Well I'm a senior this year, which is why I'm asking...1 more year left of high school and I have to make college decisions soon...while career is first in college decision, aikido for me is a piece in the puzzle as its very important to me. annyway I do agree with you...I trust the instructor's decisions-thanks
You should go to the best school you can get into. And if you're able to do so, you should go to graduate school. You can always come back to aikido; you can never go back to your youth.
PS If you pass up an opportunity for an Ivy League education to stay near your dojo, I swear I'll kill you myself.