junelsat wrote:So, anybody on this specific topic want to try to convince me why I should choose Michigan over Duke?
I'll be going to Michigan.
Seriously, though, this isn't necessarily an easy choice. I'd wait to see what Michigan offers you in the way of scholarship money; with your numbers, I think you stand a good chance at some. Then, there's also the matter of where you would like to live and work after LS - Michigan has great placement overall, but places particularly well on the coasts and in the Midwest; Duke has strong placement in the South. Local ties are often able to trump general placement, though. Of course, campus visits are also important.
As you haven't heard back from all of your schools yet, however, I'm guessing it's still too early for you to make a final decision.
junelsat wrote:Question - So does the dollar value on that graph represent an annual scholarship or the total amount that the student would receive for all 3 years? I'm wondering if the numbers I typically read on this are annual as well.
The value is the total scholarship amount.