Hey everybody! First post here, love the forum/site. I'm seeking some college advice. I live in North Carolina, and have been accepted into Western Carolina and NC State for electrical engineering. I'm trying to figure out which to attend. WCU was only my backup school (close to my house), and I know normally it would be a no brainer (NC State), but WCU has offered me some great scholarship and aid that would allow me to not take out any student loans - which is great because I am NOT very fond of debt (who is?). Anyways, as title says, is it better to attend a top tier school and take out some loans, or will my education at WCU still get me a decent job right out of college? BTW the WCU program is offered jointly with UNC Charlotte, but all the courses are taken on the Western Carolina campus. Not sure if that change anything.