious reasons I think god would understand saving $30,000 for near identical job prospects.
All I can say is that there are many people in my class that had this identical choice and chose ND. It is not that outlandish.
Not trying to shit on anyone that picked ND I'm just curious. What are the subjective factors you mentioned?
They certainly don't apply to everyone. Some people hate Notre Dame, others don't get why some think it is so great. I'm obviously not trying to shit on UIUC, I did almost choose it but in the end I couldn't leave Notre Dame for a comparatively small amount of money. I would agree the schools are pretty much peers, but I think UIUC's advantage in Chicago is overstated because of the pure numbers. There is a solid ND alumni base in Chicago as well.