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Toledo vs. Loyola

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by doctor0125, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. doctor0125

    doctor0125 Junior Member 2+ Year Member

    Aug 4, 2006
    Hey everyone,

    Any thoughts on Toledo vs. Loyola?

    There are a lot of competing factors I'm considering right now.
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  3. TroubleTheCat

    TroubleTheCat 2+ Year Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Loyola, beyond the shadow of a doubt.

    Much better facilities...Immense opportunities for great clinical experience...Close proximity to the great city of Chicago...many, many more reasons to go to Loyola instead of Toledo...
  4. jbrice1639

    jbrice1639 Cub Fan, Bud Man 5+ Year Member

    Jun 15, 2005
    as a loyola student, i'd of course say loyola. but without knowing your personal feelings about each school and what you're looking for, it's hard to help out.
  5. fusuke

    fusuke Junior Member 2+ Year Member

    Apr 24, 2006
    off topic but interesting avatar, do you know/believe in DHARMA or was it just something cool u found to put up.
  6. jbrice1639

    jbrice1639 Cub Fan, Bud Man 5+ Year Member

    Jun 15, 2005
    it's just a logo from the medical hatch on the tv show Lost...

  7. sajor2000

    sajor2000 7+ Year Member

    Nov 7, 2006
    The obvious answer would seem to be Loyola. Although, after having interviewed at both I personally got a better overall impression of Toledo.
  8. tandski

    tandski MS3 5+ Year Member

    Jan 12, 2006
    Richmond, VA
    Go to Toledo...only cause I am selfish and want your spot at Loyola.
    Good luck with your decision. Loyola seems like a wonderful place.
  9. Hallm_7

    Hallm_7 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 17, 2002
    I would say Toledo simply because of the cost factor. With Loyola you'll pay private school tuition four years. At Toledo you'll pay out of state (assuming you aren't an Ohio resident) for one year and in-state tuition for three years. Plus the cost of living isn't even in the same ballpark.

    I can't speak to the facilities at Loyola as I have never been there, but the facilities at Toledo are generally considered to be near the top. That's in terms of "niceness" and "newness" of the campus and the buildings on the campus. The oldest building here was built in the 70s.

    The "Loyola" name isn't going to get you anything that the "Toledo" name won't. Believe it or not, name doesn't matter unless you go to one of the very top schools, and even then the difference is almost meaningless.

    Chicago definitely beats out the city of Toledo, but I personally don't think it's worth the many, many thousands of dollars difference over four years.

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