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This is one of the toughest decisions I have to make.


I have to choose between University of Florida and University of North Carolina.


I was impressed with both during the interviews and understand that both will offer top notch education – that is why the decision is so hard to make.


Aside from location and price, is there anything that makes these two schools different?
 

ou_jay

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If YOU can't pick one that you like better, then they will probably be about the same for YOU. So pick the cheaper one.
 

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I see that people stop by, read the question and leave without saying a thing. I guess there is not much to say, since nobody had the opportunity to study at both schools at the same time.
I was hoping that some 3rd or 4th year students at either school might drop a line or two about their clinical experience, if the pool of patients is sufficient to accomplish all requirements, about the ratio of professors to students at the clinics, if ‘s new patient scheduling approach is working.
I think that most of us, who were just accepted to several schools, want to know which school will give us more one on one time with instructors, more patients to work on, and at the end make us more experienced and ready to practice.
 
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I would choose UNC over UF because:

Chapel Hill > Gainesville, and

NC > FL

Also, I think the girls at UNC are probably hotter than the girls at UF. UF ranks 11/12 in the SEC: "It all comes back to the extra six to eight pounds of weight on the back of the arms. The pork-loined shoulders factor. The best thing that can be said for Florida girls is that Erin Andrews once went there. The second best thing is that they are doubtlessly always carrying snacks in their oversized purses.

Actually, one of the undergrad girls I met on campus told me that as Florida's selectivity as a university has increased, their female attractiveness has decreased. Who knows? Winning two national championships in nine months probably makes making out with a fat girl not so bad. At least as long as your fingers don't get lost in the arm fat. Gross. Having said all this, if Tim Tebow were a woman, I'd rank them No. 1."

My 2 cents :)
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If YOU can't pick one that you like better, then they will probably be about the same for YOU. So pick the cheaper one.
I have to agree. I am a fourth year at UNC and there are several great things about the school as well as some that are not so great. I'm sure this is the same at Florida. UNC is very highly regarded in the dental world. That being said, if there is a big cost difference, I'd go to the cheaper school.
 

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I have to agree. I am a fourth year at UNC and there are several great things about the school as well as some that are not so great. I'm sure this is the same at Florida. UNC is very highly regarded in the dental world. That being said, if there is a big cost difference, I'd go to the cheaper school.

Would you mind either elaborating about the "not so great" things at UNC? If you don't want to publicize them, would you mind PMing me?

I've also been accepted to UNC out-of-state, and I'm having a pretty tough time with my decision.
 
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