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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Premdmtsfn, May 7, 2008.

  1. Premdmtsfn

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    Okay, so here's the deal. I'm currently a senior in high school who wants to eventually go to med school. I had received all my college decisions last month and I had decided to attend Fordham University because they were giving me $31,000 in scholarship money per year for all four years as long as I maintain a 3.0 GPA.

    So far so good, right?

    Well, today I get a phone call from NYU telling me that they're taking me off their waitlist and offering me admission. Now, I don't know how much, or even if, NYU will give me any money, but I'd imagine it probably wouldn't be $31K a year.

    I'd assume NYU has a better pre-med program, but at the same time, I'm sure they'll be more people from NYU competing to get into med school than there would be for Fordham. I'm really confused right now and need some advice.

    So, what would you guys do?
     
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  3. ChubbyChaser

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    Undergrad matters very little in the scheme of things...Go to fordham its cheaper...unless you really really like NYU alot more.
     
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    Fordham..be a Ram!

    You'll thank yourself later when you're not in debt. And also, you can always prove yourself at Fordham, even if their pre-med advising is not as good as NYU.
     
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    I'd have to agree that money > prestige.

    What school do you like more though? 31k is a lot of money, but it's also important to be happy at the ugrad. If you don't like fordham, but like NYU then go to NYU.
     
  6. Premdmtsfn

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    Anyone else?
     
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    Go for the money.
     
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    31K X 4 = 124K Plus the bonus of eventually winding up being listed on your med school application as an award

    NYU wins only if the desire to be there is worth more to you than that. You can come out well prepared from either school. It's nice to have the choice, though, isn't it?
     
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    I think this is a pretty easy decision. 124k?!? Go with the money.
     
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    go for the money!

    Undergrad DOES matter, but NYU is not substantially "better" than Fordham to make a difference.
     
  12. Premdmtsfn

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    To NeuroChaos:

    I already made the deposit to Fordham, but I can always rescind my enrollment. And I was accepted to the Rose Hill campus. Also, how well does Fordham prepare you for the MCATS? And is it A LOT of work to have to take all those core classes that Fordham requires in addition to all your pre-med classes?
     
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    Screw it and go to Oregon and become a Duck. Kiss NYC goodbye and become a Duck and then go to work for Nike and Phil Knight and become rich beyond your wildest dreams. If you are a track star, it is a no brainer. Do you remember Prefontaine?
     
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    i would say go for the cheaper school unless the location of NYU would make you a lot happier.

    as for the MCAT, just worry about it in 3 years or so! haha as long as you give yourself time to study for it, you'll be fine.

    wow.. i don't think i even knew what the MCAT was when i was a senior!!
     

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