Temple (OOS) vs Tufts (OOS) dental school

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Which school do you recommend I go?

  • Tufts

    Votes: 3 25.0%
  • Temple

    Votes: 9 75.0%

  • Total voters
    12

Irfan Slim

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Help me choose between these two dental schools.

Tufts (OOS)
Pros:
  • Bigger name
  • Safer area
  • Merit Scholarship (20k off tuition each year I get top 20 in class)
Cons:
  • Still slightly more expensive
  • Still recovering from Covid
  • Grading system
Temple (OOS)
Pros:
  • Clinically exceptional
  • Cheaper (80k total for the four years)
Cons:
  • Competitive as hell
  • Not safe area
  • Grading system
I am very thankful to be choosing between two good schools. I was leaning towards Temple because I only care about clinical education and they are heavy in that realm. I heard some bad things about Tufts almost going bankrupt because of Covid and they had to up the prices on everything and sacrifice some faculty wages. However, because they are offering a merit scholarship, area is awesome, and the name is famous, it is becoming more enticing. I do not mind going out of state and I am very thankful that my parents are supporting me (financially and mentally) through this whole process.

Please choose for me lol.

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Help me choose between these two dental schools.

Tufts (OOS)
Pros:
  • Bigger name
  • Safer area
  • Merit Scholarship (20k off tuition each year I get top 20 in class)
Cons:
  • Still slightly more expensive
  • Still recovering from Covid
  • Grading system
Temple (OOS)
Pros:
  • Clinically exceptional
  • Pass/Fail
  • Lil cheaper (40k total for the four years)
Cons:
  • Competitive as hell
  • Not safe area
I am very thankful to be choosing between two good schools. I was leaning towards Temple because I only care about clinical education and they are heavy in that realm. I heard some bad things about Tufts almost going bankrupt because of Covid and they had to up the prices on everything and sacrifice some faculty wages. However, because they are offering a merit scholarship, area is awesome, and the name is famous, it is becoming more enticing. I do not mind going out of state and I am very thankful that my parents are supporting me (financially and mentally) through this whole process.

Please choose for me lol.
which one is closer to your support system (family/sig other)?
which one is closer to where you wish to practice in the future?
 
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which one is closer to your support system (family/sig other)?
which one is closer to where you wish to practice in the future?
They are both about an hour and a half flight away.
I honestly haven't thought about your second question, but I will put some thought into it.
 
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Help me choose between these two dental schools.

Tufts (OOS)
Pros:
  • Bigger name
  • Safer area
  • Merit Scholarship (20k off tuition each year I get top 20 in class)
Cons:
  • Still slightly more expensive
  • Still recovering from Covid
  • Grading system
Temple (OOS)
Pros:
  • Clinically exceptional
  • Pass/Fail
  • Lil cheaper (40k total for the four years)
Cons:
  • Competitive as hell
  • Not safe area
I am very thankful to be choosing between two good schools. I was leaning towards Temple because I only care about clinical education and they are heavy in that realm. I heard some bad things about Tufts almost going bankrupt because of Covid and they had to up the prices on everything and sacrifice some faculty wages. However, because they are offering a merit scholarship, area is awesome, and the name is famous, it is becoming more enticing. I do not mind going out of state and I am very thankful that my parents are supporting me (financially and mentally) through this whole process.

Please choose for me lol.
how is temple competitive if it's pass/fail?
 
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