i dont know how u figure drexel is up and coming09Doc said:Up-and-coming, comfortable, but expensive school
the better reputation, research, cheaper, yet really cold and uninviting school with a lot of comutter students.... school
Good question, I've heard of so many unranked schools referred to as up and coming or that the new research building will cause a huge jump in the rankings, etc. I don't know anything about Drexel other than it is a huge class and is a safety school for most applicants. What is it that warrants the claim up and coming other than a low spot on the prestige totem poll?albinomidget said:What makes a school up and coming vs. not?
09Doc said:Thank you everyone, almost all the posts though consider the rankings ..and if it were just rankings Id choose Stony Brook...its connected to a major trauma center on the north shore, have hugeresearch grants, affiliation with other great hospitals.
But at the interview a lot of SB students said they go home on weekends, I just dont feel like it is a good sign when its a commuter med school. That piece of info just reinforced the feeling I got from the med school section of the building, not a place I would wanna spend 12 hours of my day. (theres obvioulsy more intangibles to my reasoning, its not that I just didnt like the wallpaper, I just dont feel like writing them and im sure you dont care to read them all either) Did anyone interview there and get similar feelings??????
Anyway the positives of Drexel are just the opposite, plus the curriculum.
So I really have to consider if my tendancy to choose Drexel will be outweighed by the rankings of SB. Its not like the difference is that huge in the rankings is it? Its just going from not a top 20 to not a top 20. Am I wrong?