Right now, I'm committed to Pitt. It is 5 hours away. However, I was informed by the local college I applied to (Wilkes University) that they will honor my scholarship money until the day classes start.
Currently, I am going for a Chemistry major on a pre-med track.
Heres my pros and cons: Pitt is $55,000 more expensive over the course of 4 years. If I attend Wilkes I can probably pay most of it off as I go and wind up with ~$10,000 in debt as opposed to ~$70,000 in debt. I want to get out of the house and Pitt will allow me to do that. I will also enjoy myself more at Pitt (I think, anyway). Wilkes has a great percentage of students who make it to med school, while Pitt's is not as high. Also, I know I can study well staying at home while if I go to Pitt, I may not be able to study as well.
And then there's always the third option: pick one and transfer out if you don't like it...which is always an option.
Things to note: I do intend on becoming a doctor, through hell or high water. I am paying for school mostly on my own and am getting the bare minimum as far as financial aid goes. Many of my friends are staying home anyway.
Please give me your input, I need to make a decision by Friday.