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UC's Are Cheap?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Rhizoid, May 29, 2002.

  1. Rhizoid

    Rhizoid Junior Member

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    Browsing the Web today, I came across several tuition stats for the UC schools. Annual tuition for 2001-2002 ranged from $5500 to $11000. I was unable to confirm numbers from most of the schools websites, but UCSD lists annual fees for CA residents as $5509.50! I had no idea the UC's were so inexpensive--just another reason why they're so popular, I guess. Wow, and I thought I'd be graduating with 150k of debt! A debt load of less than 30k for a med school education is an unreal bargain.
     
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  3. Keith

    Keith Senior Member
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    for med school the UCs range from $10,100-10,300 per year.
     
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    Confirming what Keith said. They are one of, if not the, cheapest public med schools in the country. However, they do play odd games with numbers and names. The actual cost to attend all of them is around $10,000, but they all call tuition different things. Sometimes they even break it up into different categories like fees and tuition.
     
  5. </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Keith:
    <strong>for med school the UCs range from $10,100-10,300 per year.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">where did you go for undergrad? thanks :)

    I dont recognize the abbreviation...are u a cali resident?

    congrats again on UCSF
     
  6. Jessica

    Jessica Senior Member
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by WatchaMaCallit:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Keith:
    <strong>for med school the UCs range from $10,100-10,300 per year.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">where did you go for undergrad? thanks :)

    I dont recognize the abbreviation...are u a cali resident?

    congrats again on UCSF</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Cal State Hayward??

    Just a guess :)

    Congrats Keith!
     
  7. thanks jessica ur the best :)

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    where exactly is hayward?
     
  8. Jessica

    Jessica Senior Member
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    No prob Watcha. (but I could be wrong)

    Its near the bay area :)

    <img src="http://www.calstate.edu/images/systemmap.jpg" alt=" - " />
     
  9. Forensic Chick

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    As a soon to be graduate of CSU Hayward, I must assure you that it is not a school that produces many (if any) doctors. One of you guys are CSUH alumni?!? It was kind of funny because I received a booklet thing from one of the carribean med schools, and it had some lady who graduated from CSUH in there... The only one I've ever heard of. I guess I shouldn't have gone to a nationally recognized business school for pre-med stuff... :)
     
  10. Keith

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    jessica, you're right, california state univ., hayward. (CSUH) sorry for the late response.

    forensic chick-
    FYI, you can not only get into a US med school coming from csuh, you can get into top ranked schools. one of my o-chem classmates at csuh will be attending ucsf as well. another former csuh student is bound for mayo this year. (talk to Dr. D) i was interviewed at 4 of the 5 UCs and was accepted at ucd, ucsd, and ucsf, as well as multiple out-of-state schools. don't sell yourself or your school short. there is more to the med school application process than gpa, mcat and undergrad institution.

    i will admit that you are slightly disadvantaged coming out of the gate, and that i experienced some elitism, especially from some of the private schools. however, if you nail the mcat, have a solid gpa and a good life story, despite graduating from a non-powerhouse school, you will occupy a chair in the lecture halls of a med school somewhere in the US.

    there are several positive aspects of csuh including class size and virtually unlimited access to your professors. my largest class had 136 students in it (physics) and average class size was in the 30-40 range. some schools have 1000+ in such classes and you only get access to TAs (not knocking them though). for the most part, there are only a handful of text books used nation wide for each core subject. i firmly believe you can learn as much at csuh as you can anywhere. you get out what you put in. most of the learning occurs outside the lecture hall anyway. (at home, a coffee shop, a library or wherever you choose to study)
     

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