I am currently a high school senior interested in Electrical Engineering. After applying to college, I have a number of options. The main ones that appeal to me are Columbia's Fu Foundation (School of Applied Sciences), University of Pennsylvania Engineering, and University of Washington Engineering (Through the honors program).
I am having a terrible time deciding between these different institutions. Here are things to keep in mind:
-I want to have a life during the 4 years that I'm at college
-I want to have many great options for job/grad school
-Penn/Columbia cost about $155000US for 4 years, while UW is about $55000 (My parents gave me $120000 towards whatever education I get. Anything extra I pay for. Anything left over I keep.)
- At UW I am in the honors program and admitted directly into the Electrical Engineering department
I was wondering if you guys/girls could give me some advice on where to spend my next 4 years and any general college advice you have.
Thanks for your time! Jeff