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I'm a high school senior applying to colleges for undergrad. I'm certain that I want to go to medical school afterwards.
Schools on my list:
UChicago (already applied EA)
U Maryland CP (already applied priority deadline)
Soo... as you can see I don't really have many in mind. A lot of my friends have already applied to as many as 20 schools.
The thing is, I would LOVE to go to UChicago, Duke, or Rice, because they're all outstanding research universities. However, they're among some of the most expensive schools...
My parents together make nearly 200k/year, and they do have a large amount of money saved up in the bank right now... but 1) our house, bought in 2007, was 700k, so they'll be paying a lot of money in mortgage for the rest of their lives, and 2) the money they've saved up in the bank is for their retirement, and I don't want to take too much away.
So really, even though I might be considered financially well off, I don't have much money to pay for 4 years at a school like UChicago, Duke, or Rice, and then another 4 years of medical school.
What are some schools that can prepare me very well for medical school (i.e. strong biomed department, research university) that won't cost too much?
I realize that UMCP is a great state school, but it's my last resort. I really don't want to go there.