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UF vs. USF: Engineering

PirateQueen13PirateQueen13 Posts: 15Registered User New Member
edited March 2013 in Engineering Majors
I have been accepted to both the University of South Florida and the University of Florida and I am having a hard time deciding which college to attend. I have the Directors Scholarship to the University of South Florida, as well as the Honors College scholarship. I have not heard about scholarships for University of Florida yet, but I think it is pretty unlikely that I will receive one.

I am interested in majoring in Chemical Engineering, or possibly Biomedical Engineering. Many people say that UF's Engineering programs are superior to USF's. I am just wondering if UF would really be worth the extra money?
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Replies to: UF vs. USF: Engineering

  • Lookin4wardLookin4ward Posts: 709Registered User Member
    Good to see students looking at USF! I think this is the 3rd time I've read a post for the same programs, chemE.

    I went to USF my freshman year and it was a good school. It's even better now. More patents are filed out of USF than any other Florida school. It is a tier one university for research spending. It also has a medical school that graduates a lot of doctors in Florida.

    Is UF better? Yes. But will USF get you a job? Yup. If you want the most prestigious name on your diploma, go to UF. If you want to save money in this economy, by all means USF is a good option. Wait for financial aid from UF, your getting a 17k discount over 4 years. Thats only 4.2k a year. You have to put value on that if it is or not a good deal. I'd say if you want to go out of state job hunting, UF will have the name brand going for you. If you want to stay in state then save your money and go to USF.

    On a side note, my friends who went to UF for various different majors ended up working back in Tampa anyway. UF is a great school, but USF is a great value. Visit the schools, you might not like the college town feel of Gainesville compared to the city of Tampa.

    Hope I helped.
  • MontegutMontegut Posts: 5,889Registered User Senior Member
    Does USF have good on campus recruiting? Do the local companies recruit heavily from there, or do they recruit more from UF?
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