Micdiddy wrote:If you're also interested in quality of living Chicago happens to be the greatest city on earth.
UChi is definitely the best option. You probably know this but in your heart of hearts you always wanted to go to NYU or Duke or something and you were thinking "if I can just get 3 people to say it's ok, I can justify doing it!" or something like that. Or maybe you were pretty darn sure Chi was right, but wanted final opinions. Not that this is a bad thing, I made a thread with my choice already 90% made just for final, total confirmation, and now you have it as well: Chi.
Actually, the reason why I asked this question is because I am really unsure. In fact, I am leaning towards NYU or GULC because of the wide variety of opportunities tailored to what I want to do. I knew I would probably get a massive amount of people telling me that Chicago is the best because U.S. News/TLS says it's the best, but if I do choose Chicago, it will certainly be for a combination of academic, personal, and financial reasons. I was simply asking if anyone had any helpful information for any of these 4 schools which I could use toward my decision. I appreciate your comment on the quality of life in Chicago, and I have heard many good things about quality of life in Hyde Park/Chicago in general.