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hi,

i am having a hard time deciding between NYU or UNLV. So, I am hoping for some advices from the people here in SDN.
Upon what I have seen through interviews, both schools are really good. State-of-the-art facilities, great faculity, and students seems enjoyable there. Both cities are fun to live in, although NYC is a bit more fun...:D .However, the only major drow back is the expense to live in NYC. There would be about $150000 difference after 4 years(tuition + living). The loan plus the interests, there will result couple more years of loan paying back. This is what makes me move a little bit more toward UNLV.
Therefore, I would like to hear what everyone would have said about these schools, and what would you choose, if you are in my shoe.

Thank you very much for your feedback, I really appriciate it......

For these have already getten into schools, congraduations. And for those haven't, don't loss hope and just hang in there. I totally understand your stress and worries because this is my second time apply. Good lucks everybody.

P.S. Does any one know which regional board that UNLV dental student takes?? Western Regional Examining Board(WREB) or....? I am just curious.
 

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Are you seven kinds of crazy? Unless someone is bankrolling your schooling, take the money and run! UNLV all the way, it's a great school! If I didn't pick up the scholarship I did at UoP I'd probably be going there!
 

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if i got accepted to unlv too,
i'd go there over nyu

just because of the cheaper costs.
and closer to my my homestate, california.
 
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unlv all the way!!!! I interviewed at both schools and found that overall the students at unlv seemed happier and the faculty are laid back and extremely helpful (from what I hear). The weather is super nice. and it's cheaper!!!!!
 

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Haha, I thought about posting this exact thread at one point. Didn't need to though because it was pretty easy to choose UNLV.
 

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You all keep saying that UNLV would be less expensive but according to predents.com it's the second most expensive tuition for out of staters behind UIC. Is the cost of living in Vegas so much cheaper that it actually comes out to be cheaper to go there than NYU?
 

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You all keep saying that UNLV would be less expensive but according to predents.com it's the second most expensive tuition for out of staters behind UIC. Is the cost of living in Vegas so much cheaper that it actually comes out to be cheaper to go there than NYU?

notice none of the private schools have posted tuition on predents :p

edit: i take that back...its listed under out of state tuition. good question!
 

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You all keep saying that UNLV would be less expensive but according to predents.com it's the second most expensive tuition for out of staters behind UIC. Is the cost of living in Vegas so much cheaper that it actually comes out to be cheaper to go there than NYU?

What predents doesn't tell you is you get in-state tuition after one year. So all in all out-of-state tuition comes out to be around 150k (If I remember correctly)
 

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I would be down for Mammoth but Ive heard Big Bear doesn't get the good powder
 
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ive been to big bear and it was awesome..... the whole mountain is a terrain park; however....it's not very big. jb!:)
 
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UNLV, b/c of a smaller class size and less debt upon graduation (if money is a concern)
 

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I'd choose NYU. (1) It's closer to where I live, (2) it's NYC haha, and (3) I like big classes and lots of diverse people, (4) it's in a really nice location, and safety means a LOT to a paranoid person like me, and (5) I just really like the school in general.

I definitely want to have a family and raise my children in the suburbs, so I sort of see this as an opportunity to live in the city for once. I think it's exciting! But not Las Vegas because they have to many cool casinos... and I LOVE poker... so that would be bad... very bad~~ :p and fun shows... x___X vacation spots should remain vacation spots. hahaha
 

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UNLV all the way! New York is fun, but Vegas is like a four year vacation. Oh, and UNLV grads can take the WREB.
 

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the test taken by most grads in western states, the western regional exam
 

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Yeah I saw that you longboard on facebook so I jumped to conclusions. You're living the life, just make sure you don't fail and lose your seat
 

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I interviewed at both places, and got accepted. I would go for UNLV just because its cheaper, I really liked NYU as well, but in reality, its way too expensive.
 

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Yeah I saw that you longboard on facebook so I jumped to conclusions. You're living the life, just make sure you don't fail and lose your seat

I'm not exactly living the life. Taking 16 credits, mostly upper divisions. I ski when I have free time (very rare), but don't you worry about me flunking Nate. I have high As in all my classes, so I will be seeing you this fall!
 

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Are you seven kinds of crazy? Unless someone is bankrolling your schooling, take the money and run! UNLV all the way, it's a great school! If I didn't pick up the scholarship I did at UoP I'd probably be going there!

Can I say Amen to this! Seriously, I interviewed at Pacific and UNLV and honestly was a little torn between the two. I was impressed as all get out by UNLV. New stuff, I liked the curriculum, cool staff, fun town, cheap rent (comparatively), not much lab work, equipment rentals, it just goes on and on. UNLV all the way.
 

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According to the ADA website though, UNLV isn't accredited, is that a big deal? If it is, I would go to NYU, if it isn't, take the cheaper way, and go Vegas Style.
 
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