Last-minute Decision: Vanderbilt vs. IU-Kelley (undergrad)

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I posted once earlier, but now I've narrowed my choices down to Vanderbilt and direct admittance to the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University (and KLLC membership). I would graduate Vanderbilt with up to $50k in debt and leave IU without any. Also, I love to travel internationally, so this would become very difficult if I attend Vandy. I want to go into BB IB or PE, but I also want to enjoy my four years as an undergrad. I would rush at either, but I'm concerned about the social experience at Vandy (I want a solid party scene) and the increasing amount of liberal intolerance on campus. Also, I'm not sure if Vanderbilt is as strong as its career center projects. Is Vanderbilt a semi-target or not? If a have a decent chance of the IB workshop at Kelley, does that make IU the smarter choice? I'm pretty confident that IU will be a good time, but I don't want to pass up Vanderbilt if it will open more doors for me in the future. Can anyone please weigh in on the undergraduate experience at Vanderbilt and its placement opportunities in comparison to IU to help me make this last-minute decision?