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!