So, Wake Forest Or Florida State (far less expensive)?

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Wake At Sticker Or FSU For 60K Less?

Wake Forest at full sticker 106K+-
10
29%
Florida State 53K+-
24
71%
 
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So, Wake Forest Or Florida State (far less expensive)?

Postby decisions, eh? » Thu May 13, 2010 12:14 am

I could live in FLA or NC. Both cool states. Cost of living is probably very close, so......

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Re: So, Wake Forest Or Florida State (far less expensive)?

Postby Grizz » Thu May 13, 2010 12:51 am

FSU. Wake's not worth sticker.

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Re: So, Wake Forest Or Florida State (far less expensive)?

Postby JCougar » Thu May 13, 2010 12:56 am

FSU.

I wouldn't recommend Wake at sticker either.

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Re: So, Wake Forest Or Florida State (far less expensive)?

Postby decisions, eh? » Thu May 13, 2010 8:56 am

JCougar wrote:FSU.

I wouldn't recommend Wake at sticker either.


Which school would have more national reach and how much of a difference would there be?

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Re: So, Wake Forest Or Florida State (far less expensive)?

Postby TTH » Thu May 13, 2010 9:21 am

decisions, eh? wrote:
JCougar wrote:FSU.

I wouldn't recommend Wake at sticker either.


Which school would have more national reach and how much of a difference would there be?


Wake would have slightly better national reach, but neither school is nationally portable. Moreover, Wake isn't worth sticker.

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Re: So, Wake Forest Or Florida State (far less expensive)?

Postby moandersen » Thu May 13, 2010 10:46 am

Im one of those that will probably be paying sticker for wake. I got into lower ranked schools with some $, but in the end wake was a better fit for me. I wont have to pay for COL, so ill probably end up around 110k in debt when i graduate. luckily my fiance and i have a decent amount of $$ saved up from working the past 3+ years. we also have no student loan debt (all paid off) and my car is completely paid off. the only debt we will have going in will be her car which is more than 1/2 paid off. still praying for a scholarship after the june 15th deposit deadline though!

my situation may be different than most others on this board. however i definitely believe if you are paying full price (tuition+col) and have other debts, go to fsu. wake just aint worth it. plus fsu got rid of bobby - i would like to be there to usher in the jimbo fisher era. :)

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Re: So, Wake Forest Or Florida State (far less expensive)?

Postby decisions, eh? » Fri May 14, 2010 1:09 am

Huh, thanks guys. I really appreciate your input, and if anybody else would like to weigh in, please do.

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Re: So, Wake Forest Or Florida State (far less expensive)?

Postby kalvano » Fri May 14, 2010 1:19 am

I think all the advice is going to be much along the same lines.

Go to FSU.

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Re: So, Wake Forest Or Florida State (far less expensive)?

Postby decisions, eh? » Fri May 14, 2010 1:30 am

kalvano wrote:I think all the advice is going to be much along the same lines.

Go to FSU.


Are the job prospects going to be much different?

Avg starting salary for grads of either school would realistically be in the 60-70K range (maybe a bit higher for Wake grads, but not much), and FSU students do benefit from studying in the capital city of a large state, so I'm finding it difficult to justify paying full boat at Wake. Hmm............. Anybody who voted Wake want to weigh in with a "go to Wake" argument?

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Re: So, Wake Forest Or Florida State (far less expensive)?

Postby hopingforaJD » Sat May 15, 2010 1:59 am

Wake Forest isn't going to bring you more job prospects than FSU. You'll essentially have the same salary and same type of position, but making a bigger loan payment. Go with FSU.

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Re: So, Wake Forest Or Florida State (far less expensive)?

Postby JOThompson » Sat May 15, 2010 2:04 am

I'm going to tote the FSU line here. Wake is a fine school but not so great that you should dig yourself into debt for it.

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Re: So, Wake Forest Or Florida State (far less expensive)?

Postby decisions, eh? » Sat May 15, 2010 11:18 pm

JOThompson wrote:I'm going to tote the FSU line here. Wake is a fine school but not so great that you should dig yourself into debt for it.


Thanks guys, I really appreciate the input. Very helpful.




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