Here's the situation. I've been accepted to both UAB and Emory medical school. I am having a difficult time deciding on which one to attend. Here are the factors: 1. UAB is in my hometown where I currently live. Emory is only 2 hours away so in terms of location, both are just as good. Atlanta is a bigger city though. 2. Emory is about $37k per year (including room & board) while UAB is only $11k per year since I'm a state resident. 3. I will get a scholarship that would possibly pay for my entire tuition cost at UAB. For Emory, I'm hoping to get some financial aid or loans. 4. In terms of ranking, according to US News, Emory is ranked 22 while UAB is 27. Based on these factors and your own factors, which one would you go to? I'd like to hear some opinions.