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Undergrad Transfer advice needed... NYU to ???

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by dancergal92, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. dancergal92

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    So I am currently a freshman at NYU. I am really not enjoying it here, the school is just not for me. The whole atmosphere of the school is just not for me. So my options for next year currently consist of commuting to NYU (I live an hour away from the city- but the commute might make it harder for me to get involved), or I could transfer to SUNY Stony Brook, or Cornell (which I just received acceptance to as a transfer).


    I was scared about transferring in the first place, but after searching other forums I saw that the overall thoughts are that transferring doesn't make a big difference in the eyes of med school admissions.

    Now since the school you are coming from doesnt make an extreme difference, should I consider Stony brook, where it may be slightly easier to get a higher gpa? Or should I opt for Cornell, where it may be harder to get a higher gpa? or should i not let it phase me, and just pick the school that I think will fit me best?

    Thank you.
     
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  3. dsh

    dsh 10+ Year Member

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    Choose the one you'll be happier at. You should enjoy your stay in college.
     
  4. lkoffman

    lkoffman Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    heyyya-i went to nyu me freshman year and it wasnt for me...i transferred to my state school (umass amherst) and it couldnt have worked out better...feel free to pm if you have any questions. I think its not necessarily the school you attend, but what you take advantage of while you're there. good luck!
     
  5. bigman43

    bigman43 Banned Banned 7+ Year Member

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    yo im a sophmore at nyu. are u a girl? if so are u hot? pm me
     
  6. Meatwad

    Meatwad Reformed 7+ Year Member

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    I don't think anyone aside from someone who has attended both NYU and Stony Brook could tell you if one school grades easier than the other. I attend Stony Brook, and science courses seem to be aimed at weeding out those who start the class with high hopes. Obviously has a much better name, but I don't know if I'd want to live up there; so that's a personal decision for you. Don't plan on going to Stony Brook and getting a 4.0, because it will probably take just about as much effort as it would at NYU.

    On a side note, I've met two people who transferred from NYU to Stony Brook; both said they felt much more challenged with the difficulty of material they learned at Stony Brook when compared with NYU. Of course, this is all on the individual, so take it with a grain of salt. Good luck.
     
  7. Green Pirate

    Green Pirate Neurotic Neuro Enthusiast 5+ Year Member

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    a word to the wise, dancergal. If this boor can't figure out you're a girl by your user name, it's unlikely you're going to get much out of this relationship.
     
  8. ssquared

    ssquared Member 2+ Year Member

    Oh come on, the best relationships ALWAYS start out in an anonymous internet forum.


    :laugh:
     
  9. Green Pirate

    Green Pirate Neurotic Neuro Enthusiast 5+ Year Member

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    ah. so that explains the big, gaping void in my life.
     
  10. bigman43

    bigman43 Banned Banned 7+ Year Member

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    hahahah u guys crack me up.
     
  11. BlackSails

    BlackSails 2+ Year Member

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    As an NYU student, this is untrue.

    For example, on one form I filled out, under gender, there were the following options.

    Male
    Female
    Transgender
    Fluid
    Other


    This is NYU. A person with a SN of Dancergirl could be a girl, or might simply want to be one. Or pretend to be one. Etc
     
  12. vincikai

    vincikai Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I don't know about Cornell, but my friend stony brook is a LOT harder than NYU. Only in science anyway, so don't even hope SB is easier, and you will listen to me because I have 4.0. :smuggrin:
     
  13. NewKidin2block

    NewKidin2block Member 7+ Year Member

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    you should start a new column asking for input from current Cornell and Stony student.

    Do you find NYU to be too impersonal? do crowded?

    why on earth will you want to leave NYU, it's so New York!!

     
  14. bigman43

    bigman43 Banned Banned 7+ Year Member

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    new york isnt all that cracked up as people say. when you are premed, you dont go out much.


    and yes, its true what rogue said. this nyu, the gay/lesbian/:confused: capital of the world.


    get my :confused: joke? hahahhaha
     
  15. BlackSails

    BlackSails 2+ Year Member

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    At NYU, except for Neural Sci and the honors chem track, there are not very many weeder classes. This of couse, gives the naive physics major, or bio major the idea that the classes are easy. Every major has its terrible classes, except, due to the teachers hating students, they come after freshman year.
     
  16. BlackSails

    BlackSails 2+ Year Member

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    Everyone says yes to the first. NYU is an oppressive enviroment (which I suppose is great training for residency)
     
  17. RokChalkJayhawk

    RokChalkJayhawk Muck Fizzou 2+ Year Member

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    Forget the East Coast! Come to UCSB! Has to be the happiest school on earth.
     

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