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Hi guys, I'm a senior in high school and need your help on making a decision. I got accepted to MCPHS-boston, USP, and UConn. Right now I'm leaning towards boston but I want to know what current students think about each program. I also don't want a school that's too hard. My ACT is 32 and GPA is 3.6 if that helps. Thanks alot...
 

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I don't go to any of those schools, but I suggest going to a brand name school. It helps more than you think.
 

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Hi guys, I'm a senior in high school and need your help on making a decision. I got accepted to MCPHS-boston, USP, and UConn. Right now I'm leaning towards boston but I want to know what current students think about each program. I also don't want a school that's too hard. My ACT is 32 and GPA is 3.6 if that helps. Thanks alot...
Too hard? I don't really think any of the courses you are taking will be cakewalks anywhere haha :D
 

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UConn!!!! Forget mcphs!!!!
 

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You want to be a Pharmacist but you want the school to be easy???

You ever consider truck driving school? I hear that's pretty easy. Lots of time to kick back on the weekends and drink beer and party with your homies.
 

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I don't go to any of those schools, but I suggest going to a brand name school. It helps more than you think.
No offense, but this is terrible advice. The school's name means nothing if grades aren't up to snuff. A 4.0 at Average Joe's University >>>>>>>>> a 3.0 at Harvard.

OP, you are sadly mistaken if you expect pre-pharm and pharm school to be easy. You get back what you put in. No matter what school you attend, you will have to work hard to get where you want to go. That being said, go to whichever school you like the best.
 

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OP: you may already know this, but UConn's program is no longer 0-6 but is 2+4.

If you were to go to UConn, in the second year of "pre-pharmacy studies" you would still have to do PharmCAS, take the PCAT, etc., etc., like a normal pharmacy school applicant would. Also, the entering P1 class size at UConn (2008) per AACP was 100.

If you want to know what current students think, the search option may help.
 
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alright, i guess i shouldn't have said anything about being "easy". I actually meant which school doesn't have like a bad graduation rate/reputation for being extremely hard. But that doesn't matter I guess, as all the schools will be hard. Anyways, why is everyone hating on MCPHS on these forums? What's the cons of that place? I was also thinking about SUNY Buffalo but I heard it was pretty unsafe.
 

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No offense, but this is terrible advice. The school's name means nothing if grades aren't up to snuff. A 4.0 at Average Joe's University >>>>>>>>> a 3.0 at Harvard.

OP, you are sadly mistaken if you expect pre-pharm and pharm school to be easy. You get back what you put in. No matter what school you attend, you will have to work hard to get where you want to go. That being said, go to whichever school you like the best.
That is not my personal experience. :)