SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I was accepted to Tufts today, however I've been accepted to SIU and MWU-IL. I really liked the facilities, curriculum, and city of Boston however I'm worried about the ~400K+ debt I would graduate with if I attended Tufts. I can attend SIU at a cost of ~220K. Its a great school, but I wasn't the biggest fan of the location (Alton, IL). has anyone else chosen Tufts over their respective state schools? and why?