If any current residents could give me an insight on this, especially because most of you are experiencing the reality of the burden of debt right now... I'm trying to decide between UNC (in-state) and Columbia P&S. I would much, much, MUCH prefer to be in NYC than Chapel Hill (where I'm at right now). Not to mention greater clinical opportunities in NYC, the fact that I am originally from New York (parents are in Syracuse, and I really, really don't like living down south) and Columbia's excellent match list. But generally, it all boils down to where I think I would ultimately be happier, and I believe that is at Columbia. Based on your experiences, would these reasons justify the higher cost of education at Columbia? Or should I just go for the cheaper school? Undergraduate debt is not a factor.