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My main factors in deciding schools were tuition/cost of living, a good clinical experience, whether it is a nice and somewhat big city to live, and whether it has a safe neighborhood.
I am a CA resident
My overall GPA: 3.8 and science GPA: 3.73
DAT: 21AA 21TS

school list:
BU
Columbia
NYU
Touro
Tufts
Texas A&M
University of Texas San Antonio
UCLA
UCSF
USC
UOP
Western University
University of Washington

I'm trying to figure out which schools to add or delete
 

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Take off Texas schools and UW. They're very OSS unfriendly. You say tuition and cost of living are important, but you literally picked the most expensive schools/highest cost of living lol (New York, San Francisco, Boston etc)....

If you want to attend a school in a city, the tuition/cost of living are going to be very high.
 
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I'm pretty sure the Texas schools are pretty hard to get into OOS... As far as I know. BU and NYU costsL a LOT... Maybe take those off as well. Touro is new so the curriculum may not be well rounded and as good as somewhere else. Other than that, I think your list is good. With your stats, I think your a good candidate this cycle and should have no problem getting into schools

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Add schools like Ohio State, Louisville, Kentucky, UNLV, and Maryland.


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According to the ASDA Getting Into Dental School Book Pitt is $94k for OOS (OP is a CA resident). How is that easy on the wallet? lol
Relax! Pitt's annual tuition is $54,264, instrument fees start at $9782 and decrease each year, university fees are $1228. From there on, everything else is variable. Many can cut out health insurance and books/supplies to save over $6000. Additionally, living in Pittsburgh does not cost $21,000/yr. That is just the maximum living allowance. I myself am living off $12,000/yr. Lastly, Pitt offers over 75% of its students a scholarship ranging from $40K/year to 1K.
 

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Relax! Pitt's annual tuition is $54,264, instrument fees start at $9782 and decrease each year, university fees are $1228. From there on, everything else is variable. Many can cut out health insurance and books/supplies to save over $6000. Additionally, living in Pittsburgh does not cost $21,000/yr. That is just the maximum living allowance. I myself am living off $12,000/yr. Lastly, Pitt offers over 75% of its students a scholarship ranging from $40K/year to 1K.
Oh, I guess I didn't realize that you could cut some of those fee's out and that it was based off a max living. When I saw 94k I was like ok nope, this is up there with the most expensive schools, I don't think this is what OP is looking for. I didn't mean to offend.
 

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Take off Texas schools and UW. They're very OSS unfriendly. You say tuition and cost of living are important, but you literally picked the most expensive schools/highest cost of living lol (New York, San Francisco, Boston etc)....

If you want to attend a school in a city, the tuition/cost of living are going to be very high.
Agreed. OP has listed some of the most expensive schools.