« on: June 03, 2005, 06:40:16 AM »
I was accepted at both schools and even though St Thomas is further than Nova from my home (I live one town over from Davie and could ride my bike there) I picked St Thomas.
I have been dealing with Nova for the past 10 years for various things - they have a private high school on campus and are big into early childhood education with a preschool and such, and just find it to be a very snotty school as far as the staff and faculty go. It is also a much larger school and very congested - you have FAU, FSU, Broward Community COllege, plus 1 high school, 2 elementary schools and 1 middle school all along the same road - traffic is a nightmare in the AM and parking is not great. It is a safe neighborhood however, but I think the rents there are very high. It is much more of a commuter school than anything. I have no idea if they have dorms or not. It is surrounded by either trailer parks, shopping malls or apartment complexes.
St Thomas is about a 1/2 hour further from where I live and yeah - the neighborhood it is in is pretty gross. I just like that it isn't as large a school, the faculty seemed very helpful. Would I walk around outside of campus at night> No way - but there really isn't a need to.
If you live in S FLorida - you need a car - I couldn't even imagine dealing with public transportation. If you need any other info let me know................