TheFactor wrote:Real Madrid wrote:BruceWayne wrote:Honestly, OP don't ED to either of these schools (certainly not Vandy--that's insane). It really isn't a good idea. If you can get into UVA ED then you can get into UNC, Wake Forest, UGA, or Bama with a good to great scholarship regardless. If you can do so go that route; especially if you can get UNC .
Eh, I don't know that I agree with this. I for one would take UVA/Duke at sticker over Wake, UNC, UGA or Bama with a full ride. I guess it depends on a person's goals, but I honestly wouldn't think twice about it.
Now I would probably choose a Bama, UGA or Wake with a full scholly over Vandy at sticker, but Vandy was pretty generous with money last year. Anything over 15k/year from Vandy and I'd pick it, too.
I took Duke at close-to-sticker over full tuition at Wake and $$$ at UNC/Vandy.
If you make this choice and don't pull off median or higher then this doesn't work out well at all. And that's very, very, likely. There isn't much downside to pulling off below median grades at a place like UNC if you didn't pay to go there. There's a huge downside to pulling off below median grades at Duke with sticker debt, especially if you end up bottom 1/3 or bottom 10 percent.