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CRWU or UCSC? only one week to decide!!

alexcool84alexcool84 Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
So I have to commit to either Case Western Reserve Univerity or UC Santa Cruz in a couple days and I cant decide. I have visited both schools like them both and like both for different reasons. I currently live in Laguna Hills, Orange County, CA. I plan on studying Biology and then going on to Med School. So which would you decide?
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Replies to: CRWU or UCSC? only one week to decide!!

  • JusDisDadYaKnowJusDisDadYaKnow Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
    Well, from an academic point of view, clearly Case stands above Santa Cruz. Case has a smaller enrollment, they send 9% of their students to med school, and Case has their own med school as well. UCSC is not seen as a top UC so that might ding you a little bit when applying to med school. But UCSC is a 6-hour drive from where you live, the tuition is less (you didn't say what kind of grants and scholarships you have), and so it's more practical than going all the way to Ohio. I think only you can decide if being closer to home and maybe less tuition is important enough to outweigh the academic superiority of Case.
  • CastCast Registered User Posts: 343 Member
    Personally, I think you should experience education in a new location/perspective, rather than staying in-state.
  • alexcool84alexcool84 Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    Well, cast even tho uc santa cruz is still in my home state, it is in nor cal while i live in so cal and those two are almost different enough to be different states so it would give me a new location or operspective
  • CaseSpartan10CaseSpartan10 Registered User Posts: 321 Member
    I don't really think they're even nearly on the same academic level...Unless you really want to stay on the west coast, I'd say Case.

    Oh, I'm currently a third year Bio student at Case, and I think the bio program here is really great. Tons of research and clinical opportunities, with the med school and university hospitals right on campus.
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