Honestly speaking, prestige did factor into her decision. UM is THE school for those desiring to practice in Miami from what we understand.
Nucky wrote: cricketlove00 wrote:
tampadave wrote:I already mentioned that my daughter received a $20,000 per year offer from Miami the week before seat deposits were due. During that same period, FIU upped her scholarship offer from $47,000 to $69,500 (additional $7,500 per year) along with multiple calls from the Dean.
She is still going to Miami. Not even a close decision.
I know that I'm not part of this thread at all, but I just happened to read this. You must have lots of money because I would've picked FIU and never looked back.
But dat inner-Miami preftige, bro!
Sounds like only a $9,500 difference though, all joking aside. UM is worth $9,500 more than FIU. I would however, read the fine print very carefully on UM's scholarship. If it is a top 50% stip I would absolutely go FIU. I know that, "I will definitely be in the top 50% of the class," is the prevailing opinion. But every year, 50% of those who go in with that mindset are wrong, and UM at sticker is financial suicide.
I know this post is a couple of weeks old but it totally seems like it comes from someone inside UM... just sayin..
edit: also from what've read in other threads, the statement is not true. UF has better employment prospect in Miami and Florida in general