As it stands right now, my top two choices are UF and UW Madison. I plan to major in Political Science (possibly on premed track), but am back and forth on which one to choose (price is not a factor for me).
First of all, I’m equally comfortable walking to class in the midwest winter as I am in year round heat, so weather isn’t a factor either.
While I do enjoy the atmosphere (and especially campus) of Madison much more than that of Gainesville, and I do feel more emotionally connected to UW Madison, I’m worried my love of the university will get in the way of academics, as UF does seem to be higher in many national rankings, and has a much lower acceptance rate for 2021 (28% vs UW’s 53%).
I understand both are terrific schools, but would passing up the T30 prestige of UF be the wrong decision for my future career opportunities?
Also to confirm, it’s not that I dislike UF, as I really enjoyed visting the campus, and if I were to go there, I’d definitely be happy.