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Old 08-30-2015, 09:04 PM
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There are two different colleges that I am looking into. My end game is a masters degree in Accounting. University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and University of North Florida - Jacksonville, Florida.

I have a great passion for photography with nature and I hate long winters but can deal with them. I am single with no children so there is nothing holding me back. I eventually would like to become a Financial Controller.

Thank you in advance!
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Old 08-30-2015, 09:16 PM
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If you can get into UNC-Chapel Hill, I would have to say, do it. This is not a knock on UNF, and it isn't even necessarily about having a worse experience there. It is about the fact that employers look at where you graduate from, and coming from a world elite institution (unless UNF happens to have an incredible accounting program I don't know about), you are likely to have a wider access to potential employment connections throughout your career, and fair or not, especially at the start, you will get a closer look from employers coming out of Chapel Hill (it isn't everything though, I perfectly understand someone from UNF has the ability to head a Fortune 500 company, it's just more of an uphill battle). Also, Chapel Hill wouldn't have the especially long winters you are dealing with, plus, Chapel Hill is a very quaint college town surrounded by one of the most heavily tree covered metros in the US, and would put you around a couple hours (or maybe more) away from both the Outer Banks and the Appalachian Mountains. If you get denied at UNC-CH and get accepted at UNF, don't sweat it. I'm sure it will be a great school, and you will achieve many great things out of there regardless, it's just UNC gives a bit of an edge reputation-wise.
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Old 08-30-2015, 09:25 PM
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Thank you for that great advice! I am almost done with my associates degree in Business and am looking at real possibilities.
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Old 09-01-2015, 10:30 AM
Location: Miami-Jax
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I answered you over in the Jax forum specifically about Jax, but in general I'd agree with clevelanders comments. UNC is a completely different tier of school and has a far better reputation. If all things are equal, that matters a lot.

UNF is probably cheaper and some people might prefer the location (I would not). I am also friends with one accounting major from UNF who has gone on to be extremely successful. Seeing as she is the only CPA I know from UNF they're batting 1 for 1 in producing superstars. Lol.
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