Dec 14, 2010
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hey, i really just need some insight into these three programs. I was accepted to case,nyu and nova and i was really leaning towards nova because of cost, location and school vibe and i felt that students help each other, but nyu offered me a 15000 scholarship (3.5 GPA 21AA 21TS 22RC and 19 PAT CDAT).
then today case offered me a 15000 scholarship...and now am really confused.
i really hate cold (yes I live in canada) so am really liking the idea on nova but this money is too good to pass up.
I got a really bad vibe from cleveland as a city, i felt uneasy on the train from the airport and security was something the students kept mentioning, I am 5 foot nothing so feeling safe is a big deal for me.
please help, any info will be greatly accepted good or bad thanks
 
Jul 17, 2010
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hey, i really just need some insight into these three programs. I was accepted to case,nyu and nova and i was really leaning towards nova because of cost, location and school vibe and i felt that students help each other, but nyu offered me a 15000 scholarship (3.5 GPA 21AA 21TS 22RC and 19 PAT CDAT).
then today case offered me a 15000 scholarship...and now am really confused.
i really hate cold (yes I live in canada) so am really liking the idea on nova but this money is too good to pass up.
I got a really bad vibe from cleveland as a city, i felt uneasy on the train from the airport and security was something the students kept mentioning, I am 5 foot nothing so feeling safe is a big deal for me.
please help, any info will be greatly accepted good or bad thanks
Hey congrats!!! I'm sure those are hard to pass up. Many will most likely wonder how you received these scholarship offers--email, snail mail, phone call, etc. for nyu and case. So, if you could say how you were contacted for the scholarships, that would be awesome!

Based on your initial pros and cons, it seems like nova is a place that you will thrive the most, and I wouldn't choose to live four years in a city that you don't feel safe in, especially if it is a "big deal" to you.
 
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Dec 14, 2010
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Hey congrats!!! I'm sure those are hard to pass up. Many will most likely wonder how you received these scholarship offers--email, snail mail, phone call, etc. for nyu and case. So, if you could say how you were contacted for the scholarships, that would be awesome!

Based on your initial pros and cons, it seems like nova is a place that you will thrive the most, and I wouldn't choose to live four years in a city that you don't feel safe in, especially if it is a "big deal" to you.
thanks dentaldore. i got both via snail mail NYU came Dec 2nd and CASE Dec 14th , i was pretty shocked to get them i dint even know they existed. I am hoping to get info on where i can get the better education like interms of patient availability.
 
Jul 17, 2010
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  • Conducts a mobile dental care program, Smiling Faces, Going Places, which travels to medically-underserved areas throughout New York City to provide critically needed dental services;
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  • Sponsors a media-driven consumer education campaign, "Ask Your Dentist," plus free oral cancer and oral health screenings for thousands of New Yorkers annually.
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http://www.nyu.edu/dental/patientinfo/index.html



Found this on NYU's webiste...hope that helps!! :)
 
Feb 19, 2010
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hey, i really just need some insight into these three programs. I was accepted to case,nyu and nova and i was really leaning towards nova because of cost, location and school vibe and i felt that students help each other, but nyu offered me a 15000 scholarship (3.5 GPA 21AA 21TS 22RC and 19 PAT CDAT).
then today case offered me a 15000 scholarship...and now am really confused.
i really hate cold (yes I live in canada) so am really liking the idea on nova but this money is too good to pass up.
I got a really bad vibe from cleveland as a city, i felt uneasy on the train from the airport and security was something the students kept mentioning, I am 5 foot nothing so feeling safe is a big deal for me.
please help, any info will be greatly accepted good or bad thanks
For me its all about the $$ and since those scholarships pretty much even out the tuition, I would go where the living expenses are lower. This way you would 1st live in a more humane place for 4 years and 2nd have some cash to spend along the way.

So
1-Case
2-Nova
3-NYU
just based on Living expenses of course


good luck
 
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Dec 12, 2010
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I have a similar situation. I got a $30,000 scholarship for NYU but I really liked the feel and environment at Midwestern-AZ. I'm from Florida, so im definitely not used to the cold, but I think its something i can handle. I'm also much more excited about living in the city than Glendale, but I think the program at MWU-AZ is pretty legit. But the scholarship to NYU is basically covering my cost of living, so all i'd need to pay is the $65,000 a year for tuition.

HELP :)
 
Jul 18, 2010
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You can't go wrong with Case Western, ESPECIALLY with a scholarship. It's a great and very underrated school...I would definitely go there instead of the other 2 schools (although NYU is pretty sweet too).

Did they mention the criteria for receiving the scholarship? (GPA, DAT, minority, etc.) I declined my offer last Thursday and am curious if I would have been offered anything...
 

rickblas

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I have a similar situation. I got a $30,000 scholarship for NYU but I really liked the feel and environment at Midwestern-AZ. I'm from Florida, so im definitely not used to the cold, but I think its something i can handle. I'm also much more excited about living in the city than Glendale, but I think the program at MWU-AZ is pretty legit. But the scholarship to NYU is basically covering my cost of living, so all i'd need to pay is the $65,000 a year for tuition.

HELP :)
I have lived in NYC my whole life and many people not choosing NYU because they think the living cost is too high are not taking to account that you do NOT need to live in manhattan. You can easily find living areas 20mins~ from NYU for less than 1,000$ a month (with roommates of course, viable neighborhoods would be Stuy town neighborhood, williamsburg, downtown brooklyn, fort greene.) ALSO if you are comfortable with an even greater commute like 30-40mins a day you can find living spaces for ~700$ in many neighborhoods in queens or brooklyn. Of course you won't be living in manhattan but once you leave the island rent is much more reasonable. ALSO, food isn't as expensive either if you shop in the right places (popular cheap grocery stores in NYC are trader Joe's, pathmark, costco, associated etc. where you won't have to fork out 7$ for a galloon of milk.). In fact, I am debating on going to NYU and my parents are offering me a free apartment, 1,200sqft, if I do (live in a multi story home), and I was contemplating renting it for 500$ a month to two roommates (house is in brooklyn with a 45 door to door commute to nyu). SOOO my point is I doubt you will need all 30,000 for living if you go to NYU if your willing to make some sacrifices so it won't be that expensive :).
 
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If the scholarship is 15,000/year for ALL 4 Years, yeah you def. need to choose either Case or NYU but... if it's just for a year... just choose the school that you liked the most during your interview.
 

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When did you find out you got a scholarship?? Was this in the acceptance package?
 
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When did you find out you got a scholarship?? Was this in the acceptance package?

i got both separate from the acceptance package. case specified it as a URM one renewable, but nyu dint specify what criteria used and also is renewable
 
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I totally agree with him. If I were you I definitely go Case becuase of job security. This year several friends graduated dental school in CA but most of them are still looking for a job. Job situation in Ohio looks pretty good compare to other areas.


You can't go wrong with Case Western, ESPECIALLY with a scholarship. It's a great and very underrated school...I would definitely go there instead of the other 2 schools (although NYU is pretty sweet too).

Did they mention the criteria for receiving the scholarship? (GPA, DAT, minority, etc.) I declined my offer last Thursday and am curious if I would have been offered anything...