I am narrowing my choices down to two dental schools despite the fact that I'm waiting to hear from four more dental schools. One is OHSU located in Portland, and the other dental school is Indiana SOD located at the IUPUI campus. Indiana's curriculum is PBL based, which kind of discourages me because some of the students there told me it's frustrating "teaching yourself" dentistry. Plus the tuition for non-residents is expensive. You also cannot apply for in-state tuition after your first year. That's a huge turn off for me. However, the faculties were friendly, the clinic was bustling with patients, and Indianapolis looked like a decent city. At least it's a clean city, unlike other bigger cities I've been to. Cost of living is cheap, compared to bigger cities as well. However, IU is quite a distance from home. Then there's OHSU located in Portland near my hometown of Vancouver, Washington. The facilities are not new, similar case with Indiana. There is also no partitioning between the operatories (whatever you call that) between each student. Seems like there's no privacy. OHSU also has a tuition policy that's the same as Indiana's tuition policy ...non-residents pay non-resident tuition for all four years. Another downside, although a superficial factor, is parking. If I commute to OHSU, I have to park somewhere far from the health science campus and either catch the bus to school or bike up the dangerous steep hill. parking is only available to DS3 and more for DS4 students. And like I said, the dental building is old at OHSU. However, they're planning on building a new dental school down the hill ..or something like that. I also found the tram / cable car ride to be quite interesting. I also met with a DS3 student from OHSU during my interview. He said the most frustrating thing about OHSU is the dental lab work. I don't know much about Indiana's dental lab work requirements, but at OHSU, you have to complete everything by yourself. One mistake, and you do the whole dental lab work all over again. Both dental schools have good board passage rate (according the interviewers at both schools) and decent clinical exposure given to students. Can some current dental students at these schools help me out?????