Hey Intuition,When you said that UVa is "by no means amazing", what did you base your conclusion upon? Do you think UVa and its students are similar to state schools, such as UF? I always thought public schools like Berkeley, Michigan, UVa, etc, were far superior than their public counterparts.
I don't know much about FSU or UF except that they are both under-rated law schools at under grad party universities. Since I am going to UM in the fall, I thought I should add my two cents. Miami is undoubtably better respected up here in the Northeast. That's why I applied in the first place. A few people have attributed the large(ish) number of UM alumni in the Northeast to the fact that a sizable portion of it's student originally hails from NY. I don't doubt that this is largely true, but I don't think that means it's placement data is deceptive. Loads of kids go down to Miami for school and come back up for work. This really gets the name out there. I think something similar happened with Tulane. This is how reputations are built. I think that you will see more and more UM grads working in the Northeast. It also helps that a decent number of major firms have offices in Miami. As for being in the top 1%, well, I imagine you would do quite well coming from any of these 3 schools. Being in the top 1% is impressive, and I think you would hands down do better than an average or even many above average students from 'Dozo or Brooklyn.
i was a 'noles fan growing up really for no reason. i went to UF undergrad and transformed into a huge gator fan. like huge. they rejected me and FSU is at least still considering me. am i allowed to switch back if FSU takes me? all i know is F uck the Canes. hey, what's the Nova Southeastern mascot?