Very torn between the two. I know this is down to the wire, but I just received my Downstate acceptance two days ago. As of now, I am leaning towards Penn State because I feel it provides an environment more conducive to studying, stronger sense of community, and more faculty support. Being able to roll out of bed and into class without having to take the train, etc. in the morning is also a huge plus. All in all, I just get the feeling that I will be able more comfortable there and believe the quiet environment will enable me to learn and perform better. At Downstate, I have the feeling that I may have too many distractions that could potentially hinder my studies. However, Downstate's amazing clinical years and its lower tuition (approx 100k in savings over 4 years) have me very torn. I know I will be able to match into great residencies from both schools provided I do well, and that alone has me leaning towards Penn State. My gut tells me I will be able to study better at Penn St. and that I will be more successful there. However, I am still on the fence. I would appreciate any thoughts you can give me. Go with my gut feeling or take the cheaper route?