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LECOM-Erie vs NYITCOM-OW

Lightmare

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Hi all.

IF YOU VOTE, THEN PLEASE EXPLAIN WHY YOU CHOSE THAT PARTICULAR SCHOOL IN A COMMENT. THANK YOU!

Now let me get right to it:

LECOM (Erie location, LDP pathway)

Pros:

1. Cheap cheap cheap ($34k tuition and cost of living very low too).
2. Good stats
- Good COMLEX scores
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Good match rates, specialties, and locations

Cons:

1. Crappy administration and petty rules
- Mandatory lectures
- Mandatory uniforms in lecture and in building
- No food/drink in the building except cafeteria
2. Weather is garbage (and I hate the cold)
3. Not P/F but instead is graded
4. Would be far away from my S.O.

NYITCOM-Old Westbury

Pros:

1. The grading system is Honors/High Pass/Pass/Fail (not sure whether to consider this another form of A/B/C/F or not) .
2. Lecture is not mandatory
3. Location
- Closer to S.O. and my friends as a support system
- Better weather
- Close to NYC
4. Good stats as well

Cons:

1. Price
- High tuition ($62k)
- High cost of living

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I put a strikethrough on the stats for both since they would cancel each other out, but I'm just having a very tough decision. I hate the thought of having a lot of debt, but I had a really crappy undergrad experience and don't LECOM to be my undergrad 2.0. For the uniform rule and food/drink rule, I don't think it would be much of a big deal for me in the long run, but again it would also be depressing in Erie I feel like because my S.O. isn't there and the weather is just not a thing for me.

I would really appreciate any opinions, first-hand or not, and what you would do in my shoes.

@Goro @Faha @TheDataKing @PapaGuava if you guys could weigh-in, I would appreciate it.

Thanks again!
 

Lightmare

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LECOM for the cheaper tuition, IF you can deal with the dress code and attendance policies.

Its half the cost. You dont want to be paying off loans forever. Do the math and calculate your monthly payments. Good luck and best wishes!

Ok. Thank you for your comments.
 
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I’d like to vote NYITCOM-OW because its less hassle and no mandatory attendance for lectures but on second thought, the tuition difference is a big deal. However, if you think you will be miserable at LECOM-E, don’t attend there because you also want to be able to be in the best position to be successful.
 
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Lightmare

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I’d like to vote NYITCOM-OW because its less hassle and no mandatory attendance for lectures but on second thought, the tuition difference is a big deal. However, if you think you will be miserable at LECOM-E, don’t attend there because you also want to be able to be in the best position to be successful.

Yeah, the only thing really making me want to go to LECOM is $$. Everything else, NYITCOM wins. It's really hard, but maybe at the end of the day it's actually important to consider happiness > money.
 
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