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GWU vs. U Minnesota

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by UC_hopeful, Jun 20, 2002.

  1. UC_hopeful

    UC_hopeful Junior Member

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    Hey guys.. I'm trying to decide between GWU and U Minn.-Minneapolis. I'm a Calif. resident and will definitely be doing the grad. assistantship program at U Minn if I decide to go there. Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
     
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  3. Bamboozeled

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    isn't university of Minnesota higher ranked, and far cheaper?

    anyway, I used to live in Minnesota and it was absolutely gorgeous....

    I think Univ of Minn has a higher reputation in terms of research and residency rankings, but then again I've heard GWU doesn't release their info to US News and World report and as a result they dont get ranked....

    best of luck with either school....
     
  4. oldman

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    i am on pre-interview hold for GWU and i have been accepted at U of MN.

    right now i am totally pysched about being at MN.

    what i like

    med frats: cheap housing w/ many med students good support structure

    city: safe yet big, plenty of movie theaters, clubs, sports

    med school: it's gotten some fresh infusion of money (tobacco lawsuits). it's goal is to improve rankings. two methods it is currently applying: more out of state students, more faculty. it's also the only med school in the twin cities. thus we have access to all the hospitals in the metro area.

    campus: there are lots of restaurants nearby. also we are right next to the stadium village where all the athletic events are.

    ok if i think of more stuff...i'll post it.
     
  5. Bamboozeled

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    oh I forgot to tell you one more thing...

    Minnesota is home to the MALL of AMERICA...it is THE biggest mall in the entire United States...it has a total of 432 shops I think!...it was really fun, they even have a mini amusement park inside the mall with roller coaster and everything...

    if u decide to go to MN, then definitely go there
     
  6. i love UMN...if only i was fortunate to have the GPR and MCAT to get in.
     
  7. watto

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    Shucks, I don't even HAVE a GPR and I got in.
     
  8. Bamboozeled

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by watto:
    <strong>Shucks, I don't even HAVE a GPR and I got in.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I think it was a typo watto, give him some slack <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  9. racergirl

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    Watto, I saw the hives the other week. I usually NEVER go to all age shows, but for the HIVES I made an exception. Pretty good show.

    Oh-- U of MN is a pretty good school, with quite a few Cali people attending.
     
  10. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping.

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by racergirl:
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    Oh-- U of MN is a pretty good school, with quite a few Cali people attending.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Love it how you added that in to make it relevant to the conversation.
     
  11. Royal Oil

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    I graduated from the U of MN. I had a great time and felt I was in a great school. The prof's were great in my opinion, and I had a good time in Minneapolis. If your not a snowbird, you'll have to get used to the winters, but they are not terrible.
     

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