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Julie5

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Hey all,

I've been accepted and am deciding between Georgetown, UVa, and GW. I'm not a VA resident by the way. If anyone is familiar with any of these programs, I'd be more than grateful for your thoughts. Thanks a bunch!!! ;)
 

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UVa, its by far the best of those three schools. Locationwise, the other two are better of course. Charlottesville is straight up boonies!

I'd pick UVa in a heartbeat.
 

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UVA is the best choice w/out a doubt... can't you establish residency by yr 2? My boss went there and loved Va. Great sense of tradition, community etc.
 

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UVA is the best school of this lot. However, if being in a big city is important to you, don't discount GU or GWU. DC >>>>>>>>> Charlottesville.
 

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Originally posted by BoulderLABrat
UVA is the best choice w/out a doubt... can't you establish residency by yr 2? My boss went there and loved Va. Great sense of tradition, community etc.

UVa is the best of the 3. However, u can't establish residency but they give some great need based aid if you qualify for it.
 

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I picked UVa out of the schools that have or will accept me. I loved Charlottesville. I would much rather live there than DC, but I am they type that would take trees over skyscrapers anyday.
 

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Dude, UVA is the place to be. If I got in there out of state, I'd be going crazy. Congratulations on all those great schools, and make the choice on the place you'll be happiest.
 

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I'm interviewing at UVA this week. Do you think I have a decent shot being an out of stater and interviewing this late in the game?
 

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Wow, I would take UVA in a second. I was extremely impressed with UVA when I interviewed there. But if you decide to go elsewhere I won't mind cause maybe they will give me your spot and I can get off the waitlist. I thought Charlottesville was awesome, but to each his own.
 

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hmmm....first I'd wait and see what the financial aid packages look like. If there is a significant $$ difference, I'd go to the school that is cheapest. But if the money is similar as is likely, I'd probably go to UVA.

COngrats on getting into UVA out of state.
 

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Is this really a tough decision? UVa will most likely be cheaper, even out-of-state. And, more importantly, iti s a vastly better school. Nobody mentions GW or Georgetown in the same breath as top-tier schools (come on, Georgetown?!?), but UVa is up there and it is only getting better, from what I hear. IT gets serious respect from big name residencies. And, to boot, C-ville is soooo much cooler than D.C. Do you really want to be surrounded by pretentious bureaucrats or hot undergrads/a cool college town with a down-to-earth social scene?
 

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Originally posted by Benjo
And, to boot, C-ville is soooo much cooler than D.C. Do you really want to be surrounded by pretentious bureaucrats or hot undergrads/a cool college town with a down-to-earth social scene?

Let's not get carried away here. If you want details, PM me. I've already sounded off about this way too much.
 

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I am a bit biased, but I'd say UVA all the way. The school is a public top 30 medical school. The undergrad is the #1 public university (tied with Berkley(sp?)), they have a top ten law program, and several other high ranking grad programs. While the high ranked non-med programs may seem unimportant, I think it establishes the caliber of student that you are going to be able to find in town and associate with during your four years of med school. A lot of people seem to like DC, but having lived in NOVA for a few years, I never want to go back to the traffic and the overly congested area. UVA has a good music scene, and Richmond and DC are both under 3 hours away, so there is plenty to do.

Anyway...I don't think you can go wrong choosing a med school. Just pick the one you are happiest with.

~AS1~
 
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