seashim wrote:Well, I have no idea if I would be paying sticker. I wasn't going to accept, then I woke up this morning and felt differently about it. As for $, I have no idea what my package would be. I figure the loans will be about the same, but don't know about the rest of it. They told me a complete package would come after I accepted. Other school is just not where I want to be. Good school, good opportunities, not the right human environment for me.
OK, so USC or UCLA with some amount of merit aid. I hear your dilemma. Where you are living and (to some extent) how that frees or limits where you can take your JD with you, these things matter. But if there is sizeable savings at stake here... say, even $15K or so, it's a hard thing to pass up, esp. when you consider that a higher-ranked school could easily limit or even totally compensate for the difficulties of moving that JD back up to NorCal. But this is a Hastings WL board, so I'll stop just short of telling you take the higher-ranked school with more money. If I weren't reluctant, that's what I'd say.