Hey guys. After high school I plan on attending college, but I am unsure where to go. I want to major in either video game programming or computer science. Some options I am considering right now are the University of Utah, Champlain University in Vermont, or the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. The University of Utah has a really good video game program (ranked #1 in the nation in some polls) and I would obviously be able to snowboard a lot and at awesome places. The only thing I'm unsure of would be being so far from home and the cost. Utah is an 18 hour drive and I've never been more than a couple hours from home. I would have to leave all of my friends and family and I wouldn't know anyone, but it's always been my dream to live there and snowboard. Champlain in Vermont also has a good video game program (I believe ranked #8) and there would also be pretty good snowboarding there, although not as good as Utah. It is about as expensive as the University of Utah. This would be nice though because Vermont is a lot closer to home than Utah (only 9 hour drive). I'm considering the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown because it has a decent computer science program and is only 1 hour from my house. I would also be able to go there at almost no cost between academic scholarships, cross country and track scholarships, and a big discount because my step mother works through the Pittsburgh Medical Center. I would be able to pretty much keep living how I am now and my friends and family would always be close by, but snowboarding isn't too good here. Seven Springs resort is kinda close, but other than that there isn't really anything. I'm really unsure what to do and I need to figure out soon. Basically it comes down to either following my dream or doing the more realistic thing. Thanks for any opinions and sorry for all the rambling! Cheers!