Choosing which college you attend is a huge decision. As one who decided to attend an in-state college, here's my personal experience and reasoning for deciding to stay close to home.
According to most films about college, the average person makes their first real friends within 20 minutes of arriving on campus. Hold on, though. Unless you have a film crew following you, you’re probably not going to meet every member of your wedding party by accidentally stumbling into them on move-in day.