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Miami vs Tulane?

I've been accepted to both Miami and Tulane for a Biology major, and I'm feeling a bit torn. What are some pros and cons of each? I'm particularly curious about research opportunities and campus life at both. Any advice would be really appreciated!

6 months ago

Congratulations on your acceptances to both Miami and Tulane! Both universities have solid Biology programs, so you can't go wrong academically. I'll break down some pros and cons of each to help you weigh your options:



1. Research: The University of Miami is known for its strong research opportunities, especially in the biological and health sciences fields.

2. Campus Life: Miami has a vibrant campus with a lot to do outside of academics, including Greek life, a historic sports culture, and various clubs and activities.

3. Location: Situated in Coral Gables, FL, you'll enjoy great weather and proximity to downtown Miami for entertainment and internships.


1. Size: The University of Miami is a larger school, which can be a con if you prefer smaller class sizes and a close-knit community feel.

2. Cost: Miami tends to be more expensive than Tulane overall, but this would depend on your financial aid package.



1. Research: Tulane also presents solid research opportunities, particularly in the areas of public health and environmental biology.

2. Campus Life: Known for its spirited campus life with active Greek life, diverse student clubs, and New Orleans' cultural events.

3. Location: Tulane is set in a lively city, New Orleans, which provides lots of attractions, internships, and a unique cultural experience.


1. Size: While smaller than Miami, Tulane is still a medium-sized university and so might not offer the same small-college feel as some other institutions, while also not providing all of the same benefits of a much larger university like Miami.

In terms of research opportunities specifically, both schools provide ample options, so consider reaching out to professors in the Biology department at each school to ask about particular opportunities available within your areas of interest. Additionally, visit both campuses if possible to get a firsthand feel for the environment and student life.

Ultimately, the choice comes down to your personal preferences and priorities, with regards to factors such as location, overall college experience, and any specific research interests within Biology. Good luck with your decision!

6 months ago

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