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UVA Architecture, U Miami Architecture, or Ohio State Architecture
I'm going to college this upcoming fall (Fall 2020), and I've narrowed down my acceptances to UVA, the University of Miami (Florida), and The Ohio State University, all of which I've been accepted to the architecture schools. Obviously, UVA architecture is the highest-ranked, being a top 10 school for architecture and very prestigious; however, I'm a Virginia resident and cannot stress enough how much I want to get out of VA and experience something else for my college years. Also, I'm a city girl and would much rather be in Columbus OH or Miami FL than Charlottesville. What's stopping me from eliminating UVA altogether is solely the fact that it is SUCH a good architecture school and well-known by employers and firms throughout the country, and I don't want to pass up that opportunity.
So basically, my question is--what should I do? Can I still be as successful as an architect if I go to U Miami or OSU, or is UVA architecture so superior that it would be silly to pass up?
What draws me to U Miami is that it's a good school and also in a location I love. The campus is beautiful, the weather is great, and I've already found some amazing people I like on the Facebook page. In terms of Ohio State, I literally fell in love with Columbus, the huge campus, and the great opportunities (because it's so big!). I also have met some amazing people at Ohio.
I want to want UVA so badly--I just don't, I want to experience something new--but is UVA arch too good to pass up?