Lomax wrote:Darknightbegins, you just spent a lot of time saying practically nothing.
Why do I keep pounding in the fact that UF > UM statewide/overall? Because in the not-so-unlikely event that the law grad, for whatever reason, can't secure a job in South Florida or decides that Miami isn't so great after all, that is going to make all the difference. I'm sorry if you have been missing that. I and several others have tried to make it clear enough.
As for your residency blurb - it doesn't say anything new. There are certain requirements that must be met by non-residents to qualify for in-state tuition after the first year. Yes, we already knew that. None of those specified are overly intimidating. The supposedly-absent anecdotal evidence can be found on the UF website - I repeat, the vast majority of out-of-staters secure in-state status after the first year. How they go about doing that can almost certainly be ascertained, if necessary, by asking the right people.
As for your math - it says exactly what I said before. UF is cheaper than UM. Whether or not the savings compensate for the lack of South Beach is a matter of opinion.
Alright Lomax fine. Believe as you wish. I think we have both already made our cases and I'm not sure what is left to say. If OP knows for sure they are paying in state tuition for all three years then I would likely choose Florida over 23K at Miami. If there is any question about in state tuition then I think OP should look long and hard at out of state vs 23K at Miami.
Best of luck to the OP in whichever school she chooses.