northwood wrote:ill be making a guest appearance on 3/17.
any good hotels to stay in? ( and am i nuts for considering pitt at sticker??)
Have you been in contact with the financial aid office/shown them the Syracuse offer. Showing strong interest in the school and letting them know how much cost matters in picking a school (especially when the school is in your top 3) should certainly help.
I went from $0 to a bunch relatively quickly. In talking with the director of admissions, they only accept people they really want to come, so stress how much cost will affect your decision.
Regarding hotels, I stayed in a Quality Inn close to campus when I visited, it was cheap, but it wasn't that nice.
There's a Wyndam only a few blocks from campus that's probably the nicest hotel close to campus, but it's probably pretty expensive too.