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Hi Everyone.

Lets say I'm hypothetically accepted at both
Please help me in comparing.
Feel free to add info and do pros/cons based on following info:

Howard University:
-35K/yr
-merit scholarships available to international students on a yearly basis
-DC is very expensive to live in and very expensive/tiresome to get around
-DC is very diverse culturally and a hub for research and health policy work
-is known for promoting delivery of medical care to the underserved
-students spend most of their time studying
-environment of camaraderie, peer-support, encouragement, empowerment

Saint Louis University
-200K to be paid at once in an escrow account (based in 45K/yr tuition in first year, and projected tuitions and fees)
-no eligibility for any institutional scholarships
-St. Louis is very low-cost in terms of living expenses
-St. Louis is laid back, spread out, relaxed
-has a joint MD-MPH program
-facilities are awesome+1 (+1 being the clinical simulation labs)
-has research ranking
-lot of student involvement in educating public, and running free medical clinics
-students are happy, stress-free, environment of camaraderie
 
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So you're saying SLU wants you to pay that much money up front? Yikes. I don't really know that much about the schools (I did apply to SLU), but I would say that if you want to work with the underserved Howard might be better. DC is more expensive but more interesting than St Louis, but SLU could maybe open more doors (?).

Good luck.

Oh, I didn't see the Howard thing that said "students spend most time studying" - I assume you mean it seems they had absolutely no free time. That was big with me on my interviews and I wasn't really a fan of schools whose students seemed like they couldn't do anything at all but study.
 

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So you're saying SLU wants you to pay that much money up front? Yikes. I don't really know that much about the schools (I did apply to SLU), but I would say that if you want to work with the underserved Howard might be better. DC is more expensive but more interesting than St Louis, but SLU could maybe open more doors (?).

Good luck.

Oh, I didn't see the Howard thing that said "students spend most time studying" - I assume you mean it seems they had absolutely no free time. That was big with me on my interviews and I wasn't really a fan of schools whose students seemed like they couldn't do anything at all but study.
yea intls have to put together an escrow acct with all the money up front

dc seems to be a stressful place to live with the commuting especially
anyone from dc willing to offer any other feedback?
 
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