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BU vs. Howard

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by drju, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. drju


    Mar 27, 2007
    Trying to decide, Howard is cheaper but BU has the better name??
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  3. timelyjeez

    timelyjeez 2+ Year Member

    Dec 12, 2006
    Isn't it too obvious?
  4. Zagaza

    Zagaza Exodontist 10+ Year Member

    Jun 15, 2005
    In the Clouds
    Go for BU
  5. PedioDr0185

    PedioDr0185 2+ Year Member

    Oct 21, 2006
    I would go to BU...I am going to go to BU!
  6. streethoney


    Mar 15, 2007
    i am going for howard though....cheaper and at the end of the are a dentist period. 10 years down the line very few people would ask what school you gradually becomes irrelevant
  7. airpotato

    airpotato 2+ Year Member

    Jan 30, 2007
    I hear Howard has really good clinic, but BU's pretty great too.

    The one thing that discourages me from howard is the neighborhood. I've been told it's really rough, and I'm a small, small girl.

    It looked fine during the day, but I would feel safer in Boston.

    Either way, though, like the last person're a dentist either way. Go for what suits you. If you're looking for cheaper DEFINTELY howard.

    School name doesn't mean much once you're out of dental school.
    Good luck!

    INFNITE mmm....doughnut 5+ Year Member

    Aug 12, 2005
    While price is certainly a very very important factor, you should also consider how comfortable you are with the school in general. If you're not a racial minority, would you feel comfortable in a school like Howard or Meharry (Howard I believe has over 70% minority population)? Are you comfortable going to a school located in a run down area? or would rather be somewhere that's much nicer and you'll be able to have more fun during your free time? These should all be taken into consideration when you're making the decision because the dental school you choose is where you will be for the next 4 years. You might save some money but you certainly don't want these 4 years to be miserable.
  9. amichail

    amichail 5+ Year Member

    Nov 9, 2006
    Have you ever really been to DC?... Though yes your right, where the school is, is a pretty rough area... However DC in general is a BEAUTIFUL place to live (expensive though), and has a 1,000,001 fun things to do around there!

    MALOKINMARTIN Member 2+ Year Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    are you kidding?

    MALOKINMARTIN Member 2+ Year Member

    Apr 2, 2006
  12. DDSY

    DDSY Bright Lights at Night 7+ Year Member

    Sep 1, 2006
    United States
    --From MalokinMartin's post

    Go to the school that you feel the most comfortable with. Remember that cost is a major factor but is not everything. You will be in dental school for 4 years and dental school is by no means easy. You do not need to go through unnecessary stresses while engaged in a rigorous curriculum. Also, I understand that Howard generally has high failure rates for the boards. It is not necessarily the fault of the school but may be caused by the caliber of the students. Work hard and you'll be fine at any dental school.
  13. Denticized

    Denticized 7+ Year Member

    Sep 13, 2006
    Los Angeles
    Well it can also depend on your race, if you do not wish to be a minority in the school.
    If you're african american then you will be a minority at BU and if you're white you'll be a minority at howard.
  14. MaxAnn

    MaxAnn 10+ Year Member

    Aug 1, 2006
    I would go to BU if I were you race and crime aside.

    Howard students don't do well on the board examinations. This includes NBDE I, II and NERB. Believe me when I tell you this. Thank God you got into BU and do your best to graduate. Dental school will be tough no matter where you attend, but dammit you can do and deserve better than what Howard will give you.

    Trust me. I am trying to spare you the discontent that one of the posters mentioned. This is real. I know it is hard to believe, but it is true. The administration at Howard talks a good game, but will not support you. Don't believe what you saw at the interviews. That is not what it is really like. They are trying to sell themselves. Schools don't get poor reputations over night. There are reasons the school has a suspect reputation. Lord knows I wish it were not the case.

    Not all things that are hard to believe are inaccurate. Good luck to you.
  15. busupshot83

    busupshot83 S.D.N. Vet 7+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2003
    Howard is much cheaper, so I would say go there.
  16. tinman831

    tinman831 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Administrator Dentist Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Dec 11, 2004
    I think by now... the OP has already made his decision, moved into his new apt, and started dental school. =)
  17. busupshot83

    busupshot83 S.D.N. Vet 7+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2003
    yeah, leave it to me to post a year late :D

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