If you are a California resident, I'd pick either UCLA or UCSF. Why would you want to spend twice as much to attend a private institution? Besides, UCLA and UCSF both have good reputation and program. I live in a state where there is no medical/dental schools and will end up with huge amount of debt by the time I graduate. I am kind of jealous now. lol
ya if ur a cali resident def look into the state schools. idk bout ucla, i hear its very very challenging and also a bit more expensive than ucsf. ucsf on the other hand is all P/F with no ranking so when i was there for an interview, a lotta people were sayin the stress level is relatively low compared to other schools.
penns definitely one of the most expensive schools out there but i think its worth it as they offer a pretty impressive program. also a cool faculty and students as well. the only bad thing is that you will be coming out with a ton of debt on ur shoulders
Plus the more lone you have the less favorable term your loan is going to be. Like first $8000 you borrow is going to have alot less interest (in fact usually no interest during school) than last $8000