Hello everyone! So this is a long one and i apologize in advance.... I would have never thought I would be in this situation, I have some great schools to choose from, however, it is becoming really hard for me to make a decision. I live in Miami Florida, I am very close to my Hispanic roots and my family. To me is important to be in a city that has cultural diversity and people that I can identify with which is why I would like to branch out into a big city like New York or LA. However, when I visited UNC I got a very homey vibe and felt like everyone was very hospitable and nice. The city that I liked the most was LA, I fell in love with the mountains, the beaches, and the weather... however is really far from home, which will make traveling back and forth more complicated both for me and for my family if they want to come visit. UNC is graded, UCLA and Columbia are P/F... what I heard from the students is that P/F doesn't stress people out as much. Also, I am seriously considering specializing after dental school so some people say is better to go to a graded school other say that is better going to a big name school. UCLA's facilities are rather outdated compared to these other two schools, I don't know if the class of 2023 is going to experience the renovations they have planned, so if there are any UCLA students that could clarify this I would be very thankful. I loved Columbia's campus, their clinic is beautiful and their students were raving about their summers off doing research abroad.... which sounds amazing. Needless to say that they have an excellent platform for networking and finding mentors. However, their tuition is the most expensive one, and even with roommates cost of living is through the roof. I got an acceptance to UNC Chapel Hill with $168,000 scholarship, 42k per year but it goes down after I become a resident about 50%, so I would be getting 42k the first year and 21k for each year after. I was accepted to UCLA with 20k per year scholarship, and Columbia with no money. I know most people consider the best choice the cheapest school... but I really liked several things about each one of them and I don't want to make a decision that I will regret after. Thank you all in advance!!!!