bac Posted March 16, 2019 Share Posted March 16, 2019 (edited) Like many around here, I've got some tough decisions to make over the next month, so now almost all of the acceptances/rejections have come out (*shakes fist at UCLA Luskin*) I thought I'd start a thread where folks can post what schools they are deciding between and what circumstances they are considering, as well as any other factors that are being considered. I'll lead off: Coming from: New York, NY Deciding between: USC (Price School), MPP - 50% tuition UT-Austin (LBJ School), MPAff - No $$ The New School (Milano School), MPUP - 75% tuition Other factors: We just found out my wife is pregnant, so moving to the other side of the country and probably giving up her top-of-the-line healthcare and the country's most generous maternity leave is not necessarily appealing. She may be able to do her job from LA or Austin, but we don't know yet. Deferment for a year is a real possibility if they'd grant it for this reason. How I'm leaning: I'm very much leaning towards USC or UT - it might just take another year. I probably have USC's program marginally ahead of UT's, but I reckon living in Austin would be better, particularly with a dog and a baby on the way. The financial offer from USC brings USC to around the same cost over two years as UT with no funding. Both also have the option of doing a double degree with urban/community planning, which appeals, though USC's is within the same school so might be easier to organize. I really don't know how to split them, and I can't get back out to LA and Austin for their respective admitted student days. Edited March 16, 2019 by bac Accidentally posted before finishing post somewhatslightlydazed 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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