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Public or Private

Postby mwalke46 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:25 pm

So I just go into the University of Miami but the only problem is that tuition is 37,000 a year. I think I stand a good change of getting into some public law schools in Florida where tuition would be about 13,000 a year. My question is: Is it really worth the extra expense to go to a private school? I'm just a little hesitant to go because of how expense it is.


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Re: Public or Private

Postby steph404 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:48 pm

Where do you want to work? That is the key. If you want to be in Florida, go public. UF is a great school, and with that you can get into most of the major SE markets. And I say all of this as someone who went private and graduated with a lot of zeros in my debt. If you know where you want to be, it's not worth the additional expense.

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Re: Public or Private

Postby gwuorbust » Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:22 pm

from what I know:

In South Florida UM = UF > FSU > Stetson

Everywhere else in FL UF is a much better choice. And if u have in state residency then UF is cheap too.

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Re: Public or Private

Postby UF Gators » Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:51 pm

If you get into UF, do not choose Miami at sticker. Public vs. Private doesn't really matter in terms of educational quality or job prospects.

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