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full ride to stetson v. half tuition to FSU

full ride to stetson v. half tuition to FSU
« on: April 11, 2008, 10:17:16 PM »
Which one do you guys think is the better option. I want to stay in Florida (South Florida, or tampa bay area)

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Re: full ride to stetson v. half tuition to FSU
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2008, 10:26:25 PM »
FSU would get my vote.

Re: full ride to stetson v. half tuition to FSU
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2008, 10:32:16 PM »
Stetson will set you up nicely for Central Florida.....not so much for South Florida. FSU will give you more mobility within the state. Also, if you're interested in government work, FSU has a clear advantage. And if you ever desired to leave the state, at least the Florida State name is recognizable to outsiders.

Bottom line: If you are set on Central Florida, Stetson would be a fine choice. If you are unsure or want to do government work, Florida State would be the better choice. Plus, tuition at FSU is cheap so it wouldn't be THAT much debt.

Re: full ride to stetson v. half tuition to FSU
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2008, 06:54:22 AM »
Stetson will set you up nicely for Central Florida.....not so much for South Florida. FSU will give you more mobility within the state. Also, if you're interested in government work, FSU has a clear advantage. And if you ever desired to leave the state, at least the Florida State name is recognizable to outsiders.

Bottom line: If you are set on Central Florida, Stetson would be a fine choice. If you are unsure or want to do government work, Florida State would be the better choice. Plus, tuition at FSU is cheap so it wouldn't be THAT much debt.

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Both options are great, however I'd go with FSU. A bit more mobility, and the cost difference is pretty negligible. Also, I think Tampa is a painfully boring city, personally. At Tallahassee is a little more fun (as much as that pains me to say). 

Re: full ride to stetson v. half tuition to FSU
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2008, 09:21:11 AM »
Stetson will set you up nicely for Central Florida.....not so much for South Florida. FSU will give you more mobility within the state. Also, if you're interested in government work, FSU has a clear advantage. And if you ever desired to leave the state, at least the Florida State name is recognizable to outsiders.

Bottom line: If you are set on Central Florida, Stetson would be a fine choice. If you are unsure or want to do government work, Florida State would be the better choice. Plus, tuition at FSU is cheap so it wouldn't be THAT much debt.

I concur. 

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Re: full ride to stetson v. half tuition to FSU
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2008, 06:39:53 PM »
Stetson's reputation far surpasses its ranking in central Florida but the mobility is not there.  The Tampa area is much different than south Florida, especially Miami.  You should have a clear preference out of the two.

Re: full ride to stetson v. half tuition to FSU
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2008, 08:45:17 PM »
What are the requirements for both scholarships? (what do you have to do to keep the scholarship?)This may have some bearing on the right answer.

If they are about the same, I'd say go to FSU simply because it will give you a greater flexibility in the job market. You can go where you want in Florida. Also, in-state tution is only about 10 grand a year at FSU anyway, so 5 grand a year for lawschool isn't anything to sneeze at.

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Re: full ride to stetson v. half tuition to FSU
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2008, 02:20:22 AM »
Agree with what has been said above, except Tampa >>>> Tally.  The TB area is a wonderful place to live.