UF moved up in this year's US News Rankings

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    Nice, but Tulane's private.
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    Yes, and Tulane and UT-Austin are tied for 52nd overall (public and private), UF is 49th.
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    Kirk herbstreit just said our academics are overrated.
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    Yes, and that's nice. However, U. of Miami is ranked #47 in that same ranking. Sorry, I couldn't resist.

    Quite frankly, as a former employer in the engineering field, I'm not impressed with anyone I've interviewed out of ANY of the Ivy League schools. They are so overrated, and poorly prepared for the real world. So..... I'm very curious to see what justification they use to come up with those rankings.

    Degrees are one thing. Having common sense, initiative, and good logic is quite another.
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    UM is also private and has long had very good academics.
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    fsu is behind Bama and tied with Auburn. That says a lot about their academics considering Bama has never been highly considered academically.
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    Wow , this makes me feel better about Saturday.
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    Wow.
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    Nacho , you just chase me down wherever I rear my ugly head.:huh:
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    Which ivys? Because all ivys are not the same.
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    But think about it. If FSU was in the SEC, only Vandy, Florida, Georgia, Texas A&M and Alabama would be ahead of them.

    School---------Rank

    Vandy.............17th
    Florida.............49th
    Georgia...........60th
    Texas A&M......69th
    Alabama..........86th
    FSU..................91st
    Auburn.............91st
    Mizzou.............97th (an AAU member, no less)

    Tennessee......101st
    USCe...............112th
    Kentucky.........119th
    Arkansas.........128th
    LSU..................135th
    Miss State........142d
    Ole Miss............150th

    Those are some pretty weak schools by big school, non-commuter school standards...
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    Great. This just turned into another kicking thread.
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    So we are tied at 49th overall and UM is ranked 47th.

    Pay about four times as much in their private tuition vs. our state tuition - not to mention the much higher cost of living in Miami for four years vs. Gainesville - and for that you get a degree from a school ranked just two notches higher?

    You can talk about the details of the academic rankings all you want but I question the basic intelligence of anyone who considers that a value.

    I've lived in both places and experienced both campuses. If you tell me your kid is accepted to both schools but you are encouraging him or her to go to UM over UF, I'll call you an idiot to your face. Right after I get done slapping it. Not to be hostile or anything. Just a friendly "come to your senses, man!" kind of slap, like McCoy had to give to Captain Kirk sometimes.
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    being ranked 49 doesn't do much---I guess it's better than being 59
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    Your antipathy towards the Canes is well-documented, but (a) if the parents are loaded, and $50K a year is chump change to them, and (b) Miami happens to have a better program in a given discipline than does Florida, then why should he "come to his senses?" Say what you will, but the campus in Coral Gables is NICE.
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    This is extremely positive news. Texas and Washington are very good schools that we passed this year. Even though some people don't take a lot of faith in these rankings and claim they are arbitrary, that doesn't matter. Employers, media, and the public all look at these. It does not matter if you agree with the methodology or not. It's the aggregate public opinion that matters. That aside, that best part of this news is that this surge in rankings is without the funding and execution of the plan to take us to the top 10 and elite public university status. I look forward to being an alumni that both supports and is extremely proud of my university.
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    It's hard to have this debate because to a large extent it's a matter of personal taste in what you regard as the best and most beneficial kind of "college experience." And of course a lot depends on the prospective student in question.

    I'll argue for UF over UM right down the line, in every category save maybe a handful. Now, I will concede one that's fairly significant is if you're pursuing a field in which internship work is really, really important. Obviously there are a lot of internship opportunities in law, business, banking, etc., in South Florida.

    But the UM campus? "Say what you will" about the sweeping curved drives around manicured country club lawns (yawn) but the overall effect is nothing like that of being on a "real" college campus. You can't escape the permeating vibe of the surrounding environs which are pretty much the total antithesis of academia.

    Plus, a rum & coke is like fifteen bucks most places down here! :jeez::whoa::cry:

    Damn right the parents better be loaded or else the kids ain't getting loaded either, at that rate. To each his own as far as whether that's a good or bad thing, I guess. :ninja::wink:
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    Both UM and UF are very good schools. Some things are better at Miami than UF and some things are better at UF than Miami.
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    Do these rankings even take into account the red zone scoring woes?

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