Dear future Dentists and Specialists, This issue has been discussed to death on the pre-dental forum and I have not yet found my answer. I have currently been accepted to some dental schools and am left with a decision to make. Particularly, I have to decide between Columbia (Nice IVY league school which boasts of high Boards, and hence specialty placement) vs. UMDNJ (Nice, light on the pocketbook, state school with good clinical training). Please let me have your suggestions, as I am torn between the two schools. As a pre-dent, I have an inkling that I might want to specialize, but I am unsure due to the lack of information I have about dentistry to begin with. Is IVY prestige worth the extra $90,000 for dental school? That is basically what it boils down to, as I am sure that if I want to keep the option of specializing open, UMDNJ is not a bad school for it. Thanks in advance for your advice.