I've searched many a forum and review sites such as yelp, yet I am having difficulty forming opinions on and distinguishing the differences between the University of Illinois at Chicago and Loyola University Chicago. See, I am interested in pre-med, and if I'm not mistaken, UIC and LUC both have their own medical schools and own sort of "unpaved yet trodden road" to medical school. These roads are UIC's gppa and LUC's ppp. With UIC's gppa I may be guaranteed a spot in med school, but do I have to go to their med school, can I go where ever I like? Is Loyola's path much different? How do these schools compare to one another in academics, pre-med programs, faculty, and support (financial aid, scholarships, etc...)? Another big factor for me is tuition and other costs, even though my dearest mother tells me not to worry about that, haha. I understand that Loyola is more expensive than UIC, but by how much? There are different numbers on different websites and I just can't trust what each college is telling me on their own websites. I've read this thread and there is a post explaining how Loyola is about 20k more expensive than UIC, but I'm assuming that is outdated info since it's back from 2008. Additionally, I gain more credits from AP classes at UIC than I do at Loyola, though it isn't a significant difference... I think?... I have yet to visit these colleges but will be doing so this year once school starts back up in the next few weeks (I've had experience on a more rural campus, so please no UIUC suggestions.). Also, if it's of any help to answer my questions, I have an ACT score of 30 and am involved in activities and AP classes and all that great stuff that every starry-eyed pre-med fanatic seems to be part of. Although, I haven't been to Africa and solved small community's health problems or have researched how to cure cancer, like some other fellas on here (slight exaggeration). TL;DR: Which university has the better road to med school? UIC or LUC? Opinions are appreciated!