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Loyola vs. Toledo

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by JayJay3916, May 11, 2008.

  1. JayJay3916

    JayJay3916 5+ Year Member

    May 22, 2007
    So this has been a very hard decision for me and any advice/comments would be much appreciated. Tuition wise toledo would be about 100K cheaper over 4 years. Any advice on which school is better?
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  3. JSB235

    JSB235 5+ Year Member

    Oct 24, 2007
    Where will you be happier. I know 100k is a lot of money, but four years is a long time, and in the end If you are going to be happier in a city like Chicago, then go to Chicago, but if you like the small time feel of Toledo then go for Toledo, either way you are going to have an MD after your name in four years
  4. bioteach

    bioteach MSIV 7+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2007
    That would be the deciding factor for me. 100K plus interest is HUGE.
  5. Flopotomist

    Flopotomist I love the Chicago USPS 7+ Year Member

    May 22, 2005
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Loyola - as do pretty much all of the students here. HOWEVER, even knowing what I know about how happy I am here, and how great an education I am getting, and how much I love Chicago - I would choose any US MD school that was $100K cheaper over here if I had had the choice.

    Face it - that is a TON of money.
  6. JayJay3916

    JayJay3916 5+ Year Member

    May 22, 2007
    See at Toledo I would have to live at
  7. DrJD

    DrJD Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    I don't mean to be silly here, but couldn't you not live at home and make the price difference 80K? Then you save 80K, and don't live at home...
  8. Abilene85

    Abilene85 2+ Year Member

    May 30, 2007
    I'm a Toledo-native and I don't live at home, but I might move back third year (when I'll be spending a ton of time in the hospital) to save some money. Just tell your parents that you feel you are old enough that you need to live on your own...or that you really need your own space for quiet study time...or blah blah some true/semi-true excuse to move out. There are a number of first and second years looking for roommates right now, and that would be around $400-500 a month, so really not that much.

    Honestly, if your gut isn't cheering for Loyola strong enough to push any thoughts of loans out of your mind, I would go with the cheaper school. $100k is a LOT of money. Toledo is a great school, and if you get bored and want to go to Chicago, it makes for a nice weekend vacation.

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