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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by dentistguy85, Apr 8, 2007.

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  2. dentofalltrades

    dentofalltrades USC C/O 2009 2+ Year Member

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    I would pick Penn first. Top dental school without question. If cost is a factor, then go to UF.
     
  3. Simiam

    Simiam 5+ Year Member

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    :D Don't choose UF, then maybe JB will get off the wait list
     
  4. messenger

    messenger Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    UF: instate, cheap tuition, its home. beautiful florida and weather. best college teams!

    Tufts: cold, EXPENSIVE, in chinatown!?!

    UPENN: i dont know.

    are you kidding?? UF!!

    in the end, you are doc....and i think the most importnat thing when we are all done is being as debt-free as possible (thats what every dentist has ever told me)...UF in this case.
     
  5. ddsjymaeng

    ddsjymaeng dentalschoolgogogo 2+ Year Member

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    No Doubt
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  6. gryffindor

    gryffindor Dentist 10+ Year Member

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    They have nothing to do with the quality of education. Every student in dental school starts over with a clean slate. Some of the GPA rockstars from college struggle to get by with a 2.5 in dental school. Some of the students with less stellar GPAs from college who had to do MS and post-bac programs to raise their GPA get to dental school with some serious focus and are sitting at the top of their classes.

    If cost is of any concern to you, go to the cheapest school. There you go, dilemma solved. You have a bunch of pre-dents telling you Penn is the best dental school. Once you get out of dental school, it doesn't matter at all which school you attended.
     
  7. jackbauer!

    jackbauer! Guest

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    :oops:
     
  8. darius99

    darius99 Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    save the $$, take advantage of in state tuition
     
  9. Cymbidium

    Cymbidium Awesome. 2+ Year Member

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    Go to Florida so I can get in off the Penn and Tufts waitlists!
     
  10. Ms.Dentista

    Ms.Dentista 2+ Year Member

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    hey Denistguy, when were you accepted to UF? :)
     
  11. kiwi K1523

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    I promise you, don't pick UPenn. It is completely overrated and definitely not worth the $50,000+++ I'm paying!
     
  12. IvyRuss

    IvyRuss 2+ Year Member

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    hey kiwi k1523,
    I assume you r at Penn Dental currently. Can you clearify please what exactly u dont like about Penn. I put down offers from 7 schools for Penn.
    thank you for your input.
     
  13. pre-dentalguy

    pre-dentalguy Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    UF, UPenn, then Tuft
     
  14. Geo

    Geo 2+ Year Member

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    I just got a financial aid letter from Penn with a revised tuition/budget that upped the costs a decent amount. I wasn't too happy about it and I haven't even started yet. kiwi k1523 may have just received a similar letter.
     
  15. dentofalltrades

    dentofalltrades USC C/O 2009 2+ Year Member

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    Still it is much better than paying even more, and attending a school that's reputation does not allow it to be overrated ;-) Want to trade situations? I will gladly trade with you in a second. Seriously.
     
  16. I'mFillingFine

    I'mFillingFine Pulptastic 5+ Year Member

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    Shuffled off....
    It isn't a matter of which is better...they're all excellent. I was accepted to Penn and Tufts (equally fine schools and quite similar in many aspects...I don't see the differences people are talking about?), but I chose a public school.

    GO FOR SAVING MONEY. No dentist will tell you otherwise - guaranteed. Gryff is right; predents are thinking academically now...they don't know the realities of finances.
     

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