I got PHD admissions for Fall 2012 (CS) from the following universities: Purdue West Lafayette University of Central Florida
Both are without funding but UCF seems to have more opportunities for being funded. Also, Purdue has some last minute TAship offers but I have to leave my country taking the risk of not being funded (in that case, I will not be able to pay the tuition).
Would you please give me your input regarding going to Purdue without a guaranteed funding? Also, what do you think about UCF? I am interested in data management and information retrieval.