Hi everyone, I've been lurking for a few weeks now but finally decided to post. =) So my problem is I need to choose between Columbia and Stony Brook. Even though I have read the websites and visited both schools, I still feel like I don't have the best "feel" for either school to make a decision between the two. I am aware of some factors like location price (I'm not a NY resident anyway) similar curriculum but asides from those exterior factors, I'd like to know more about the schools from people who are currently attending or who are more knowledgeable than me about them! I have heard much more about Columbia from this board and friends who know of the school but not much on Stony Brook. I'm also aware of the debate on the pre-dental board about whether Columbia is the best school for specializing or not so I won't ask the question of whether I should go to Columbia or Stony Brook if I want to be a GP/specialist since it seems to be a moot point. What I'd really like to know is why I should go to either Columbia or Stony Brook what kind of person would be best suited for the environment what are the pros and cons (main gripes) are for each school what the general experience of the students there are (whether they are happy, sad, annoyed) what the two schools are generally known for (more clinical, more research, more academic...)? Does anyone have any numbers on the two schools about boards or gprs/aegds and specializations? Also, for those who are currently attending or will attend Stony Brook, how do you feel about the small class size? Hope you guys are still awake! I'll also be posting this on the other board so I apologize for the duplicate post but I wanted to make sure everyone could see this and help me out! Thanks again for the help!!!