as an alabama resident is it worth it to pass up uab to go to emory? what about a school as high as duke? emory seems to have a higher prestige level than uab because reading this you probably think emory is ranked higher right? well its not uab is higher. but what about if one had to choose between duke and uab? is it worth it to go to the 6th ranked school if you have a great school like uab(#22) in ur state?