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How important is Graduate school?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by BioMaxDDS, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. BioMaxDDS

    BioMaxDDS It will come true
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    I'm in a really tough situation right now =/

    I just recently got accepted to 2 graduate schools for biology. One is Georgia Institute Of Technology, and the other one is Georgia State University. I'm having a really tough time deciding which school I should go to.


    GaTech: Its a tier one school. More people know about it. However it is a tech school, and their Biology program isn't that good.

    GSU: A state school. Less well known in the country. Their biology program is a little better than GaTech.

    I'm pretty confident I can get around 3.8(GPA) from GSU by the time I graduate, and probably only a 3.2 from Gatech. Now, how important is the school I go to for graduate? Which one do you guys think dental school look at more? School or grades (also consider the fact that gatech is a tech school)?


    Thanks in advance for the help. I've been thinking about it for about a week now, and I have to make the decision by today.
     
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  3. aggie-master

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    I think they'd care more about your grades and DAT score.
     
  4. dmonee6

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    I'm going to have to agree with aggie-master here. I was in the same situation. I was rejected from all dental schools during the '05 cycle... and I decided to go to grad school. I was accepted to Boston University's M.A. in Medical Sciences and Barry University's M.S. in Biomedical Sciences. Boston is a more well known school, but i was afraid that i wouldn't get a great GPA from there because it would be very difficult and had large classes like they did at UF (i did poorly at UF). I chose Barry University, a small private school, and after my first 24 credits i have a GPA of 3.85. I believe that I have received my first interview to a dental school due to my GPA... i say go to the school where you'll be able to get better grades. Worked for me so far
     
  5. BioMaxDDS

    BioMaxDDS It will come true
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    hey thanks for the replies.
    I was thinking the same way :D
     

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