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Penn vs Columbia

Discussion in 'Postbaccalaureate Programs' started by mochademic, May 16, 2008.

Overall, would you recommend:

  1. University of Pennsylvania

    6 vote(s)
  2. Columbia University

    4 vote(s)
  1. mochademic


    May 16, 2008
    It sort of sounds like the ultimate death-match, but... I've read reviews of both Penn and Columbia, and I'm still undecided (both seem to have some fairly significant cons). I've been admitted to both and I'm leaning towards Penn, but I'm worried about how incompetent the administration has been described as. I attended Bryn Mawr for undergrad and had part of my GPA butchered by administrative mistakes, so I'm really looking for a department that's on the ball. Between these two programs, which has the more organized, helpful set of advisors, resources, etc? Any advice would be super. :)

    Ah, and I'm applying for the post-bacc programs, not for the special sciences--I haven't taken any science since high school and therefore need to start from the beginning.


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  3. schaumbb

    schaumbb 2+ Year Member

    Nov 29, 2006
    True. UPenn's administration has undergone some scrutiny; however, it is a new administration who is orienting themselves every day to Penn's program. Also, Penn's program also only takes 50 or so students for the pre-health program compared to Columbia's 100+ and Penn's classes are reserved for only post bac students. From that standpoint, seems like Penn would have more individual attention. My two cents. BOth great programs.

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