Son is applying to colleges right now -- he loves UM and is applying early, but I think he'd prefer to get away from home. He’s aiming for Ross -- if out east, likely economics.
He’s going to try his luck at quite a few schools, inc. Harvard, Princeton, Yale (why not try) -- but since they seem impossible he’s fixating on Penn (arts & sciences, probably not Wharton), Brown and Duke. He has a college trust from grandparents, but not knowing grad school plans, is undergrad at say Brown worth it over in-state UM?
Wife and I are UM grads (met in Ann Arbor) with limited exposure to private colleges outside of taking him to a few summer camps.
Appreciate any insights. Hope this is okay as an OT thread during college admissions season.