Originally Posted by flyhi
AB and Dtrack, do most students move closer to downtown when rotations start? If so, OP, the cost of living may be significantly different for your comparison of Scholl v DMU based on that alone.
At Scholl the majority of the students move closer to the city during the 3rd and 4th years simply because our core rotations are located downtown at various hospitals. Some move directly into several of the mini-neighborhoods of Chicago while others move closer to the city, in general, but live in the suburbs at the outskirts of the city. That's an individual choice. If you do your due dilligence in searching for a place to live one can find housing for about 550-700 a month. Maybe even less if you are living with 2-3 other people.
Cost of education/ living, receiving free computers, etc should have minimal influence on your choice of school IMO. Go where you will be most comfortable and where you see yourself succeeding. If you attend a podiatry school to cut costs but end up hating it then you can seriously jeopardize your grades, family life, and overall mental health. School is already stressful...go where you really want to be and where you see yourself fitting in.