Hi guys! i recently got admitted to all the direct pharmacy schools i applied to (St. John’s, USciences, MCPHS, URI, Findlay) and am having trouble narrowing down my choices. im stuck between URI and the University of Findlay due a numerous amount of reasons.
At URI, my total debt would be 210k, but with their 100% job placement and 76% residency placement rates, i feel like im buying myself a job in a totally saturated job field. I really liked their campus and the student life there as well. When i first found the school i found myself very attached and loved everything about, but my concerns are just being a number if they weed out kids like ive heard at SJU and USci.
However, at Findlay, my total debt would be around 100k since they gave me so much money. The professors seem really involved and care about finding the students a job which is nice, but on campus it seemed very religous which was something i wasnt looking for. In addition, their residency rates are really low because their a new school and i really want to go into research which may be difficult to obtain if i went here.
At the end of the day -Is it worth it to go to a school which would put be in a lot of debt but guarentees me a job in a saturated field? Or should i take the safe path and save as much money as i can?