I am considering transferring to UNC--I have been accepted--and I would appreciate any advice on this.
During high school and even before then, I had always thought that I would go to one of my state colleges, University of Oregon. I had been a huge fan of their sports teams since I was a kid. I didn't really start thinking about other options until my senior year.
So, I am currently at Oregon, and I was not impressed during my first few terms. I applied to UNC since I did pretty well in high school and I figured that I would have a shot. Also, the only way I could really justify out of state tuition would be for a top school like UNC.
The thing is, I am starting to like Oregon. I had several screwball professors during my first two quarters, but now things are better. What I would plan to do if I stay here is aim for the honor's business program.
What I want to major in is business administration, and do a minor in computer science and possibly also economics. Oregon supposedly has a fairly good undergrad business school and an honors program that I'd apply to next year, but computer science is sort of just there. UNC, on the other hand...is UNC. I have been down to campus over my spring break, and I was very impressed.
I have not gotten my financial statement from UNC yet, but I am anticipating that out of state tuition isn't going to be pretty. My parents are going to give me a full ride into an in-state school, but I will need to contribute out of state.
Any thoughts or opinions on when transferring is a good decision or not would be appreciated. Is a UNC degree going to * do *something for me besides the inherent prestige?