My top choice school, Ithaca College, just sent me a letter today denying me. On one hand, I'm kinda upset - Ithaca is the gold standard and I was very much hoping to attend school there. I've heard nothing but good things from that school. On the other hand, that is at least $40,000 a year I don't have to spend for at least 4 years (until grad school anywho). The cost was a huge issue, and I would have had to take out massive loans. Right now I'm looking at some SUNY schools (UBuffalo, BuffState, Fredonia, Oneonta) and one private school (LeMoyne College). Tough decision now, especially as I really hadn't thought about a second choice. Ahh the joys of moving into the real world!