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Which school is better: U Miami or Villanova?

thiagoalan123thiagoalan123 3 replies10 threads New Member
edited November 2017 in College Search & Selection
University of Miami or Villanova University if have the same aid and everything?
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  • twogirlstwogirls 7765 replies7 threads Senior Member
    edited November 2017
    Have you visited? If both schools have your major and are both affordable.... choose the one that you like better.

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  • EmpireappleEmpireapple 2233 replies28 threads Senior Member
    Villanova
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  • tk21769tk21769 10710 replies27 threads Senior Member
    FWIW, US News gives them exactly the same ranking (tied for 46th among national universities).
    Here are the factors US News considers:
    https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/ranking-criteria-and-weights

    Whether one or the other is better for you might depend on your personal preferences (for location, major, etc.) or on each school's admission and aid decision.
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  • DustyfeathersDustyfeathers 3622 replies85 threads Senior Member
    edited November 2017
    They may have very different vibes and it's impossible for strangers on the internet to tell you which school is better for you.

    Maybe check out the FACULTY of the majors that interest you. Do any stand out that you'd like to work with? Are their topics of research more interesting at one place over the other?

    What about the party vs study ratio.

    Climate?

    Rural vs. urban vs suburban? (I don't know if you mean U of Miami in florida or Miami in Ohio frankly)

    Food? Dorms? Clubs?
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  • JerseyParentsJerseyParents 422 replies6 threads Member
    University of Miami

    but the real question should be Which school is better FOR YOU
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  • TTGTTG 1663 replies14 threads Senior Member
    Yes, it's much more important HOW a student goes to college than WHERE they go to school. That, of course, is especially true when two schools have such similar rankings in many areas. A student could go to either, work hard, take advantage of opportunities, and get a world-class education. A student could go to either and get very little from the experience. Everything being equal, go where you want to go. You are the one who will be living and studying there for four years. Good luck, work hard, have some fun, treat everyone well!
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  • eyemgheyemgh 5785 replies124 threads Senior Member
    No one can answer this question for you. What's better is based on criteria that only you can determine (weather? location? sports? support for hobbies? where you want to work after? etc.). Beyond YOUR criteria, they're the same.
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  • happy1happy1 23974 replies2404 threads Super Moderator
    They are peer institutions so if they are equally affordable pick the one that suits you best.

    Think about things that are different between the schools....Which location do you prefer? What size of school do you prefer? Do you like the idea of a Catholic school or do you prefer a secular school? Have you looked at the core curriculum for both schools (likely Villanova requires some philosophy/theology coursework)? Do you prefer the overall vibe at one school? Where do you want to work after graduation and how is the placement in that area? In short go through the different attributes of each school and decide for yourself.
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