What about spokes?
Spokes are not cheap, so you may end up putting more into this wheel than it’s worth.
Are you sure you can’t borrow some funds and get a worthy uni?
235# is big, bigger than me, I wouldn’t ride a single wall rim cuz it’d bend.
Xmas is coming, so maybe ask for muni?
I have bent rims back, the classic is to place the edge of the rim in a drawer and bend it back. I’ve gone as far as using a hammer. Seriously, I’d fix the wheel you have without investing $$. A taco’d wheel can often be brough back intrue by simply backon off the spoke tensiona and retentioning.