Picking a University: Making the Right Decision

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So, I'm in grade 12, my average in school is 96, I am top of the honor role (as in highest mark in my school) and scored about 2100 on my SAT so i expect to get into most if not all of the uni's i applied to (maybe not yale). In fact, i received a letter of acceptance from penn state and purdue about a week after my final marks for my first semester were sent in but not going to hear back from the other uni's till march. so i applied to engineering at the following universities: Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Penn State, Purdue, Illinois Urbana, Ann Arbor Michigan, and Yale. The person is torn between all of them and would appreciate
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So, I'm in grade 12, my average in school is 96, I am top of the honor role (as in highest mark in my school) and scored about 2100 on my SAT so i expect to get into most if not all of the uni's i applied to (maybe not yale). In fact, i received a letter of acceptance from penn state and purdue about a week after my final marks for my first semester were sent in but not going to hear back from the other uni's till march. so i applied to engineering at the following universities:
- carnegie mellon
- cornell
- penn state
- purdue
- illinois urbana
- ann arbor Michigan
- Yale
thing is I'm kinda torn between... well all of them and would appreciate any advice on which to pick and if anyone has any experience with the quality of education at any of the schools listed.
 
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oooh... just occurred to me that this should probably be in the education section... sorry :P
 
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ok it was moved, good
 

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What factors should I consider when picking a university?

When picking a university, there are several factors to consider such as the location, size, academic programs, cost, and campus culture. It is important to think about what is important to you and your academic and personal goals.

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