NYU vs Lehigh vs Brandeis Biology/biochemistry

<p>In terms of academics, professors, acceptance in to med school, etc.. which school is better</p>

<p>Brandeis, NYU (CAS), or Lehigh</p>

<p>Brandeis has a really great premed program and has just built a new science center... Plus, you'll probably get more contact with profs your first two years there because, well, NYU has 20000 people, brandeis has like an 8 to 1 student/faculty ratio
Don't know much about Leigh
But I'm biased, I love Brandeis...</p>

<p>This link shows some of the opportunities available at NYU for biochemistry.</p>

<p><a href="http://www.nyu.edu/public.affairs/releases/detail/1328%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.nyu.edu/public.affairs/releases/detail/1328&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Go for Brandeis. </p>

<p>NYU is great too, but I've heard that the faculty is more helpful at Brandeis, which could be important since you're looking at a tricky field.</p>

<p>Brandeis is probably the best of these for the sciences. However, you don't need to be a biology or other science major to get into medical school. If you'll look at the medical school board on here CC you will see that what you need is top grades overall and in the 8 or so courses required for medical school, and a very good MCAT score. Certain colleges are also more successful in getting their graduates into medical school. Otherwise, you can major in pretty much anything - but get those top grades.</p>

<p>bump 10char</p>

<p>I'd go for Brandeis among those three--based upon its strength in sciences and my personal preference for its size, culture and environment. All three are good schools but they are very very different from each other. For example, NYU is very large and very urban. If you absolutely love New York--you'll probably love NYU----and vica versa. Brandeis is quite small (for a university) and suburban although it is very close to Boston. Brandeis has no fraternities and is dedicated to social justice issues (some refer to it as Berkeley East). Lehigh is all about fraternities and is very preppy. As I said, very very different places.</p>

<p>A bit unfair to characterize Lehigh as "all about fraternities" when two-thirds of the students are unaffiliated. If the OP wants the most traditional college experience…including Div 1/1aa athletics…Lehigh may very well be the best choice. Academically, the schools are essentially equal for something like premed.</p>