Hi, There are things I like about both. I think the biggest difference is tuition, but disregarding that aspect, where will I get a better education? One thing that really turns me off about Howard is the area I must walk through to get to school each day from the metro (they tell you the DONT recommend that you drive and park there). I felt very unsafe when I did a few trial runs with my husband along with me (the area is SCARY--I've seen nothing like it). I am not african american (although I am a mixed race), so I also wonder how comraderie with my fellow students will be. I noticed when I interviewed that the non-african american were together in their own groups, and black (african american, carribean, etc.) students were in their groups, which isn't the climate I would like. It seemed segregated. I dont really know if this is how it is though, if anyone knows please comment! From what any of you know, where do you think I would have the best opportunities experience and education? All I want is to become a good physician--competent, knowledgable, and skilled as well as remain human and treat my patients with the best care possible. The name/reputation of the school doesnt matter to me-- I had lower credentials coming in and am just grateful that I will now fulfill my dream of becoming a physician. If anyone has comments on the strengths and weaknesses of each, please do. PS I don't plan on going into primary care, although I don't know which specialty yet. And I feel the only "con" for Finch is the tuition. Will it's reputation really hurt me that bad for residency? And isn't it nearly the same as Howard?