It's been ages since I've actually engaged in any conversation on the forum, but I figured I could use some help here.
I've been accepted into 4 of the 5 colleges I applied to. Those schools are:
University of Florida
Florida State University
I'm still waiting for Carnegie Mellon's decision.
Now, I'm a resident of Florida and going to school in-state would be absolutely free. The problem is that I'm very poor and want to major in Computer Science. Because of my fiscal situation, I've got to pick the best school for CS for the best money. I've looked into all of these schools and if money weren't an problem, I'd go to CMU with Ga Tech as a close second. I've looked into the CS program at UF and it looks rather legitimate. They offer a BS in CS and the curriculum is solid as far as I can tell. I'm just not sure how a potential employer would view a degree from there.
Should I go to a techy school and graduate with significant debt or stay at home and graduate with excess money and a degree from a not traditionally tech-oriented school?