HI, I admittedly have trouble making important decisions and would like some experienced input that I could mull over. I dropped out of a mechanical engineering program in my senior year of college and entered the workforce. I got layed off about a month ago and applied to RIT to finish my mechanical engineering degree which will only take me 1 year to complete. I found out yesterday that RIT accepted me, however the ME program is filled, so they awarded me my second choice: Physics. Now I Love physics, more than I like Mechanical Engineering, but it will likely take me 2 full years to complete the degree requirements, and thereby run up a ton of money in loans. As i am a college dropout and have been working for the past year I know the value of money and how crappy student loans are. So as an alternative I could attend the close by SUNY College at Brockport, which is mainly a liberal arts college, and not a very reputable one at that. However I could pay the tuition quite easily without the need for any loans. What are your thoughts, Is going to a school like brockport for physics a good idea just to save money? Is RIT worth $28,000 a year? I don't plan on going to graduate school for Physics. Possibly for Optics though. It seems like a bachelors in physics from a school like brockport wouldn't fetch too many jobs is my only concern... That and I really like the atmosphere at RIT.