NYU (BA/7 year DDS) Vs. Wash.U. (Pre-Med) Vs. Northwestern (Pre-Med)
I have to narrow down my final decision from:
At this moment, I plan to do pre-med, majoring economic (business is possible option) or biology. I can change my plan to other field, like law, business, etc.
NYU (BA/ 7-year DDS (Doctor of Dental Science) Program) (waiting for financial aid award)
WashU very good award
Northwestern (waiting for financial aid award) I wish I applied to Med program at NU.
Ivy League (waiting for financial aid award)
As far as I know, NYU matriculates about 10 students to its 7 year joint D.D.S. Program
1. DDS Joint (I am thinking of three options: 1. Dartmouth 2. Non-Ivy but same caliber schools like Wash.U., Northwestern (depending on financial aid and the "fit". 3. NYU (Almost same reason as yours: D.D.S. Program and NYC) 3. Wash.U. Alone because it is not well known, but many smart people know it is a great school.
2. Living in NYC sounds like more than living in a big city, it means unlimited opportunity for whatever you want.
3. I heard NYU dorm is very good (Yeah, but if the dorm sucks then there is nothing good at NYU, excluding special programs like DDS)
1. It's NYU. Not Columbia, Northwestern, or Penn but it is not a school to laugh at.
2. Very expensive (Probably more expensive then any other schools on my list)
3. No Campus Life (My friends at NYU told me he goes to club instead of joining frat parties and other student organizations, which is great but it is different from the ordinary college students)
4. The recruiters from elite companies like Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan will prefer to have schools like Dartmouth, Wharton, etc. (I know D.D.S. is different)
5. I heard a rumor that professors don't care about students as they are supposed to do (No office hours, work for their part time job, it is people from NYC, people might be really busy and sometimes selfish)
6. I heard there are undergraduate joint DDS at some other schools like Penn, and Lehigh. In my opinion, Penn>NYU>Lehigh
I think that unless you want to teach at Harvard Dental School, brand name of one's school does not matter that much in the dental world, at least for your resume. I think it is more about your career experience.
Thank you for your advice in advance. :-)
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