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Hi, I just found out I got accepted to Buffalo, and I HONESTLY tried the search function and couldn't find the answers to these, would someone kindly answer the following:

1) Are the lectures recorded? If not, are we allowed to bring our recorders in class?

2) I understand the grading system is A/B/C/D/etc, are students ranked as soon as the school starts? or they give you your rank at the end of the year (like end of year 1: here is your rank.... year 2: here is your rank)

3) When people talk about class rank, is that ONLY based on the core sciences you take at the first and 2nd year? or does it also include the pre-clinical stuff you do in those initial 2 years along with the clinical you do in your 3rd and 4th?

4) Since this is a non pass/fail system. Do you feel the class is overly competitive with each other? When I interviewed there, I didn't sense this at all from the students, everyone seemed so upbeat. But clearly, I can't really tell these things from spending 4-5 hours in an interview day.

5) Can someone (who has done this before) please direct me or give me a link to the website that allows you to change your residency to NY after 1 year of living there. I know you can do that with NY, and buffalo will change your tuition to in-state if done correctly..... I can't find the website, can someone help me out please


Thanks in advance
 

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1) Some. Yes.
2) You'll be ranked as soon as you get final grades, but will never be told your rank unless you ask.
3) Includes everything
4) There is very, very little comp in my class. I understand it increases a bit when clinic hits, though.
 

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Hi, I just found out I got accepted to Buffalo, and I HONESTLY tried the search function and couldn't find the answers to these, would someone kindly answer the following:

1) Are the lectures recorded? If not, are we allowed to bring our recorders in class?

2) I understand the grading system is A/B/C/D/etc, are students ranked as soon as the school starts? or they give you your rank at the end of the year (like end of year 1: here is your rank.... year 2: here is your rank)

3) When people talk about class rank, is that ONLY based on the core sciences you take at the first and 2nd year? or does it also include the pre-clinical stuff you do in those initial 2 years along with the clinical you do in your 3rd and 4th?

4) Since this is a non pass/fail system. Do you feel the class is overly competitive with each other? When I interviewed there, I didn't sense this at all from the students, everyone seemed so upbeat. But clearly, I can't really tell these things from spending 4-5 hours in an interview day.

5) Can someone (who has done this before) please direct me or give me a link to the website that allows you to change your residency to NY after 1 year of living there. I know you can do that with NY, and buffalo will change your tuition to in-state if done correctly..... I can't find the website, can someone help me out please


Thanks in advance
can somebody help us with 5)?
 
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I am trying to find a 2 bedroom apartment (or condo) in a very safe location (i guess, north of South Campus, (but not too far from the dental school)) and where heat is included in the rent. The rent price range about $800 - $1200 for 2 bedrooms. Not a run-down place. Ideally, a 10 month lease, as well.
Any ideas?
 

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can somebody help us with 5)?
When I lived in NY and was trying to establish residency for undergrad I had a hell of a time. There was no easy web site thing to do it, maybe there is now? Also, I was denied the first time simply because I hadn't switched my driver's license to NY. It might be easier at Buffalo, but I'd do everything possible to make it look like you intended to reside in the state permanently beyond school (even if that isn't your plan).
 

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I am trying to find a 2 bedroom apartment (or condo) in a very safe location (i guess, north of South Campus, (but not too far from the dental school)) and where heat is included in the rent. The rent price range about $800 - $1200 for 2 bedrooms. Not a run-down place. Ideally, a 10 month lease, as well.
Any ideas?
Where would you put your stuff after 10 months? Buffalo is 4 long years. Sign a full year lease. It will be easier on you and give you more options.
 
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It would be a waste of two months rent when I go home for the summer and I could use storage or a friend's place or something.... no big deal
 

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It would be a waste of two months rent when I go home for the summer and I could use storage or a friend's place or something.... no big deal
Suit yourself. Are you planning to have a roommate or do you have a family? Otherwise, two bedrooms is huge for someone who will be studying or vegging out most of the time. Almost everyone with two bedroom apartments when I was in school had at least two people living there, myself included. Those who lived alone had one bedroom. You could likely get a one bedroom for less than $800 or get a two bedroom with a roommate with your $800 to $1200 budget.

The university-owned housing might rent to you on a 10 month cycle. I honestly don't know anyone who rented on a 10 month cycle while I was there.
 
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Does anyone know the steps to take in order to apply for financial aid for buffalo other than FAFSA? What forms and applications need to be filled out for Buffalo's financial aid exactly?
Does Buffalo have a FAFSA deadline?
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In regards to #4...I do not think the transition to clinics came with increased competition. In fact, I think just the opposite. When you first get to clinic, you don't know what you are doing and have very little confidence in yourself. Classmates tend to band together, bondage under fire so to speak. As we approach graduation, people are sharing patients to help us all get out of here. Of course you will have your few people that always gun, but they do not effect you. You have your own patients and can get more if needed.

All in all, Buffalo is not a very competitive school. Most classes get along very well and students seem quite happy with each other.
 

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Yeah, the camaraderie at Buffalo was a very positive part of my interview there. The four or five students that spent the morning with us were the best and friendliest of any I met throughout the interview process. I'm looking forward to being part of a dental school environment like that.