Originally Posted by AustinChief
Hey, I agree that UF is a great value, but to put it above schools like U-M, UCLA, William and Mary is ridiculous. Let's just look at U-M .. there isn;t ONE thing UF is better at that I can think of off the top of my head. A business degree from U-M, Law degree, engineering(HOLY HELL), sociology, dentistry, pharmacology, physics, mathematics, library sciences(???) ... that's just off the very top of my head.. all of which a FAR AND AWAY more valuable degrees with U-M on the paper. And not even close on value. Again, I'm not pissing on U-F, great value school, seriously... but let's be realistic about the REAL world here.
UMich is a great school. However, their instate tuition is more than double the instate tuition at Florida. In fact, it's 237.5% higher. W&M is even higher.
The value measure is cost of attendance vs. quality of education. Florida's "value" is inflated due to such ridiculously low tuition rates. UF has wanted to increase tuition forever and once the legislature/governor allows them too then their "value" ranking will lower.