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School 1: University of Michigan (OOS)

Pros:
  • Reputation
  • Possibility of specializing (I am not sure if I want to yet)
  • Ann Arbor great location
  • Relatively cheap for OOS public school
Cons:
  • Far away from home
  • Extremely long school year, 3 semesters with minimal breaks
  • Extremely rigorous compared to other schools?
School 2: University of Maryland (OOS)

Pros:
  • Can get in-state tuition at some point (Less expensive than BU, a little bit more compared to Michigan)
  • Great focus on clinical experience
  • Diversity and history of the school
Cons:
  • Far from home
  • Baltimore not the safest location
  • Seen posts about extreme work load compared to other schools

School 3: Boston University

Pros:
  • Fairly close to home
  • Focus on technology
  • Great student atmosphere
  • Boston great location

  • Cons:
    • Extremely expensive
    • Heard a lot of gunners
Summary: Not sure where I am leaning towards, I know everyone says cost, so in order from most expensive to least expensive it will probably be BU, Maryland, Michigan. Is this an easy decision? Any advice?
 

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School 1: University of Michigan (OOS)

Pros:
  • Reputation
  • Possibility of specializing (I am not sure if I want to yet)
  • Ann Arbor great location
  • Relatively cheap for OOS public school
Cons:
  • Far away from home
  • Extremely long school year, 3 semesters with minimal breaks
  • Extremely rigorous compared to other schools?
School 2: University of Maryland (OOS)

Pros:
  • Can get in-state tuition at some point (Less expensive than BU, a little bit more compared to Michigan)
  • Great focus on clinical experience
  • Diversity and history of the school
Cons:
  • Far from home
  • Baltimore not the safest location
  • Seen posts about extreme work load compared to other schools

School 3: Boston University
Pros:
  • Fairly close to home
  • Focus on technology
  • Great student atmosphere
  • Boston great location

  • Cons:
    • Extremely expensive
    • Heard a lot of gunners
Summary: Not sure where I am leaning towards, I know everyone says cost, so in order from most expensive to least expensive it will probably be BU, Maryland, Michigan. Is this an easy decision? Any advice?
yes, it is an easy decision
UMich is one of the top schools in the country and in a safe location
 
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I am also deciding between UMich and UMD. Assuming in state tuition is easily attainable by out of state students I would attend UMD no question. But I think it is trickier than it seems.

Isn't Michigan OOS tuition cheaper than IS Maryland tuition?
 
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I am also deciding between UMich and UMD. Assuming in state tuition is easily attainable by out of state students I would attend UMD no question. But I think it is trickier than it seems.

Isn't Michigan OOS tuition cheaper than IS Maryland tuition?
I have heard it is becoming more difficult to get in-state tuition after first year at UMD. I think it is more likely to get it 3rd or 4th year, and in this case Michigan OOS tuition is I believe less that UMD would be.
 

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I'm a D4 at UMich and I'm from the east coast who went through the same process a few years ago debating between multiple schools! I totally feel that being far away is kind of scary, as I was also super close to the BU campus. Feel free to ask me any questions about it!
 
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I'm a D4 at UMich and I'm from the east coast who went through the same process a few years ago debating between multiple schools! I totally feel that being far away is kind of scary, as I was also super close to the BU campus. Feel free to ask me any questions about it!
I messaged you!
 
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