I’m currently trying to decide between University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. I’ve visited both of the campuses this past summer for both schools.
I’m planning to major in Biology or Economics on the pre med track. Any input would be great.
Note: My parents make too much money so I basically got no financial aid, but fortunately money is not a problem.
Financial Aid: 56k (total cost of attendance). I’m out of state
Pros: The campus is totally gorgeous and it’s near a city (Madison). I was also accepted into the CAE (Center for Academic Excellence) program. Seems okay, but I’m on the fence about it.
Cons: Really far away from DC, MD, VA area. It’s also not a very diverse school.
Financial Aid: 55k (total cost of attendance). Also out of state
Pros: The campus is pretty, and UIUC is way more diverse than Madison. I’m Hispanic btw
Cons: Also super far away. It’s a state school so there’s a huge campus, but it’s basically in the middle of nowhere. I feel like there’s more opportunities at UW Madison because it’s in a city.
I’m leaning towards UW Madison but please let me know what you think!!