ayados16

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Look up posts about UMDNJ instead. It's the same school, they just changed names recently.
 
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I am currently doing predent at Rutgers. like ayados16 said, look up UMDNJ since they are the same thing. It's a great school and I believe that the grades there are pass/fail.
 
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Any other information on Rutgers/UMDNJ that is critical to applicants who are applying there? I applied but I can hardly find a reason to choose Rutgers/UMDNJ over other schools that I applied.
 

ICUrunning

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Any other information on Rutgers/UMDNJ that is critical to applicants who are applying there? I applied but I can hardly find a reason to choose Rutgers/UMDNJ over other schools that I applied.
It's in Newark, which has a very high crime rate and is one of the most dangerous cities in the US. Gotta be careful around some parts.
 
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Newark isn't a great place but they have a lot of people who need innexpensive dental work. Facilities were all top notch. Faculty seemed very nice and motivated when I visited. They have a good mix of full and part-time instructors, which I have heard it is good to have current private practice dentists also instructing.
 

Bis-GMA111

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pros: pretty good clinically, small class size

cons: half of the clinics are great--half of them suck, mandatory dress code; the area is terrible--lots of crime+nothing to do
 

Faux

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Pros... None
Cons... Lots
If you're not going to say more than that, don't bother posting.

Anywho, the interview was great. Seems like a very clinic orientated school. Just look up their academic program on google. They start clinic summer of 2nd year lol.

pros: pretty good clinically, small class size

cons: half of the clinics are great--half of them suck, mandatory dress code; the area is terrible--lots of crime+nothing to do
I thought it was the pre-clinic that was divided?
 

Bis-GMA111

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If you're not going to say more than that, don't bother posting.

Anywho, the interview was great. Seems like a very clinic orientated school. Just look up their academic program on google. They start clinic summer of 2nd year lol.



I thought it was the pre-clinic that was divided?
i could be wrong, but then again my interview was like 2 years ago.

bottom line: if you're in state, try to go there.
 

youraverageasia

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I'm currently doing a masters here at Rutgers GSBS and we take some courses along with the dental students. I don't know too much about the dental curriculum, but the area is pretty ghetto and there really isn't much to do. The facility is nice I guess...
 

fellowstudent92

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Ehh idk about the price. It's not that cheap. About 280K. Most state dental schools have tuitions around 220-240 K . I personally would go to a public out of state dental school over Rutgers any day of the week if I were a NJ resident but I'm not so wooo. With the option that several states let you switch into in-state residency after the first year, I still think it either breaks even with Rutgers if you were already a NJ resident or is probably still a bit cheaper.
 

fellowstudent92

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This will add up to roughly the same for OOS state that allows the switch to in-state residency. Best example: UCONN. I don't know what other schools you had in mind that make it difficult but there are a good amount that let you do in-state. Just cause it's easier said than done doesn't mean it's impossible or that people don't do it. Just depends on how badly you want it.