So I've been accepted to both USC and UMN; currently deciding between the two. Minnesota offered me a research fellowship for this summer and I potentially want to specialize so that seems really attractive. I feel confident that I'll receive an excellent all around education at UMN. But PBL at USC piqued my interest. I was skeptical until I sat in on a PBL session with real students, it seemed to work. I think group discussion will really help me retain the information. Plus the school is in LA. I'm from SF and would like to eventually practice in CA. How important is it to attend school in the state I wish to practice in? Should I make a safe bet on a traditional program (UMN) or take a gamble on something I think might work (USC)? Out of state tuition makes USC about 25K more expensive than UMN over 4 years.