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Choosing Between NC State University and UNC-Chapel Hill

ironwarrior01ironwarrior01 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
Hi Everyone!

I have been fortunate enough this admissions process to have been accepted into both NC State University and UNC-Chapel Hill for my undergraduate degree. I know for certain that I wish to pursue the medical field and go to a great medical school in the future.

Lately, I've been torn between choosing between UNC-CH and NCSU for premeds specifically. I've heard arguments saying that UNC may be a little more prestigious and the fact that it has a medical school and a hospital may be beneficial for a premed. However, I also have gotten the impression that the classes at UNC are much more difficult, which may lower my GPA, and therefore be worse off for a med school applicant. I know that I may stand out a little bit more at NC State, but I would love to get any additional opinions. Also, the cost of attendance will be about the same for both colleges.

If I go to UNC, I anticipate a Neuroscience Major with a Computer Science minor
If I go to NC State, I anticipate a BME Major

Would the difficulty of classes required for premed students at UNC-CH make a difference for med school apps? (3.7 GPA at NCSU vs 3.7 GPA at UNC-CH)
How are the premedical advising differ between the schools? Do you think one would help out a bit more than the other?
How would the opportunities at NC State compare/differ from those at UNC?
Are there any additional aspects that I should also consider?

Thank you for all of your help!

Replies to: Choosing Between NC State University and UNC-Chapel Hill

  • WayOutWestMomWayOutWestMom Registered User Posts: 10,178 Senior Member
    I can answer one question for you--
    Would the difficulty of classes required for premed students at UNC-CH make a difference for med school apps? (3.7 GPA at NCSU vs 3.7 GPA at UNC-CH)

    Not really.

    There are so many factors that go into a decision of who to invite for an interview at med schools that even at your home state med schools, the name of your school makes very little impact on that decision.

    @ironwarrior01 I suggest that you repost you other questions in the UNC and NCSU forums where people who are actually familiar with the schools in question can answer your questions.
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