Graduate Student UNC - Department of Biology
The spring of my senior year of high school, my head was in a constant state of analyzing as I tried to pick a college to attend the following fall. On any given day, the thoughts circling through my head looked something like this: One point for University of Georgia for marine biology focused study abroad programs, one point for University of Florida for the Archie Carr Sea Turtle Research Center, one point for University of Virginia for a nearby marine science lab… I had applied to twelve colleges for my undergraduate degree - TWELVE - and had extensive spreadsheets charting the pros and cons of each school. I was one hundred percent decided on what my field of study in college would be - marine biology - however, I was completely undecided on which school would be the best to pursue this degree at. But throughout all of my tallying, analyzing and charting, one school continued to stand out above all others: The University of Florida (UF for short), home of the Florida Gators.