Originally Posted by mike3kgt
You asked and you received many "DENTIST'S" opinions.
I can assure you that the name of the undergrad matters, but just a little. If you go to Harvard or Princeton vs. UGA, yes, you can impress #1 dental schools, #2 post-grad admissions, #3 the general public. I can guarantee you that between OSU and UGA that just about nobody cares, probably not even OSU and UGA. It's all relative.
Classically what I've seen is pre-dent's or high school students care soooo much about the name of their college, when in reality, it doesn't matter. What matters is the type of experiences you get, the matriculation rate into medical/dental school, and the total debt you will accumulate. For example, a free ride at UGA will beat out just about anything else. Control your costs and many many doors will open.
Experience is the name for high achieving students. My valid Victorian cousins(twins actually) went to NYU(lived in NYU) could they have gone to a much, much cheaper undergrad? Yeah, but they didn't because they wanted that exp.
Well OSU>UGA matriculation into prof school. It's just personal- the undergrad thing. If someone else is satisfied going to college at a state school, excellent. That's simply not me.
No, I knew that, but it would still give you networking opportunities within GHSU or at least a chance. That goes by person. Idk what to tell you. Considering UGA has NO medical school..now it has affiliation at least. Most strong flagships have these professional schools fyi. GA is in need of dentists anyway, only one dental school in GA obviously isn't cutting it! C'mon Adams. Do something right before you retire. Opening an engineering school when tech is an hour away...what are you thinking..
nyu - looks at undergrad school
upenn - undergrad school matters
vcu - in state students favored. I tried to get the admissions lady to tell me if undergrad school is accounted for, but she said "You will not get me to say that over the phone." lol..soo take that as you will.
ghsu - sent email. Still waiting...I looked at the class statistics. There are big name schools(in and out of state) but also smaller schools in GA. Because of the in-state thing with GHSU, I think they don't really count. Not EVERYONE is going to UGA, tech or Emory.
detroit mercy - undergrad sort of matters.. "if we're familiar with with the school it's good." - full course load is more important. Don't take orgo and yogo and nothing else - more sciences in one semester with a 3.3 = more stronger applicant than a 4.0 student with only 1 sci
michigan - didn't call yet.
tufts - no in-state preference, info on site led to me believing school rigor is somewhat accounted for.
uconn- didn't call yet.
ohio state - didn't call yet.
Pitts - didn't call yet.
Case - didn't call yet.
Well, thanks for the input guys. I now have my answer. The only question remains: Buckeye or Dawg?