i go into UVA out of state, and i'm trying to decide whether or not i should go there. I was wondering if you thought it was worth it for the out of state tuition, what the transition is like to this southern school (im from the west coast), and just general thoughts about it. How do most out-of-staters feel about it? its obviously an awesome school and an awesome opportunity, but im wondering if adjusting is going to be too difficult, and if its worth it for the high out of state tuition. i visited for days on the lawn and thought it was pretty awesome.
the other school im considering is a public school in my state that i love as well, and is a good school but ranked somewhat significantly lower than UVA. however, its much much cheaper, which is a big plus.
also, how southern is the student population? when i visited, it definitely seemed different than my home, but i wasnt as culture shocked as i expected. the kids seemed pretty similar to what im used to, but is this a skewed view? is it all super southern/preppy? like, how would a west-coaster fit in???
any advice would be helpful!!!! thanks in advance!!!