I was initially very interested in the prospect of getting my Masters from UIC, but never applied. Since there is still time to submit my app (till May 15th) I would be interested in knowing more about the school. What impressed you so much? Did they seem to have good post-grad placement? What is the cost of the program?
Maybe I am way to focused on cost and placement over the education experience, but I am going to need a well paying job in order to pay off the debt.
Right now I was accepted at NYU and JHU (DC campus). NYU is two years and will cost well over $100K once you include living expenses. This is why I am thinking JHU which is $35K plus living expenses and one year (or $70K).