I'm in the same situation. Does anyone have input on P/F vs traditional grading? P/F sounds too good to be true, and would make dental school much less stressful.
Which school do you think has more national respect from dentists and non-dentists? (This really doesn't matter just curious, I would guess UMICH)
Can any SF people comment about rent. How much a month will I be spending, a range would be nice. I don't mind roommates at all, so I would definitely get a roommate to save some money? How about the student housing the mentiones, Mission Bay?
Mission Bay with a roomate is quite affordable but still pretty far from the school. You gotta take shuttles back and forth and depending on what one you get they take about 25-45min. Mission Bay is nice tho. Great gym and little stores near buy. The Stadium is two blocks away.
I live in the Psi Omega Frat house. Room, utilities and food is just $550/mo. It's bout 5 min walk to campus. That's a lot of extra beer $ for you! The longer you stay there, the better room you get.
Apartments next to the school, for a studio, will run you well over $1,000(up to $1,500 for some,...but they are soooo nice).
A studio @ Mission Bay is about $1,100.
Look at the UCSF website and search housing and you can get a lot more info.
Hey Pdizzle, I'll most likely be at ucsf next fall and am just starting to consider the housing options.
Can you provide some more info/details about the Psi Omega Frat house and your living arrangements. What's the atmosphere like? Is it similar to frat houses in undergrad (ie. UC Berkeley)? What are the pros vs cons?