Ok, so I am a current senior in high school and I am in a predicament. I want to go into IB before getting my mba and then AM or Consulting, I have great academic stats (4.6 GPA, 33 ACT) and decent EC (Varsity , marching band, eagle scout) and have been accepted to Duke, Vanderbilt, U of Michigan, U of Penn, and University of Utah. The problem is I don't have enough money from parents or myself to pay for these out of state or private schools.
My parents make enough to not get need based help nor do I stand out at these schools despite being accepted. However,, I am a resident of Utah and received a full tuition scholarship to go to University of Utah. So, do I take out 150k in debt to go to an elite school or take this less debt and go to this non target school. I like the atmosphere and campus of U and U, but want to make sure I can reach my career goals. Thoughts?