UCSD (Roosevelt College) or Wash Univ. at St. Louis for pre-med
My daughter needs to decide between attending UCSD or Washington University at St. Louis in the fall. She is currently planning on majoring in Molecular Biology and following a pre-med track (meaning meeting the various requirements to apply to med school). As you might have guessed, WashU is a lot more expensive than UCSD and it would be hard for us to afford it (but not 100% impossible). My question is whether it is worth it for us to stretch our finances and send her to WashU? WashU has some impressive statistics as far as admission to med school, so that is a plus. However, our daughter is 18 y/o and I have told her to give herself permission to change her mind and pursue something else if she so chooses. It seems to me that she would be able to pursue more options at UCSD.
I would love to hear from other parents on their opinions about which university is a better choice or what factors to consider.