.....The first thing you need to look at in my opinion is the academics of the school....what is your major? How does the school fit with your academic plan.
fearsomefour posted the best advice going. Any institution that you plan to attend after high school must tailor your ability to make a living and pull down a paycheck. You're probability going to be doing your initial life's work right out school (college), then you'll probably change careers, maybe twice or three times during your life as your priorities change, along with the need for whatever it is you decide to do for a living. In today's economy, as value and where that value is made changes, you've got to keep in step with that fact of life and plan ahead so as not to be caught in the prop wash of change.
Whatever it is that you plan on doing, don't plan on waking up one morning at 28 years of age, looking yourself in a mirror and realize you've missed judged your place in life.
Best wishes to your career plans.