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Discussion in 'Dental' started by yeabuddy, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. yeabuddy

    yeabuddy 5+ Year Member

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    I live in Suffolk County Long Island, approximately a little more than an hour from NYU by car and/or train. Is it possible to commute to NYU dental school and still be able to handle the course load??
     
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  3. Dental Dork 09

    Dental Dork 09 2+ Year Member

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    My buddy in the class of 2007 says that a girl commuttes there from Philly everyday since year 1

    So yeah, its possible.
     
  4. pts218

    pts218 5+ Year Member

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    I've heard of students commuting from Philly, Long Island and far into New Jersey so it is possible. I guess you just have to decide whether you can handle the commute and it not hinder your performance. First and Second year I felt like I was in school a lot, even when we weren't in class or pre-clinical sessions. I liked to study in groups and to practice my dentistry skills when we had the time, even on the weekends, so I liked being close by.

    Good luck
     
  5. coreyb

    coreyb Dentist 10+ Year Member

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    I'm living on Staten Island and take the express bus in. My commute time is about 1 hour.

    It can be done, and I actually use the time on the bus for studying (or sleeping!).

    My suggestion if you're driving, use the MP3 class transcripts and listen to them on your commute.

    Good luck!
     
  6. sam26880

    sam26880 Junior Member 2+ Year Member

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    Bad idea!!!! Don't do it. My younger brother goes to NYU. He's 1st year. We live together in brooklyn. He's starting to hate the commute and thinks it's taking up too much of his time. He can't keep up. I would strongly suggest you get a place as close to NYU as possible.
     
  7. dentwannabe

    dentwannabe Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    How long is his commute?

    I know some people consider jersey city right across the river. know that the PATH train from Pavonia/Newport is 15 minutes to 23rd st at like 6th avenue, then from there to the school i cant imagine it taking more than 10 minutes.
     
  8. CosmeticDent2B

    CosmeticDent2B 2+ Year Member

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    Probably more like 20-30 mins from 6th
     
  9. dentwannabe

    dentwannabe Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    you're telling me it takes 20-30 min. to get from 23rd and 6th to 23rd and 2nd?? i find that hard to believe. is this via subway or bus?
     
  10. vaio

    vaio Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    if you walk it may take you ~15 mins......i think buses run at certain time intervals
     
  11. DentalSkills

    DentalSkills Member 5+ Year Member

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    honestly , it depends on the type of person you are.

    I am a first year at NYU and I have alot of friends that commute and do well and some that live across the street and do not. Personally, I think your lifestyle is better if you live nearby because you can go to school and enjoy the city, hang out with you classmates at the many social events we have and not worry about the extra communting factor (not to mention get a decent amount of beauty rest :) ). If you do not plan on being very social and just want to come to school, stay for class and spend the rest of your down time wherever you are living, then save yourself some money and commute!
     
  12. Chenist

    Chenist

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    Anybody in nyucd class of '07 know a guy named Richard Han? please help if you know of his contact info, thanks!!!
     
  13. NYUCD2010

    NYUCD2010 Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    Feb 19, 2006
    I know his contact. PM me if you still need it.
     
  14. amulaya

    amulaya 2+ Year Member

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    Hey!
    My strong suggestion to you is just stay closer to NYUCD.i AM JUST TELLING YOU OUT OF MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE.i USED TO COMMUTE FROM nj which took me more than an hour and with NYU HECTIC schedules its really too much.In second year DDs we have to spend lot of time in labs practising as NYU PRACTICAL AND THEORY EXAMS ARE REALLY TOUGH.:oops:
     
  15. mmasurf

    mmasurf 10+ Year Member

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    i have a question what bus takes you from 23rd from the N or R train to 2nd ave? cause walking that everyday is a killer especially for us lazy ppl
     
  16. Cymbidium

    Cymbidium Awesome. 2+ Year Member

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    Would you current students recommend living near NYU for the first 2 years and then possibly moving to a more affordable area for the following 2 yrs?
     
  17. stepping stone

    stepping stone New Member 2+ Year Member

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    i am looking for an appartment near nyu.............could you plz advice me which areas are more safe to consider and can anyone give me the contact info for waterside appartments ...........all inputs are appreciated.
    thanks
     

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