Dec 11, 2019
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Accepted Tufts and UMD next year and also waitlisted at UVA. I'm not sure what the prestige difference is like between UMD and Tufts and if ranking is a factor I should consider. I'm also not sure if I should be planning for getting off the waitlist at UVA or not, but I'm going to include that in my pros and cons so let me know what you think!

- Really liked the student body/ faculty and they seemed to be balance
- More clinical focus
- Pretty good match list
- P/f
- Boston is awesome
- 1.5 year preclinical

- Far from family
- Really expensive
- Lowest rank of the other options

- switching to p/f next year then tiered p/f after that for the first time
- Cheaper bc out of state but could probably get in state after first year
- students and faculty were nice
- closer to home and baltimore has more central location
- higher ranked of the 2 schools

- Not true pass fail
- Don't like the location in baltimore
- Out of state in a state school (not sure if its a con??)
- Not sure about match list (think Tufts is probably better)

UVA (waitlisted)
- IS so same price as UMD (after switching to in state)
- 1.5 yr preclinical
- good match list
- good name/ best rank

- Location is too small (prefer urban)
- Undergrad institution so want a change for the next 4 years

Any insight into how to factor in being waitlisted in this decision would really help too, thanks all!
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Jul 25, 2019
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I’m in a similar situation. Accepted to tufts and a higher ranked oos school. I was surprised to see that Tufts match list seemed better

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