Im a highschool student in Hamilton, Ontario, and on the second round of admissions I recieved conditional offers from McMaster for general engineering and University of Toronto for chemical engineering. I intend to do engineering right after undergrad, but everything is subject to change, I guess. I'm conflicted on which offer I want to take, for multiple reasons. UofT is definitely preferable to me right now, for multiple reasons. Firstly, I've lived in Hamilton my entire life, and I just want to leave this city for a while if I can. UofT seems to be more highly regarded, from what I've seen, the campus seems nicer, it seems like there's a lot more to do there, etc etc, but my main concern is the price tag. Attending UofT, I estimated the cost of a 5 year program to be $120,000 (How realistic is that estimate, by the way? I just threw some numbers out there). McMaster would be significantly less, I estimated it to be $60,000 since I could live at home. However, my worry is that I wouldn't get the full university experience, which is something that I was looking forward to immensely. As a side note, I want to do mechanical engineering, and if I went to UofT I would do first year in chem and transfer over afterwards, hopefully, if I still wanted to. Can anyone with more knowledge of the two programs maybe offer me some guidance on this issue? My financial situation isn't necessarily the best to be accruing debt, either. I have roughly $20,000 in an RESP, and I'm not sure how much assistance I can attain through scholarships and bursaries. Any help would be immensely appreciated, thanks!