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Can't decided among: SUNY Stony Brook vs Alabany vs Buffalo vs Rutgers

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by yubjun, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. yubjun

    yubjun New Member

    Apr 24, 2006
    My sister has been accepted to the 3 Sunys(Stony Brook, Alabny, Buffalo) and Rutgers. She plans on going to Dental school after graduating from college.

    Which one prepares you the best to be admitted to dental schools?
    Which school would you recommend?
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  3. gqman

    gqman 2+ Year Member

    Feb 6, 2007
    I would go to Albany, all my friends at stony brook say that the sciences are way too difficult there.
  4. yeabuddy

    yeabuddy 5+ Year Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    Each of these schools are very good but there are several other factors you may want to consider ex(cost, location, class size, etc.). I recently graduated from Stony Brook undergrad in May 06 with a degree in Biology. Although the school has a great reputation there were some things I disliked about the school.

    1. The sciences are very difficult and competative (most of the people there are trying to be doctors, dentists, or nurses).

    2. Sciences classes are very large. All my general chemistry and organic chemistry classes had an average of about 700 students.

    3. I felt there was not much of a social atmosphere at Stony Brook. You really have to be active and get involved if you wanna have a good time and meet people.

    4. Your classmates in these science classes are extremely competative and have almost no personality except on how to do better than you in the class even if they arent interested in the same profession.
  5. cptdemorgan

    cptdemorgan 2+ Year Member

    Nov 2, 2006
    I'm graduating from albany this semester and will be in dental school in the fall. My advise is that you look closely at these schools and the amount of students who get into medical/dental school from them. I know that here at albany, some 70 students a year get accepted into such programs but thats probably not a lot compared to other schools. The biology classes at albany are exceedingly easy but the chemistry department is highly focused on research and these classes are as hard as at any other program. (so hard in fact, that many students take orgo at other institutions over the summer). My advise would be to go to sony brook, or bighampton ( i know that wasn't listed but it would be equally easy to be accepted at). These schools have a slightly better reputation in my opinion.
  6. DDSY

    DDSY Bright Lights at Night 7+ Year Member

    Sep 1, 2006
    United States ranking of national universities

    60. Rutgers New Brunswick (from what I've heard, Rutgers is formerly an IVY league)
    86. SUNY Binghamton
    98. SUNY StonyBrook
    120. SUNY Buffalo
    120++ SUNY Albany
  7. Regmata

    Regmata Member Dentist 10+ Year Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Going to an undergraduate school that has a dental school can be a big advantage as far as experience and classes are concerned
  8. DDSY

    DDSY Bright Lights at Night 7+ Year Member

    Sep 1, 2006
    United States
    True. However, I think that it is more true for private universities that have dental schools as opposed to public universities with dental schools. I believe state dental schools tend to accept students with the highest stats (gpa, DAT) and prefer residents, disregarding other factors.
  9. Regmata

    Regmata Member Dentist 10+ Year Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Although I doubt that is completely true, if two students have the same stats, but one of them observed in the clinics all year long...the student who has been seen working around the school and knows the faculty will have a distinct advantage come interview time. Apart from the advantage at the home school, the experience gained will also be advantageous at other universities. Additionally, UB offers classes in perio, endo, pedo and a few other dentistry specialties, to undergraduates. The courses are taken with dental school faculty, yet another advantage offered by a university that has a dental school.
  10. license2drill

    license2drill PGY1 5+ Year Member

    May 17, 2006
    100% True....Go to Albany, party and get good grades.
  11. muz

    muz Member 5+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2006
    im from jersey....i went to RU newark/NJIT however i know rutgers NB really really well...its pretty damn hard, but HUGE name!

    stony brook dental i interviewed at...nice and small, doesnt seem too social

    RUTGERS New BRunswick is mad fun! for sure, closer to NYC than stony brook, and mad close to philly too

    u have mad opportunities at RU!

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