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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by bee3615, Dec 3, 2008.
if u had to choose one of the above, which would you go with? and y?
They are similar schools...NYU will be more expensive at the end, but it's located in NYC which you cannot beat.
I'd choose NYU only because it's closer to home.
for those of you who said to prefer BU over NYU, can I ask what the reason is?
the cost? quality of education? size of the class??
NYU fo' sure.
If you are the type of student who likes professors to know you, and likes some one on one instruction every once and a while; definitely go for BU.
I was told while interviewing at NYU by some of their faculty that if you are not the top of the class or failing out, none of the faculty will know you are there.
BU is also cheaper.
i appreciate evry1's comment, but u guys aren't really helping. I need to know why you would choose whatever school...thanks!
You can't have OTHER people choose your school for you. Research the two schools and make your own decision...to be frank, what other people say/think doesn't mean anything to you.
and if you didn't think we're helpful, we apologize for at least trying. Look elsewhere then
whoa, slow down buddy! it's not that serious, you took my statement out of context. i didn't ask for PEOPLE to CHOOSE MY SCHOOL, i just wanted to see what the general conceptions of each school was!
many ppl complain about the class size of nyu...yea i agree it's larger than any other schools...but in my opinion (it could be b/c i went to undergrad where there are ave. 300 students in every class) i don't think it's that big of a deal...if you wish ur profs to know you then you can approach them first. i've heard the faculties are pretty approachable. if you don't care whether your profs know you or not then you can just don't have to get to know them. i mean it all depends on you i think... if size matters to someone then it would no matter what the argument is, but it was just my personal opinion hehe
good luck choosing the right school for you!!!
i have no idea where i should go either.......time to make a big decision!!!!!!
personally i like NYU better and enjoy the environment there in comparison to BU..BU is a much older institution...NYU more up-2-date with everything..BU also has a new dean and i hear that a lot of students are complaining about wats goin on there right now and other problems as well..regardless congrats on making it to both schools =)
Did you interview at and were accepted to both? If you have visited both, the difference between the two is clear.
Personally, I liked BU more when I went on the interview. Everyone just seemed really friendly and engaged and you could tell that the faculty knew the students pretty well, esp due to the smaller class size. Boston's also beautiful!!!
But, I think I would still choose NYU. I'm personally in love with NYC and Boston can't really compare as a city, even though it's really nice. NYU's facilities are the best I've seen. If you're the type of person who isn't afraid to take initiative in a VERY large class, then you won't fall behind and be forgotten at NYU. Remember, also, that a bigger class size means more of the possibility of meeting people who are like you. Their global service programs are awesome too.
So it's really the type of person that you are that matters when you make the decision.
im trying to make the same decision to go to bu or nyu....im just researching both schools and im still not sure which one i will go to both have their pros and cons, but im slightly leaning towards bu just because it is cheaper than nyu and also because of its smaller class size compared nyu.
NYU seems like a factory producing dentists but it's still a great school and NYC is awesome. I love the city
Im not going to compare the school to NYU, but on its own, I will give you my pros and cons of BU.
Class size isnt too big...but large enough where you get a whole bunch of personalities. The best part of BU, from my experience, is my classmates...as well as the other classes. Pretty cool bunch of kids. Everyone is chill, friendly, outgoing, etc...
The faculty is pretty cool too. You get to know all of them and they all know exactly who you are. In fact, by your 4th year, you will have definitely gone out to parties and stuff with some of the faculty. Having such good relations with faculty makes things a lot better.
Boston is a nice city...Casinos are a quick drive away, haha.
You get a fairly decent clinical experience. I know a lot of schools have externships and stuff, but BU has one that is 10 weeks long and that 10 weeks is loaded with a ton of general dentistry. I saw about 8 patients a day for the whole time period. Got a lot of experience.
The school makes things a little bit more difficult than it could be. It seems like you have to constantly jump through hoops to survive. This mostly has to do with the clinic, as first 2 years outside of the clinic are no problem at all.
The tuition is high...if you have other options, you may want to look into them. Ive taken out 245K, which comes out to $3500 a month over 10 years to pay it back. Obviously, I need to stretch that out to a longer time period or I wouldnt be able to eat, but you get my drift.
The city is COLD. Im from Texas and dealing with cold weather can really bea struggle at times.
Basically, my only complaint is that the school keeps us a lot busier than we could be...Its not that I want to cruise through dental school, but things can be run more smoothly. For example, booking appointments. Instead of being having a system where you can log onto the computer and make appointments, you have to show up to school to make the appointments. Its a first come, first serve deal...so students will show up to school at 6 am to stand in line and wait to book appointments. Its silly. The 4th years get priority over 3rd years for appointments, so during your 3rd year, if you want certain appointment times, then you really need to get to school by 6:30 or so if you want to get yourself a certain appointment.
Another annoyance is the paper work you have to do for each patient. Things called "written analysis", record reviews with your mentor, etc...I can get more into it, but none of it would make any sense for you guys until you step foot into the clinic.
I guess the first few years of dental school wore me out and now I dont want to deal with little things here and there...but my only real complaints have to do with unnecessary "busy" work once you roll into 3rd year and beyond.
thanks! yours cons are some of my turn-offs, but at the same time i really like the idea of boston.
he/she is researching! thats why they are on here to ask questions and opinions from other people
i'm in the same boat, i still can't decide where to go!
NYU -- can't beat the city
Try talking to students at both schools and see what they think. I have a friend at NYU who loves it regardless of some of hte bad rep it gets. My boyfriends older brother works at BU and has heard some interesting things about the new Dean as someone mentioned before. I haven't asked in detail but maybe do some research about the direction the school is heading in over the next few years. It could make a difference.
But... Boston is cheaper... is it cheaper by that much? $3500/mo over10 years already sounds ridiculous! In the end $$$ is a HUUGE factor!! What are the totals over 4 years (est including housing) for both these schools? Both seem ridiculous. I live in DC now and thats the one thing I hate... living exp!
I hope i get an interview at NYU !!
Good luck !!
New York is generally every bit as cold as Boston is. If you wan nice weather, avoid the Northeast completely.