1. It's on par with Miami, in general. Though FSU is also quite good. (Rollins and New School of Florida don't suit you at all). In fact, UMiami premed is great so look into that. Bright Futures will give you 100% average tuition there.
UMiami will give me free tuition with Bright Futures? I thought being private => no free tuition from Bright Futures.
3. I don't have any but someone else can look them up for you
4. Yes. You know, if a school is a 4-year there's nothing stopping you from simply taking upper-level and graduate courses earlier if you want a rigorous education. If by Ivy you mean small class sizes and good professors, yes, the classes are small, and professors are good and bad at all schools so that's a silly reason to choose an undergrad college. I personally didn't care to be in a premed course with the same people over and over again (worse than high school!) so class size didn't matter to me.
Well, I just saw on a couple websites that it's ranked as a Public Ivy and felt it needed to get it checked by the guys at CC.
5. That's up to you.
6. I have a lot of friends who are going. I was considering both UF and JHU but decided neither was for me. (I'd easily go with Miami over either, esp w/ Bright Futures).</p>
<p>Keep in mind that JHU is grueling. I personally don't like the overall feel of the school: it feels too focused on academics -- and dare I say "nerdy" -- for me. I would be satisfied in attending a school (like UF) with bright kids and a great social life/sex/etc. and getting my academic needs satisfied by taking higher-level courses at leisure rather than having them forced down my throat in a competitive environment at the expense of fun.</p>
<p>Keep in mind that the JHU campus is ridiculously small (140 acres) and the student body is also small. I would prefer UF because of the diversity of students, keeping in mind that if I want to surround myself with very smart kids, I can always do so at a school of 50,000 with a very high SAT average in the first place. There's also a good honors college.</p>
<p>Med schools, while they consider undergrad reputation, want to see a high GPA and that may be easier at UF.</p>
<p>This may seem biased against JHU but that's only my opinion.
Well, I'm pretty boring and not exactly a party guy, so academics suits me more. I just hope JHU can cover some costs. </p>
<p>If not, of course, I always have Florida schools I can back into (which I hear are not really hard to get into, especially since I'm a pretty good student - hey, I visit CC, can I not be a good student? ;)).</p>