I've rank ordered the programs as 1) Tepper, 2) Vanderbilt, and 3) Indiana, but I'm still in the process of deciding. I also heard back from Rice last week but will likely not be going.
If you don't mind me asking, do you come from a quantitative background? I'm an undergraduate business major with experience in finance, but I'm apprehensive about keeping up with classmates who come from engineering and computer science backgrounds. If you have any insight about this issue, I'd appreciate it.
Did you make up your mind where you want to go? I am in a similar position as you and deciding between Rice, Georgetown and Tepper. I might sound foolish but I think I am leaning towards Rice at this point because they gave me 40% scholarship. Also, being in Houston will give access to a lot of energy IBs. Tepper is a great program, but last year only 2.33% went into IB, where as 9 kids from Rice (class of 125) went to IB. Also, Tepper is absolutely in the middle of nowhere which makes networking difficult, opposed to Rice being in Houston. Also, Pitt's weather is a major turn off for me. Georgetown is great but the cost of living is very expensive, so I am not sure it is worth spending 60k more there than going to Rice.
All said and done, I have still not decided and honestly I am getting frustrated. I do not want to kick myself in the foot for not going to a top 15 school like Tepper or a top 20 like Georgetown.
PS: From my visit to Tepper, a lot of kids did have science background so make sure your math fundamentals are strong if you decide to attend there.
Any other suggestions are welcome to help me with my dilema