ya, i liked it, except Newark...ugghUMDNJ via AADSAS for me as well! I've interviewed at NJ, Stony Brook, and NYU and of the three Stony is my top choice, but I really enjoyed NJ as well and if I end up getting rejected from Stony Brook and attending NJ, I won't be disappointed. The school was fantastic, I just don't like Newark and kind of want to get out of New Jersey after living here for 22 years. But I also have to wait and see what is going to be the better, more responsible choice for myself ... not going to worry about that until I have gone to Temple and Buffalo this week and see the outcomes of those interviews.
no i have not lived in newark, but i have family that lives in new jersey, and they have all told me be careful at night. It's a city after all!have you lived in newark or is this based off of hearsay?
I will be attending UMDNJ, I love the faculty there and the school itself is top notch. As far as Newark is concerned, if safety is an issue, if you decide to live in the campus housing, that building is connected to the dental school by a tunnel that can only be accessed through guarded areas, so you don't even have to go along the street if you choose not to (this is also good to use in bad weather). If you are commuting in, UMDNJ has guarded parking garages. I spent two weeks there for an internship and I went through the surrounding areas (1 block surrounding the school) and no one ever bothered me. As long as you mind your own business and don't go out alone at night on the street, I don't think you will have any problems.
The city of Newark provides UMDNJ with a very large and diverse patient base, and I am pretty excited about that.
Congrats on getting in!