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Hi everyone,

So I was just taken off the waitlist for Iowa, and I'm having a lot of trouble deciding where to go. Here's a list of the pros and cons for both schools:

Saint Louis
+pros: true pass/fail curriculum, bigger city, felt like I really "connected" with the students better here and really liked the vibe of the school, larger class size
-cons: St. Louis is a dangerous city, facilities are older, lower ranking

+pros: better ranking/reputation, safer location, facilities are much better
-cons: rural location, Honors/near honors/pass/fail curriculum

Price is pretty much the same for both. Where do you think I should go? Which would give me the better leg up for residency matching?



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Are you interested in the Distinction tracks at Iowa? If those don't interest you then maybe stick with SLU. I interviewed at both and was impressed with their commitment to student mental health. St Louis is more dangerous but the area around the school is fine.
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