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patrickstarfish said:For me this question is ridiculous. I loved rochester and if you care about ranking, it's up there. i didn't like temple at all. and it was under probation a couple years ago. Even with the scholarship, which must be significant for such a dilemma, temple is still really expensive.
yes, temple is in a crappy area of philly. thats what happens when you own up to all those times you said "i want to care for people who need it most." if you wanna take a more utilitarian argument, this allows you to do a whole hell of a lot of hands-on learning.cardsurgguy said:how significant is the scholarship? By that I mean how much, if it's a whole lot of money, then mind as well go with temple.
I've heard Temple is in a crappy area of Philly that's not that nice and has a high crime rate (if I'm wrong, feel free to correct me; especially the people who replied who said they are at Temple)
right. thats why nobody actually lives by temple med. most of us live in manayunk/roxborough, center city, east falls, etc. your cousin was a cheapskate.my cousin had his apartment broken into while he was home and was held at gunpoint while they were taking his stuff, this was while is was at Temple for dental school around 8-10 years ago, something like that
additionally, she never posts here anymore, but you (the op) should pm karategirl -- she had to decide specifically b/w temple and rochester, as i remember, and had nearly the same dilemma as the op.I went to Rochester for undergrad, just out of curiousity what don't you like about it?
Also, if you're curious about anything, feel free to pm me
DeterminedMD said:Well yes Philly is in a bad area, but like someone else mentioned, that is why you dont live near the school. And the commuting doesnt bother me. Coming from southern california I am used to it. That being said, I found the weather very depressing. Living anywhere where it snows is a big enough change for me. But the amoun of snowfall per year in Rochester would most likely drive me insane. For othersit may not be a big deal, but I am used to mild weather and a good amount of sunshine. When I was in Rochester I didnt get a sense that I would enjoy being there. As for the school itself....definitely have a unique curiculum which I liked, but I felt more comfortable at Temple. I am not sure why. I just did. Yeah, Temple offered me a scholarship which is definitely nice. But in the end that wasnt what made me go there. I got accepted to NYMC with scholarship as well and I turned them down too. That was before I even knew I had a scholarship to Temple. Again, I just felt more comfortable there. So regardless of school rankings, I am sticking with Temple.