I verbally committed to the University of Connecticut today, only to receive an e-mail (two hours later!!!) from the University of Minnesota that I am getting a position there too. I had an out-right acceptance from UCONN, and was on the waitlist at Minnesota. The problem is that now that I have an offer from Minnesota, I am not so confident in my decision to accept at UCONN. Both schools are awesome, and I see myself in either location (plus moving to Minneapolis is a lot easier than from Fargo). I guess I am writing this to ask two things: First of all, is my verbal commitment binding? Secondly, should I go with my heart (U of M, I am from ND after all) or with my head (UCONN specializes in my research area)? HELP!