pugalicious wrote: boardride23 wrote:
ScndCareertyme wrote:So im thinking if its like UF then the last batch will be almost a full two weeks earlier. so last possible admits coming out right now??? maybe next week? stressin big time.
I seriously doubt it... the application deadline hasn't even passed and they're still sending out emails to encourage people to apply (I applied last week). Also consider that a majority of the people who were accepted at UF were also accepted at FSU, yet most would choose UF (leaving a lot of spots to be filled past the first deposit deadline). I wish you the best of luck, don't sweat it too much, you'll make the waitlist at the very least and give it until May and I'm expecting a laundry list of withdrawals)
MOST would choose UF? Really
? One step higher in the rankings > larger city/state capital? Why?
The answer to that would have to be that the name carries more weight. If you're from around here you definitely know how much FSU lives in UF's shadow. I felt from the FSU ASD I went to in February that FSU treated the whole thing like they were at a disadvantage to UF and that they had something to prove (like, we know we're not UF, but...
) I think it's sad that even the school itself officially acknowledges this. I guess they figure an employer looking at two graduates, one from UF and one from FSU, would automatically figure that the UF grad had the better background, is the better educated and went to the better school... even though that's most likely not true.
However, at this point I would say UF is just coasting on a reputation and that in recent years FSU has been climbing while UF has been falling (not sure how true this is... they made it seem like that at the ASD anyway). Also, I can definitely see the advantage in looking for summer work in Tallahassee vs Gainesville (or moving from Gainesville for the summer), with the economy being what it is now. Seems like you can pretty much guarantee a job or an internship in government while at FSU. From what I understand UF is currently struggling to place students this summer. This might just be a product of the times but atm it's something to consider. The same could be said for placement after graduation.
Now, I haven't been to UF's ASD yet (although I really want to go to compare), but I think FSU might wind up being a better experience in general just because they feel like they have to work harder to impress, where UF does not.
I would say, if you feel like FSU is the right place for you, there's no reason to consider it inferior to Florida. Who knows, by the next rankings or at some point in the future, maybe it won't be.