With the baseball season started and the tax season finished, it is time for the final rite of spring: Where to send the college deposit check. That is the dilemma facing many families of high school seniors who have been accepted to multiple places.
This is a question I know I'm going to have to tackle eventually - twice. What this article basically comes down to is - if you can get into a truly elite school, then it's probably best to go. If it's between an expensive middle tier school and a public university, the cheaper public option might be better.
The most interesting point to me was that if you can get into an elite school in the first place, then actually going might not make you any better off. UNLESS you come from a low-income family.
Of course measuring "success" is kind of difficult, but my advice? If you live in a state with great public universities, stay put.