Hey people! I’m a senior in high school who was accepted to UW-Madison and NC State for the fall of 2021. I am currently living in California, but I am originally from Alabama and New Jersey, so I’m not really worried about moving somewhere new (and yes I know Madison is always super cold, I would buy all the proper gear and I think i’ll be ok). Now I’m just gonna give a rundown of comparisons between the schools for more specifics, including cost (I still have yet to hear back about scholarships but I imagine I’ll get roughly the same amount in the end from both).
NC State: I would be a Zoology major and probably an Environmental Sciences minor. I am on the waitlist for the honors college. It also currently would cost me about 10,000$ less to go here, but I still would have to pay about 25,000$ that I don’t have, so either way idk.
UW-Madison: I would be a Conservation Biology and later on a Zoology double major. I haven’t applied to the letters and science honors program yet but I am going to. I honestly like uw-madison’s program more than nc state and would go there if money were no object, but i’m worried about the cost, and also housing bc it seems like less housing is available for students (but if anyone wants to correct me then go for it). But is it really worth the 10,000$ more?
Also which school gives more scholarship aid to out of state students? I still have to hear back from some more colleges, but i’m not super confident about getting into them, so I’m asking this now. Thanks!