thelawyler wrote:I think you can cross Cornell out for now.
Chicago seems like it's a huuuuge pill to swallow, but I'd say it's worth the cost. But BU isn't a terrible choice for that price, I just think that Chicago is better.
Seriously? For target market of Boston you'd cross off Cornell with 45k and take Chicago or BU?? I feel like Cornell is the best choice here.
Well, perhaps. I'm just a city guy so maybe that bias crept in.
Also, I do think the high levels of debt at Cornell and Chicago make 33k difference worth it to go to Chicago.
And OP, in terms of retaking... you can just retake in the summer for the June test after you have final offers from all schools. Score worse? Who cares, you wasted some time and a few hundred bucks. Score 171? Email the school you're deposited at with a "I am thinking of reapplying next year" letter and enjoy a huge scholarship increase. Almost no downside, and HUUUGE upside. PM me for my story if you want.