My DD is waiting on her reply from UF, but judging from friends who've applied, it seems like she has at best a 50/50 shot. Her dream major is agriscience, which only UF and Florida Southern have in Florida (and she is not really interested in Florida Southern), but if she doesn't get in, she will choose between the three colleges above, with a major in environmental science or biotechnology. She's been accepted to UCF but thinks it's too huge. She's been offered scholarships at the two private schools, with the bigger one coming from FIT. She has ADD, so I think the smaller environment at FIT or Eckerd would be good but, otoh, it seems like a lot of people haven't even HEARD of those schools. I want her to have a good experience, but I don't want her to graduate with no job prospects because the school doesn't have a good reputation. I know that she will probably eventually go to graduate school, but I don't want her to be in a situation where she absolutely has to go to get a job.
What do people think about these schools? Are the private schools worth the money? Do their graduates get jobs? Do their students graduate in something like 4-6 years? Is USF really huge and overwhelming? Any thoughts appreciated.