i took the GRE today so that i could submit the scores to the university that i've been courting for admission into their doctoral program. my verbal and quantitative scores came back when i took the test, and they surpass the university's averages by about 200 points (a little more) - to the extent that i could probably get admitted into just about any school that i wanted. so. the dilemma, then, is - do i apply to this unpretentious, very reality-based school that i like, that i've been wooing, even though i know that i could probably get into a (more pretentious) someplace else, someplace that would guarantee me a better job in the long run?
what would you do?