Hmmm, I was pretty excited when I saw all the Tufts posts, but after reading them... whatever I guess.
Ndspider, go to Dartmouth. You're from Wyoming, so it won't be much of an adjustment (other than the fact there is *gasp* hot water). I politely turned them down for undergrad because I thought I didn't want to be so isolated, but I understand not everyone would rather live closer to crackheads than squirrels.
Yeah, I am still living in the dorms, I want to be able to roll out of bed and go to class. I like the city, and as far as Chinatown goes, where Posner is might be shady for Boston, but its nothing compared to DC, Baltimore, Nyc, or Philly ghettos. I am choosing Tufts over many medical schools, I was granted 9 interviews and I declined 4 interviews and one waitlist. No rejections, so I guess you can do the math. Money is not realy an issue...unless you're getting grants (which I am not) Tufts is not really much more than other privates, in fact its only like 3 or 4 grand more per year. the year they froze tuition gave other schools a year to catch up.
I hate living in a apartments, way too much responsibility for my tastes (what phone bill!?). Maybe later I'll move out, but I want to get settled in first. Besides, I'm not the kind of guy that spends too much time in his room, so me paying a lot of money for an apartment is foolish. I basically like the idea of being able to go to class, the library and the YMCA gym (which i hear is nice) anytime I want. It's not easy keeping these 6 abs in beautiful symmetrical harmony, so I need all the help I can get ^_^.
There are plenty of good places to eat. Try getting sloshed on hot sake at Apollo's (like I did the day before my interview). I mean, I have never lived that close to a sushi place my whole life! Its hard to find places that have good toro (fatty tuna), so I appreciated their effort. And I've been craving their soft shell crab ever since November!
I am so excited, you have no idea.