I'm looking for a solid but fun safety school, and I'm thinking it should be UMiami. I'll also be applying to UC schools, and UCSB being my other option would be more convenient, because I wouldn't have to fill out an entirely new application for UMiami. It's also public and cheaper since I live in CA.
BUT UMiami might be a better school, with more opportunities. Since they're private, I might get very good aid as well. But I definitely only want to apply to one or the other. What do you guys think, should I keep it sweet & simple with UC Santa Barbara as my safety, or should I go out of my way to apply UMiami EA as a more private safety.