Not sure if I post my Q here, but...
I want to go to Harvard which is "the" name worldwide, BUT:
I applied late in the cycle (had planned to Teach for America, but didn't get in, so started the appln process in January).
Anyway, they did not offer me any $, proby because I just turned 21 and have 0 work experience - or not good enough for scholarships.
Anyway, I also applied to Stanford $ and Yale $$ and since my pre-law adviser who went to Emory asked me to, - Emory $$$$ - full scholarship plus.
I have no money, parents have none to spare.
So, do I take loans for Harvard (for full tuition via FAFSA - but 6.8% interest !! - highway robbery) or go to Emory - full ride + extras.
I visited all 3 - one paid for my trip (poverty had one benefit).
I actually was in awe at Harvard, but met too many aggressive students and snobbish faculty; .... loved the people at Yale, .... and yet, overall, I was more impressed by Emory - friendly faculty, no snobbery, non-aggressive students, GREAT new "school to career" program, and CHEAP living.
I'm just afraid to blow a chance to attend the "best" law school which my parents and friends would be proud of, but end up a quarter of a MILLION dollars in debt, at least.
Constructive feedback, please - and no, I do not wish to retake LSAT and reapply early in the cycle.