Originally Posted by mcg24
That's what makes it so difficult. I can either stay close to home and be with friends and go to a cheaper college, or go to Duquesne as a stranger and be able to go to all these sporting events. I know Pittsburgh fairly well, I've been there many times, but living there is certainly a different animal than just visiting. There would be some struggles.
You gotta do what's right for you. You can still keep in contact with old friends, and as platypus said, you'll make tons of new ones.
Concentrate on which is the better school for you and worry about the friend situation later. Sometimes making what seems like the harder decision is better for you than staying where you feel safe and comfortable. Life isn't always going to be safe and comfortable.