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I hate to say this and if I thought for a second my son would ever see this I wouldn't even write it...... but I have to express my disappointment so far in UF. My son applied to all the usual FL schools...UCF, USF, FSU and of course UF. He also applied to Ohio State and UNC Chapel Hill. He was accepted into all of them. He applied to all the honors & scholars programs at each school (didn't apply to UNC's yet) and was accepted to all of them, except UF. He has received telephone calls from EVERY school, except UF. He has received scholarship money from every school, except UF. Ohio State has offered twice to fly him and a parent out (including lodging) to visit the school and Scholars program. He has received letters from the PoliSci department heads (even a phone call from two of them) but he has received nothing from UF other than the admission letter. There is no doubt UF is ranked as the best public school in Florida, but it's not better than Ohio State or Chapel Hill who both seem a heck of a lot more interested in him. I'm really starting to feel like perhaps my son's choice (and ours as a family) is a mistake. I've paid the admission fee for UF but he hasn't officially turned the others down yet. I'm wondering if he should reconsider? I really hope this doesn't come off sounding like a rant but as a parent I'm feeling frustrated with the school. I guess I feel like I want a school to want him as much as he wants it instead of acting as though they're doing him a favor by letting him in. I'm just wondering if any other parents are feeling the same way?