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What schools did your s/d choose UM over?

A2Wolves6A2Wolves6 Registered User Posts: 4,232 Senior Member
I don't know what to say here, but why UM, what made it stand out amongst the other colleges, and why did you choose it and not X school?
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Replies to: What schools did your s/d choose UM over?

  • 1tcm1tcm Registered User Posts: 304 Member
    My son chose UM over all his other schools for the program. UM has one of the top marine science programs in the country. When he started looking at schools he threw out the prestige ratings. He knew exactly what his requirements where. No cold weather, a good to great marine science program, close proximity to the ocean (within 1/2 hour drive), and the ability to get merit aid. UM was his top choice, and technically a "match to safety" school so he didn't "reach" at all.

    These were his schools:

    *University of San Diego - Best financial aid package came from them, but transportation was going to be an issue.
    *University of Illinois - Excellent school, but the only reason he applied here to begin with was it was our state university. Got accepted into their pre-med program, but they had no marine science major. Also...their financial aid package was horrendous.
    *University of Tampa - just happened to visit during one of those visit today, know if your accepted today deals. He got accepted and won an honors scholarship but didn't care at all for it.
    *University of North Carolina/Wilmington -- Again, excellent school for marine science. Loved it but the financial aid package was horrible.
    *Florida Gulf Coast University (Ft. Myers, FL) -- He actually liked everything about this little regional university. It's a part of the University of Florida system, but felt their marine science program wasn't quite up to par.
    *Eckered College -- Again...he loved this little LAC in St. Pete. Very good marine science program and he won one of the top scholarships. This one was very hard to turn down for him, as they had forged a great relationship with him. A lot more personal than UM. But he felt that if he changed majors that UM would have more to choose from.
    As it turned out...he was correct. He's changed majors and is very very happy.
  • eric530eric530 Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    in orderish
    tulane (meh) <- was somewhat depressing... not as nice of a campis..
    nyu <- no merit, in city very night though
    boston college <- not sure why
    rpi <- 60-70% guys id guess
    purdue <-very nice, would have chosen it or madison if i had not gotten tulane/miami (I know i would have liked them)

    everyones happy, good weather, decent school pride, merit aid, weather... most potential... weather...
  • mag00mag00 Registered User Posts: 155 Junior Member
    BU, Univ. of Richmond, Univ of Michigan, Johns Hopkins, some other. Although I do regret making the mistake of not applying to NYU.
  • wish_it_was_aprilwish_it_was_april Registered User Posts: 603 Member
    S chose Miami over:

    Indiana University
    U of Washington
    U of Oregon

    He has had no regrets at all.
  • candiecane915candiecane915 Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    i applied ed but still I also applied to


    no regrets at all
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